NATO Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee. Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme

NATO Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee
Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme


Project SPS G6002 -

"3D Metamaterials for Energy Harvesting and Electromagnetic Sensing"

NATO Country Project Director: Dr. Žilvinas Kancleris, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC), Vilnius, Lithuania
Partner Country Project Director: Dr Mykhailo Ilchenko, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI), Kyiv, Ukraine
Partner Country Project Co-Director: Dr Anatolii Belous, V. I. Vernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine (IGIC), Kyiv, Ukraine

Project's Intellectual Property Rights Committee:

Dr. Paulius Ragulis, FTMC
Dr. Alex Zhivkov, KPI
Dr. Oleg V'yunov, IGIC

Project summary

This project will focus on the development of energy efficient, reliable and compact microwave rectennas and electromagnetic field sensors that will be used for energy harvesting of IoT devices, sensors, RFID systems etc. The proposed rectennas based on a metamaterial cell formed by a combination of dielectric (DR) and microstrip (MSR) resonators (DR&MSR). The proposed project corresponds to the NATO SPS key priority "1. Facilitate mutually beneficial cooperation on issues of common interest, including international efforts to meet emerging security challenges” and in the framework of this area covers current issues of “Energy Security”.

The project started: 2023.06.15.

Duration of the project 3 years, granted budget 350,000 €.


2023.06.07 - Remote kick-off meeting. 

2023.06.1-3 - III International Scientific Conference “Current Problems of Chemistry, Materials Science and Ecology”, Lutsk, Ukraine.

2023.09.10-15 - IEEE International Conference: “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties”, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2023.09.25-28 - 12th International Conference on Microwave Materials and their Applications, Mainz, Germany.

2023.10.3 - D. Urbonis, P. Ragulis, G. Šlekas, A. Kamarauskas, D. Seliuta, Ž. Kancleris, Symmetric and asymmetric Fano resonances in a broken axial symmetry metasurface of split ring resonators, J. Appl. Phys. 134, 133102 (2023); doi: 10.1063/5.0167509

2024.01.15. - The first technical progress and financial reports were sent to the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme headquarters. On 9 February 2024, we got confirmation that both reports were approved, and the second tranche of 133,900 EUR will be sent soon. FTMC received the tranche on 19 February 2024, and corresponding parts were sent to our partners KPI and IGIC on 20 February 2024.

2024.01.25. - Remote meeting of the participants of the project was organized. During the meeting, the NATO project director Ž. Kancleris briefly presented the achievements that were done within the first 6 months. Later on, each participant of the project discussed their future contribution to the project. The remote meeting ended with a consideration of the future goals of the project.

2024.04 - XVІІІ International Scientific Conference “Modern Challenges in Telecommunications“, MCT-2024, Kyiv.

2024.04 - A. Belous, O. V'yunov, S. Solopan, O. Fedorchuk, L. Kovalenko, Development and possible applications of tunable elements based on composite materials. Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 176, 112820, (2024) doi:10.1016/j.materresbull.2024.112820.

2024-05-22. A remote meeting of the participants of the project was organized. During the meeting, the progress of the investigations performed in the partners' laboratories was considered, emphasizing those that should be delivered soon under the work plan. Prof. A. Beolus (IGIC) gave a presentation on the progress of the sintering of ceramics for microwave dielectric antennas. Dr. K. Ratautas (FTMC) spoke about the metal deposition on ceramics provided by IGIC, using the method of selective surface activation induced by laser. The representative of KPI As. Prof H. Avdieienko appeared about the dielectric antenna investigation and PhD student J. Žemgulytė spoke about studying such antennas in FTMC.


  • 2024.09.15 Report on rectennas designs based on 3-D metamaterial cells (KPI)
  • 2024.09.15 Report on dielectric materials development with low losses for microwave antennas (IGIC)
  • 2024.12.15 Report on optimization results of selective surface activation induced by laser technology parameters for metal deposition on developed dielectric for rectennas (FTMC)

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