Switchable and Reconfigurable RF MEMS FiltersFri, 16th May 2008
SELEX Galileo, as Prime Contractor to the Electro-Magnetic Remote Sensing (EMRS) Defence Technology Centre (DTC), has awarded INEX at the University of Newcastle a contract for the development of a novel RF MEMS technology for the fabrication of Switchable and Reconfigurable microwave filters. The overall project involves SELEX Galileo, Heriot-Watt University and Filtronic Defence all of whom will contribute microwave design experience and expertise to complement INEX’s established MEMS technology capability.
The project proposes an innovative solution to meet the need for a cost effective, physically compact microwave filter technology in modern Radar and “Electronic Counter Measure” systems for the protection of personnel and assets. The project addresses increased filter functionality, physical filter size, filter system power consumption and a route to manufacture.