WP 1 Technologies for flexible payloads

Lead Beneficiary: CAU
Duration: M1-M48


  • Developing a new generation of MEMS switching/tuning mechanisms for highly-miniaturized, low-weight, lowloss, frequency-agile reconfigurable microwave systems to operate up to submillimetre-wave frequencies.
  • Investigating new highly integrated, compact, lightweight, high-order switch matrices.
  • Exploring the potential use of planar/hybrid technologies (such as the SIW and its alike) for implementing miniaturized components and sub-systems with tuning capabilities.
  • Realizing efficient tuning with minimal deterioration of high-Q frequency-selective components at the front-end
    of flexible payloads.
  • Fabricating prototypes with experimental characterizations.