MDA awards microwave phase shifter contract to MEMtronics

MEMtronics has been awarded a development contract from the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) entitled ’High-Power X-Band MEMS Phase Shifters.’

The 24-month, $1.25m (£0.8m) contract is the second phase of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project sponsored by the US Department of Defense, the focus being development and demonstration of microwave phase shifters suitable for integration into electronically scanned antennas for military radar and communications systems.

This phase of the programme will build upon last year’s development to produce working prototypes with the necessary form, fit and function for integration into radar systems.