Improved High-Rejection Filters and MEMS-Enabled Smart Reconfigurable Antennas

Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Virtual EM, Inc.
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Purdue University
Young Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Proposed work envisions development of high-rejection filters and smart reconfigurable antennas using MEMS switches. Adaptive feature of the proposed antenna provides higher S/N ratio and extends range for surface-to-surface communications. Tunable high-rejection filters lend themselves easily to software defined radios.