RF Microtech’s project SPACEFIT (SPAce-CompatiblE- Filters_in_dIelectric waveguide Technology) has been approved by EU Commission for the Phase 1 of H2020 Research for SME Programme, SPACE topic.
As an outcome of this project, RF Microtech will be able to introduce into the space market miniaturized and low-mass RF filters and multiplexers in L/S bands based on dielectric waveguide resonators. The proposed technology will lead to a drastic reduction of the resonator dimensions and weight (up to 50%) and cost (up to 20%) while maintaining high performances. The devices find application as input or output filters in several satellite mobile communications systems and space programs, such as Galileo, Globalstar and Iridium Next.