This article describes the MEMS-MMIC building blocks, developed during the FP7 EU-project MEMS-4-MMIC, and their possible implementation in agile RF-frontend technology such as phased arrays. MEMS-4-MMIC focuses on the combination of innovative RF-MEMS switch designs with established MMIC-technology. The ultimate goal is to include RF-MEMS switches into a standard commercial MMIC foundry process; hence, such switches will become standard building blocks for MMIC circuits similar to transistors, resistors and capacitors. Within the project, not only the development and qualification of the MEMS-MMIC designs and processes are considered but also MEMS-MMIC circuits are designed for agile systems like phased arrays or cognitive radio, for example, which will benefit from this type of building blocks. A whole range of different MEMS-MMIC circuits has been realized, and measured. The impact of such building block on phased array topologies has also been evaluated.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013|
|Publisher||IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013 - Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 8 Apr 2013 → 12 Apr 2013
Conference number: 7
|Conference||7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013|
|Abbreviated title||EuCAP 2013|
|Period||8/04/13 → 12/04/13|
- phased array
- radar reconfigurable systems
- steerable antennas
Baggen, L., simon, W., Arias Compo, M., Malmqvist, R., Vähä-Heikkilä, T., Grandchamp, B., & Rolland, P. (2013). Innovative MEMS-MMIC components for agile antenna frontends. In Proceedings: 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013 (pp. 1572-1575). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers .