Lockheed MartinÂ and the University of Dayton have partnered toÂ determine whetherÂ aÂ varactor technologyÂ can mitigateÂ interference from devices that may affect the performance of sensors.
The company secured rights toÂ tunable varactors that were developedÂ by a UD team usingÂ thin ceramic films and originally designed to reduce the number of filters needed to sort frequencies in devices such asÂ cellphones andÂ satellite communication systems, the universityÂ said Friday.
The partnership could proceedÂ with mass production of the technologyÂ if Lockheed completes the testing phase.
UD partnered with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to produce the devices, whileÂ Indiana Microelectronics and 3D Glass Solutions helped design the varactors.
According to the university, varactors work to support reconfiguration of microwave and radio frequency sensors that conduct simultaneous operations.