Lockheed Martin and the University of Dayton have partnered to determine whether a varactor technology can mitigate interference from devices that may affect the performance of sensors.
The company secured rights to tunable varactors that were developed by a UD team using thin ceramic films and originally designed to reduce the number of filters needed to sort frequencies in devices such as cellphones and satellite communication systems, the university said Friday.
The partnership could proceed with mass production of the technology if Lockheed completes the testing phase.
UD partnered with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to produce the devices, while 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.