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High Reliability MEMS Redundancy Switch

The objective of this activity is to demonstrate the applicability of European MEMS technology to high reliability RF redundancy switches for space applications. A breadboard of a MEMS Single Pole Double Thru (SPDT) redundancy switch shall be designed, manufactured and tested while its long-term reliability shall be assessed .
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)
  • Universita' degli Studi di Perugia UniPg
  • Thales Alenia Space
  • Technische Universitaet Muenchen TUM
  • CNR Microelectronic and Microsystems Inst
  • Universita' di Padova
ESA/ESTEC Project: ESA ITT AO/1-5288/06/NL/GLC
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Redundancy Switch Manufacturing and preliminary testing