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September 25, 2013

U.S. Navy awards Indiana Microelectronics, Purdue $500,000 to develop Reconfigurable Microwave Filter

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The U.S. Navy has awarded an 18-month Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contract worth $500,000 to develop the Reconfigurable Microwave Filter, an innovation developed in Purdue University's College of Engineering and commercialized by Indiana Microelectronics LLC, a Purdue Research Park-based firm.

The Tunable Bandstop Filters for the Mitigation of Co-site Interference and Jamming Sources contract was awarded June 26.

The contract funds a joint partnership between Indiana Microelectronics and Purdue's Adaptive Radio Electronic and Sensors Team, led by Dimitrios Peroulis, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Mike McPheters, director of business development at Indiana Microelectronics, said the technology will strengthen the Navy's ability to adapt dynamically to constantly changing radio frequency environments such as electronic warfare.

"The Reconfigurable Microwave Filter technology will provide the Navy with the ability to mitigate in near real time both unintentional interference from friendly sources and intentional jamming signals from unfriendly sources," he said.

About Indiana Microelectronics LLC

Building on cutting-edge research in applied electromagnetics and advanced packaging materials, Indiana Microelectronics focuses on its core competency of advanced design and packaging of frequency agile components.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The parks are home to about 200 companies that employ about 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. 

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org  

Source: Mike McPheters, 630-868-8381, mmcpheters@indianamicro.com