Joint projects: Integration of ferrite materials for components in satellite communication


Contact person

Prof. Jens Müller
Electronics Technology Group

Phone: +49 3677 69-2606

Funding information

Project leader: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Project number: 50YB1718

Participating groups: Electronics Technology Group

Period of funding: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

Project information

Johannes Schur
Pre-sintered bulk ferrites (center), circulators with integrated bulk ferrites (left and right)

The project "Integration of Ferrite Materials for Components in Satellite Communication" (INFERSAT) aims at developing new components based on integrated ferrite materials for flexible communication satellites. In the long term, these should contribute to an increase in efficiency (ratio of payload to function, costs) as well as a significant improvement in electrical operating parameters (e.g. bandwidth and reconfigurability). The project focuses on the development and implementation of new materials and technologies based on the KERAMIS® LTCC technology (modules based on low-temperature ceramics) and the research results on low-sintering ferrite materials in the iKERSATEC joint project [1-3]. The intended project INFERSAT aims at the development of highly integrated high-frequency components, especially circulators. The necessary embedding of different ferrite materials developed in the project consortium into low-sintering multilayer ceramics (LTCC) is the focus of the technological developments. A transfer of the developed technologies into a process suitable for series production of components is part of the final phase of the project.

The consortium of SMEs and research institutions is pursuing the strategic goal of strengthening the competences in the field of subsystem and component development and technology in Germany as a business location. INFERSAT will lay the foundation for the economic exploitation of these components for space applications.