FreeFall Aerospace, an antenna technology startup co-founded by ECE associate professor Christopher Walker, recently entered a teaming agreement with the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation. Walker serves as the company's chief scientist and vice president for research and development. Marwan Krunz, the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor for ECE, is the company's chief technologist.
The agreement will help Freefall to offer new antenna solutions to federal government agencies. The agreement focuses on joint pursuits of government research grants and federal contracting solicitations ranging from space situational awareness to digitized battlefield warfighter requirements to broad 5G market applications.
“FreeFall Aerospace is developing their unique antenna solutions for practical application supporting United States government mission-sets,” said Austin Yamada, UA-ARC president and CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with them through the evolution of their technology and this company.”
UA-ARC is a nonprofit organization established to leverage UArizona’s longstanding strengths as Arizona’s public land-grant university.
“Our mission as a company is to enable dramatic improvements in connectivity for a wide variety of applications,” said Doug Stetson, co-founder and president of FreeFall. “With the help of UA-ARC, we'll be able to bring those solutions to reality to meet important government and U.S. Department of Defense needs.”