Ducommun to Provide Hi-Rel Switch Matrices to Airbus Defence and Space

Ducommun has received a contract from Airbus Defence and Space to design and manufacture high reliability (Hi-Rel) switch matrices used in space. Ducommun will produce the switch matrices at its Carson, California, operations center through July 2018. A switch matrix is a system of electronic components that route RF signals between multiple inputs and outputs. Airbus will use the Hi-Rel switch matrices on satellites that provide mobile communications for both military and commercial customers in remote areas.

Ducommun has been a provider of innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Founded in 1849, the company specializes in two core areas – Electronic Systems and Structural Systems - to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. They design and manufacturer a variety of RF (radio frequency) components and subsystems such as Hi-Rel switch matrices for military, space and industrial programs for nearly three decades.


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