TRAK Introduces Ku-Band High Power Transceiver For Airborne Applications

TRAK Microwave has introduced a Ku-Band High Power Transceiver that functions as a complete airborne Satcom solution. It integrates a GaN SSPA, upconverters, downconverters, and digital control technology to offer a highly modular yet easily maintained system complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple Built-in-Test (BIT) functions. The upconverter and downconverter can use either an external reference source accepted through the Tx IF input or an integrated high stability vibration isolated frequency reference (optional). The HPT is configurable to work with a wide range of satcom modems.

Using the higher maximum channel temperature limit of GaN devices, along with built-in SSPA protection against high VSWR loads, the 25 W HPT system offers extremely high standard reliability and stability. For applications that require additional commercial air transport use assurance, an optional vibration insensitive OCXO installed on a vibration isolation platform is available. The HPT can transmit from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz from an IF frequency of 950 to 1700 MHz with a gain variation of less than 1.0 dB over any 36 MHz band and provides the frequency block down conversion from 10.7 to 11.7 GHz to the low band IF of 950-1950 MHz or from 11.7 to 12.75 GHz to the high band IF of 1100-2150 MHz. The Receive bands are selectable with commands over the Ethernet bus.

Key Features

  • Qualified for Commercial Airborne Use
  • Modular BUC, BDC, SSPA, Power Supply and Controller in Compact Package
  • Integrated High Performance Frequency Reference (optional)
  • Advanced features for System Interoperability

Ideally suited and qualified for commercial airborne environments, this compact and highly integrated device operates from -15 C to +55 C. The TRAK HPT meets all relevant specs for commercial air transport use, including DO-160G, Boeing and Airbus. For more information, click here.