Ka-Band BUC Integrated with Vehicular Mount Antenna for Satellite News Gathering Vehicles

Mission Microwave Technologies has teamed up with Sat-Lite Technologies, a provider of high performance antenna products to introduce a lightweight redundant high power Ku-Band BUC integrated into a compact vehicular mount antenna package.

The combined antenna and BUC package is designed for optimal Size, Weight and Power (SwaP). The Sat-Lite “PELORIS” vehicle mount uplink uses a carbon fiber antenna system and a custom-designed elevation-over-azimuth cable drive pedestal to provide superior stiffness over existing products on the market. Coupled with the extremely lightweight BUCs from Mission Microwave the system optimizes quick set up performance and reliability.

The Mission Microwave “MOAB” BUCs each provide 200 Watts of linear Ku-band power while drawing only 1300 Watts of prime power. Each BUC is an incredibly lightweight 35 lbs allowing the 1:1 redundant system to be mounted directly on the feed boom without creating excessive stress on the antenna positioning system. The GaN based BUCs are part of Mission Microwave’s complete line of Ku, Ka and X-Band solid state power amplifier products.

The Sat-Lite model 1411 antenna system with the Mission Microwave 400 Wattt system is on display outdoors during NAB Show 2018 in Sat-Lite’s booth OE26017.