Smiths Interconnect Introduces High Power Ku-Band Waveguide Circulators & Loads

Smiths Interconnect has introduced a new suite of high power WR75 circulators and loads. The SpaceNXT Ku Series is a family of passive waveguide components that can be used to create a broad range of readily accessible space qualified waveguide isolators, circulators, terminations, transitions, hybrids and couplers operating in assigned frequency bands from X to V-Band.

The Series is specifically designed for MEO/GEO satellites and offered with recognized testing sequences in order to reduce delivery times and overall cost of ownership. Testing is performed in compliance with general space qualification flow, incorporating industry standard power and environmental requirements.

The Ku Series currently consists of the WR75 model covering key performance characteristics at frequency bands from 10.7 to 12.75 GHz. The devices demonstrate low and stable insertion loss characteristics under maximum power. They are well sealed for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and constructed with a low mass-aluminum housing with chromate finish.

Smiths Interconnect is well equipped with the design experience, analysis tools and test equipment to qualify and produce flight tested products that demonstrate compliance with customer requirements and national space agency standards.