2-in-1 Dual L/S-Band Power Amplifier for SATCOM Applications

Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, has announced the availability of a new, leading-edge L- and S-Dual Band solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) for today’s evolving satellite command systems.

Both S and L-band frequencies have been the industry’s bands of choice for positioning and tracking applications like global positioning systems (GPS) and Tracking, Telemetry, and Control (TTC) ground stations. This new dual-band product offers customers a virtual ‘two for the price of one’ SSPA solution that dramatically lowers the costs of command and control, leaves a much smaller footprint, but also delivers higher reliability compared to traditional klystron power amplifiers. 

Smaller satellites and new deployment technology are reducing satellite launch costs, and the number of satellites in-orbit is increasing dramatically. This is increasing the demands on operators performing station keeping, and the need for reliable command and control systems. The introduction of the industry’s first outdoor dual-band SSPA gives the flexibility of a single amplifier covering both bands, and the reliability and reduced maintenance costs that come with a solid-state solution.

An ideal fit for both Military and Commercial command and control environments, the L/S-band SSPA provides the high reliability of solid-state technology required to support critical communications between the earth and satellites, in a rugged outdoor-rated enclosure. Compared to older vacuum-based technology, the enhanced reliability and ease-of-use gives operators the opportunity to support command and control facilities with non- or semi-technical staff.  In instances where modular solid-state deployments with n+1 redundancy are used, it is often even possible to benefit from unmanned or remotely manned uplinks.

The L/S Dual Band SSPA is available in two power levels, both of which are housed in rugged, outdoor-rated enclosures. 

The HPAS2800GHXXXXXG is available in an Outdoor SSPA package with a power level of up to 800 watts and the HPAS2400GCXXXXXG is available in a compact Outdoor SSPA enclosure with a power level of up to 400 watts. Both units are available covering sub-band “G” (1.75 to 2.12 GHz).

Teledyne will be showcasing their L and S-band SSPA at booth # 708 at the Satellite 2020 show in Washington, DC from March 9 to 12.