Trending Satellite & Space Products: November 2023 Edition

Trending Satellite & Space Products: November 2023 Edition

The Satellite and space sector has seen rapid growth over the last few years. everything RF has compiled a list of trending Satellite and Space Products on the website in November 2023. We have provided a mix of products that will be used in the Satellite and on the Ground (i.e Ground Stations). Product categories include Satellite Block Upconverters (BUC), Low Noise Blocks (LNB),  Block Downconverters, Satellite Link EmulatorsRF Switches, Space-qualified Solid-State Power Amplifiers,  Space qualified frequency multipliersSpace-Qualified power dividers/combiners, GPS receivers, etc. Visit the Satellite Hub on everything RF to keep up to date with the Satellite and Space Industry. 

Wideband Multi-Channel Satellite Link Simulator

The RLS-2100 from Square Peg Communications is a comprehensive satellite channel simulator with unparalleled impairment simulation, real-time multi-satellite orbit calculation, full-motion support and integrated GPS simulators. It can provide end-to-end or single link simulation of wideband terrestrial and satellite networks, satellite selection via open standard interfaces, and facilities to enable seamless integration into more complex test beds if required. It supports the highest bandwidth and has an intuitive, user-friendly interface. Read more

Ka-Band Payload Satellite Simulator from 17.7 to 31 GHz

The DSS-9800-KA from Atlantic Microwave is a Ka-band Payload Satellite Simulator with an input frequency from 27.5 to 31 GHz and an output frequency from 17.7 to 21.2 GHz. It has an LO frequency of 9.8 GHz and an LO stability of +/-1 ppm. This satellite simulator has a right-hand circular polarized antenna with a 3 dB beamwidth of 30°. It has a conversion gain of 35 dB and an Rx/Tx antenna gain of 15 dB. The satellite simulator has a phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz (at 1 MHz offset), a signal-related spurious of -25 dBc, LO-related spurious/harmonics of -30 dBm and a non-signal or LO-related spurious of -60 dBm. Read more

Satellite Link Emulator from 950 to 1450 MHz for Closed-Loop Testing

The ASLE-L-200D from Polaris is a Satellite Link Emulator that operates in the L-Band from 950 to 1450 MHz (extendable up to 1950 MHz). It includes an L-band frequency converter, has a bandwidth of 200 MHz and provides a gain of up to 0 dB. This link emulator exhibits a time delay from 0 to 530 ms with a step size of 1 μs, a Doppler shift from -6 to +6 MHz with a step size of 1 Hz and an attenuation from 0 to 40 dB with a step size of 0.5 dB.  It has spurious levels of less than -45 dBc (in-band) and a VSWR of less than 1.5:1. Read more

Low-Profile Ka-Band AESA SATCOM Terminals for Space/Air/Ground Platforms

The Ka-Band SATCOM Terminals from CesiumAstro operate from 17.7 to 21.2 GHz (Rx) and 27.5 to 31 GHz (Tx). These high throughput multi-beam antenna solutions deliver always-on connectivity to space, air, and ground platforms. They have flat-panel active phased array antennas (AESA) that provide reliable, high-speed throughput with no moving parts. These terminals utilize software-defined functions to enable seamless simultaneous connectivity to multiple constellations. They implement a make-before-break handover to maximize the quality of service and eliminate disruptions with seamless satellite-to-satellite handover between orbits and networks. Read more

Phased Array Antenna from 10.7 to 14.5 GHz for High-Speed SATCOM Applications

The ThinSat 300 from ThinKom is a Phased Array Antenna that operates from 10.70 to 12.75 GHz (Rx) and 13.75 to 14.50 GHz (Tx). It is designed for high-speed SATCOM-on-the-Move applications and supports GSO constellation. This antenna provides an azimuth coverage of 360° and an elevation coverage from 10° to 90° with a beam agility of more than 300°/sec. It has an initial acquisition time of 60 seconds (cold start) and a re-acquisition time of less than 1 second. The antenna supports broadcast-quality streaming with data rates of up to 10 Mbps, provides an EIRP of 51 dBW and has a spectral efficiency of up to 2 bits/Hz. Read more

Radiation Tolerant 20 GHz SPDT Absorptive Switch for Space Applications

The TDSW020A2T from Teledyne Defense Electronics is an Absorptive SPDT Switch that operates from DC to 20 GHz. It can handle an input power of up to 35 dBm, provides an isolation of more than 40 dB and has an insertion loss of less than 3 dB. This switch is fabricated on robust 0.15 μm InGaAs pHEMT technology. It is controlled using TTL-compatible voltage levels and requires DC supplies of +5V/-5V. The switch is available in a hermetic, ceramic QFN package that measures 5 x 5 mm with space level screening or as a space-qualified die that measure 1.5 x 1.5 mm. It is ideal for use in radar, military, space and instrumentation applications. Read more

Space Qualified Solid-State Power Amplifier from 2.2 to 2.3 GHz

The DM-HPS-50-102-S from Mercury Systems is a Space-qualified Solid-State Power Amplifier that operates from 2.2 to 2.3 GHz. It delivers an output power of 50 W (P3dB) with a small signal gain of more than 50 dB. This CW SSPA includes an EPC, an EMI filter, and an optional ALC (with fixed Pout over 0-10 dBm input range). It has AM-PM conversion of less than 5°/dB, VSWR of less than 1.8:1, and spurious levels of less than -70 dBc. The amplifier requires a DC supply from 22 to 37 V and consumes less than 170 W of power. It is available in a package that measures 5.5 x 5.25 x 1.7 inches and has SMA (female) connectors. Read more

Space-Qualified 2x Active Frequency Multiplier from 13 to 24.6 GHz

The ADH814S from Analog Devices is a 2x Active Frequency Multiplier with an output frequency from 13 to 24.6 GHz. It provides an output power of +17 dBm when driven by an input power of +4 dBm and has a phase noise of -136 dBc/Hz (@100 kHz offset). This multiplier is manufactured using GaAs pHEMT technology and has been designed to reduce part count in communication systems. It is space qualified as per MIL-PRF-38534 class K. The multiplier requires a DC supply of 5 V and consumes 88 mA of current. Read more

Space-Qualified Outrigger Terminations from DC to 27 GHz

The SpaceNXT HC Series from Smiths Interconnect are Outrigger Terminations that operate from DC to 27 GHz. They are specifically designed and tested to meet space orbit environmental criteria. These terminations use a patented layout to offer improved power handling over conventional surface mount solutions without compromising performance. They are designed using a robust thick film process technology and are screened based on the MIL-PRF-55342 standard to ensure long-term reliability. These terminations have resistance values from 10 to 500-ohm with tolerances of ±5 % (standard). Read more

2-Way Space-Qualified Power Divider/Combiner from 10.5 to 13 GHz

The PDM-21-12G from Crane Aerospace & Electronics is a Space-Qualified, 2-way Power Divider/Combiner that operates from 10.5 to 13 GHz. This in-phase power divider can handle a CW input power of 2 W, provides an isolation of more than 20 dB, and has an insertion loss of less than 0.5 dB. It has an amplitude balance of ±0.2 dB and a phase balance of ±3°. This space-qualified power divider/combiner uses a Wilkinson design for high isolation and low VSWR and has been designed in accordance with Merrimac document CENG-0001. It is available in a module that measures 25.40 x 25.40 x 12.70 mm with SMA connectors. Read more

40 W Satellite Block Upconverter (BUC) from 27.5 to 31 GHz

The RGUC-A mPower from RevGo is a Ka-Band Satellite Block Upconverter (BUC) that upconverts an IF input frequency of 950 – 2000 MHz to an RF output frequency of 27.5 – 31 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 43 dBm (20 W) and a small signal gain of 70 dB with a phase noise of less than -93 dBc/Hz. This BUC has an IMD3 of -25 dBc and output spurious levels of -55 dBc. It requires a DC supply from +36 to +56 V and consumes less than 350 W of power. Read more

Ethernet-Controlled Low Noise Block from 17.2 to 21.2 GHz

The Wideband Ka-Band Low Noise Block (LNB) Enhanced from Orbital Research converts an input frequency (RF) from 17.2 – 21.2 GHz to an output frequency (IF) from 950 – 2000 MHz. It has a local oscillator (LO) from 16.25 to 20.20 GHz and a bandwidth of up to 1 GHz. This LNA provides more than 60 dB of gain with a noise figure of 1.3 dB and has an output P1dB of up to +15 dBm. It provides image rejection of 50 dB and has a phase noise of -77 dBc/Hz (at 100 Hz offset). The LNB includes a digital step attenuator with a step size of 0.25 dB and switchable filters that offer exceptional image rejection on the bands of interest. Read more

Low Noise Block from 37.5 to 42.5 GHz with Single/Switchable LO Frequency

The Q/V-Band Low Noise Block (LNB) from Swedish Microwave converts input frequencies from 37.50 – 42.50 GHz to output frequencies from 950 – 3450 MHz. It has an LO frequency from 36.55 to 40.55 GHz with an LO leakage of less than -60 dBm. This LNB provides a programmable gain from 40 to 55 dB with automatic temperature gain compensation and an image rejection of more than 23 dB. It has a phase noise of -93 dBc/Hz (@100 kHz offset), a noise figure of less than 3.4 dB and spurious levels of better than -60 dBc. The LNB features alarm functions for LNA failure, total current, LO lock, signal power (high/low) and low supply voltage. Read more

X-Band Low Noise Block Downconverter from 7.75 to 8.50 GHz

The APT5-LNB-XBAND from AmpliTech is a Low Noise Block Downconverter that converts an input RF frequency from 7.75-8.50 GHz to output IF frequency from 800-1550 MHz. It provides over 56 dB of gain and has an output P1dB of more than 15 dBm. The LNB has a VSWR of less than 1.7:1, provides image rejection of above 30 dB, and has a phase noise density of -128 dBc for a 1 MHz frequency offset. Read more

C-Band Low Noise Block and Switching Bandpass Filter for 5G Interference Applications

The 3000F-sBPF-4 from Norsat is a Low Noise Block (LNB) and Switching Bandpass Filter for C-band 5G interference applications. It converts input frequencies from 3.4 to 4.2 GHz to output frequencies from 950 to 1750 MHz and has an LO frequency of 5.15 GHz. This LNB provides a gain of 60 dB, has a noise temperature of 37 K, and a phase noise (SSB) of less than -95 dBc/Hz. It requires a DC supply from +12 to +24 V and consumes less than 400 mA of current. This LNB  is available in an IP66-rated module that measures 159.00 x 98.55 x 69.85 mm with a WR-229 waveguide grooved input interface and N-type (50-ohm) / F-type (75-ohm) output connectors. Read more

400 W C-Band TWTA for Satellite Uplink Applications

The VZC6964 from Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is a Travelling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) that operates in the C-band from 5.725 to 7.075 GHz. It provides a TWT output power of 400 W and a flange output power of more than 350 W with a gain of over 75 dB. This outdoor TWTA employs a high-efficiency, dual-depressed collector helix traveling wave tube and is designed for satellite uplink applications. It has a modular design with built-in fault diagnostics capability and clearly visible indicators for easy maintainability in the field. This TWTA has a user-friendly microprocessor-controlled logic with an optional external serial computer interface. Digital metering, PIN diode attenuation and optional integrated linearizer for improved intermodulation performance. Read more

3 W GaN Universal Transceiver from 17.20 to 31 GHz

The AT3UKAS from Actox is a GaN Universal Transceiver that operates from 17.20 – 22.20 GHz (Rx) and 27.5 – 31.0 GHz (Tx). It has an IF frequency of 950 – 1950 MHz and an LO (electronically and manually switchable) frequency from 16.25 to 29.05 GHz. In the Tx mode, it delivers an output power of 3 W with a gain of 63 dB with a phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz (at 1 MHz offset) and a spurious emission of -55 dBc. In the Rx chain, it provides a gain of 55 dB with a noise figure of less than 1.5 dB and provides an image rejection of 50 dB. This transceiver requires a DC supply from 22 to 55 V and consumes less than 48 W of power. Read more

25 W GaN Power Amplifier MMIC from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz

The QPA0017 from Qorvo is a Power Amplifier MMIC that operates in the Ku-Band from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz (optional 12.75 – 15.35 GHz). It delivers an output power of 44 dBm (25 W) with a gain of 30 dB and a power added efficiency of 35%. This amplifier is fabricated using Qorvo's production 0.15 um GaN-on-SiC process (QGaN15) and has on-chip blocking capacitors with DC grounded I/O ports for optimum ESD performance. It requires a DC supply of 24 V and consumes 340 mA of current. The amplifier is available in a surface-mount QFN package that measures 7.5 x 6.0 x 2.4 mm and is ideal for supporting communications and radar applications in both commercial and military markets. Read more

Vehicle-Mounted Driveaway Terminal from 7.25 to 31 GHz

The CCT120-DA from DataPath is a Driveaway Terminal that operates from 7.25 to 21.2 GHz (Rx) and 7.9 to 31 GHz (Tx). It delivers an output power of 60 W (X band), has an EIRP of 54.2 dBW (X band) and a G/T (gain-to-noise-temperature) of 15.7 dB/K (X band). This terminal has an azimuth range of ±175° and an elevation range from 10° to 90°. It has multiple polarization options and can operate on multiple satellite networks and reduce sparing with shareable replaceable units. The terminal has SkyNET, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Telenor THOR 7, Inmarsat GX [Mil Ka- band), ARSTRAT (WGS) certified (X- and Ka-band), CD certified according to 1999/5/ EC R&TTE and 2006/42/EC machinery directives certifications. Read more

10/60 MHz Space-Qualified Rubidium Atomic Frequency Source

The miniRAFS from Safran is a Rubidium Atomic Frequency Source with an operating frequency of 60 MHz (Main) and 10 MHz (Auxiliary). It provides an output signal level of 7 dBm and has a frequency accuracy of better than 2 x 10-10. The frequency source has a phase noise of -135 dBc/Hz (@100 kHz offset), spurious levels of better than -60 dB and harmonics of -30 dBc. It is a complete atomic clock within a very small volume. This space-qualified source can be complemented on request with an Electronic Power Conditioning “EPC” unit that includes a DC/DC converter and an electrical interface to the satellite. The EPC design could be adapted for specific satellite requirements. Read more 

Space-Qualified L1/L2 Band GPS Receiver for LEO and GEO Applications

The Sentinel® M-Code GPS Receiver from General Dynamics provides PPS position, velocity, and time information for LEO and GEO satellites (with an option for MEO and HEO). It has 32 channels (can go up to 64 channels) with support for C/A, P(Y), and Modernized M-Code (L2C optional) civil signals. This receiver operates in the L1 and L2 bands, has a dual antenna configuration, and allows any channel to be assigned to either antenna. It features integrated anti-jam technology and anti-spoof algorithms to enable superior performance in GPS-contested and denied environments. Read more

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