AstroComm introduces its S-Band downlink transmitter for satellites. This transmitter provides high-speed downlinks for LEO and MEO missions, offering rates up to 10.0 Mbps manchester-encoded. The transmit power is 10W (downward scalable) provided by a fully solid state power amplifier with 50 Ohm I/O.
The principal differentiators for this product are:
Very Competitive prices and leadtimes
Data rate up to 10.0 Mbps
Data rate switchable
Design and manufacturing processes in the United States
The transmitter is able to take data and clock inputs from multiple on-board sources using a simple two wire protocol. The transmitter is a direct conversion transmitter and uses low power technology. It is fully qualification tested and ready to fly. The following are the salient features of the Astrocom S-band 10W transmitter.
Voltage bus nominal voltage: 28V
Frequency of operation: 2.0 Ghz to 2.45 Ghz
Power dissipation: 20W typical
Frequency accuracy: 10 Khz
VSWR at the antenna: 1.5
Mass: 800 gm typical
Design lifetime: 7 years min
Monitored state variables: Temperature, Current consumption, Synthesizer lock status
In addition to this transmitter, AstroComm can custom build any other RF products and offer solutions to various RF-related problems.