The objective of the Compact Converters Programme was to complement and to further strengthen RSE’s generation of converter and receiver products, incorporating;
The development has been concentrated to a large extent on hybrid design using MMIC design.
The program has kept RUAG Space competitive both in Europe and US in the product area.
The programme included the development, manufacturing and qualification of a C-Band Receiver, i.e. a 6/4 GHz Receiver. The functions specifically developed for the C-band receiver are the following:
Cross conversion Components
Cross conversion is an expression used for equipment providing conversion between the main frequency bands (C- and Ku-band). Major parts of the design can be reused from Ku- and C-Band converters, but there are some significant differences associated with this type of equipment.
The Ku/C-Band Converter (14/4 GHz Converter) is the type of cross converter that is most frequently requested by the customers. A unit of this type will be built to EQM status with the Ku/C-band version of the MMIC mixer and the associated MMIC multiplier as integrated parts of the equipment.
The Crystal Oscillator and Step Recovery Diode boards (XOSRD) have been developed, manufactured and tested to improve the crystal oscillator in the Compact Converters / Receivers. The purpose is to secure a short delivery time, and also to improve the tolerance to mechanical impact, mainly shock. The developed Crystal oscillator has been qualified in the last CCP EQM; the Ku to C band Downconverter.
|C-Band Receiver||Ku/C-Band Converter|
|PDR||Jan 2010||Mar 2012|
|CDR||Mar 2010||Jun 2012|
All activities are completed: