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Frequency converters and receivers are important products for Saab Ericsson Space and it is essential that all functions fulfil high requirements and allow efficient production. A modular design concept for C- and Ku-band operation has been established during the 90'ties and converters/receivers from this generation are delivered or presently under manufacturing for several commercial programmes.
To meet the future demands on equipment with state of the art performance as well as small size and low mass a new generation converters and receivers has to be developed. To fulfil the increased need for short delivery time, low cost and improved electrical performance, improvements are essential. This new generation of frequency converters and receivers for telecom- and multimedia satellites shall fulfil the performance requirements imposed by the system requirement for present and coming applications. It shall also be designed for efficient manufacturing and testing, small size and low cost.
The development will be concentrated to a large extent on hybrid design using multi-layer technologies (LTCC) and MMIC design.
The program will keep Saab Ericsson Space competitive both in Europe and the US in the product area Converters and Receivers.
The proposed program aims to establish the equipment requirements and a modular design concept for a new generation of converters and receivers on C-band and Ku-band.
The proposed program also includes to update the present standard C-band converters (1st gen.) with 70 V DC/DC.
The proposed work is based on the development work and experience from Saab Ericsson Space first generation of generic converters and receivers. It is also a continuation of the development for a second generation which has started with the HiLo and HiCo Programmes (ARTES 5 and -4) for development of a highly integrated local oscillator and Ku-band converter.
|BDR||7 June 2005|
|MTR||21 Nov 2005|
|Final Review||Dec 2006|
|Final Report||March 2007|
Final Achievements:1 Ku-band Converter EQM, new gen.