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To design, manufacture and test an EM of a low cost single channel downconverter from 30 to 20 GHz. The unit will comprise of RF/IF chain, internal LO generation, DC/DC Converter and TM/TC Interface. To achieve a low cost, advanced technologies like MMICs and hybrids will be used and the aim will be to have a design with efficient assembly, tuning and testing.
The development will be concentrated to a large extent on hybrid design using MMIC design.
The program will keep Saab Ericsson Space competitive both in Europe and US in the product area.
The proposed program contains the establishing of equipment requirements and a modular design concept for a 30/20 GHz Downconverter.
The Downconverter includes a hybrid including LO generation chip, Mixer MMIC chip, Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) MMIC chip, Power Amplifier (PA) MMIC chip and filtering. Waveguide input and Coaxial output interface, DC/DC Converter, TM/TC interface, LO reference signal generation and gain control are located outside the Hybrid. The Mixer MMIC is designed as part of this project.
|Final Review||Feb 2010|
|Final Report||Feb 2010|
The project has been completed.