The number of channels and the power per channel in satellite payloads is continuously increasing. Therefore there is a strong need for high power, low loss output multiplexers with as small a footprint as ever possible.
The objective of the project therefore is the development and qualification of a new type of output multiplexer with:
Key issues are:
Expected benefits brought by the project are:
Output multiplexers constitute a basic element in the payload of a telecommunication satellite. They connect a multitude of power amplifiers to the transmit antenna.
The project has 4 main phases:
EQM qualification (5 and 10 channel OMUXes) completed. Final Review successfuly performed.