Phase Shifter Module

Objectives

This project aims to develop a wideband highly integrated phase shifter up to an EQM with an EBB driver unit. This equipment will be one of the building blocks of next generation flexible payloads.

Challenges

The key issue of this project is the definition of a wideband highly integrated phase shifter concept compatible with low cost technology.

Benefits

The expected main benefits of this project is to allow future flexible payloads to rely on this equipment as the building block of reconfigurable antennas.

Features

Today's satellite communication systems are characterized by a long lifetime but with limited payload flexibility, which involves difficulty in fitting the payload configuration to the market evolution, and may result in unoptimized use of the system capacity.


Flexible payloads are the concepts which palliate these shortcomings.


The wideband highly integrated phase shifter to develop in the frame of this project is the enabling technology related to reconfigurable antenna solutions.

Plan

The specific tasks to be performed in this project are the following:



  • Design, manufacture and test of an EBB Phase Shifter prototype,

  • Design, manufacture and test of an EBB Driver,

  • Design, manufacture and test of an EQM Phase Shifter Module, to be tested with the EBB Driver equipment.

Current status


  • System Requirement Review held,

  • Preliminary Design Review held,

  • EBB Driver and Phase Shifter designed, manufactured and tested,

  • EQM Phase Shifter Module designed, not launched.

Contacts

Status date

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 15:58