The aim of the project was to qualify a new generation of C Band input multiplexers for communication payloads in a monomode solution with better performances (Q, ELFD) and lower cost than the previous available in-house technical solution.
A key task to be addressed during the project is the adaptation of already available Ka, Ku and X band channel filters technology for IMUX to C Band.
This new product will enable TASE to cover commercial C band applications from 3.4 to 4.2 GHz covering all the typical bandwidths in this band (36, 54 and 72 MHz), with state-of-the-art performances at a much more competitive cost with respect to previous solutions and competitors.
|Transfer function:||10 pole pseudo elliptic with 4 transmission zeroes and 4 equalization zeroes.|
|Mass (per single channel):||<450gr (C Band)|
|Filter Unloaded Q:||>9000 (C Band)|
|Effective Linear Frequency Drift (ELFD):||<1 ppm/°C|
|Qualified environmental ranges|
|Temperature Range (operational):||-25°C to +70°C|
|Vibration levels:||> 28.8 g rms (all axes)|
|Shock levels:||> 4200 gsrs|
After a first design phase devoted to the adaptation of monomode solution to C Band, a second phase of manufacturing, integration and qualification testing of a representative EQM will be carried out.
EQM Qualification Completed.