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The objective of this activity is the definition and development of a universal integrated 2 watt Ku-band transceiver (KR 1216L) which will be compliant to the Sat Lab specifications.
Skyware Radio Systems has already developed a "1st generation" Ku band transceiver for satellite interactive terminals. Whilst this design represents a considerable cost reduction over more traditionally designed transceivers, significant opportunities for further cost reduction and performance enhancement remain. It is the purpose of this project to address these opportunities, leading to a fully integrated and more flexible product, ready for full industrialization.
As with the current Skyware satellite transceivers, this 2nd generation product will be a fully integrated unit, designed for low cost manufacturing technology, similar to those used in the
The one box design approach is demanding in terms of tooling and tolerances, but also rewarding as it results in an easy to assemble and compact product, which is easy to handle and install.
It is the purpose of this product is to address new Ku commercial opportunities, The new product design will lead to wider access to interactive satellite services due to improved performance and reduced BoM (lower by 35%) & manufacturing costs. Compared to existing designs, the new product will be significantly smaller and more aesthetically pleasing.
The proposed transceiver will be the radio module of a Ku Two Way Satellite System. The transceiver will be designed to be compatible with:
The proposed Skyware Ku band DVB-RCS transceiver platform (KR 1000 series) is shown schematically below.Sky One Top level architecture, DRO type
The project is now completed. 5 prototype units of each version (for a total of 40 products) have been built and fully evaluated.