A low noise Ka-band down converter for space applications

Nagaraja Rao, Andrew Parfitt, Anna Dadello, Damon Ward, Trevor Bird

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Abstract

A Ka-band down converter has been developed for use in a transponder to be flown on board a Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellite called Fedsat. The down converter employs a single Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) which combines the functions of a low noise amplifier and a mixer. The down converter unit has been designed with a particular emphasis on the choice of right materials, components, packaging and assembly techniques with a goal to achieve a low cost unit qualified for space environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2000 30th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2000
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 30th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2000 - Paris, France
Duration: 2 Oct 20005 Oct 2000

Other

Other2000 30th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2000
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period2/10/005/10/00

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