Ka-band transponder for a small LEO satellite

T. S. Bird*, S. J. Mahon, S. G. Hay, A. J. Parfitt, N. Rao, D. Ward, A. Dadello, D. G. Bateman, M. A. Sprey

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A Ka-band transponder system has been designed for the microsatellite FedSat-1. The transponder will allow propagation and communication experiments over the three year lifetime of the satellite, supporting the further development of space systems and the modeling of lifetime performance of the Ka-band monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) components. The transponder will provide a means of testing the benefits of small, low power and low cost satellites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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