Airbus Defence and Space

EARTH OBSERVATION, NAVIGATION AND SCIENCE

Core radar intermediate frequency equipment

Frequency conversion equipment with integral local oscillator functions and chirp generator for space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

Features / technical details

• L, S, C and X-Band variants possible from generic design (X-Band demonstrator on trial).

• Ultra low phase noise using ‘SpHARO’ crystal reference oscillator from Quartz Product Group.

• Ultra flat RX passband.

• Provides up and down conversion of radar signals.

• Internal Local Oscillators, locked to SpHARO reference oscillator.

• Dual redundant.

• Chirp stitching technique can be used to achieve 300MHz radar output from 50MHz input.

• Modular design allows configuration to be customised to mission requirement.

• Mass 11.5kg, Power 70W.

 

Applications

• Space-based SAR

Reference customers

• EMS