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Frequency Receivers & Converters

Airbus Defence and Space Products offers high performance Receivers and Down-converters for Ku-band (FSS & BSS units in Flight production) with C-band and Ka-band in development

  • Cross-Converters covering C-Ku and Ku-C band
  • Low noise figure, high gain and excellent phase noise
  • Integral very high stability reference oscillator & DC/DC converter
  • State-of-the-art hybrid technology
  • Compatible with most satellite buses
  • Stock procurement of all parts in place


Beacons

Airbus Defence and Space Products offers a range of high performance beacons covering the key communications bands of S, C, X, Ku and Ka. C, Ku and Ka-band Flight units delivered, S and X-band units in Flight production

  • Integral very high stability reference oscillator & DC/DC converter
  • Output power up to 28dBm (>30dBm as an option)
  • Dual-frequency capability
  • Excellent phase noise
  • State-of-the-art hybrid technology
  • Low mass, small footprint
  • Compatible with most satellite buses
  • Stock procurement of LLI in place
  • Output Power telemetry

 

Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA)

  • High performance LNAs for Ku-bands (FSS & BSS) with Ka band planned
  • Individual LNAs or Quad-packs

 

Flexible Payload Equipments

Airbus Defence and Space Products has completed the HYLAS Generic Flexible Payload Programme.  This offers unprecedented levels of flexibility using analogue technology for:

  • Spectrum management
  • On-board power variation
  • Connectivity
  • Optimises use of satellite resources and supports migration of spectrum to different services

Three key equipments

  • AIDA: translates the required uplink sub-band to a single receive path
  • RASE: interconnects uplink paths (16) towards downlink channels (16)
  • SCACE: maps centre frequency & band-width of any uplink channel to downlink channel. Can be configured to combine multiple sub-bands to a single transponder

 

Master Reference Oscillators

Usually ~10 MHz or ~100MHz. The existing heritage designs use building blocks that can form the basis of a modular equipment development for many payload equipment

  • Very high frequency stability
  • Excellent phase noise
  • Compatible with most satellite buses

Frequency Generator Equipments, UHF to Ku-band

Equipment integrating up to 60 synthesizers, DC/DCs, Reference Oscillators and distribution functions

  • Very high frequency stability
  • Excellent phase noise

Compatible with most satellite buses

 

In details:

X-Band LNA

Beacons - KU & Ka Band

Downconverters

Receivers

Cross Converters

Agile Integrated Downconverter

Single Channel Agile Converter

Routing And Switchhing Equipment (RASE)

Master Reference Oscillator - MRO

Frequency Generator Equipment - FGE

Ku Low Noise Amplifier - Download Fact Sheet