Authored by Erica Aycin, a member of Narda Microwave’s technical staff, the article describes the company’s innovative approach to the design and development of a compact Ku band transceiver for satellite communications (satcom) applications. To read the complete article, please click here.
As demonstrated by Narda’s Model 81000 Satcom Transceiver, this new technology can dramatically reduce the size, weight, and power consumption of even ruggedized military satellite terminals. In a housing measuring just 15 x 6.25 x 3.25 in., and weighing only 15 lb., the Model 81000 not only packs frequency upconverter and downconverter subsystems, but a 13-W linear RF power amplifier, a power supply, control circuits, and Ethernet and RS-485 connectivity. Similar products are available for the X and Ka bands. (Please click here for detailed specifications for the Model 81000.)
Narda has been the pioneer in the design and manufacture of Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs) for more than 30 years. Today its products operate in the 500 MHz to 50 GHz frequency range and include: