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K-band waveguide components for space applications

Smith Interconnect has launched a broad range of K-band waveguide components for satellite communication payloads in GEO/MEO and LEO orbits.

Highly compact and ruggedised, these K-band waveguide components are rigorously qualified for spacecraft comprising of sine and random vibration, mechanical shock and where appropriate RF power TVAC, average power and multipaction, and critical power testing. A summary and qualification data reports are available to prospective customers.

K-Band WR51 Isolators, Circulators, Transitions and Loads offer cost-effective design and support capability that have been specifically engineered to meet customers’ space application needs.

WR51 waveguide products are tuneless and optimised to operate over broad assigned bands and are provided with a standard clear passivation coating, they can be supplied with low emissivity black paint finish if required.

Their design is optimised to maximise reliability, and to minimise cost and application risks.

They offer the following benefits:

  • Broadband requiring few part options to address the allocated frequency range
  • Temperature stable, broadband and multipaction free waveguide isolators, circulators and terminations
  • Mechanical variants (circulation, flange detail, etc) available on request
  • Sample data and test reports available to assist the design and qualification process.

Neil Tyler

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