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Miniaturized Filters for on-board processor-based payloads
Paola Farinelli

Miniaturized Filters for on-board processor-based payloads

on 9 Jan 2020 in News | 0 comments

RF Microtech has been awarded a new ESA ARTES AT project entitled COKKO ‘COmpact Ku/Ka-band filters for On-board processor-based payloads’ The project goal is the development and space assessment of miniaturised Ku– and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors. Up to 30% size reduction can be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with three-dimensional implementation techniques such as Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) or multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).   RF Microtech is the main proponent and prime contractor of the project, that will be conducted in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space – Italy For more information contact us and visit the project web page at this...

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COKKO
Paola Farinelli

COKKO

on 7 Jan 2020 in Projects | 0 comments

‘COmpact Ku/Ka-band filters for On-board processor-based payloads’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract AO/1-9717/19/NL/NM)   OBJECTIVES Miniaturising the broadband filters and implementing differential interfaces to the ADCs and DACs (e.g. by integrating baluns) will significantly impact the size of analogue pre- and post-processors. Up to 30% size reduction could be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with three-dimensional implementation techniques such as Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) or multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). At the same time, due attention must be paid to implementing good gain and phase stability and tracking through the different analogue signal processing chains, which is important in digital beam forming applications. The objective of this project is to design, manufacture and test miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors.   TRL Level From 4 to 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com   Thales Alenia Space Italy Italy...

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HiPeD
Paola Farinelli

HiPeD

on 18 Jun 2019 in Projects |

‘High-Performance Dielectric Resonators’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of high performance resonators based on dielectric technology (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract 4000126886/19/NL/MM)   OBJECTIVES To develop and experimentally verify high performance dielectric resonators with a quality factor (Q) times frequency (f) figure of merit (Qxf) of at least 250,000 GHz for use in input and output multiplexers in the frequency range from C- to Ka-band (3 ÷ 30 GHz).  The target is to develop enabling technology for a new source of high Q dielectric resonators and to provide a 25% increase in Q factor with respect to currently available European resonator materials.   TRL Level From 3 to 5   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com     Department of Engineering, University of Perugia http://www.ing.unipg.it/it/  ...

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EuMCE 2019: RF Microtech exposing the latest innovations
Paola Farinelli

EuMCE 2019: RF Microtech exposing the latest innovations

on 3 May 2019 in News |

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is launching the European Microwave Conference in Central Europe (EuMCE), with associated Workshops and an Exhibition. EuMCE is a new series of events, held every two years, visiting the major cities of Central Europe. At the first edition, held in Prague on 13-15 May 2019, RF Microtech will be exhibiting its full range of microwave prototypes and products for SatCom and Space applications. Among the innovations presented at EuMCE 2019 there are: Compact and Low-consumption 2-port Switchable Filter Bank with Tunable Notch Filters from 2GHz to 18GHz Compact Waveguide Bandpass Filters for Broadband Space Applications in C and Ku-Bands. The detailed characteristics and performance of these two devices will be presented at the Conference Monday Session entitled “Advances in microwave filters”. EuMCE will provide an international forum where researchers, scientists and industrialists will have the opportunity to report and discuss on the latest advances in all areas of microwave theory, techniques and technology, with applications in communications, industry, science, medicine, etc, emphasizing on activities specifically developed in and relevant to Central Europe. Take a look at the full conference and exhibition program available at this link and don’t miss the opportunity to visit RF Microtech at...

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RF Microtech developing High Power Multiplexers in the framework of a new ESA contract
Paola Farinelli

RF Microtech developing High Power Multiplexers in the framework of a new ESA contract

on 26 Feb 2019 in News |

RF Microtech has been awarded a new ESA ARTES AT project entitled DOMUK – Dielectric-loaded high-power Output de-MUltiplexer at Ku/Ka-band. The project goal is the development of 250 W-class, Ku-band and Ka-band two-channel output de-multiplexers with 240-250 MHz channel bandwidth and 30% footprint reduction with respect to the state of the art. Engineering Models (EM) will be designed, manufactured and tested in relevant environment. RF Microtech is the project main proponent and prime contractor, confirming again its highly professional predisposition for innovative component developing in the space field. For more information contact us and visit the project web page at this...

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