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 4000129096/19/NL/AF).

 

OBJECTIVES


Miniaturization of 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 can be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with planar-compatible implementation techniques.

Very compact Ku- and Ka-band RF filters based on thin-film alumina and ceramic 3D printing technologies integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors are under development.

 


TRL Level

Target is 6

 

STATUS

On-going

 

PARTNERS

 

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RF Microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR
https://rfmicrotech.com

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Thales Alenia Space Italy Italy
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/italy