Multimedia Satellite Equipment - NG IMUX (Next Generation Input Multiplexer)
The increasing demand for satellite capacity will require the extension of the currently used bands to the Ka-band. However, the most advanced input multiplexers in Ka-band do not yet exploit the volume and size reductions as experienced at lower frequencies by the use of dielectrics. Therefore, a further step to make waveguide input multiplexers more efficient is required.
The objective of the project is to develop, build and qualify a Ka-band input multiplexer with:
FeaturesInput multiplexers constitute a basic element in the payload of a telecommunication satellite. They connect a reception antenna to the channel amplifiers.
The project has 4 main phases:
Key issues are:
Expected benefits brought by the project are:
Current Status (dated: 22 Dec 2005)EQM qualification successfully completed, first FM contract with 10 channels based on this design successfully completed also.