The first generation of the feed system has been designed and delivered to our customer in 2015. This initial design combines the three S-, X- & K-band frequency ranges in one single system and has
Another triband feed system solution was requested by one of our customers in 2019. The question arose about the possibility of providing a simultaneous receive feed for very broadband signal reception in three bands. The
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is a space station on the Lizard Peninsula in England. In July 2015, the European Space Agency began a feasibility study to determine options for upgrading Goonhilly’s 32-meter beam waveguide antenna,
After the successful design and project completion of the Q/V band feed prototype, our customer Calian asked MIRAD to quote for 10 units of a Ka/Q/V-band feed system at the end of 2018. The development
In 2015, MIRAD was contracted to develop a multi-band feed system with tracking capability for a 9m antenna to be used for in-orbit testing (IOT) purposes of the Eutelsat satellite. This linearly polarized antenna provides
The ACES project will bring a new generation of very precise atomic clock into the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS). The ACES payload will be mounted at the outside of the ISS
The European Space Agency (ESA) runs several scientific exploration and research deep space missions e.g. Rosetta, Mars-Express, Venus-Express or space observatories like Herschel or Planck. To ensure a reliable communication with such deep space probes, ESA has built up a ground station antenna network all over the globe.
In 2009 the reduction of utilization of the ESTRACK 15m stations has been addressed and ESA decided to relocate the core X-band launch and early orbit phase (LEOP) functionality from the Perth site to the
The first payloads launched in 2016 and 2019 for the European Data Relay System (EDRS) system are the Sentinel-1 and -2 satellites of the Copernicus Program also known under Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
The Galileo Project is Europe’s initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure.
In order to bundle the many different TV channel signals to a limited amount of antennas, high performance Tx switching and combining systems are required to guarantee a continuous operation. Therefore during the last two decades MIRAD has not only been the prime provider of various feed systems for SES’s ground station antenna parc in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, but has also designed and manufactured a large amount of complex switching and combining systems, often consisting of 2×9 channels.