X-Band High Power and Low PIM Feed

X-band high power / low PIM feed system integrated into feed can

The high power / low PIM X-band feed provided for a governmental application is WGS (Wideband Global Satcom) compatible.

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Galileo S-Band Feeds TT&C

S-band feed system with feed can

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.

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X-/K-Band Feeds for DSA2 & DSA3

Water cooled X-/ K-band feed system integrated into feed can

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.

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Switching & Combining System

Ku-band 9:2 channel switching and combining system

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 2x9 channels.

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Q-/V-Band Feed

Q-V-Band feed system

The Alphasat I-XL, launched in 2013, included beyond its main task several ESA TDPs (Technology Demonstration Payloads). TDP5 includes a Q-/V Band communications experiment to assess the feasibility of these bands for future commercial applications.

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XAAE X-Band Antenna Assembly

XAAE feed horn antenna

The XAAE is a part of the Egyptsat X-band antenna assembly, which consists of two redundant on-board 2-axis antenna pointing mechanisms (APM).

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