K2TVA Thermopad Temperature Variable Attenuator for gain compensation over temperature is a highly reliable, totally passive solution to offset signal strength fluctuation due to changes in temperature. K2TVA Thermopad® Series is Smiths Interconnect’s response to the increasing demand for high-reliability connectivity in commercial space programs, particularly GEO/MEO and LEO satellites.
SpaceNXT K2TVA Thermopad® offers up to 4 times temperature coefficient of attenuation shift improvement over the original KTVA series. This series focuses on improved performance in specific frequency bands of interest to target increased RF stability and temperature shift response over the life of the system. High reliability tested options are available to ensure mission success in demanding high reliability applications. K2TVA products are rated for 17-22GHz and 27-32Ghz with excellent response in the specified band of application.