Space qualified Passive RF & Microwave products have been designed and manufactured in Dundee since 1993 and supplied to customers on every continent. Originally based on a core expertise in Ferrite Isolators & Circulators the capability and product range has expanded over the years to include Couplers, Loads & Terminations and products operating to over 52 GHz.
Since Smiths Interconnect’s first flight model was delivered in 1994 over 160,000 FMs have been delivered to some 33 customers and have been/will be used aboard an estimated 774 payloads across the spectrum of terrestrial orbiting applications (LEO, MEO & GEO) including GNSS, broadcast services, telecommunications, earth observation; defence and security, resource planning and disaster management and interplanetary/ deep space missions. Details of most of these are included in our Space heritage document and available to select existing and prospective customers. The following table was updated for flight models supplied to 31st December 2016.
The assemblies below are a selection of the applications TRAK has supplied FMs to.
The following are examples of the range of scientific missions that Smiths Interconnect has participated on, and is involved with, engaged in investigating our own and other planets and bodies that make up our solar system.