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SpaceNXT™ Ku Series

High Power Waveguide Circulators & Loads

The SpaceNXT™ Ku-Band High Power family of passive waveguide components are part of Smiths Interconnect’s overarching initiative to create a broad range of readily accessible space qualified waveguide Isolators, Circulators, Terminations, transitions, Hybrids and couplers operating in assigned bands from X to V-Band specifically for space applications.

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Applications

Space

  • Satellites GEO and MEO
Space Overview

Features & Benefits

Smiths Interconnect’s SpaceNXT™ product portfolio provides customers with a combination of highly reliable technology and lower cost of ownership that enables operators to overcome potential market entry barriers while enjoying the benefits of an established technology partner.

The SpaceNXT™ Ku-Band High Power family of passive waveguide components are part of Smiths Interconnect’s overarching initiative to create a broad range of readily accessible space qualified waveguide Isolators, Circulators, Terminations, transitions, Hybrids and couplers operating in assigned bands from X to V-Band specifically for space applications.

  • Guaranteed low and stable insertion loss under maximum power:
    • Circulators: 0.11 dB insertion loss with 20 dB minimum Return Loss over -25˚C to +125˚C
    • Loads: 20 dB minimum Return Loss over -25˚C to +135˚C
  • Multipaction and Corona Test Reports available
  • Proven Circulator design tested to 350 Watts CW Power. Unconditionally linear.
  • Proven Load design tested to 267 Watts average CW Power
  • Tested to meet Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) specification to -80 dBi
  • Low Mass – Aluminum Housing with Chromate Finish
  • 40 years of Unrivalled Space Heritage
  • All testing in compliance with generic space qualification flow, incorporating industry standard power and environmental requirements

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