Comtech Receives $1.4 Million Contract for Satcom Uplink Subsystems
Comtech Telecommunications announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2017, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, which is part of Comtech’s commercial solutions segment, received a contract for $1.4 million to supply high-power, multi-amplifier subsystems for uplink satellite communications. The system design combines the output power of four 750W Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), providing both high performance and full-time satcom availability to the operator.
“Our customer was looking for the high output power of a klystron amplifier but with the size and weight advantages of TWTAs,” said Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech. “By combining multiple amplifiers, the customer gets both the high power and added redundancy for continuous satcom availability.”