Mission Microwave Ramps Production of Ka-band SSPAs
Mission Microwave Technologies, a manufacturer of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Up Converters (BUCs), announced it is has completed the initial delivery and acceptance testing of its 200 watt Ka-Band (30 GHz) Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based products for a U.S. based technology integrator.
Mission Microwave is providing individual amplifiers and redundant systems based on its Titan Ka-Band BUC and delivering both Ku-band and Ka-band systems in support of mobile satcom deployable systems. The 200 watt Ka-band Titan BUC produces more than 100 watts of linear Radio Frequency (RF) power in a 10 kg package to support mission-critical communications while the Ku band configuration delivers 200 watts of linear Ku-band RF power.
“Our customer needed a very high power Ka-band solution within a very constrained Size, Weight, and Power (SwaP) budget,” said Francis Auricchio, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mission Microwave. “The Titan BUC is less than half the weight of competing products and uses significantly less power while providing the linear performance and reliability needed for mission success.”