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Astrium

EARTH OBSERVATION, NAVIGATION & SCIENCE

Q-Band source

Q Band Frequency sources based on Whispering Gallery Mode DRO.Q-Band source

Features / technical details


• Used for the Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) integrated on:


  • Noaa N and N prime
  • METOP 1, 2 and 3

• Used for 4 Receiver Down Converters operating at 89, 157, 183.311 and 190.311GHz.

• Internal redundancy of active constituents.

• Dielectric Resonating Oscillator (Whispering Gallery Mode), Power Amplifier, Frequency doubler.

• Operating frequency: 40 to 48 GHz

• Operating temperature: 0º to 45ºC

• Mass: 270 g.

• Footprint:116.6x70.5x22.3mm

Reference customers

• Eumetsat

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