Teledyne Paradise Datacom (Paradise), has announced a dual, L- and S-Band solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) for military and commercial satellite command systems.

Both S- and L-Band have been the industry’s choice for ground station positioning and tracking applications, such as GPS and tracking, telemetry and control (TTC).

“Smaller satellites and new deployment technology are reducing satellite launch costs, and the number of satellites in orbit is increasing dramatically. This is increasing the demands on operators performing station keeping and the need for reliable command and control systems,” said Mike Towner, the senior director of sales and marketing at Paradise.

Paradise’s dual band SSPA provides a ‘”two for the price of one” solution that lowers the cost of command and control, has a much smaller footprint in a rugged outdoor-rated enclosure and provides higher reliability compared to traditional klystron power amplifiers.

The dual-band SSPA is available in two power levels:

  • 800 W from the High Power Outdoor SSPA package (HPAS2800GHXXXXXG).
  • 400 W from the Compact Outdoor SSPA enclosure (HPAS2400GCXXXXXG).

Both are available covering sub-band G, from 1.75 to 2.12 GHz.

The enhanced reliability and ease-of-use of the dual-band SSPA enables ground station operators to support command and control facilities with non- or semi-technical staff. Modular solid-state amplifiers with n+1 redundancy even make it possible to use unmanned or remotely manned uplinks.

Paradise will be discussing the dual-band SSPA at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington, D.C., March 9–12 (booth #708).

Paradise is part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics group.