Operating within the 8.0–12.0 GHz frequency range, X-Band radar systems have proved vital across various industries, including meteorology, air traffic control, defense, and maritime services. Their exceptional resolution and accuracy make them indispensable in our technology-driven world.
In this tech brief, ERZIA reviews the main technical points that make a COTS Microwave Modular Amplifier suitable for NewSpace missions, and takes a closer look at the changes or modifications that might be recommended, depending on the type of mission. ERZIA also includes a summary of their COTS used in NewSpace missions.
In this white paper, ERZIA will focus on the Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (ACPR) method which measures amplifier behavior under a specific modulated input signal, which gives a clear indication of amplifier performance for a given application. We then compare this with classical RF parameters of the amplifier.
The line up of ERZIA suspended substrate filters provide low insertion losses, sharp edges and high out of band rejections in small form factors in microwave (mw) and millimeter (mm) wave frequency ranges.