MMIC based modules for commercial satellite application

Comparini, M.C. ; Farilla, P. ; Feudale, M. ; Suriani, A. (1997) MMIC based modules for commercial satellite application. In: Gallium Arsenide Applications Symposium. GAAS 1997, 3-5 September 1997, Bologna, Italy.
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In the last years the satellite applications see a strong increase in the space hardware dem.tnds mainly for commercial communication services like Fixed Service (FSS), Broadcasting Service (BSS) and Mobile Service (MSS). The design of radiolrequency, microwave and millimeter wave equipment and electoiiics has been deeply modified in order to allow the space companies to compete in the commercial market keeping high equipment performances but at low recurring costs and with very short lead-times. The paper will focus the design and development of a set of building blocks and functions using MM1C technology for on-board satellite application. Basic building blocks, like MMIC low noise amplifier, medium power amplifier, variable gain amplifier, flatness corrector, are used in different integrated functions including LNA, Front End, Receiver, downconverter and channel amplifiers. A short highlight of each function will be provided together with some details on the MM1C performances and hybrid technology.

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Comparini, M.C.
Farilla, P.
Feudale, M.
Suriani, A.
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