We are pleased to announce a new project under the Technology Development Element (TDE) programme, the kick-off meeting took place on Wednesday. In the “Technological Building Blocks For Future Modular Navigation Payloads” project for European Space Agency, we are responsible for designing and manufacturing High-efficiency Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) and Conditioning circuitry.
The objective of this project is to design and develop a breadboard of a building block for future modular navigation payloads based on a high level of integrations of the antenna and active RF functions, consisting of the antenna element, diplexer/filter, and solid-state power amplifier. This module will be adaptable so its design can be used for different navigation payload concepts and architectures for several mission orbits (e.g. LEO, MEO, IGSO, GEO) with different field-of-view as well as different power levels.