Space Micro’s expanding RF product line includes SGLS/STDN Transponders/Transceivers, X/Ku/ Ka-Band Transmitters and various other custom RF and power amplifier products. These units feature software defined architecture with parts program levels available up to NASA level 1/Military Class S. The μSTDN-100 (STDN Transponder) successfully launched on both the NASA IRIS and LADEE missions and has been recently selected for another deep space mission. Our high data rate μKaTX-300 (Ka-Band Transmitter), is also in production on two different programs.
Space Micro’s uSGLS-100 Transponder, very similar to the uSTDN-100 architecturally, provides critical telemetry, tracking and command links between AFSCN ground stations and military satellites. The receiver/detector section detects and locks to the uplink signal, demodulates the telecommand signal, and outputs command data and bit timing. The transmitter section receives data from the C&DH unit, encodes and modulates it on an internal subcarrier or directly on the carrier. Ranging/coherency are standard on the uSGLS-100. The transmitter data rates go up to 5 Mbps