Home >> News: March 9th, 2020 >> Story
Satnews Daily
March 9th, 2020

Mission Microwave's New Ka-Band Products Debut at DC Show

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC. introduces new Ka-band high power products at the SATELLITE 2020 industry event in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. in session now. The company is exhibiting its complete product line of high power X-, Ku- and Ka-band amplifiers and BUCs and has examples of terminal designs from key industry partners on display in the Mission Microwave booth.

Mission Microwave has produced a family of wide-band Ka-band SSPAs to support LEO, MEO or GEO constellations from a single gateway station. Offered in commercial models within the range of up to 27 GHz to 30 GHz, these GaN based SSPAs are designed to be form, fit and function drop in replacements for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) commonly used on gateway ground stations. These new products reflect information obtained from the deployment of Mission’s existing product lines in mobile Ku- and Ka-Band BUC deployments for commercial and Government SATCOM terminals.

Mission Microwave’s 400 Watt Ka-Band MOAB SSPA/BUC.

The new Ka-band version of Mission’s SSPA/BUC platform is on display in Mission booth #1524 at the 2020 Satellite show along with the company’s signature Stinger, Javelin and Titan model BUCs that have already captured a leading position in the SATCOM terminal industry.

Mission Microwave products are also on display in more than a dozen stands across the venue.

Mission Microwave’s President and CEO, Francis Auricchio, stated that customers have long been demanding high power SSPAs to replace TWT Amplifiers. The company's latest amplifier is the most advanced GaN SSPA on the market and can provide up to 166 watts of linear power in a multi-carrier environment and over 200 watts of linear power for a single carrier; providing an effective replacement for a 500 watt TWTA. The amplifier is designed for outdoor mounting and sustained operation at 60 degrees C. The Mission Microwave team and the initial customers for this product have been very excited by the prospect of replacing their TWTA amplifier deployments with more reliable and efficient SSPAs.