SpacePath receives contract for tropospheric scatter amplifiers

SpacePath receives contract for tropospheric scatter amplifiers

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

SpacePath Communications, a dedicated, European-based SATCOM amplifier manufacturer and equipment supplier, has been awarded an order by a major, international defence organisation for its tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) amplifiers.

Allowing long-range, point-to-point communications, troposcatter systems provide mobile, microwave communication beyond the horizon when tactical SATCOM-based command/control information is unavailable. The tropospheric scatter amplifiers are to be supplied for Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS) transportable communication systems.

SpacePath’s 1-kW troposcatter amplifiers feature best-in-class size, weight and performance (SWaP) and a universal mounting design compatible with all antenna systems. At less than 50kg and with a compact form factor, the amplifiers deliver extremely high-power density with a frequency range of 4.4 to 5.0 GHz. They additionally feature built-in redundancy switching, Automatic Level Control (ALC) and full Ethernet, serial and/or analogue Interfaces. 

Colin Bolton, director of business development, SpacePath Communications, said: “This latest order reinforces SpacePath’s position as a supplier of choice for mission-critical connectivity. By leveraging our design expertise our customers also benefit from in-built commonality in command/control across troposcatter applications and satellite uplink communications.”

The compact size and high thermal efficiency of the tropospheric scatter amplifiers results in overall system size and cost reduction — making them ideally suited to mobile and fixed applications.

SpacePath’s high performance uplink amplifiers cover all mission-critical segments including satellite newsgathering (DSNG), flyaway or truck-based systems, fixed-earth stations and military satellite communications.


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