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S-band Transmitter

The low power consumption PULSAR-STX solution operates at amateur and commercial bands respectively and is user programmable within bands. This solution has low power requirements with < 5 W (for maximum RF power output) and is powered from unregulated battery bus or regulated 5V.

The transmitter implements QPSK modulation with transmission data rates of up to 2 Mbps. It utilises an open network encoding scheme based on the IntelSAT IESS-308 specification which allows this product to be used with low-cost commercial satellite receivers. The transmitter is ideal for space missions where a high data rate downlink is required. The PULSAR-STX solutions have been tried, tested and trusted on an array of on orbit missions proving to be not only reliable but efficient. The PULSAR-STX was part
of the UKube-1 mission, the UK Space Agency’s first national spacecraft. These transmitters are compatible with our S-Band Patch Antenna. These solutions are supplied with user manuals, flight boards and STEP files for seemless system integration.

  • Low power consumption
  • Total power consumption < 5 W (for maximum RF power output)
  • Powered from unregulated battery bus or regulated 5V
  • Transmission data rates up to 2 Mbps
  • With Full, ½, ¼ and ⅛ rate modes
  • Support for commercial (2.2 – 2.3 GHz) and amateur (2.4– 2.45 GHz) bands
  • User programmable within bands
  • Industry standard encoding and modulation techniques
  • Compatible with low-cost commercial demodulators
  • Based on IntelSAT IESS-308
  • QPSK or OQPSK
  • Transmit output power from 24 dBm to 30 dBm, adjustable in 2 dB steps
  • Compatible with our S-Band Patch Antenna
  • A range of high-performance PULSAR antennas available
  • Supports both amateur and commercial bands
  • Compatible with all AAC Clyde Space Zaphod Structures”

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