Space Heritage – Up/Down Converters
Unit Frequency Quantity Features
LNA

L-Band

Ku-Band

700

50

Low Passband Ripple,
35 types
1.1 dB NF

Up/Down
Converters

Ka-C
Ku-UHF
UHF-Ku
Ku-X
X-Ku
Ku-L
L-Ku
4
5
5
12
12
50
50
44 GHz - 5 GHz
Low Passband Ripple
Low Passband Ripple
Low Spurious Signals
Low Spurious Signals
Block Converter
Block Converter
Receiver

C-Band
C-Band
X-Band
C-Band

4
2
2
1
Triple conversion to baseband
CR and T
S-Band Output, NF=1.6 dB
C to S-Band, NF=1.2 dB
SSPA C-Band
4
+34 dBm out, Gain=35 dB
Master
Oscillators,
1 x 3
redundant

10.9 MHz
10.9 MHz
10.0 MHz
10.0 MHz
10.0 MHz
10.0 MHz
3
2
1
2
5
3
Step frequency
Step frequency
1.4 x 10-12/sec stability
Step frequency
Step frequency, 5MHz x 2
Step frequency
CRO/DRO 14.16 GHz
13.17 GHz
2.55 to
3.30 GHz
1.0 to
1.80 GHz
5.0 GHz
14.0 GHz
1.8 GHz

5
5

12

12
50
2
2

PLDRO, 80 MHz reference
Free-running

PLDRO, 25 MHz reference

PLDRO, 25 MHz reference
PLDRO
PLDRO, 10 MHz reference
PLDRO, 10 MHz reference