Radios and Transmitters — with GaN-on-Diamond Technology
The Akash Cubesat Radios combine an X-band or Ka-band transmitter with an S-band receiver into a compact form factor perfect for small satellites looking for high data rates. The cubesat’s software defined radio (SDR) provides optimum flexibility, including the ability to adjust modulation in-flight.
At the core of the Akash Cubesat Radio is our proprietary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond MMIC Power Amplifier designed for exceptional thermal and RF performance. Akash’s amplifiers are ideally suited for space-based communications systems requiring high efficiency, high data rates, and demanding SWAP requirements.
The Akash Cubesat Radios are designed for maximum compatibility with existing satellite designs and ground station infrastructure. Customization is possible – please inquire.
CUBESAT RADIO DESIGNS
|Product||Expected Data Rates*||Downlink Frequency Bands||Bandwidth||RF Output||DC Power Consumption||Dimensions||Availability|
|X/S Cubesat Radio||400 Mbps||8.0-8.5 GHz||100 MHz||1-5 W||25W||~ 1/2 U||Q4 2019|
|Ka/S Cubesat Radio||2 Gbps||25.5-27 GHz||600 MHz||1-5 W||35W||<1 U||Q2 2020|
|Product||Expected Data Rates*||Downlink Frequency Bands||Bandwidth||RF Output||DC Power Consumption||Dimensions|
|Deluxe X/S Radio||1.5 Gbps||8.0-8.5 GHz||up to 500 MHz||5W||35W||<1 U|
|Deluxe Ka-band Transmitter||5-14 Gbps||25.5-27 GHz||up to 1.2 GHz||10-20W||80-160W||up to 30 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm|
*Data rates dependent on satellite antenna, ground station properties, elevation angle, atmospheric losses, bandwidth, etc
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