Launching Optimized High-Power Consolidated Millimetre-Wave RF Filters to Space
High power radio frequency (RF) passive components are critical for satellite communications payloads and are required to handle increasingly larger peak/average powers over the entire frequency spectrum in the transmit path of the communication link. For reliability assurance, these high-power RF devices must be proven to be safe and free of high-power related failure phenomena such as multipaction-breakdowns. The industry mainly relies on testing to mitigate system failure.
Since it’s very crucial and challenging to reproduce space conditions in lab, the testing procedure is considerably expensive, time-consuming, and unreliable. The presented work leverages the privileges of using physically-based simulation technology from design through to the manufacturing process of an optimized and consolidated passive RF filter that will be safely launched to space for satellite communication.