WORK Microwave has a new partnership with SAIT to provide downlinks for smallsat applications.
Recently, the companies completed a successful communication transmission test between WORK Microwave’s industry-leading AR-80 wideband demodulator and SAIT’s space qualified transceiver, which proved their combined solution is ready to power space, commercial, government, and science missions.
SAIT’s transmitter portfolio supports everything from small to large satellites as well as deep space spacecraft and offers up to 10 years of life. According to the firm, their downlink transmitters feature the industry’s highest throughput, state-of-the-art adaptive error correction coding and modulation, flexible interface options, and small size, weight, and power.
Seamless integration between SAIT’s space transceiver and WORK Microwave’s AR-80 wideband demodulator ensures that satellite downlink operations run smoothly. WORK Microwave’s AR-80 demodulator offers an unparalleled high performance at one of the industry’s lowest price points for specialized satellite downlink receivers.
Andrew Kuzmenko, CTO at SAIT, noted that performance is an important metric of satellite communications equipment, especially for space missions. Teaming with WORK Microwave, the company is able to provide an extremely powerful and reliable solution for space-born missions and satellite Earth Observation.
Joerg Rockstroh, Director of Digital Products at WORK Microwave stated that, from a technology perspective, SAIT and WORK Microwave are compatible, each bringing distinct expertise to the satellite communications domai. WORK’s AR-80 demodulator supports SAIT with efficient downlinks from their cubesat transmitters, featuring 1+Gbps throughput to address the needs of mission customers.