From sensor data on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to internet connectivity for passengers and crew on commercial aircraft, high data rate satellite communications is becoming a necessity for a wide range of airborne applications. These high data rate satcom terminals require compact, lightweight, efficient and robust amplifiers in order to meet user needs.
Comtech Xicom Technology has developed and DO-160 certified both SSPAs and Block Upconverters (BUCs) for in-cabin ARINC-type and out-of-skin hermetic configurations. The very high efficiency technology and advanced packaging techniques used enabled industry-leading power density products that meet the tough environments of airborne applications.
Over the last decade, Comtech Xicom has also developed extensive airborne traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) capabilities to become a leading supplier of high power, millimeterwave airborne power amplifiers, including those for challenging strategic military environments.
Xicom’s strong product technology, mechanical engineering, and high quality manufacturing combine to enable us to create optimized custom solutions for customers with challenging airborne requirements.