Rugged rotary joint for satellite-on-the-move communications introduced by Link Microtek

BASINGSTOKE, England, 27 July 2015. Link Microtek Ltd UK in Basingstoke, England, is introducing the AM28CORJD RF and microwave miniature dual-channel rotary joint designed to save space in antennas for military and commercial Ka-band satellite-on-the-move communications.

Jul 27th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

BASINGSTOKE, England, 27 July 2015. Link Microtek Ltd UK in Basingstoke, England, is introducing the AM28CORJD RF and microwave miniature dual-channel rotary joint designed to save space in antennas for military and commercial Ka-band satellite-on-the-move communications.

With its high-power transmit channel implemented in a right-angle WR28 waveguide on the fixed (input) side and a female K-type coaxial connector on the rotating (output) side, the AM28CORJD rotary joint measures 31.75 by 74.68 millimeters, excluding the 50-millimeter-diameter UBR320 standard bulkhead flange.

The central transmit channel covers Ka-band frequencies from 29 to 31 GHz and delivers microwave performance, with a maximum power rating of 40 Watts continuous wave, a typical insertion loss of 0.6dB and a maximum voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of 1.25:1.

The L-band receive channel uses two female SMA coaxial connectors and operates over DC to 2.15 GHz. It offers a microwave power rating of 1 Watt continuous wave, a maximum DC current rating of 0.5 amps, an insertion loss of 0.25dB, and a typical VSWR of 1.5:1.

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Designed and manufactured at Link Microtek's premises in Basingstoke, England, this rotary joint is fabricated from lightweight aluminum with an Iridite finish, and its performance under extreme environmental conditions either meets or exceeds the requirements of MIL-STD-810G.

For more information contact Link Microtek online at www.linkmicrotek.com.

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