A range of new Ka band TX/RX components has been launched by Elite Antennas to complement its existing Ka RX-only feed chain designs.
The new components include a wide band TX/RX polariser, OMT and feed operating over the full operating band 17 – 22 GHz, 27 – 31 GHz. Ka satcom receive/transmit polarisers are required when the antenna is to operate with circular polarisation simultaneously at the receive and transmit frequencies which are widely separated, as in the case of the Ka satcom band.
Elite also provides polarisers for circular polarisation for specific portions of the band. If improved performance is required over a specific portion of the band, additional tuning can be added. The company has also designed a full band TX/RX OMT and feed to match its range of high quality reflectors in diameters from 0.9 to 4.5m diameter.
The feed chain components are said to be suitable for many other prime focus and offset reflectors available in the market, dependent on the f/D required of the reflector. If variations on these items are required for a customer’s project, Elite stated that it will be happy to offer its design and engineering services. The company said that it offers a fast, flexible range of solutions to meet the vast majority of prime focus applications.