Equipment used to power space technology must be lightweight, small, reliable, and resistant to high-shock and vibration, radiation, and harsh/extreme temperatures. An RF system that can withstand the rigors of such a tough environment and maintain performance is a requirement for space flight applications. Deep space flight is when satellites or other equipment are outside of Earth’s orbit.
At the same time, technology providers are working on advanced designs that accommodate extremely restricted space constraints and producing spaceflight connectors that successfully operate up to 70 GHz. These cables are necessary interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules, and enclosure panels.
The SiO2 semi-rigid cable assemblies are used in applications demanding the ultimate in phase tracking performance and extreme environments. For space missions where a cable will be external to the spacecraft, SiO2 is the most radiation resistant and can withstand the radiation levels of space.
PhaseTrack® cable assemblies are designed for applications demanding minimal phase change over temperature. All PhaseTrack cables use a proprietary TF4™ dielectric that does not have the abrupt shift in the phase that occurs with solid- or tape-wrapped PTFE-based products under normal room ambient temperature conditions.
MaxGain Assemblies are high-performance, ultra-low loss microwave coaxial cables. Built with our unique spiral outer conductor technology, this light-weight cable is a reliable, high frequency interconnect solution.
InstaBend PhaseStable Assemblies are low-loss, highly flexible, foam-core micro coaxial cables, eliminating the PTFE change phase occurring around 19 ºC. Originally designed for space satellite programs, this high-performance cable has the same triple-shield construction as our popular SF®, SFT®, SilverLine®, and MilTtech® cables.
InstaBend Space Assemblies are flexible, coaxial microwave assemblies designed for interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules and enclosure panels. The cable can be bent very closely behind the connector, simplifying cable routing.
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