Space Communications

There is a need for more data transmission volume and the ability to handle the next generation of launch vehicles. Phase is a crucial parameter for these systems relying on continuous transmission and reception of RF signals with high accuracy and consistent speeds.

Two primary elements can affect a coaxial cable assembly’s phase tracking characteristic: electrical length and temperature. Phased array radars are multi-elements and rely on coaxial cables with the same electrical lengths between the transmitter-receiver and antenna, which poses challenges when matching the cables.

Many different requirements may apply in terms of RF and microwave interconnects used with ground-based satellite dishes, such as high-frequency performance, low-attenuation needs, phase stability, and low-PIM performance. 

Communications Applications

  • Docking Systems 
  • Ground Stations 
  • Mars Rovers 
  • Mobility 
  • Navigation Systems 

Want to know more about cable assemblies for space communications?

If you'd like more information on how coaxial cables are used for communications, or to discuss the specifics of an application with an expert, let us know!

Talk to an Expert
Spaceflight Equipment and Ground Support Brochure