Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) Connectors for Space Applications
This paper presents a newly developed SMA-like connector for High Power Space applications that can withstand more than 1500 Watts in the P- and L-Band for a pulsed signal of 2% duty-cycle. This implies an improvement of 50 per cent compared to other powerful connectors such as TNC while the mass is reduced by more than 60 per cent with respect to a TNC connector. In the L-band a 7th order PIM power of less than -140dBm has been measured for input powers of 47dBm per carrier. The frequency range is 0 – 19 GHz, the insertion loss <0.1 dB (typical <0.05 dB), and the VSWR <1.1 in the full range.
Record created on 2011-07-06, modified on 2016-08-09