The PDT-50 series X-Band Transmitter Suite is a high performance payload data transmitter designed to provide high bandwidth and high speed data downlink of up to 50Mbps. The unique 8-patch antenna design offers high mission flexibility and robustness in data transmission. With complete ground coverage, any of the 8 antennas can be used as a downlink to the ground stations. The PDT-50 Transmitter Suite consists of 8 selectable patch antennas with individual Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) modules, as well as 2 RF transmission chains for increased redundancy and communication coverage.

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Last updated: 2018-04-18

PDT-50 X-Band Transmitter Suite


antenna type
patch antenna
beam width horizontal
-22.5 — 22.5 deg
beam width elevation
90 deg
0.1 kg, 2.75 kg
56 mm, 201 mm
56 mm, 183 mm
5.6 mm, 30 mm
radiation tolerance
10 krad
operating temperature
-20 — 70 C
8025 — 8400 MHz
50 MHz
data rate
50 Mb/s
transmit power
38.5 dBm
56 W
28 V




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