Summary

The Tethers Unlimited SWIFT-KTX is a Ka-band software defined radio (SDR) transmitter suitable for satcom, smallsats, UAVs and high altitude aircraft.

Key features

  • RF modulation: BPSK / QPSK / OQPSK / 8PSK / 16APSK
  • Forward error correction: LDPC/BCH/Reed Solomon/ Convolutional
  • Interface options: 1x Ethernet, 2x RS-422, 2x LVDS, Spacewire, 1x PPS/clock
  • Antenna ports: 1 TX port Waveguide
  • Waveform/Air interface: CCSDS Standard
  • Encryption: AES-256 up & down, FIPS140-2 Level 1 available
  • Compatible with CryptoSWIFT-T1, KI-55, KI-103
  • A lifetime of at least 3 years, depending upon the orbit

Testing & qualification

  • Environmentally pre-qualified to NASA GEVS schock/vibe
  • Radiation environment: 10Krad TID; Baseband Board tested to 40krad
  • AS9100 Certified

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Last updated: 2022-02-11

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Specs

mass
< 500 g
length
86 mm
width
86 mm
height
40 mm
power
25 W
frequency
Option 1: 24 - 27 GHz
Option 2: 20.2 - 21.2 GHz
modulation
BPSK
QPSK
OQPSK
8PSK
16APSK
forward error correction
LDPC
Reed Solomon
Convolutional Code
BCH
data rate
< 25 Mb/s
rf power
33 dBm
communication standard
CCSDS
frequency stability
< 1.5 ppm

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