We manufacture a broad range of electromechanical waveguide and coaxial switches, which form a critical part of communications satellite payloads. Our switches perform two main functions: they route signals to the appropriate piece of equipment on a satellite and connect back-up equipment in the event of a primary system failure.
All our waveguide and coaxial switches are designed and manufactured specifically for space environments using sophisticated statistical analysis and contamination control processes for successful volume production. As a result of our quality and performance success we have more switches in orbit than all other suppliers combined.
We also produce high-performance ferrite switches (S-band to Ka-band) to provide functions such as receiver protection, antenna routing, beam forming and redundancy switching. Key characteristics include low insertion loss and small size and mass. Ferrite-based switches can be used to implement numerous elements of Radio Frequency (RF) front-end subsystems – including duplexers, switch matrices, receiver protection, beam-forming networks and redundancy switching – on earth-observation and telecommunications satellites.
*Coax and Waveguide (WG) switches