Microwave Dynamics Space Qualified DRO


Microwave Dynamics has been providing oscillators to the space industry since 2004. Microwave Dynamic’s space heritage includes the Aura Satellite, H-IIB, and the MetOP-SG Study Program.

Microwave Dynamics performs assembly, testing, screening and qualification testing for free-running DRO’s according to different classes and levels of military and aerospace agencies’ specifications. Microwave Dynamics is certified under the new AS9100 Rev. D quality management system.


  • Hermetically sealed Kovar Packaging (1.90” x 1.00” x 0.80”)
  • 100K RAD-HARD
  • Full element of evaluation and device-level environmental screening, MIL-PRF/DTL, ESA and NASA
  • According to different classes and levels of military and aerospace agencies requirements MIL-PRF-38534, ASA, ESA, JAXA, ISRO, CNSA and RFSA.
  • Part selection program complies with NPLS, ESA, JAXA and EEE “QML & OML” regulations


Model Number DRO-1080-XX.XX (Hermetic Seal); DRO-1087-XX.XX (Hermetic Seal & RAD-HARD Parts)
Single Frequency 1.00 to 36.00 GHz (XX.XX of model number is frequency in GHz)
Power Output +13 dBm; higher power optional
Load VSWR 2.0 : 1.0 Max
Harmonics -25 dBc, TYP
Spurious -85 dBc
Phase Noise -90 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz, TYP
Frequency Stability 2.5 ppm/ºC
Pushing 10 ppm/V
Pulling +/- 30 ppm @ 1.75:1 (VSWR)
Operating Temperature -40ºC to +85ºC standard
Modulation Bandwidth 2 MHz (V-tune port)
Tuning Range +/- 2.0 MHz, TYP
Tuning Voltage (at Fo) 0-12 V (optional)
Supply Voltage +8 VDC min @90mA, TYP
Environmental Specs
          Shock MIL-STD-883, Method 2002, 1,500g
          Acceleration MIL-STD-883, Method 2001, 5,000g
          Vibration MIL-STD-883, Method 2026, 44.2 Grms
Size 1.90″ x 1.00″ x 0.80″


Outline Diagram

Microwave Dynamics Space Qualified DRO Outline Drawing