SPACE-QUALIFIED HI-REL COMPONENTS
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MD has been providing oscillators to the space industry since 2004. MD’s space qualified RF
components are designed and manufactured under the most stringent controls in order to meet and
exceed demanding environmental conditions. MD performs assembly, testing, screening and
qualification testing for microwave components and subsystems according to different classes and
levels of military and aerospace agencies specifications.
- Models: Free Running Oscillators, Phase-Locked Oscillators, Amplifiers, & Up/Down Converters
- Hermetically sealed metal packaging
- The phase-locked oscillator features a radiation tolerant PLL with 100 k rad total dose
- 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
AURA SATELLITE PROJECT
On July 15, 2004 the AURA (EOS CH-1) satellite launched into orbit as part of NASA’s multinational research project to study ozone, air quality and climate. AURA is part of NASA’s long-term research program, the Earth Observing System (EOS) Mission, designed for long-term observations of the Earth’s atmosphere, land surface, biosphere and oceans. The EOS AURA is designed to use four instruments to study ozone layer recovery, tropospheric pollutants and quantitative impacts of constituents on climate change. Learn more about the EOS Mission.
Microwave Dynamics supplied space qualified microwave oscillators (PLO-2000 series) at varying frequencies (10.7 GHz, 14.95 GHz and 15.96 GHz) to support one of the four measuring instruments, the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS). MLS was spearheaded by JPL and is used to measure radiation in the GHz and THz frequency ranges (millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths) to remotely sense vertical profiles of gases, temperature, pressure, and cloud ice.
For more information visit NASA’s website http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION ON AURA SATELLITE:
AURA Brochure http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/Aura_Brochure.pdf
AURA Discoveries http://mls.jpl.nasa.gov/docs/aura_discoveries.pdf
A-Train Fact Sheet http://aqua.nasa.gov/doc/pubs/A-Train_Fact_sheet.pdf
AURA Latest Science http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/index.html
AURA Validation Data Center http://avdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Microwave Limb Sounder http://mls.jpl.nasa.gov