Mission Microwave Receives Orders for BUCs for SATCOM Applications

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a maker of efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs) reported that it received substantial orders and design wins from top-tier system integrators in both government and commercial satellite communications.

Significant customer wins include applications for Ku Band BUCs across the range of 25 to 400 watts. Mobile terminals, including mounted vehicular terminals that are part of a nationwide first responder network using these Ku-Band BUCs. Other customer wins include system integrators of flat panel antennas and lightweight, deployable network terminals.

“Since Mission Microwave was founded over four years ago, we have made steady progress winning the confidence and contracts of the leading suppliers of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) terminals for use in ground, air, and maritime services. We can foresee building on this solid foundation of customer validation to expand the presence and availability of products to more markets segments that benefit from our products’ superior performance and remarkable benefits in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP),” said Francis Auricchio, president and CEO of Mission Microwave.

Recently, two major suppliers of maritime terminals announced new high throughput 10-Watt terminals compatible with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network that use Mission Microwave products. Other recent Ka-Band wins include high power BUCs for large gateway terminals for use in wideband global satellite networks.

Mr. Auricchio also commented, “The satellite terminal market in X, Ku, and Ka-Bands increasingly demands the reliability of SSPAs to replace tube amplifiers across the entire range of mobile, fixed, and transportable satellite terminals. Mission Microwave has proven its technology and ability to deliver and support the ground terminal market as it continues to expand in support of increased in-orbit capacity across a variety of global satellite network architectures.”