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Sandia National Laboratories, with its in-house RF and microwave development capabilities, has designed, fabricated, tested, and integrated a multitude of microwave subsystems to support various synthetic aperture radar programs. Below are several examples of hardware developed at Sandia National Laboratories. Various component realizations and levels of miniaturization are illustrated.

Ku synthetic aperture radar RF Upconverter
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Fully integrated and miniaturized stable local oscillator (STALO), RF upconverter, and dual-channel receiver for Ku-Band (15 GHz) synthetic aperture radar. This RF subassembly illustrates surface-mount hybrid microcircuit (HMC) packaging technology.

 

Ku-Band (12.7 GHz) frequency upconverter in a 6U-VME form factor for next-generation modular SAR. The module employs surface mount component technology with microstrip circuitry realized on Rogers TMM® substrate.

Ku synthetic aperture radar RF Upconverter
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4 GHz synthetic aperture radar IF receiver
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4 GHz IF receiver with dual conversion and quadrature video demodulation for modular SAR systems. The module employs surface mount component technology with microstrip circuitry realized on standard low-cost FR4 substrate.

 

Ka-band (35 GHz) dual-channel front end microwave assembly.

Ka synthetic aperture radar front end
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