Rakon releases Hi-Rel Space Master Reference Oscillator equipment with 100ppb stability over 20 years.
Rakon 17 November 2022
The Hi-Rel Space MRO (Master Reference Oscillator) equipment is specially designed for GEO telecommunication satellites where precision, frequency stability and ultra-low phase noise are crucial. It achieves a long-term frequency stability down to ±100 ppb over the 20 years of lifetime. Output frequencies are available from 5 to 200 MHz and the MRO can easily be connected to a Master Local Oscillator to create a Frequency Generation Unit. The output level can be adjusted per port.
The equipment is based on 3:1 redundancy architecture, single point failure free and offers 99.99% reliability.
The current baseline includes an integrated DC/DC converter which allows the clock to be powered directly from the primary satellite bus, an ON & OFF TM/TC and one block of 8 outputs @ 10 or 100 MHz. Custom solutions are available on request, including synchronisation to a 1PPS signal, different stability class oscillators, digital electronic frequency control, or additional outputs.
For more information, please contact Laurent Elzear, Business Development Manager – Space solutions.