Codan's High power Block Up Converter (HBUC) systems offer a wide range of distinctive advantages and enhanced features for satellite communicationss systems based in remote or challenging geographic regions.
The High power BUC systems are based on Codan's Low power Block Up Converter LBUC) driving a Codan high power solid state power amplifier (SSPA). The SSPA is available with 120 Watts of RF output power.
The High power BUC systems are designed and tested to meet their performance specifications over an ambient temperature range of -40°C to +55°C and up to 100% relative humidity, ensuring long-term survival in extreme conditions. Field experience for Codan BUCs shows that MTBFs of greater than 100,000 hours can be expected.
RF performance is superior particularly: intermodulation performance, gain stability over temperature and flatness across the IF band. The BUC systems also boast industry leading spurious and harmonics specifications. Guaranteed RF performance ensures expensive system link margins do not have to be used to cope with RF transceiver variations.
Codan's High power BUC systems all feature low power consumption and low temperature rise, ensuring internal components do not suffer undue stress.
The LBUC modules are powered via the transmit IF cable, and teh SSPAs are AC mains powered.
The BUCs and SSPAs are completely protected from the elements without external user controls. All modules are fully sealed and pressure tested to 34 kPa (5 psi).
Codan Quality and Service
The LBUC and SSPA modules are built and tested in Codan's ISO9001 quality certified manufacturing facility, and undergo 100% burn in and performance monitoring over the temperature range specified
Codan's fully trained staff and agents provide in-factory and in-country training services and complete installation and on-site assistance. This service is backed up by a 24 hour customer service line and a warranty of three years on manufacturing, design or component defects.
Enhanced monitor and control
All operating functions can be controlled and monitored via the serial Monitor & Control (M&C) facilities.
The operating configuration is stored in EEPROM to ensure the set-up parameters are restored in the event of a power failure.
The LBUCs have universal interface compatibility and are capable of oeparting with dumb terminals and laptops/PCs emulating terminals.
Codan provides the optional Hand-held Controller 6560 for easy set up of the LBUCs.
The user has the choice of an FSK based M&C interface, which is fed via the transmit IF cable for use with intelligent modems or separate RS232 or RS422/RS485 interfaces.
Multiple M&C protocols are provided to enable integration into a number of network management systems.
The user-friendly, PC-based SSPA manager is provided for operator control and monitoring of the SSPA.