KRYTAR, Inc., a leader in the design and production of ultra-broadband microwave components and test equipment announces a new 180 degree hybrid coupler specifically designed for space applications operating over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 1.0 to 26.5 GHz. Hybrid couplers perform many functions, including splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and antenna beam-forming networks used in a wide range of applications. KRYTAR’s hybrid coupler is uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required.
KRYTAR specializes in the design and manufacturing of ultra-broadband, high-performance microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military space applications. These unique couplers undergo additional reliability and quality assurance inspections during all phases of assembly and electrical evaluation. KRYTAR’s successful space-application heritage offers distinct qualities including: innovative products; quick-reaction capability; design responsiveness; flexibility; fast production turn-around; and close partnerships with customers.
KRYTAR’s new hybrid coupler, Model 4010265SQ, adds to the Company’s growing family of space-qualified hybrid couplers by offering superior performance covering the microwave frequency bands from L through K-Band. KRYTAR’s technological advances provide excellent operating performance of this new stripline design unit. Model 4010265SQ offers superior performance ratings including Coupling of 3 dB, Amplitude Imbalance is ±1.0 dB (1-20 GHz) and ±1.5 dB (20-26.5 GHz); Phase Imbalance is ±16 Degrees; Isolation is >15 dB; Maximum VSWR: 1.8 (1-20 GHz) and 1.95 (20-26.5 GHz); and Insertion Loss of 3.0 dB (1-20 GHz) and 3.6 dB (20-26.5 GHz).
Input Power Rating is 20 W average and 3 kW peak. The hybrid coupler comes with four industry-standard SMA Female Connectors. The compact package measures just 4.04 inches (L) x 1.35 inches (W) x 0.52 inches (H) and weighs just 4.6 ounces.