[eagle] Re: Another idea on phased array configuration

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 05:50:01 PDT 2007


The Hittites were interesting,  they had potential, but they are not 
really efficient enough.  We will find better parts.

Bob




Louis McFadin wrote:
> For 43 of the Hittite devices it would take 132 w to deliver 43w of RF.  
> This doesn't count the circuitry needed to drive the finals or other 
> spacecraft requirements.
> This will also present a huge thermal problem with the need to dump 
> around 100w of heat on the top of the spacecraft.
> At least 250w of solar capacity would be needed to support this based on 
> current requirements.
> 
> 
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