C-Band Optical Uplink

Our Sat-Light C-Band fibre optic Interfacility Links (IFL) transmit and receive uplink signals in the 5.8─6.8 GHz range between antennas and control rooms or NOCs. Our IFLs offer a high... Read full description

SKU: GL952CU

Categories: RF over fibre and fibre to the home

Description

Our Sat-Light C-Band fibre optic Interfacility Links (IFL) transmit and receive uplink signals in the 5.8─6.8 GHz range between antennas and control rooms or NOCs. Our IFLs offer a high performance alternative to conventional coaxial-cabled systems, reducing the need for wave-guide and minimizing signal attenuation.

The Sat-Light IFLs function as a transparent link, transmitting all satellite modulation formats carrying an entire polarization on each link.

System limitations in using coaxial cable are overcome by the simplicity and performance of fibre optic connections to provide the highest levels in signal quality. We achieve this by using state of the art lasers to provide high efficiency, low noise analog links.

A typical C-Band link consists of an optical transmitter that receives the RF signal, transmits it over a single mode fibre (RFoF) to an optical receiver and reconverts the optical signal to RF. Our advanced fibre optic technology reduces the attenuation, slope, phase shift, and group delay maintaining extremely low levels over distances of up to 15 kilometers.

The C-Band's link cost effective high performance lasers produce negligible chirp and optical distortion, which is critical for long distance links. The EAM monolithic design, versus connectorized component electro-optics, assures high performance along with excellent reliability. The links are provided with test ports, status and fault LEDs, and gain controls.

Features:

  • Optimized for professional satellite applications
  • Wide dynamic range
  • 15km transmission distance
  • Transmitter and receiver gain control
  • Front panel test port
  • Powerful monitoring features
  • Compatible with all 1st generation Sat-Light products

C-Band Optical Uplink specifications

RF Specification Value
Frequency Range - Bandwidth 5.8─6.8GHz
Amplitude Response @ Unity Gain ±0.75
Noise Figure 28dB
Output IP3 (OIP3) 20dBm
Input Signal Range - Total Power -5 to -20dBm
RF Output Signal Range - Total Power -5 to -20dBm
Optical Specifications
Optical Budget / Distance 1310nm 1550nm 3dB / 15km


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