Callisto is proud to share its first video on its Compact Cryogenic LNA.
Callisto has launched a breakthrough lower cost "Compact" cryo-LNA version using a zero-maintenance cryo-cooler. The product has a proven track record in Space Communications and Radioastronomy/VLBI applications, with several units produced for ESA, CNES and Zodiac Data Systems (ZDS).
The compact cryogenic LNA is suitable for remote location with hard weather conditions. This product allows high reliability, better maintainability, high RF performance, reasonable cost, small size and weight, and allows to cope with the higher payload downlink data rate for planned Earth Observation missions for example. The estimation of the MTBF is more than 90,000 hours. That means no maintenance is required with this system for about 10 years. Moreover, the power consumption is low compared to standard cryogenic systems, about 200W. Please see the technical data sheet by clicking here.
Moreover, recently we are able to reach a Noise Temperature of 35K (previously 50K) with our 26GHz (Ka-Band) Compact Cryo LNA. Please see the news by clicking here.