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Smart Savings with Used Uplnk TWTAs – Part 2 – Risks & Rewards

Smart Savings with Used Uplnk TWTAs – Part 2 – Risks & Rewards

In the previous issue of SatcomPost, we looked at the financial savings and performance benefits and applications for employing pre-owned TWTAs. In this Part 2, let’s look at the management of risk. How do you assess the risks in buying a used TWTA? According to manufacturers, TWTAs can operate for 100,000 hours (more than 11 […]

August 21, 2013 | By | 192 Replies More
Smart Savings with Used Uplink TWTAs (Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers)

Smart Savings with Used Uplink TWTAs (Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers)

TWTAs are typically the most cost-effective and reliable solution compared to other earth station HPA (high power amplifier) technologies such as SSPAs and klystrons for applications requiring medium to high power level requirements across a wide bandwidth. Used earth station TWTAs (Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers) can offer very large capital savings (e.g. 50%-plus discount) compared to […]

August 1, 2013 | By | 166 Replies More