The MOSAR project has been co-financed by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2013-2016 with file number TSI-100101-2013-62
Partners: TTI (líder), Carbures Defense
The objective of this project is to develop a prototype of a radio frequency (RF) Transmitter / Receiver (T / R) module, in X-band, for use in a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system shipped in satellite for space applications of Earth Observation.
The most notable technological innovation of the prototype to be developed is the use of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology in the amplifier modules that will be used in the transmitter. Given the extraordinary characteristics of the GaN technology, it is intended to develop a compact solution, with a small size and optimal consumption, that will allow improving the performance and quality of SAR systems. Reducing the size, weight and power consumption of radio frequency (RF) fronts is especially relevant in systems shipped in satellite.