Smiths Interconnect received a contract from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the development of a G-band satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Smiths Interconnect will design a component with a dual band millimeter wave antenna and receivers as part of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 3 (AMSR3). The AMSR3 is designed to receive microwave radiation from the earth and is mounted on the Global Öbserving SATEllit for greenhouse gases and the water cycle (GOSAT-GW).

Artistic rendering of the JAXA GOSAT-GW satellite in orbit.

These microwave radiation measurements will help prevent disasters caused by global warming and climate change, and advance scientific and technological methods that enable more accurate prediction of climate change. The fully integrated antenna and receiver are an integral part of the system that provides the frequency and bandwidth required for the GOSAT-GW mission.

Smiths Interconnect is one of the few companies that has knowledge of both millimeter wave components and subsystems, and has experience of both space applications and antenna system design. The company is uniquely positioned to provide world-class technical support and a reliable, lightweight and compact system solution.

“We are proud to partner with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and to be part of this important satellite mission. Our extensive knowledge in the field of millimeter wave solutions for space applications adapts us perfectly to the current and future needs of our customers, ”he said Ralph DeMarco, Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Smiths Interconnect Inc.