SLOGAN is an international research project co-funded from EU 7th Framework Programme funds. The project Space Qualification of High-Power SSPA based on GaN technology (SLOGAN) aims at designing, developing, implementing a GaN SSPA Engineering Qualification Model (EQM) for the next generation of Galileo satellites.
The development of SLOGAN project will allow not only to show the feasibility of implementing a high output power GaN SSPA for Galileo application, but also will open the door to a wide variety of applications, such as radio broadcasting, Tx/Rx modules of Earth Observation space and airborne radars, where GaN technology, with its increased power and mass efficiency, promises a clear advantage over current solutions.
SLOGAN project will implement a GaN SSPA EQM for the next generation of Galileo Satellites.
SLOGAN project will evaluate and apply the potentiality of GaN based technologies provided by UMS foundry. This technology offers high output power levels with high efficiency.
The GaN SSPA will be tested and space qualified in order to have a potential recurring product ready to replace current TWTAs in Galileo payloads.