Within our Microwave Components business line, we design, develop, and test customer-specific microwave components from 10 to 100 GHz. We are especially experts in the development of ferrite-based components with demanding specifications; switches, circulators, and isolators. Some of our reference projects are presented below.
In the “High-Performance Calibration Switch for Millimetre-Waves” R&D project, Harp Technologies developed Single–Pole, Triple-Throw switches for the W-band (89 GHz). Using ferrite switch technology, a very low loss could be achieved – even below 1 dB over the 4-GHz band (at room temperature). Two different design variants have been developed, one using the fundamental operation mode of the ferrite junction and one using higher-order modes. The proper function of both variants has been successfully demonstrated. The project was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).
In the “W-band Waveguide Switch” R&D project, Harp Technologies is currently developing an Engineering Model (EM) of a waveguide switch for the W-band (83 GHz). Using internal latching ferrite switch technology, low loss and small size can be achieved. The performance of the switch and the endurance for the environmental requirements will be demonstrated in a test campaign. The project is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).