HIGH-PERFORMANCE FREQUENCY CONVERTERS FOR SATCOM

Demanding Conditions

Outstanding Reliability

Industry Leader

ISO 9001 Certification

HIGH FREQUENCY PERFORMANCE CONVERTERS FOR SATCOM

Demanding Conditions
Outstanding Reliability
Industry Leader
ISO 9001 Certification

Orbital Research manufactures high-performance frequency converters and RF components for the satellite communications (SATCOM) industry. Our products – low noise block downconverters (LNBs), block downconverters (BDCs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), space-based frequency converters, bias tees and more – offer the highest quality and reliability, even in the most challenging conditions.

We provide standard and custom SATCOM equipment to customers in military, aeronautical, earth observation, satellite news gathering (SNG), SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) and other satellite industries. And because our frequency converters and components are professionally engineered, hand-tuned and individually tested, we can guarantee high performance.

Introducing the Orbital Wideband Ka LNA

High-performance Ka-band LNA with 4.0 GHz coverage, from 17.2 to 21.2 GHz

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WB Ka LNA

What our customers are saying about us

Lite Coms logo

“We exclusively use Orbital Research LNBs. The performance, packaging, customer support and pricing are the best in the market.”

– Robert Jacobson, CEO, Lite Coms LLC

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“Orbital Research is our first choice when it comes to high performing and reliable LNBs. Their team is extremely knowledgeable and responsive to our needs in both current product support and new product development.”

– Joe Upatham, Director of Engineering, L3 Harris

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“We only trust in your Muxtees for working in our laboratory. Similar products from other manufacturers have been tested and rejected, so you should be very proud of your products.”

– David Presmanes PMP, Production & Supply Chain Manager, Acorde

Explore our frequency converters and RF components

Orbital Research X-MIC LNB

Learn about our C, Ku, Ka, and X-band LNBs. These products offer excellent performance and can be customized to your needs.

Orbital Ku and Ka block down converter (BDC)

Do you want to cover an entire band with a single antenna? Explore our PLL and external reference BDCs for C, Ku, Ka and X-band.

C-Band LNB or LNA

Read about our LNAs for C, Ku, Ka and X-band. Customize noise figure, gain, linearity and more – and discover our new wideband Ka LNA.

Introducing a new line of space-based frequency converters – including a 26 GHz receiver for CubeSats and SmallSats.

Orbital Research Mux Tee

Discover our “System Interface Products (SIPs)” – bias tees, reference oscillators, redundancy modules and power supplies for your system.

Orbital iSWITCH Intelligent Redundancy Controller

We can create custom systems that integrate all the components you need in a single box or rack-mount unit – without a mess of wires.

ISO 9001 certificate

ISO 9001 certification

Our quality management system passed a rigorous audit and fully complies with ISO 9001:2015.

Product overview videos

WHY USE AN ORBITAL MUX/TEE?

ORBITAL X-MIC LNB

ORBITAL 694XA SERIES KA-BAND LNB

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“My most recent purchase of components from Orbital Research wasn’t the first time I purchased devices from the company, but it was the first time I purchased items that were customized for a specific purpose. I found the engineers from Orbital Research to be extremely flexible, responsive, and timely in responding to our unique requirements.” 

  – David Beering, Principal and Owner, Intelligent Designs LLC.

 

What can Orbital LNBs and BDCs do for you?

INCREASE

Reference Accuracy
Signal to Noise
Signal Stability

REDUCE

Phase Noise
Downtime
Unit Weight

INCREASE

Throughput
System Reliability
Network Quality

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Ready to Roket ICT list 2020

Orbital continues to lead SATCOM Innovation

We are a Canadian industry leader in high-performance frequency conversion products in SATCOM and recently made the 2020 Ready to Rocket list in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) category. The prestigious list identifies companies with the highest growth potential and acknowledges their expertise and innovation within the industry. Orbital’s top priority is to provide customers with rock-solid products that ensure reliable communication, even in remote areas and under extreme conditions. Read more ›

10 Things to look for in an LNB

Low noise block downconverters (LNBs) are essential for reliable satellite communication – but not all LNBs are created equal. Some produce too much phase noise or degrade signal strength. Others stunt data rates or fail in extreme temperatures. How do you know if you’re getting a high quality, high performing LNB for your satellite terminal? Here are 10 things to look for:. Read more →

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