Ultra high-performance frequency converters for SATCOM
Reliable in even the most adverse conditions on Earth and in space
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.
Designing stronger P1dB for your most challenging systems.
Our team will look at your entire system design with you and find better solutions for your unique factors.
Read our latest blog post for more information on how to get a better P1dB from your frequency converter.
Introducing the Orbital Wideband Ka LNA
High-performance Ka-band LNA with 4.0 GHz coverage, from 17.2 to 21.2 GHz
Explore our frequency converters
and RF components
Orbital Research builds high-performance, high-quality low noise block downconverters (LNBs) for the satellite communications industry.
Orbital Research sources and customizes third-party GaAs FET low noise amplifiers (LNA) to meet your specific signal amplification needs.
Orbital manufactures some of the industry's highest quality block downconverters (BDCs) for satellite communications.
Space-Based Frequency Converters
Introducing a new line of space-based frequency converters including a 26 GHz receiver for CubeSats and SmallSats.
Bias Tees, Oscillators & Power Supplies
Discover our System Interface Products (SIPs) bias tees, reference oscillators, redundancy modules and power supplies for your system.
SATCOM Innovation: 2-year Award Winner
We recently made the 2021 Ready to Rocket list in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) category for the second consecutive year.
What can Orbital LNBs and BDCs do for you?
In satellite communications, low noise blockdown converters (LNBs) serve two critical functions: they amplify signals and convert high satellite frequencies into lower frequencies.
Blockdown converters (BDCs) translate C-, K-X-band frequencies into L-band signals that can be transferred through cables.
ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system
Why choose Orbital frequency conversion products?
Signal to Noise
"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.
"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
"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
"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