Munich | Bucharest

Successful PIM campaign at ESA-VSC High Power RF Laboratory

September 2012

In the frame of a German national project called HISST a comprehensive (research) PIM test campaign has successfully been conducted. Not only the verification of HPS reflector technology concerning PIM but also a comprehensive material and design research was essence and purpose of this campaign.

Key facts:

  • frequencies in Ka-band
  • PIM order: 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th were investigated
  • material samples, breadboards and reflector models were tested (more than 60 tests overall)
  • Mostly CFRP parts but also future space materials
  • HPS PIM mitigation measures analysed.