Small Deep Space Transponder
Reliable X-Band and Ka-Band Deep Space Transmission
The Small Deep Space Transponder (SDST), developed by General Dynamics and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a spacecraft terminal for X-Band and Ka-Band telecommunications with the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN). Making extensive use of MMICs, multichip modules, and a new signal processing ASIC, the SDST’s flexible design provides the capability to meet the telecommunication needs of nearly every deep space mission.
- NASA's Deep-Space Network (DSN) Compatible
- Radiation and SEU Tolerant
- MIL-STD-1553 Interfaces – Standard and Low Power
- Option for Ka-Band downlink (independent of X-band Functionality)