Chilled chips: smaller is better in satellite terminals.
Besides chopping the size of 60-foot parabolic dish antennas, the new X-band all digital receivers are expected to "slash the cost of acquiring a military satellite terminal in half from about $5 million to $2.5 million. by elminating up to seven racks of analog equioment and one 40-foot trailer," says Steonen Larsen. a PM DCATS spokesman.
The key to the more compact system is a niobium chip that becomes a superconductor when chilled to nearly absolute zero.
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|Title Annotation:||TECH TALK|
|Comment:||Chilled chips: smaller is better in satellite terminals.(TECH TALK)|
|Author:||Williams, Robert H.|
|Date:||May 1, 2007|
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