Sunday, September 22, 2019

Space Vector Corporation designs and manufactures various automated and manual support equipment for testing components and vehicle systems. Below is a brief list of our products.

  • Automated Test Stations
  • Telemetry (TM) Ground Stations
  • Launch Consoles
  • Pad Interface Boxes
  • Booster Simulators
  • Ordnance Simulators
  • Separation Simulators
  • Communications

Contact us with your requirements so we can evaluate your needs and provide you a quote.

Battery Tester Chamber

Automated Battery and Cell Test Equipment

HOE Booster Simulator

Booster Simulators

Transporter Erector

Automated Test Interface Box (ATIB)

Cabling

Space Vector designs, fabricates, and tests custom wiring harnesses, umbilical cables, and test cabling for a variety of customers including Lockheed Martin and Pacific Scientific. Features include:

  • Mil-Standard Connectors
  • Shielded wire for high EMI applications
  • Rugged strain relief
  • Thermal protection for high heating environments
  • Low profile lanyard pull

Every cable is tested with our automatic cable scanner to accurately verify continuity and resistance. Our pin retention station ensures quality workmanship of each pin and socket on every connector.

Umbi Cable Cable Tester

RF Filters, Couplers, Amplifiers, and Switches

      • Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, Bandstop, All Pass Filters
      • Resistive, in-phase, 90° hybrid, 180° hybrid, directional couplers
      • LNA, PA, distributed, cascode, darlington, class A, class AB, class B
      • Reed relay, pin diode and FET based switches, both in series and shunt configurations

Support Circuity

      • Limiters, gain equalizer, attenuators, sequencers, thermal compensators, linearizers, mixers, PLL’s, modulators, phase shifters, bias tee’s, etc.

Frequency Converters

      • Block down, block up and frequency tuned down

Telemetry Antennas

      • Microstrip, helical, omni-directional with integral LNAs and airborne blades
      • Unique designs include sector-scan antennas for telemetry, phased antenna systems and complete single channel monopulse feeds for parabolic reflector antennas.

Telemetry Signal Simulators

      • Antenna bore sight systems, portable hand-held field units and rack-mounted laboratory units

Custom Microwave Circuits

      • Fixed and Tuned Phased Locked Oscillators and Monopulse Converters

Telemetry Transmitters

    • PCM-FM transmitters and S-band video transmitters



Click here for a RF Capabilities brochure in a PDF file format.

Space Vector currently fabricates a variety of rechargeable (secondary) batteries used in launch vehicle, spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications. These rugged 28 Vdc batteries power vehicle systems under severe boost and space conditions. Batteries can be mounted with or without isolators. The 2.5 AH battery is used on several range approved RCC-319 Flight Termination Systems (FTS) and often coupled with our FTS relay box to power the command/destruct receivers, S&A, and destruct ordnance as shown the block diagram below.  Our batteries have successfully passed qualification level thermal cycling, vibration, shock, vacuum, humidity, fungus resistance, fine sand, salt fog, explosive atmosphere, and EMI/EMC testing and have flown on a variety of missions and vehicle configurations.

Space Vector produces a line of aerospace grade lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries. The 2.5 Ah Li-Ion FTS battery is designed as a drop in replacement for our existing 2.2 Ah Ni-Cd battery and incorporates high-current cells capable of delivering over 30 Amps (30 ms pulse) at 28 Vdc under extreme environments. The 20 Ah Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) system battery is capable of delivery over 200 Amps continuously from a single, lightweight package. Each battery uses SVChargeTM Smart Battery Technology which provides Programmable Protection and Monitoring. The cells within the battery are balanced during charging with optional “Flight Mode” lockout of protection features during flight. Li-Ion and Li-Po batteries can be purchased either with an internal or external Battery Management System (BMS). Battery Chargers are available to discharge the batteries in the field, measure capacity, and display cell voltage, current, and temperature.

 

Lithium-Ion (Li-ion)Batteries 
1.5 Ah Li-Ion Flight Safety Battery

 P/N 39401

 

2.5 Ah Li-Ion Flight Safety Battery  
   
P/N 39401-2 
2.5 Ah Li-Ion Flight Safety Battery  
   
P/N 39611 
2.5 Ahr Li-Ion Range Safety Battery  
   
P/N 39381
25 Ahr System Battery  
 Stacking feature of P/N 39381
   
Battery Chargers  
Battery Charger  
Lab and Vehicle based charging  
Battery GUI  
Battery Charger GUI  
   

 

Click here for a 2.5 AH or 25 AH lithium ion battery brochure is available in a PDF file format.

GPS Metric Tracking Units

Space Vector Corporation designs and manufactures a variety of range approved GPS tracking units. These modular units can be configured to provide power filtering and distribution, GPS data encoding and transmission, and optional SatCom interfaces. These units are designed to provide GPS metric tracking at any of the US launch ranges. We are currently supplying GPS systems for the following vehicles:

  • ULA EELV (Atlas V and Delta IV) flown on the Eastern and Western ranges
  • Lockheed Martin LV-2 Target Vehicle flown at RTS, PMRF, VAFB, and others
  • Ait-2 Target flown at Kodiak

GTU

Launch Vehicle GPS Navigation Receiver

Space Vector Corporation is developing orbital insertion navigation systems for several launch vehicles. Space Vector’s GPS Receivers provide accurate navigation to allow precision satellite deployment.

Launch Vehicle GPS Analog Translator

Space Vector Corporation is providing solutions for strategic programs.

Launch Vehicle GPS Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)

Custom designed Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) for launch vehicle applications.

Space GPS Receiver Systems

Space Vector Corporation has designed and tested a variety of space capable GPS receivers for ISS and spacecraft applications. Designs support LEO, HEO, MEO and GEO. Space Vector is developing Radiation Hardened Precision Positioning Systems that include SAASM and m-code applications.

Click here for a GPS brochure in a PDF file format.