The European Space Agency (ESA) and Val Space Consortium (VSC) High Power RF Space Laboratory is the ESA Laboratory specialized in RF breakdown phenomena (Multipactor, Corona and power handling) and passive inter-modulation (PIM).
The laboratory, located in the Mediterranean city of Valencia (Spain), relies on two class 10000 (ISO 7 category) clean rooms with a total working area of 200 m2. The facility includes five high vacuum chambers and several dedicated state-of-art high power RF tests beds operating over a wide frequency range from 435 MHz up to 30 GHz.
|An additional asset of this Laboratory is the know-how of the team as well as the diagnostic capabilities which are essential in mitigating these destructive phenomena.
Being part of the ESA’s RF Systems, Payload and Technology Division laboratories, the High Power RF Space Laboratory guarantees full confidentiality of the test results.