Thales has been the leader in Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) for over 60 years, and is the N°1 supplier for data transmissions via satellite. We have contributed to SATCOM uplinks for nearly 35 years, spanning both civil and military frequencies and have an established reputation for high-quality products and reactive engineering customer support.
Thales is constantly improving its product portfolio and relies on a strong industrial know-how to respond to the needs of its customers. We strive to continue improving our products in order to ensure the competitiveness of our TWTs.
"Intelligent systems start with Thales": Thales' components allow the function of systems that connect you to Earth stations, mobile and transportable terminals for analog/digital TV, voice, or data transmissions.
SatCom Uplink TWT Product Families
Product family: Thales offers several references with specific parameters such as bandwidth, peak power, dimensions, switch on mode,
Customised products: Thales is able to customise TWT parameters to satisfy specific market requirements including: bandwidth, optimised version in CW (Continuous Wave) operation, peak power version, power saving mode, start-up mode, air forced or conduction cooling.
Thales provides TWTs to all major uplink SATCOM HPA manufacturers for applications in Ku, DBS & Ka band.
TWT for DBS (direct broadcast satellite) applications are widely used in ground uplink stations.
Thales developed the TH 3977 DH family operating at 750 W within the DBS bandwidth. This product offers operators state-of-the art performances with remarkable reliability.
Thales is a leading supplier in uplink military SATCOM in X, Ku, Ka & Q band.
Thales's TH 4080 family is a mini-TWT operating in the Ka band from 27.5 to 31 GHz.
Lightweight and compact, with a large bandwidth, it's perfect for portable uplink systems.