• Space

    Drawing on a rich heritage in the design and manufacturing of RF/MW components and sub-systems stretching over 40 years – Quantic Wenzel is today pushing the technological boundaries to help bring a new set of capabilities for mission-critical defense and commercial space applications. We work with our customers to engineer and manufacture RF/MW solutions for manned and unmanned vehicles and ground systems.

    Quantic Wenzel - Space Industry
    Quantic Wenzel - Space Industry

    Our space heritage includes:

    • X-Band synthesizer for NASA’s Mars Curiosity lander.
    • Ultra-low noise oscillators for weather radars on the NPOESS and JPSS environmental satellites.
    • Ultra-low noise oscillators as a part of the Inmarsat-6 Satellite system providing reliable commercial and mission-critical communication.

    Solutions for Space Applications

    Today’s space applications demand high performance RF/MW solutions in smaller, lighter, more power-efficient, and cost-effective form factors. Quantic Wenzel innovates by developing low-phase noise and low-g sensitive technologies into SWaP-C efficient, affordable RF/MW solutions:

    • Master Reference Crystal Oscillators
    • Frequency Synthesizers and Sub-Systems
    • Local Oscillators
    • Custom Frequency Solutions
    • Precision Timing Clocks
    • Integrated Microwave Assemblies
    • Ultra-Low Noise, Ultra Stable Oscillators
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    Why Partner with Quantic Wenzel for your Space Application?

    At Quantic Wenzel we know that your mission-critical program needs are financially and strategically important to your organization, and we take the responsibility to help you achieve your goals very seriously. From prototype to production, we consistently provide proactive, world-class customer service in our efforts to research, design and deliver innovative RF/MW solutions with industry-leading performance.

    Our RF/MW solutions allow you to:
    • Maintain high-frequency stability
    • Significantly reduce phase noise
    • Operate reliably in environments with intense vibration
    • Withstand changes in temperature deviations
    • Endure low-g sensitive environments

    News & Resources

    Quantic Wenzel Associates Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification Press Release
    November 8, 2022

    Quantic Wenzel Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification

    Quantic Wenzel Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification Certified since 2020, the renewal demonstrates that Quantic Wenzel has implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) with processes that support its objectives to define and deliver the future of mission-critical electronics. Austin, TX.— November 8th, 2022—Quantic Wenzel, an industry leader in crystal oscillators, frequency sources, and integrated microwave assemblies, announced the successful renewal of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification. The extensive review process took place throughout October and was performed by the […]

    Quantic Wenzel - Commercial Industry
    October 31, 2022

    3U/6U OpenVPX Phase Noise Demonstration Video

    Designed to OpenVPX standards, Quantic Wenzel’s 3U OpenVPX is ideally suited for mission-critical RADAR and Electronic Warfare applications. Developed to meet VITA 67 technology standards, the 3U OpenVPX is SOSA aligned and environmentally sealed for exceptional phase noise performance. The 3U OpenVPX features low-g sensitivity and has a fixed frequency range of 100 MHz to 18 GHz. All of our RF solutions are developed by a highly skilled engineering team in Austin, TX. Our manufacturing facility provides long-term support capability […]

    Case Study - Oscillator Dynamic Phase Noise
    October 4, 2022

    Technical Article: Improving Oscillator Dynamic Phase Noise with Passive Vibration Isolation and Accelerometer-Based Vibration Compensation

    Technical Article: Improving Oscillator Dynamic Phase Noise with Passive Vibration Isolation and Accelerometer-Based Vibration Compensation In this Microwave Journal article we present an accelerometer-based vibration compensation system that mitigates the effects of vibration on OCXO dynamic phase noise. We examine the use of this active compensation system as well as passive vibration isolation and discuss challenges and design considerations related to these techniques. Complete the form below to access the technical article. *Posted with permission from Microwave Journal.