IR Power Modules Used in Orbital Research Satellites
International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced that its analog power modules are being used onboard the Jason-1 and TIMED research satellites currently orbiting the Earth.
The power systems for the Jason-1 satellite are managed with IR’s advanced analog ATR2800T Series 30W dc/dc power converter modules. The TIMED satellite's power systems are managed with the ATR2800S Series 30W and the AHF2800S and AHF2800D Series 12W dc/dc converter modules.
Bel Lazar, vice president of the advanced analog business unit of International Rectifier, said, "We are pleased to provide power management solutions for the Jason-1 and the TIMED Earth sciences programs. The data gathered from these satellites will help scientists understand the effects of Earth's oceans on climate and Earth's atmosphere."