Exxelia's components onboard Rover Perseverance
After the InSight probe that landed on the Red Planet on November 26, 2018 with our film capacitors onboard, it is with the Perseverance robot that Exxelia proudly makes its return to Mars!
At the end of a seven-month journey, NASA's Perseverance robot has landed on Mars yesterday at 3:55 pm EST. The mission's objective is to search for traces of ancient primitive life on the Red Planet. The robot is equipped with several measuring and sampling instruments, including SuperCam, MEDA and PIXL served by our components:
- Transformers and Inductors : SESI, CMC and MPCI series
- Film capacitors PM94 series
- Tantalum capacitors CTC21 series
- Ohmcraft resistors HVD, HVR and CN series
The main objective of SuperCam is to characterize the rocks present on Martian soil. The instrument can perform remote analyzes thanks to its laser and its spectometers, without waiting for the samples to return to earth, all with the aim of detecting any traces of primitive life.
The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, known as MEDA, makes weather measurements including wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity. It also measures the amount and size of dust particles in the Martian atmosphere.
PIXL is an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that provides fine-scale detection and analysis of chemical elements within the rocks and soil.
Exxelia Exhibition List 2019 - as exhibitor
We will be exhibiting to the below events: TRADESHOW Sales Area Market Date City Country EMV EMEA ELECTRONICS 19-21 March Stuttgart Germany PCIM Europe EMEA ELECTRONICS 7-9 May Nuremberg Germany Space Tech Expo US AMERICAs Space 21-22 May Pasadena, CA US Intl Microwave Symposium AMERICAs ELECTRONICS 2-7 June Boston, MA US More Electric Aircraft AMERICAs Aviation ~20 Aug Seattle, WA US European Microwave Week EMEA ELECTRONICS 29 Sept - 4 Oct Paris France European Space Power Conference (ESPC) EMEA Space 30 Sept - 4 Oct Juan-les-Pins France Space Tech Expo EU EMEA Space 19-21 November Bremen Germany
Larger Batches of High Q-Factor Dielectric Resonators
Dielectric resonators are designed to replace resonant cavities in microwave functions such as filters and oscillators. Exxelia with the support of ESA and CNES developed the E7000 series that provides a narrow bandwidth with smaller size. E7000 is Ba-Mg-Ta materials based that combines an ultra-high Q-factor and the possibility to get all the temperature coefficients upon request. E7000 features the high-performance requested for space use in the frequency range from 5 to 32 GHz, and guarantees up to Qxf > 250 000 at 10GHZ. Being one of the few manufacturers producing its own raw materials, Exxelia perfectly masters the production of dielectric resonators. Induced by the success of this new range, the company is now able to provide larger batches (up to 20kg of powder) of its E7000 series while keeping the exact same product properties, resulting in opportunities for cost-effective volume fabrication. Typical applications for the E7000 series: Satellite multiplexing filter devices, radio links for communication systems (LMDS), military radars.