L-Band Bandpass Filter
L-Band Bandpass Filters And The Roles They Play
L-Band refers to the portion on the frequency spectrum from 1GHz to 2GHz. The L-Band is a very exciting band, as it is buzzing with much activities from many L-Band communicatin systems.
There are many types of L-Band bandpass filters in the market. AWG Tech has been supplying L-Band bandpass filters to some of our key partners worldwide.
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According to the Institute of Electrical and electronic Engineers (IEEE), the different radio-frequency bands include HF (high-frequency), VHF (very high-frequency), UHF (ultra high-frequency), S, C, K, X, W, Ka, Ku, mm and L (or more). On this segment, let’s discuss the L-band, and what role L-band pass filters play in enhancing frequency strength or signal quality.
“L” Stands For Long Wave
The L-band may sound too technical for those who only know UHF or VHF frequencies. Perhaps it’s because L-bands are often identified with satellites and surveillance communication, etc. And for this band to work efficiently, L-band band pass filters are used.
In the wide (yet sometimes confusing) world of telecommunications, a “band” refers to a small section or segment of the radio communication frequencies, in which channels are commonly used or set aside for the same goal or purpose.
The L-band, or “long wave” band, has a frequency range of 1 to 3 GHz, and has applications in various fields including mobile phone service, satellite navigation, telecommunications, amateur radio, aircraft surveillance, digital broadcasting and astronomy.
The Applications Of L-Band Bandpass Filter
L-band bandpass filters do a range of specialized tasks. These include the rejection of terrestrial interference in the L-band, and they are designed to transmit wavelengths longer than 5% of the “cut-on” values, and then block or impede the shorter wavelengths.
L-band bandpass filters are fully optimized for zero-degree angle of incidence, and the in-band transmission is usually above 75%, and the average out-of-band blocking is less than 0.1%.
The most common L-band applications for these types of filters include their use in INMARSAT and other satellites, radio astronomy, defense, meteorological satellite services, radar, C-band down conversion, global navigation satellites systems such as GPS, Galileo and GLONASS, telemetry, digital audio broadcasting and amateur radio (especially on the 23 cm band).
Today, L-band bandpass filters come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, and are designed to undertake certain applications. Today, one will find fixed & tunable bandpass filters, as well as tunable notch filters and more.
The field-tunable L-band filters work well towards rejecting undesired and distorting L-band transmissions which operate above and below the tuned passband. These variants also feature narrow or wider bandwidths, and no tuning tools are required, as they come with easy-to-use knob controls.
An L-band filter, like other filter variants, allows signals within a chosen range of frequencies, to be heard and decoded, while at the same time preventing or halting signals of unwanted frequencies from getting through.
These valuable tools also enhance signal-to-noise ratio and sensitivity of a receiver, as well as limit the bandwidth of the output signal to the band allocated or set for the transmission.
Thus, the next time you hear stuff like an L-band band pass filter, think of the satellites floating way up in the cosmos, gathering data about the weather, or snooping on an unfriendly government somewhere in the world!