Nightingale 1 development kit | CesiumAstro

Key Features

Complete Development Solution

Includes the active phased array and digital modules found in a typical Nightingale 1 flight configuration.

Convenient I/O Access for Digital and RF

Access both digital and RF signals to each module through standard connector interfaces.

Integrated Heat Spreading and Cooling

Under-mount fans provide a constant flow of air, cooling the modules and enabling 24/7 operation on the bench.

Software-Defined Development and Debug

Access the modules through USB-to-serial interface, Ethernet, or JTAG, enabling high- and-low level development.

​​RF Range-Mounting Configuration

The active phased array antenna includes common mounting patterns for RF range install and operation.

​​Design Like You

Design and test flight software in the lab, including RF. The integrated antenna hat enables many tests outside the RF range.

Designed for the Lab

A precision-machined aluminum chassis with integrated heat spreaders and fans enable clutter-free development in the lab and RF range.

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System Block Diagram

The Nightingale 1 Development Kit integrates an active phased array into its own enclosure with a second enclosure containing power conditioning (DC/DC converter), SBC, SDR, and RF up- and down-conversion.

Nightingale System Diagram | CesiumAstro

Core Products

Compact Software-Defined Radio | CesiumAstro

APA-1AT1 x 1

Single-Beam Ka-Band Active Phased Array Antenna

Active S-Band Antenna | CesiumAstro

UDC-1AT1 x 1

Up/Down Converter

Active S-Band Antenna | CesiumAstro

SDR-1001 x 1

Software-Defined Radio

Active S-Band Antenna | CesiumAstro

SBC-1461 x 1

Single-Board Computer (Optional)

Product Specifications

CommPack side view |  CesiumAstro
24.5 to 29.5GHz
Beam Width

(Minimum, With One Tile)
Instantaneous Bandwidth
(Per Channel)
200MHz Tx
100MHz Rx
EIRP at P1dB
DC Input Voltage
22 to 36V
Baseplate Operating
(Total System)

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Additional resources

A full suite of documentation is available to support the integration of this system into your mission. Our team stands ready to support you. Contact us for technical specifications or to discuss your programming challenges.