HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) has supplied flight hardware designed and manufactured from two of its electronic technologies group subsidiaries NASA´s Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, the company said.
HEICO´s Georgetown, TX-based Sierra Microwave Technology provided the transmit protect electronics for Juno´s telecommunications subsystem. Sierra´s high power X band isolator protected the transmitter, which must switch between several different antennae of varying gain, from damage during Juno´s entry into Jupiter´s orbit. The telecommunications system provides X-band command uplink and engineering telemetry, as well as science data downlink, for the entire post-launch, cruise and Jupiter orbital operations.
The company´s Buc, France-based 3D Plus subsidiary provided 4Gb SRAM memory modules on board Juno, which modules form the heart of the data recorder that will collect the science data and keep them safely on board until the downlink is able to send the data back to earth.
HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries. HEICO´s customers include airlines and overhaul shops, as well as defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers.