Pulsed Power-Combined Wideband TWT Amplifiers Introduced by dB Control

By Caroline Rees / 11 Sep 2012
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Suite of Four Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers for EW, ECM Defense Applications Span 2-18 GHz Frequency Range.

California-based dB Control, a manufacturer of reliable, high-powered microwave amplifiers, radar/electronic countermeasure (ECM) transmitters and power supplies for ground-based and high-altitude military manned and unmanned vehicles, will introduce a suite of four pulsed power-combined Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) at the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Phoenix, Arizona from September 23 – 26 2012.

The new TWTAs use two wideband, periodic permanent magnet (PPM)-focused TWTs to amplify CW, AM, FM, or pulse-modulated signals. Available for either local or remote operation, the devices are suitable for test and measurement, RFI/EMI/EMC testing, antenna pattern and radar cross-section measurements, electronic countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Warfare (EW) simulation.

“Protection from future threats is non-negotiable in the defense industry – and TWT technology continues to make this possible.” said dB Control Vice President of Business Development Steve Walley. “This new suite of amplifiers proves that TWTAs remain an unparalleled and reliable option for rugged, high-power military applications. And with only one RF input and one RF output, they are extremely easy to operate”.

Designed and manufactured in-house, the TWTAs employ a modular architecture and low-noise power supply topology. In addition, dB Control utilizes the proprietary transformer fabrication, encapsulation and high-voltage potting techniques it developed specifically for demanding military applications.


Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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