RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NuWaves Awarded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Data Link Range Extension Contracts

By Caroline Rees / 25 Mar 2013

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded two contracts in support of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) programs related to communication data link range extension.

The awards, both from US Department of Defense prime contractors and related to small unmanned aircraft, include developmental work to customize NuWaves’ field-proven NuPower™ miniature commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) power amplifier (PA) modules. Both programs involve adding bidirectional functionality to NuPower PA modules that will enable their use with half-duplex RF transceivers, which utilize a single RF port for transmitting and receiving data. Additionally, NuWaves will be providing RF consulting services related to maximizing range and throughput of its various data links to one of the customers.

“NuWaves continues to gain traction in the UAS marketplace by producing miniature, high-performance RF modules that meet UAS customers’ challenging size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) requirements,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “We’re thrilled to be working closely with UAS vendors, system integrators, and end users to help enhance the performance of wireless communication systems in support of the Warfighter.”

NuWaves Engineering is a premier supplier of Radio Frequency (RF) and embedded systems products and solutions for DoD, non-DoD government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, NuWaves offers a wide range of engineering design services focused on wireless communications, as well as a complete line of commercially available module-level products, such as wideband RF upconverters and downconverters, high-efficiency miniature solid state power amplifiers, high intercept low noise amplifiers, miniature RF filters, and fiber optic RF distribution modules.

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