RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Nuwaves Engineering Showcases New Linear Bidirectional Power Amplifier Module at AUVSI 2013

By Caroline Rees / 12 Aug 2013

NuPower Xtender Linear Bidirectional S-Band AmplifierNuWaves Engineering of Middletown, Ohio, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, is exhibiting its high-performance, miniaturized RF products and is also demonstrating the first linearized model to come from the company’s new NuPower Xtender(TM) series of bidirectional power amplifiers at the 2013 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned
Systems exhibition.

Operating from 2200 to 2500 MHz, the NuPower Xtender Linear Bidirectional S-Band PA is capable of generating over 10 Watts of peak saturated power, or approximately 6 Watts of average power with integrated analog pre-distortion linearization technology to help extend the range of advanced communication systems. With linearization the amount of power “back-off” required to facilitate the use of data links featuring amplitude-modulated waveforms, such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), is greatly reduced, leading to significantly greater power efficiencies. The Xtender is both compact and rugged with a nickel-plated aluminum chassis that occupies only 3.00” x 2.00” x 1.15” (6.9 cubic inches) and weighs less than 6 ounces, making it ideal for integration into small platforms, such as Group/Tier 2 and 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), etc.

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.

“NuWaves is devoted to bringing advanced solutions to the RF arena,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “The attractive SWaP-C of our RF products is ideally suited for the evolving Unmanned Vehicle Systems market.”

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