RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NuWaves Engineering Introduces New Compact S-Band Power Amplifier Module

By Caroline Rees / 02 Nov 2015
NuPower 05E05A Power Amplifier

The New NuPower 05E05A Power Amplifier Module

NuWaves Engineering, a veteran-owned small business delivering advanced radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions, has introduced the NuPower 05E05A, a compact and highly efficient solid-state power amplifier (PA) module for S-band transmitters and data links.

Providing 30 Watts on average, and 20 Watts minimum, RF output power, the NuPower 05E05A operates from 2000 to 2600 MHz for continuous wave (CW) and near-constant-envelope waveforms. The connectorized PA module accepts a nominal 0 dBm (1 milliwatt) input signal and provides 44 dB of RF gain while operating at 40% DC power efficiency with a +28 VDC supply voltage.

With a 4.50” x 3.50” x 0.61” aluminum chassis that weighs only 9 ounces, the NuPower 05E05A is small and lightweight, ideal for communications, telemetry and electronic warfare systems in air- and ground-based tactical, test and training platforms. An optional fan-cooled heat sink assembly is also available to provide cooling to the module.

“The NuPower 05E05A expands our PA module product line by offering greater RF output power levels with market-leading size, weight and power (SWaP) characteristics,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “Given this PA module’s efficiency, our customers can achieve far greater link distance without draining their system power budgets.”

The NuPower 05E05A model is in stock and available for immediate delivery to customers.

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