RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Nuwaves announces new 10 Watt VHF to S-Band RF Power Amplifier

By Caroline Rees / 25 Apr 2016

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, has revealed details of an upgraded broadband RF power amplifier (PA) for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios. The NuPower™ 11B02A model features high power efficiency and multi-octave operation in a compact package.

NuPower Mini Multi-Octave Power Amplifier

The NuPower 11B02A model will replace the NuPower Mini Multi-Octave Power Amplifier model

The NuPower 11B02A model, part number NW-PA-11B02A, will replace the NuPower Mini Multi-Octave Power Amplifier model, part number NW-SSPA-MINI-10W-0.225-2.6, delivering a minimum of 7 Watts, and typically 10 Watts, of RF power from 225 to 2600 MHz when driven with a 3 dBm (2 milliwatt) RF input signal. Featuring an improved standby to transmit switching speed of less than 100 microseconds, the NuPower 12B01A allows the user to rapidly switch between the operating modes, conserving energy between transmit cycles in power-limited applications such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

The PA’s upgraded rugged aluminum chassis, at 2.34” x 1.96” x 0.620” in size, maintains the footprint of the original, allowing for drop-in compatibility between the two units. Further, the unit features a broad supply voltage range of +11 to +32 VDC, supporting an array of RF communications, telemetry and electronic warfare applications, including systems running on battery power.

“Our second generation miniature broadband power amplifier module has been improved in several areas as a result of customer feedback and NuWaves’ innate desire to improve our processes,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “The NuWaves’ team has done an excellent job improving many aspects of the manufacturing process for this product, allowing us to better support the Warfighter through shortened production schedules.”

NuWaves will be showcasing the NuPower™ 11B02A RF Power Amplifier at XPONENTIAL in New Orleans May 3-5, booth 948.

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