RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NuWaves Introduces New RF Amplifier for Unmanned Systems

By Mike Ball / 08 Feb 2017

NuWaves NuPower 12A01ANuWaves Engineering has announced the release of a new small solid state power amplifier – the latest offering in the NuPower family of power amplifier (PA) products – the NuPower 12A01A.

The NuPower 12A01A is a highly linear, L- & S-band power amplifier that provides 4 Watts of linear RF power to boost performance of data links and transmitters. With a nominal input drive level of 0 dBm, the NuPower 12A01A offers 36 dB of RF gain from 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz. Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, NuPower’s 20% – 40% power efficiency lessens the load on a system’s DC power budget and minimizes the amount of heat generated by the system. At a compact size of 3.00” x 2.00” x 0.65”, it is small enough for integration into a wide variety of air- or ground-based tactical, test or training platforms. The NuPower 12A01A has the flexibility to be implemented into almost any communications or telemetry system to provide high-performance transmission of data and other AM modulated signals.

“As an add-on to an existing communications system, the NuPower 12A01A offers the systems integrator the ability to achieve clearer voice and faster data communications,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “NuWaves Engineering takes pride in offering first-rate communications solutions to the Warfighter. Our power amplifiers enable greater standoff distances for unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) applications, giving our armed forces the advantage in hostile environments.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact