RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NuWaves Launches Hermetically-Sealed Low Noise Power Amplifier

By Mike Ball / 18 Oct 2018

NuWaves hermetically sealed amplifierNuWaves Engineering, a developer of Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions, has announced the release of a new hermetically- sealed, high-performance low noise amplifier, the HILNA LS C026. The amplifier is designed to work in harsh environments such as those experienced by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other unmanned systems.

The HILNA LS C026 is a broadband low noise amplifier designed to achieve high gain while maintaining low noise and a high third order intercept point. This ruggedized, high-performance module delivers 21 dB of gain across the frequency range of 1400 MHz to 1900 MHz with an OIP3 of +30 dBm and 1.6 dB of noise figure. This LNA module is housed in a miniature, hermetically sealed 3.2 cubic inch chassis which weighs only 3oz.

“We are pleased to add hermetic sealing capability to the HILNA LS low noise amplifier module. This product is targeted at systems needing an L- & S-Band LNA that will work in harsh environments” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “NuWaves is proud to provide our clients with best-in-class RF solutions, while rapidly fulfilling the ever- changing needs of the Warfighter.”

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