dB Control Awarded $1+ Million Contract for Rotary Airborne MPM that Enhances Situational Awareness in Maritime Radar System Applications

Defense Manufacturer Will Design Custom High-Efficiency Microwave Power Module for Maritime Search, Surveillance, Imaging, Weather Avoidance


Fremont, Calif. – September 10, 2020 – dB Control was awarded a $1+ million contract for a rotary airborne microwave power module (MPM). The high-efficiency dB-3756HE MPM will be implemented into a radar system used for maritime search, surveillance, tracking, imaging and/or weather avoidance. The system is capable of tracking multiple moving targets, which can enhance situational and peripheral awareness during tactical operations.

The customized dB-3756HE will enable the radar system to capture high-resolution images and perform a wide range of operations while onboard rotary-wing aircraft. This is made possible because the MPM features a very high duty cycle of 20 percent. The product also incorporates a high-efficiency helix mini traveling wave tube (TWT) for power amplification. Additional features of the dB-3756HE include:

  • X-Band Frequency range and 1kW output power
  • Light weight of 10 pounds for use on airborne platforms
  • Full 1,000 MHz of bandwidth extensively tested to ensure reliability in extreme conditions

The MPM will be designed, manufactured and tested at dB Control’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Fremont, CA over the next year. While exact details of the contract are classified, defense contractors and original equipment manufacturers can email dB Control for more information about similar products and capabilities.

About dB Control
Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers. The company designs and manufactures reliable high-power TWT Amplifiers (TWTAs), microwave power modules (MPMs), transmitters, and high-voltage power supplies with modulators for radar, electronic countermeasures (ECM), and datalink applications. dB Control is ISO 9001:2015 certified. The company offers specialized contract manufacturing, transformer winding and testing, full vacuum encapsulation, pressure cure, conformal coating and repair depot services from its modern 40,000-square-foot facilities in Fremont, California. With the acquisition of TTT-Cubed in 2019, dB Control now offers: Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Units (IFM), Frequency Locked Oscillators (FLO), Digital Control Units (DCU), Antenna Control Units (ACU) and Integrated DCUs. More information about dB Control is available by phone or email: +1 (510) 656-2325, info@dBControl.com.

dB Control Contact: Steve Walley, dB Control, 510-656-2325
Media Contact: Vanessa Bradford, C3PR, 209-505-3690


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