dB Control Awarded $10.8 M Orders for Millimeter Wave MPMs and TWTAs to Support Secure Satellite Communications Applications

Company Lands Large Order to Manufacture mmWave Microwave Power Modules for Military Fighter Aircrafts, Develop New MPMs and TWT Amplifiers for AEHF SatCom System

Fremont, Calif. – May 15, 2024 – dB Control, a supplier of mission-critical (often sole-source) products worldwide to military organizations, major defense contractors, and commercial manufacturers, was awarded two contracts worth a total of $10.8 million for millimeter wave microwave power modules and travelling wave tube amplifiers to support secure satellite communications. The company is manufacturing mmWave MPMs that will be installed on military fighter aircrafts, and is developing MPMs and TWTAs for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency System (AEHF) joint service satellite communications system.

Millimeter wave high-power products are essential for next-generation tactical networks, electronic warfare systems, airborne datalinks and satellite communications as they transition to higher frequency spectrums. The technology provides much higher bandwidth, increased connectivity with more channels and faster exchange of data during tactical communication – all of which are essential to help the military defend against newly discovered threats.

For example, the new AEHF joint service satellite communications system under development by the Department of Defense will provide survivable, global, secure, protected, and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. It will enable the DoD to control tactical and strategic forces through all levels of conflict and support the attainment of space superiority for the joint space force.

“For AEHF and other satcom applications, millimeter wave TWTAs and MPMs must be equipped to withstand extremely complex conditions and operate reliably in harsh environments such as extreme temperatures, excessive vibration, and altitudes above sea level,” said dB Control Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Lee. “dB Control’s experienced engineers design products for reliability under all conditions. This has resulted in multiple orders for our millimeter wave high-power products for airborne, maritime and ground mobile deployments.”

More information about dB Control’s full line of millimeter wave TWTAs and MPMs (listed below) will be available in Booth 2112 at the IEEE MTTS International Microwave Symposium, June 16-21, in Washington, D.C.:

 About dB Control

Established in 1990, dB Control supplies mission-critical (often sole-source) products worldwide to military organizations, major defense contractors, and commercial manufacturers. The company designs and manufactures reliable high- and low-voltage power supplies, high-power TWT Amplifiers (TWTAs), microwave power modules (MPMs), transmitters for radar, electronic countermeasures (ECM) and communication applications on airborne, maritime, and ground-based military platforms. After acquiring TTT-Cubed in 2019, Paciwave in 2021, and Charter Engineering in 2022, dB Control expanded its product line to offer coaxial EM and pin diode RF switches, specialized RF/microwave components, integrated microwave subsystems, and custom radio frequency (RF) receivers and sources. dB Control also provides specialized contract manufacturing and repair depot services from its 40,000-square-foot facility in Fremont, California. The company is AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certified. More information is available at www.dBControl.com or by calling 1-510-656-2325.

Media Contacts

Mar Junge, c3PR   408-219-010

Or Mike Lee, dB Control   510-656-2325

dB Control Model dB-3201 Millimeter Wave Microwave Power Module (26.5-40.0 GHz, 125W) will be exhibited in Booth 2112 at the IEEE MTTS International Microwave Symposium, June 16-21, in Washington D.C.

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