dB Control Debuts Wideband High-Power MPM at AOC, dB-4121 Microwave Power Module Enables Frequency Agility in Military Airborne Environments
Fremont, Calif. – dB Control will introduce a new 4.5-18 GHz Microwave Power Module (MPM) providing 125 Watts of continuous wave RF power to electronic counter measure (ECM), EW threat simulation, multi-band communication and EMI/EMC test systems. Designed for use onboard manned and unmanned aircraft, the compact, conduction-cooled dB-4121’s wider bandwidth enables the use of advanced functions such as frequency hopping and other deception jamming techniques. Weighing just six pounds, the MPM is designed to withstand extremely harsh airborne environments in military airborne platforms of up to 50,000 feet. The new dB-4121 MPM will be unveiled in Booth 446 at AOC’s 47th Annual International Symposium and Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, October 3-7, 2010.
“Mission-critical military applications need reliable microwave power amplifiers with a wider bandwidth to provide frequency agility,” said dB Control’s VP of Technology and Business Development Meppalli Shandas. “This new MPM is designed specifically for these and other critical applications. In addition, various options are available to meet specific requirements.”
dB Control’s high efficiency, conduction-cooled MPMs are based on a modular design for easy customization and are available with continuous wave or pulsed power. Each MPM is a complete microwave amplifier that uses both traveling wave tubes and solid state technologies to provide the best of both worlds for military and commercial applications. In addition, the company’s potting and encapsulation processes provide extremely dense packaging of high voltage power supplies without sacrificing reliability or performance.