dB Control to Exhibit Ka-Band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers for Electronic Warfare

dB Control, an international defense electronics manufacturer, will exhibit five high-power products at the Dixie Crow Symposium scheduled from March 21 - 23 at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. One of the company's most highly requested products, the dB-3840 traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA), will also be on display for defense contractors and military personnel. It is an outdoor hub-mount Ka-band TWTA operating at 34.5 to 35.5 GHz, providing 700 Watts pulsed power with a 10 percent duty cycle.

Also on display will be the dB-4127 microwave power module. This MPM  provides double the output power of comparable models and is estimated to be 30 percent more efficient for applications like electronic warfare simulation or ground mobile applications.

The Five dB Control Power Products at Dixie Crow will be:

TWT Amplifiers

  • dB-3840 – 700 Watts pulsed, 34.5 to 35.5 GHz, outdoor hub-mount Ka-band. Applications: radars, test/measurement, antenna pattern, radar cross-section measurements, electronic warfare (EW) simulation
  • dB-4410 – 300 Watts CW, 7.5 to 18 GHz. Applications: Electronic countermeasures (ECM) transmitters, EW simulation

Microwave Power Modules

  • dB-4127 – 200 Watts pulsed/CW, 6 to 18 GHz, conduction cooled. Applications: ECM, EW simulation, ground mobile and airborne platforms
  • dB-3758 – 1000 Watts pulsed, 9 to 10 GHz, conduction cooled. Applications: Multi-mode radars, SAR, manned and unmanned platforms

Power Supplies

  • dB-2347-01 – 1500 VDC input, 6.4 VDC output @ 68 Amps. Applications: decoy for airborne platforms

The Dixie Crow Symposium is produced by the Dixie Crow Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC). Held at Robins Air Force Base, the annual event focuses on cyber security in EW, avionics and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance). The symposium is expected to draw more than 800 attendees.