New Solid State Field Generating Systems from 18 to 40 GHz

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a new line of state-of–the-art solid state field generating systems for a number of markets and applications.

The “AA” series of products offer a very attractive alternative to using Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) driving separate antennas to generate field strength up to 50 V/m. Performance characteristics of this magnitude (both in frequency and output power) were previously dominated by low MTBF, short warranty TWTAs; but these new solid state designs offer better performance, increased reliability, and a 3-year warranty with support.

The amplifier and horn antenna combination form one completely housed unit which may be tripod mounted. These new “AA” series systems produce field strengths up to 50 V/m in two band-specific models over the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range when driven with a suitable signal generator. A separate rack mounted unit (AA1000) contains the power supply and control circuitry (RF & DC cables included) for interfacing with these products. The rack mounted assembly can be used for any of the AA series designs. AR can supply the AA model(s) and AA1000, in addition to a signal generator for a complete turnkey system. Standard products cover 18 to 26.5 GHz and 26.5 to 40 GHz frequency ranges.

Applications include EMC Radiated Susceptibility for MIL-STD-461 Testing, Radar Systems, Communications, and TWT Replacements.

Product offering:

AA18G26-20: 18 to 26.5 GHz, producing a field strength of 20 V/m at 1 meter
AA18G26-50: 18 to 26.5 GHz, producing a field strength of 50 V/m at 1meter
AA26G40-20: 26.5 to 40 GHz, producing a field strength of 20 V/m at 1 meter
AA26G40-50: 26.5 to 40 GHz, producing a field strength of 50 V/m at 1 meter
AA1000: Rack mounted Power Supply, control circuitry, and fault monitoring