TMD to Exhibit TWT Microwave Power Amplifiers for Radar and EW at DSEI 2017

TMD Technologies is set to exhibit its newly introduced TWT based microwave power modules at the upcoming DSEI 2017 event. The PTX8110, 6-18 GHz, 200 W unit and the PTX8815, Ka band, 1100 W unit will be demonstrated at the exhibition from September 12 - 15, 2017 in London.

The new PTX8110 operates from 6 to 18 GHz with an output power of 200 Watts. Its compact design, can easily be integrated into those performance EW and radar systems requiring higher power. Comprising of a high power helix travelling wave tube (TWT) and switched mode power supply, it forms a single ‘drop-in’ microwave amplifier unit without the need for potentially unreliable high voltage TWT interconnections. A low gain TWT is specified together with a low noise Solid State Pre-amplifier to provide optimum noise performance. It features high electrical efficiency, needs minimul cooling and can operates over a wide temperature range - at a high altitude with high humidity.

The PTX8815 TWTA from TMD is designed for Ka band radar applications such as naval fire control. Featuring broadband capability, covering 34 GHz to 36 GHz, it offers a peak power of over 1100 W in the mid-band, and 600 W at the band edges with a maximum duty of up to 12%. This top class TWTA is the answer to high fidelity radar requirements for low close-to-carrier phase noise and spurious performance. This development follows the launch last year of the PTX8807 Ka band, 200 W MPM which is aimed primarily at EW applications and which will also be featured at this year’s show.

Emphasizing its capability in advanced solid state innovation, TMD will also be exhibiting the PTS6900 MPM – which employs the latest GaN MMIC technology. This MPM is optimized for EW/ECM systems, and operates over the 2-6 GHz range with a power output of 150 W and adjustable 55 dB gain. It features a very high predicted MTBF in an airborne uninhabited fighter environment.

Also on offering will be TMD’s low volume and weight, TWT based PTXM Series designed for airborne radar, EW and communications and ideal for UAVs. They operate over the 4.5 to 18 GHz range with output powers up to 140 W. Incorporating mini TWTs and super efficiency packaging, they offer probably the highest power density on the market today.

Click here to learn more about the DSEI 2017.