Empower RF's New 1KW Amplifier System Developed for Harsh Environments

Empower RF Systems has introduced a new 1 KW RF amplifier system, Model SKU 2126. This COTS amplifier has been tested for MIL-STD-810E Method 514.4 vibration 40g Peak while operational for 270 minutes in each axis. The amplifier system was mounted in the test fixture undergoing 40g shock testing while operating uninterrupted at full rated output power. The unit also passed Shock - MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5 3 Axes, Quantity 18 pulses per direction 11 mSec Sawtooth Pulse / 40g Peak.

Empower's tested and field proven rugged design is common across all its Next Generation Family of amplifiers and is the result of their patented architecture and design goal to minimize RF power losses along the internal signal path, simplify manufacturing and provide for ease of servicing. The consequence of this elegant electro-mechanical compact structural design is a COTS amplifier that is inherently durable. Empower's family of solid state power amplifiers is thermally and structurally designed to meet today’s stringent and harsh operating conditions both in the Military and commercial market.

Empower's COTS amplifier architecture includes advances in RF and digital PCB signal routing that allows them to eliminate virtually every internal connector, RF cable and electrical harness. This makes the amplifier fundamentally rugged, reliable, improves RF efficiency and is available on all of Empower Next Generation systems.

Even if your application doesn’t require Military Standard shake and bake certification there are benefits to all. Every amplifier gets shipped many times over its lifetime and let’s face it, accidents do happen. The equipment will be subjected to handling, and transportation hazards including:

  • Shipping and Transportation Shock, Vibration, and Mishandling
  • In- House Rough Handling - Storage Extremes
  • Installation/ Re-installation
  • Operating Environment and In-Situ Testing

The SKU 2126 amplifier system passed all of the following certifications: