Nuwaves Develops RF Downconverter for Identification, Friend-or-Foe Applications

NuWaves Engineering has developed a high-efficiency, high-linearity power amplifier and low-spurious down-converter as the result of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award by the US Army.

The Advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Environment Simulator for Mode 5 and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) (ADROIT) program has resulted in IFF simulator/stimulator hardware to enhance the Army’s capabilities with regards to combined live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulations. The hardware includes an enhanced VRG-1000SD from strategic partner ViaSat, which includes software upgrades to increase the number of simultaneous IFF interrogators and transponders in a given simulation (performed by ViaSat), and incorporates a linear RF power amplifier within the VRG-1000 to increase the capabilities to the maximum permissible levels for test equipment.

NuWaves Engineering is a veteran-owned, premier supplier of RF and Microwave solutions for Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, the company offers a broad range of design and engineering services related to the development and sustainment of key communications, telemetry and electronic warfare systems, as well as a complete line of commercially available RF products. Its products portfolio includes, wideband frequency converters, high-efficiency and miniature solid state power amplifiers and bidirectional amplifiers, high intercept low noise amplifiers, miniature RF filters, and cavity filters.

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