Global aerospace and defense industries are constantly looking for ways to increase reliability under different operating situations. This market calls for components to have outstanding mechanical properties while preserving their RF characteristics with high precision. This includes better performance, wider operating temperature ranges, enhanced shock resistance, and higher working altitude. An operational RF component failure could result in a security breach or possibly endanger someone's life. In this article, everything RF has compiled a list of trending Aerospace & Defense RF products on the website in July/August 2022.
252-Channel Advanced Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter System
The AN/ARN-153(V) from Collins Aerospace is an Advanced Digital Tactical Airborne Navigation (TACAN) Receiver-Transmitter System. It has a Tx frequency range from 1025 to 1150 MHz, an Rx frequency range from 962 to 1213 MHz and provides coverage up to 390 nautical miles. This system has 252 channels and supports four modes of operation: receive mode, transmit-receive mode, air-to-air receive mode, and air-to-air transmit-receive mode. Read more.
30 MHz to 6 GHz AI Radio Transceiver with a Deep Learning Processor
The AIR8201-B from Deepwave Digital is an Artificial Intelligence Radio Transceiver (AIR-T) that operates from 300 MHz to 6 GHz (Tx) and 30 MHz to 6 GHz (Rx). It has been specifically designed as a complete deep learning/RF sensor for operation as an edge-compute device in harsh environments. Read more.
Miniature M-Code GPS Receiver
The Miniature PLGR Engine – M-Code (MPE-M) GPS Receiver from BAE Systems is capable of receiving existing operational GPS signals along with the newer M-Code signal. It delivers geolocation and precise positioning capabilities for space-constrained applications while providing increased security and anti-jam capabilities. The MPE-M is size-compatible with the MPE-S receiver while offering a new security architecture for enhanced integrity, exclusivity, and resiliency. Read more.
Weatherproof Human Wearable SDR Platform from 70 MHz to 6 GHz
The RB210 from Pixus Technologies is a Rugged Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform that operates from 70 MHz to 6 GHz. It is designed for SIGINT, passive RADAR, drone deterrence/spoofing, and prototyping systems for advanced wireless (Wi-Fi/Cell/MIMO). This SDR integrates 2 transmit and 4 receive chains that can be independently controlled and offers customizable modular front and rear faceplates according to the user’s requirement. Read more.
14.4 to 14.83 GHz /15.15 to 15.35 GHz Ku-Band Diplexer
The UFDX9999 from MtronPTI is a Ku-band diplexer with Passband 1 from 14.4 to 14.83 GHz and Passband 2 from 15.15 to 15.35 GHz. It has an insertion loss of under 1 dB, isolation of more than 80 dB, and return loss of over 15 dB. The Diplexer can handle up to 50 watts of power. It is available in a module that measures 2.4 x 2.485 x 0.71 inches with SMA connectors and is ideal for Satcom and electronic warfare applications. Read more.
5-Bit Programmable PIN Diode Attenuator from 100 MHz to 50 GHz
The DTA-100M50G-30-CD-1 from Planar Monolithics Industries is a 5-bit Programmable PIN Diode Attenuator that operates from 100 MHz to 50 GHz. It has an attenuation range of 30 dB with a step size of 1 dB. The attenuator has an insertion loss of less than 10 dB, a switching time of below 1 µs (ON time), and 0.5 µs (OFF time). It can handle an input power of up to 24 dBm and has a VSWR of less than 2.5:1. Read more.
Diplexers from 71-76/81-86 GHz for Commercial and Military Applications
The Hades Series from Filtronic are Active Diplexers that operate in the E-Band from 71 to 76 and 81 to 86 GHz. They can be configured to incorporate a range of GaAs and/or InP amplifiers in both the Tx and Rx chain and include the power option to combine 2 GaAs PAs to deliver market-leading linear Tx powers for long-range terrestrial and non-terrestrial E-Band communications. Read more.
Software-Defined Radio from 2 MHz to 2 GHz for the U.S. Navy
The AN/USC-61(C) from General Dynamics is a Software-Defined Digital Modular Radio (DMR) that operates from 2 MHz to 2 GHz. It has four full-duplex channels with multiple waveforms and multi-level information security for voice and data communications from the core of the network to the tactical edge. The radio is built using open architecture standards to provide improved functionality and interoperability by including waveforms and advanced network connectivity, such as the Integrated Waveform and advanced network connectivity with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveforms. Read more.
GPS/GLONASS Anti-Jamming Antenna and Receiver
The Anti-Jamming/Anti-Spoofing Antenna and Receiver from Meteksan Defence can be used for GPS L1, GPS L2, and GLONASS L1 frequency bands. It determines and suppresses jamming signals by using spatial filtering and provides resistance against more than one jammer signal. Jamming signals are filtered by using signal processing techniques, and the original signals without the jamming signal are reconstructed again for delivery to standard GNSS receivers. Read more.
GPS Anti-Jam Solution for SWaP-C Constrained Military Applications
The NavGuard 720 (MAGNA-I) from Mayflower Communications is a GPS Anti-Jam Solution. It has a robust RF front-end that handles high-power co-site signals and provides simultaneous (L1 and L2) GPS protection. This system leverages operationally proven MAGNA GPS Anti-Jam solutions which have been used by multiple US Military and Government Agency platforms. Read more.
Military-Grade Outdoor Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer from 10 MHz to 6 GHz
The SPECTRAN V6 MIL from Aaronia is a Military Certified outdoor Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer that operates from 10 MHz to 6 GHz (optional 8 GHz available). It provides up to 245 MHz (I/Q) of real-time bandwidth and can sweep the complete band in less than 5 ms (1 THz/s). The analyzer is designed for frequency monitoring and detecting, analyzing, and recording unknown and illegal signal transmissions. Read more.
Rugged Low Noise Amplifier from 10.7 to 12.8 GHz
The APTW5-10701280-40K10-WR75-D6 from AmpliTech is a Low Noise Amplifier that operates from 10.7 to 12.8 GHz. It provides 42 dB of gain with a noise temperature less than 40 K and has a P1dB of 15 dBm. The LNA uses state-of-the-art pHEMT technology with a no-isolator design and is MIL-883 and MIL-45208 certified for reliable performance. Read more.
Rugged SOSA-Aligned Microwave Transceiver from 2 to 18 GHz
The RFM3202 from Mercury Systems is a Microwave Transceiver that operates from 2 to 18 GHz. This SOSA-aligned wideband transceiver can be used for demanding spectrum processing applications. It has two independently tuned coherent up-conversion and two down-conversion channels for EW, direction finding, SIGINT, and signal measurement applications. Each channel has an instantaneous bandwidth of 2 GHz, and it also includes an RF conversion bypass for the first Nyquist direct digitization downstream. Read more.
8 kW GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifier from 1 to 1.4 GHz
The 2244 from Empower RF Systems is a Solid-State Pulsed Power Amplifier System that operates from 1 to 1.4 GHz. It delivers a pulsed output power of more than 8 kW with a power gain of 74 dB and has a duty cycle from 0.5 to 20%. This amplifier system has multi-drawer integrated subsystems which feature multiple high-power GaN-on-SiC devices that can be used to provide wide frequency response, high gain, high peak power, and low distortions. It can be scaled up in power by using (stacking) multiple building blocks (amplifiers). Read more.
VHF Omni Ranging/Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS) Receiver
The AN/ARN-147(V) from Collins Aerospace is a Receiver System that combines all VHF Omni Ranging/Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS) functions into one box. It operates from 108 to 117.95 MHz and has a militarized VHF navigation receiver that provides optional internal MIL-STD-1553B capability. This solid-state system is MIL-E-5400 class II qualified and meets international operability requirements by providing 50-kHz channel spacing for 160-VOR and 40-localizer/glideslope channels. Read more.
Spectrum Monitoring and Radiolocation System from 8 kHz to 8 GHz
The R&S UMS400 from Rohde & Schwarz is a Universal Monitoring System that operates from 8 kHz to 8 GHz (can be extended up to 20 GHz). It can be used for outdoor spectrum monitoring and radiolocation of sporadic interferers. This monitoring system supports signal measurements in line with ITU Recommendations and can be integrated into monitoring systems running the R&S ARGUS spectrum monitoring software or other control software easily. Read more.
Military-Qualified 4-Way GPS Passive Splitter from 1.1 to 1.7 GHz
The MIL-LDCBS1X4 from GPS Networking is a 4-Way GPS Passive Splitter that operates from 1.1 to 1.7 GHz an d covers all major GNSS bands. It has an insertion loss of less than 8.5 dB and provides 25 dB of isolation. The divider is designed to passively split a single signal from the antenna to multiple devices. It has an amplitude balance of 0.15 dB and a phase balance of less than 2°. Read more.
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