Photonis offers Microwave Power Modules (MPMs) to meet the power, bandwidth and spectral purity requirements of many state of the art microwave systems.
- Electronic Countermeasures
- Point to Point and SatCom Data Links
- Ideal for Airborne & UAV Use
- Compact Laboratory Amplifier
The MPM is an efficient, low noise amplifier consisting of a high gain solid-state driver (MMIC) followed by a multi-collector traveling wave tube (TWT) along with their power supplies, all tightly integrated into a common, lightweight package. The low noise performance of the solid-state MMIC combined with the high efficiency TWT creates an extremely compact and efficient amplifier. The low SWaP MPM is ideally suited to airborne applications where volume, weight and prime power are at a premium. Our MPMs are typically used for electronic countermeasures, point to point and SatCom data links, and compact laboratory amplifiers. For communications applications, the addition of a pre-distortion linearizer to the MPM RF chain results in a highly linear amplifier. Typical OPBO for linear operation is less than 2 dB with AM/PM less than 2°/dB and gain linearity of ± 0.1 dB. The Linearized MPM provides the same compact, lightweight form factor as the standard MPM with superior linearity to support modern quadrature modulation schemes. Linear MPMs are optimized for backed-off RF output power levels, minimizing prime power draw.