16 April 2020
Empower RF Systems launches 10kW pulsed S-band GaN-on-SiC solid-state amplifier for radar and jamming
Empower RF Systems Inc of Inglewood, CA and Holbrook, NY, USA (which produces RF and microwave power amplifiers for defense, commercial and industrial applications) has launched the Model 2213, a compact solid-state gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) amplifier delivering 10kW of peak pulsed power (with 6% duty cycle).
Bringing sophisticated monitoring, protection and control functions to mission-critical applications, the air-cooled intelligent amplifier system has flexible software and embedded firmware that can be customized to add mission support capabilities specific to the user’s integrated system. Remote control and monitoring is included.
The 2213 is based on Empower’s established and field-proven next-generation architecture that is tactically deployed and operating on multiple levels in support of a variety of critical US Department of Defense (DOD) missions.
The 2213 comes complete with internal directional coupler, external forward and reverse sample ports, and an easy-to-use web graphical user interface (GUI). In-depth health monitoring with alarms visible on the front panel are also pushed out via the LAN port. For critical ‘on air’ applications, the 2213 provides ‘Graceful Output Power Degradation’, backing down power to a safe operating level in the event of component failure or excessive load VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) condition.