Microwave Receivers

Microwave Receivers Overview

Microwave Receiver Technologies

Microwave receiver technologies encompass a host of components, such as:

  • Miniature video/audio transmitters and receivers for surveillance applications
  • Lightweight video/data transmitters and receivers for various types of manned and unmanned airborne, shipboard and ground vehicle applications
  • SIG-INT (signals intelligence)
  • Passive radar
  • Smart energy 
  • Prototyping systems for advanced wireless systems such as WiFi, cellular systems and MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) radio transmission systems

Capacitors are at the smallest end of the component spectrum. These are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements for military standards MIL-PRF-55681 and MIL-PRF-123 and are used for wireless broadcast equipment, GPS, radar applications and mobile base stations.

Moving up in size, next are sub-6 GHz RF (radio frequency) antennas. These cover frequency bands from 600 MHz up to 7.2 GHz. There are also Gallium Nitride (GaN)-Based Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) which are designed for use on airborne synthetic aperture radar systems and Low Earth Orbit small satellites for mapping landscapes.

At the large end of the scale are technologies such as solid-state power amplifiers. These can be used by militaries for mobile ground communication and datalink applications using GaN RF power devices which operate around 7.125 to 7.725 GHz frequency.

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