Suited for satellite communications (satcom) and satellite-news-gathering (SNG) applications, model MT2400 is a traveling-wave-tube (TWT) amplifier from MITEQ/MCL designed for outdoor installations. Supplied in a compact, light-weight, weather-resistant package, the TWT amplifier is available for Ku-band use from 13.75 to 14.50 GHz. It provides 240 W continuous-wave (CW) output power and 400 W peak output power. The amplifier weighs approximately 32 lbs. (14.5 kg) and is designed to meet MIL-188-164A requirements. It can be customized to include a number of different options, including an input L-band frequency upconverter, solid-state input preamplifier, and an internal linearizer.
Tube Amplifier Powers Ku-Band Systems
A traveling-wave-tube (TWT) amplifier is designed for high-power Ku-band satcom and SNG transmitters.