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Tube Amplifier Powers Ku-Band Systems

Feb. 21, 2013
A traveling-wave-tube (TWT) amplifier is designed for high-power Ku-band satcom and SNG transmitters.

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.

MITEQ, Inc., 100 Davids Dr., Hauppauge, NY 11788-2043; (631) 439-9108, FAX: (631) 436-7431, e-mail: [email protected], www.miteq.com.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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