e2v, a leading global provider of innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, has been awarded a contract from defence and security company Saab to supply Microwave Power Modules (MPM) for their fighter jets and other applications.
The MPMs designed by e2v for Saab are compact, lightweight transmitters for use in airborne military applications. Each MPM system is comprised of a helix travelling-wave tube (TWT), an electronic power conditioner (EPC) and a solid state amplifier (SSA) in a single package.
MPMs can deliver medium output power up to Ku-band. They are designed to provide both pulsed and continuous-wave modes of operation in an ultra-compact miniature size with a weight minimised for airborne applications. Internally, the use of integrated high frequency magnetics, with integral isolation and multilayer flexi-rigid printed board construction, minimises interconnects, reduces size and increases reliability.
Phil Nicholson, Vice President of Defence in RF Power at e2v, comments, “This new, collaborative contract signifies the strengthening of our successful partnership with Saab. Supplying into Gripen and other platforms underpins the future of our MPM strategy in the defence market.”
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