Mission Microwave Accelerates Production Deliveries of 200 Watt Ka-Band PAs

Mission Microwave Technologies of Sante Fe Springs, California, reported that it is has completed the initial delivery and qualification testing of its 200 Watt Ka-Band (30 GHz) Gallium Nitride (GaN) based products for a U.S.-based technology integrator.

Mission Microwave is providing individual amplifiers and redundant systems based on its Titan Ka-Band block up-converter (BUC). The company is delivering both Ku-Band and Ka-Band components in support of mobile SATCOM deployable systems. The 200-Watt Ka-band Titan BUC generates over 100 watts of linear radio frequency (RF) power from a 10 kg package for mission critical communications. Also, the Ku-band configuration delivers 200 watts of linear Ku-band RF power.

Francis Auricchio, President and CEO of Mission Microwave commented, “Our customer needed a very high power Ka-band solution within a very constrained Size, Weight, and Power (SwaP) budget. The Titan amplifier system was a clear choice for their design with efficiency, SwaP and performance well beyond anything else available in the commercial market. The Titan BUC is less than half the weight of competing products and uses significantly less power while providing the linear performance and reliability needed for mission success.”