04 Apr Wave deliver N.4 X-Band SSPAs for maritime and land radar
Wave has delivered N.4 X-band SSPAs designed to be used as transmitter in new generation phased array
radar. Each SSPA is multi-channel with independent phase control. The total output power is 400W with an
average efficiency of 25%. The challenge has been the high Vectorial Stability required: more than 60dB
pulse-to-pulse over the whole band at the maximum power.
The SSPA is GaN based with real-time monitoring of the health of each power device.
The SSPA is equipped with a Serial Communication link for commanding each channel and monitoring
various parameters such as temperature, voltage and current consumption.
Designed to be used in Naval and Land MIL-STD environment an accurate mechanical design has been
made to meet the required standard.
The SSPA is air cooled drastically reducing the complexity and the cost of a liquid cooling system.