Tegam Press Release - June 1, 2010
Air Force Awards Contract to TEGAM for RF Power Meter
OH - June 1, 2010 - Building on the early success of the Model 1830A
RF Power Meter, TEGAM is pleased to announce that the U.S. Air Force has just awarded a contract to TEGAM in
excess of $1.2 million. Over the next three years, 161 Model 1830As will be shipped to Air Force bases throughout
the United States and in seven countries.
With this order, four branches of the U.S. Military have now
purchased the TEGAM Model 1830A, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and The National Guard, and it has been
awarded national stock number (NSN) 6625015667703.
"The 1830A is the cornerstone of our new PM Series line of
Power Sensor Calibration equipment," stated
Andy Brush, CEO of TEGAM. "The wide adoption of this instrument for both military and commercial uses indicates
how well it meets the customer's needs and reveals the current capabilities of TEGAM's internal research and
The 1830A is an RF Power Meter intended for applications where the lowest uncertainty
measurement is important, including metrology, research, and production testing of RF equipment. It is designed to
directly read calibrated RF power with 100 ohm and 200 ohm thermistor style RF power sensors from manufacturers
including: Agilent, TEGAM, Weinschel, Hughes, General Microwave, EIP and Milltech. It includes 4-digit calibration
factor resolution stored in multiple tables on a per sensor basis, 3-60 db attenuator support, LXI-C and USB 2.0
compliant communication interfaces for full remote programmability and heater control for ovenized sensors. The
accuracy is ±0.05% of reading, ±0.5 microW and the thermistor balanced value may be adjusted from 50 ohm to 300
ohm which aids in estimating port match parameters of RF source outputs.
Sensor adapter cables are
available for different sensor types including a direct connection to 478A and 8478B coaxial thermistor mounts.
More information about the TEGAM 1830A can be found at
10 Tegam Way
Geneva, OH 44041
Kim Niznik Goff
Phone: 440-466-6120 x260