NuWaves Engineering Team Wins Air Force Small Business Innovative Research Contract for GPS III Satellite Radio Frequency
Middletown, Ohio, July 7, 2014 – NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions
provider, announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract
from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to research and develop advanced RF cavity filters for use on Global
Positioning System (GPS) III satellites.
NuWaves worked with
Exelis Geospatial Systems’
Positioning, Navigation and Timing business located in Clifton, New Jersey, to propose an innovative method to dramatically
reduce the size and weight of space-based diplexers, triplexers, and quadruplexers – or “n-plexers” – for multicarrier
RF combining by incorporating specialized inserts within the filter cavities. The proposed design also supports wider
bandwidths and higher signal power levels than previous generation n-plexer solutions. As a culmination of the Phase
I SBIR project, NuWaves expects to develop and fabricate one or more filter prototypes.
team’s solution has the potential to drive a significant reduction in the GPS III satellite’s launch weight, reducing
cost to orbit,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “We’re thrilled to have GPS III navigation
payload provider Exelis on the team, and together we look forward to helping the Air Force exceed its GPS III mission
“Exelis welcomes the opportunity to work with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and NuWaves with researching
and developing this advanced technology to improve the GPS technological base,” said Mark Pisani, vice president and
general manager of positioning, navigation and timing systems at Exelis.
NuWaves Engineering is a premier supplier of RF and Microwave solutions for Department of Defense (DoD), government,
industrial and commercial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, NuWaves offers a broad range of design and engineering
services related to the development and sustainment of key communications and telemetry systems, as well as a complete
line of commercially available RF products. NuWaves’ products include wideband frequency converters, high-efficiency
and miniature solid state power amplifiers and bidirectional amplifiers (T/R modules), high intercept low noise amplifiers
and miniature RF filters. NuWaves Engineering…Trusted RF Solutions™.
Contact Ryan Canning, Director of Business Development, at (513) 360-0800, or visit www.nuwaves.com for more information.
About NuWaves Engineering
NuWaves Engineering is a premier supplier of Radio Frequency (RF) and embedded systems products and solutions for
DoD, non-DoD government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, NuWaves offers a wide range of engineering
design services focused on wireless communications, as well as a complete line of commercially available module-level
products, such as wideband RF upconverters and downconverters, high-efficiency miniature solid state power amplifiers,
high intercept low noise amplifiers, miniature RF filters, and fiber optic RF distribution modules.
Contact Kevin Harrison, Business Development Engineer, at (513) 360-0800 ext 313, or visit our website at
www.nuwaves-ltd.com for more information.
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Posted July 8, 2014