"High Power Solid State Advances in Technology"
Paulo Correa is Empower RF Systems' CTO with 41 years of experience
in RF and microwave with past roles including Director of Advanced Studies at Thales
and CTO at Thomson Broadcast and Multimedia. With 13 patents to his name, Mr. Correa
is also the architect of Empower' intelligent and flexible Next Generation series
May 9, 2019 - While the electromagnetic battle space becomes more densely occupied
and our adversaries develop new threat methodologies, more capable threat simulation
emitters systems are required. The stakes are high and domination of the electromagnetic
battle space will determine the winner of conflicts, not the dominant air power.
The technology scenario is not unlike the development of the airplane, its value
not quickly appreciated (how we found ourselves behind China and Russia EW technology).
Figuratively we are moving from the biplane to the mono plane. But that's not enough,
tactics need development and new systems require tiers of development and complex
The concern is who will be first to develop the equivalent of the laminar flow
wing of the P-51 Mustang and mate it with the Rolls Royce Merlin engine? If your
team talks about functions you want in your high power transmitting amplifier then
you are on the right path. The following examples are amplifier capabilities that
are alarmingly within reach.
- 0.1dB output power accuracy out of the box, no more "cal factors" in your own
external lookup table, no external power metering required
- Pre loaded mission profiles including barrage, frequency hopping, multi-tone
- Input pulse shape matching
- Software defined architecture allows customized mission scenarios
- Digital output filtering
You can learn more about the technology advances directly from Paulo Correa (Empower
RF CTO) at this year's annual AOC EW Europe Convention.
Paulo will present on Track 2, Wednesday May 15th, 11:55 – 12:15 the topic of:
High Power Solid State Advances in Technology
Advances in semiconductor RF device technology are widely communicated and well
known within our EW community. What's not widely known is how the latest developments
in high speed programmable cores, ADC's / DAC's, DSP, fiber optics, and electro
mechanical devices can be utilized in the architecture of high power solid state
transmitter in ways that significantly advance the state of the art for mission
critical high power systems. In this technical session Paulo Correa will describe
the variety of latest technology developments and when implemented together they
create solid state alternatives for higher power, higher frequency transmitters.
Complete Empower RF Amplifiers lineup:
Empower RF Systems will be exhibiting at this
Warfare Europe Convention in Stockholm, Sweden at Booth E17. Empower RF Systems
is conducting remote live demonstrations of our broadband, high power 1 kW,
1 to 3 GHz amplifier. The amplifier will be housed at our headquarters in Los
Angeles and viewed in the AOC exhibit venue with live streaming video while remotely
controlling the amplifier from the exhibit floor through a standard web browser.
About Empower RF
Empower RF Systems is the technology leader in RF and Microwave power amplifier
solutions for defense, commercial, and industrial applications. Our products incorporate
the latest semiconductor and power combining technologies and originate from an
extensive library of "building block" designs. Solutions range from basic PA modules
to multifunction PA assemblies with embedded, microprocessor controllers.
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Posted May 10, 2019