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AR Introduces New State of the Art Solid State Field Generating Systems

Solid State Amplifier & Antenna Combinations Generate Up to 50 v/m

AA Series Solid State Field Generating Systems

Souderton, PA — August 7, 2017 — AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has just introduced a line of state-of-the-art solid state field generating systems for numerous markets and applications.

These products now offer a very attractive alternative to using Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) driving separate antennas to generate field strength up to 50 V/m. Performance characteristics of this magnitude (both in frequency and output power) were previously dominated by low MTBF, short warranty TWTAs; but these new solid-state designs offer better performance, increased reliability, and a 3-year warranty with the best support in the industry.

The amplifier and horn antenna combination form one completely housed unit which may be tripod mounted. These new “AA” series systems produce field strengths up to 50V/m in two band-specific models over the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range when driven with a suitable signal generator. A separate rack-mounted unit (AA1000) contains the power supply and control circuitry (RF & DC cables included) for interfacing with these products. The rack-mounted assembly can be used for any of the AA series designs. AR can supply the AA model(s) and AA1000, in addition to a signal generator for a complete turnkey system. Standard products cover 18 – 26.5 GHz and 26.5 – 40 GHz frequency ranges.

Applications include EMC Radiated Susceptibility for MIL-STD-461 Testing, Radar Systems, Communications, and TWT Replacements.

Product offering:
AA18G26-20 :: 18 to 26.5 GHz, producing a field strength of 20V/m at 1 meter
AA26G40-20 :: 26.5-40 GHz, producing a field strength of 20V/m at 1 meter
AA26G40-50 :: 26.5-40 GHz, producing a field strength of 50V/m at 1 meter
AA1000 :: Rack mounted Power Supply, control circuitry, and fault monitoring


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For over 50 years, AR has played a significant role in the success of the aerospace, military, automotive, medical, commercial, and telecom industries. The RF/Microwave Instrumentation division of AR provides Total RF Test Solutions by offering customers RF test instrumentation, RF test systems, EMC test software, and chambers. In addition to the complete array of product solutions, AR brings world-class customer service and application support; from calibration and regular maintenance to troubleshooting and repairs, you can depend on AR’s service and support teams.

For more information, contact AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation, 160 Schoolhouse Rd., Souderton, PA 18964 at 215-723-8181 or at For an applications engineer, call 800-933-8181.