Nuwaves Engineering Announces The Development of an RF Downconverter for Identification, Friend or FOE (IFF) Applications

Middletown, Ohio, July 1st, 2019 – NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, announces the development of a high-efficiency, high-linearity power amplifier and low-spurious downconverter as the result of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award.

The Advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Environment Simulator for Mode 5 and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) (ADROIT) program has resulted in IFF simulator/stimulator hardware to enhance the Army’s capabilities with regards to combined live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulations. The hardware includes an enhanced VRG-1000SD from strategic partner ViaSat, which include software upgrades to increase the number of simultaneous IFF interrogators and transponders in a given simulation (performed by ViaSat), and incorporates a linear RF power amplifier within the VRG-1000 to increase the capabilities to the maximum permissible levels for test equipment.

“NuWaves looks forward to working with the Army to advance the state of the art in RF simulation capability with the ADROIT Phase II hardware,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “Our team is poised to deliver an innovative and high-performance solution in support of the Warfighter.”

NuWaves Engineering is a veteran-owned, premier supplier of RF and Microwave solutions for Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, NuWaves offers a broad range of design and engineering services related to the development and sustainment of key communications, telemetry and electronic warfare 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, high intercept low noise amplifiers, miniature RF filters, and cavity filters. NuWaves Engineering…Trusted RF Solutions™.


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