Harris Corp. has developed a new power amplifier for the U.S. military’s wideband tactical networks, intended to increase range and coverage.
The company said the UL-Band power amplifier was tested onboard vehicles during a recent Army Network Integration Evaluation exercise, representing the fourth consecutive NIE Harris has participated in.
According to Harris, the amplifier is intended to complement the Joint Tactical Radio System-Certified Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio on the ultra high frequency and L-band frequencies from 225 megahertz to 2 gigahertz.
The Defense Department“™s data transmission ranges from 225 to 450 MHz and Harris intends for vehicle-based users to send and receive large data files of up to 2 GHz.
According to the company, the new amplifier has the same size, weight and power profile as the company’s existing VHF/UHF amplifier.
Harris also said the new amplifier is compatible with the Wideband Networking Waveform, Soldier Radio Waveform, Mobile User Objective System and Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform.