U.S. Air Force Awards Contract to TEGAM for RF Power Meter

GENEVA, OH, June 1, 2010

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded a contract to TEGAM in excess of $1.2 million.  Over the next three years, 161 Model 1830A RF Power Meters will be shipped to Air Force bases throughout the United States and in seven countries.

With this order, four branches of the U.S. military have now purchased the Model 1830A, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the National Guard, and it has been awarded national stock number (NSN) 6625015667703.

“The 1830A is the cornerstone of our new PM Series line of power censor calibration equipment,” stated Andy Brush, CEO of TEGAM.

The 1830A is an RF power meter for applications where the lowest uncertainty measurement is important, including metrology, research, and production testing of RF equipment. It is designed to directly read calibrated RF power with 100-W and 200-W thermistor-style RF power sensors from manufacturers including Agilent Technologies, TEGAM, Weinschel, Hughes, General Microwave, EIP, and Milltech. It includes four-digit calibration factor resolution stored in multiple tables on a per-sensor basis, 3 to 60 db attenuator support, LXI C- and USB 2.0-compliant communications interfaces for full remote programmability, and heater control for ovenized sensors. The accuracy is ±0.05% of reading, ±0.5 mW, and the thermistor balanced value may be adjusted from 50 W to 300 W, which aids in estimating port match parameters of RF source outputs.

Sensor adapter cables are available for different sensor types including a direct connection to 478A and 8478B coaxial thermistor mounts.  More information about the TEGAM 1830A can be found at www.tegam.com.

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