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MPS – RF Over Fiber

Microwave Photonic Systems, Inc. is a high-tech design, development and integration engineering firm that specializes in life cycle optimization of RF over Fiber components, Radio Frequency, Microwave and Fiber Optic components and related systems. Customer base spans the Broadband, Telecommunications, SATCOM, Defense, Public Safety, and Wireless markets.

MPS manufactures and delivers products and services to a wide array of military and industrial customers. Product include GPS fiber optic distribution system, GPS antenna splitter, long-haul RF link, cellual repeater system, RF delay lines, optical RF link, fiber optic transmitter, fiber optice transmitter and more. 

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GPS and Precision Timing

GPS fiber optic distribution system

MPS has a long legacy in GPS transport over fiber. From the inception of MPS support navy GPS shipboard navigation subsystems, MPS has grown over the last 15 years to become a premier supplier of high quality fiber optic links and sub-systems designed with the purpose of transmitting GPS and precision timing signals. Applications may vary from the tradition SATCOM Terminal timing signals of 10MHz, 1PPS, IRIG to supporting military.

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Optical Link Modules

passive optical network

MPS designs, manufactures, and markets an extensive inventory of Passive Optical Network (PON) modules and components under the MPS® series label. The MPS series of PON devices can be sold separately or integrated into higher order assemblies. These assemblies can be configured to meet various performance specifications in order to be compatible with the customer’s form, fit, and functional requirements.

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Passive Optical Components

passive optical component

MPS designs, manufactures, and markets an extensive inventory of Passive Optical Network (PON) modules and components under the MPS® series label. The MPS series of PON devices can be sold separately or integrated into higher order assemblies. These assemblies can be configured to meet various performance specifications in order to be compatible with the customer’s form, fit, and functional requirements.

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SATCOM & Earth Terminal

Fiber Optic Inter-Facility Links (FO IFL) are key to providing extended range transmission distances between Antenna Pedestal (AP) and the Network Operations (NO) facilities. Fiber optic cable offers RF and Systems Engineers a unique platform for multi signal, wide bandwidth, high performance signal interconnectivity without compromising critical signal characteristics. Available in standalone high density rack.

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Optical Link Systems

optical RF link

MPS offers highly integrated systems solutions that call upon the entire product offering of MPS. These systems are designed for major communication networks or earth terminals requiring highly reliable systems with the ability to provide Ethernet Links, Redundant Switching, Frequency Timing and Reference, as well as comprehensive Monitor and Control.

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Optical Network Cabling

long-haul RF link

MPS manufactures specialty and military qualified optical cable assembles; such as, harsh environment optical cables, small form factor optical harnesses, TFOCA, M28876 and M38999 multi-channel optical cables.

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Application Highlights

The fundamental technology at the core of any MPS system is Radio Frequency (RF) to Fiber Optic (FO) conversion. This technology, coupled with expert capabilities in advanced circuit design, mixed format signal integration, and embedded microprocessor control allows MPS to design, manufacture and deploy the sophisticated RF Photonic components, subsystems and systems.Core Technology for RF over fiber components
  • Expert capabilities in RF signal propagation and RF/Optical link budget model development and analysis. (iBwave RF vu software)
  • Advanced test and measurement lab facilities, equipped with Lab-View embedded RF and Optical test capabilities.
  • Methodical systems engineering approach for executing site surveys and conducting coverage testing.
  • In-House ability to design, fabricate, test, and install military grade FO and RF co-axial cable assemblies.
  • Capable of executing precision splicing and termination of complex fiber optic components, patch panels and optical harnesses both in-house and in the field.
  • Extensive manufacturing experience and relationships with contract manufacturing activities.
  • Established manufacturing and test procedures of RF/Optical systems within ISO 9001 quality guidelines.

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In-Building Repeater Systems

in-building repeater systems

MPS leverages RF and Microwave component design knowledge and fiber optic systems integration expertise to develop in-building repeaters targeted towards the Public Safety and Mobile Subscriber markets. Systems include 400 to 900 MHz Trunked Radio and Public Safety, as well as, PCS, LTE and WiMax.View In-Building Repeater System Products

OFW 7500 / IFL

fiber optic transmitter

L-Band Fiber Optic Transceiver Subsystem which provides “Best of Breed” optical long-haul transmission of RF signals in the frequency range of 950 MHz to 2250 MHz. The Subsystem can support the transmission of High Density L Band SATCOM traffic over distances of up to 50 km using Mil Tactical Harsh Environment single mode interconnections.

The OFW-7500/IFL is specifically optimized to be integrated with all modern Software Defined Radio (SDR) waveforms.

In addition, the OFW 7500 / IFL supports a list optional features that enhance SATCOM terminal operation: Uplink / 10 MHz RF Frequency Diplexed Transport, Downlink LNB powering, RF Link Gain Control, Optical Dynamic Range > 10 dBo, and Extended RF Frequency Range up to 7 GHz.

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Delay Lines

RF delay lines

MPS offers delay line products that are scalable to the customers’ requirements and can be configured as a fixed delay line or a switchable delay line. Packages include small form factor to large multi-rack chassis that can be further expansible with the addition of external delay ports. All delay lines can take advantage of MPS’s microwave components such as integrated Low Nosie Amplifiers, Post Amplifiers, Automatic Gain Control.

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Custom Solutions

cellual repeater system

Often times a problem cannot be solved by a “one size fits all” solution. MPS routinely provides one of a kind, custom integrated solutions which require a blended approach of both microwave, RF and fiber optic solutions sets. MPS’s streamline systems engineering approach will help guide you through proven requirements development and decomposition process to ensure that a custom solution is delivered to your cost.

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Company Overview

Microwave Photonic Systems, Inc. is a high-tech design, development and integration engineering firm that specializes in life cycle optimization of RF over Fiber components, Radio Frequency, Microwave and Fiber Optic components and related systems. MPS manufactures and delivers products and services to a wide array of military and industrial customers. Their customer base spans the Broadband, Telecommunications, SATCOM, Defense, Public Safety, and Wireless markets.

Microwave Photonic Systems fulfills multiple roles providing these hardware items including OEM supplier, design consultant, and contract manufacturer. MPS has been providing proprietary technology solutions to military agencies, defense contractors, research facilities, and commercial customers since 1997. MPS is a privately held company whose strengths include Project Management, Operations Research, Design and Life Cycle Engineering, Quality Control, and Supply Chain Management. MPS maintains a professional and multi-disciplined engineering staff with the requisite skills to provide turnkey engineering solutions to the most demanding problems. MPS’s wealth of experience facilitates commitment to providing a finished product that meets customer’s expectations for cost, delivery, and performance. 

MPS has provided RF/Fiber optic subsystems, modules, components, and embedded software that have supported various Air Force, Army, and Navy mission critical programs. Products are currently in service with many DoD programs including the Towed Sonar Array, UHF SATCOM Ground Station, Shipboard GPS Antenna Link and the Shipboard Fiber Optic Data and Multiplexing System (FODMS).

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