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Ramona Research – Microwave and RF Solutions

Ramona Research has established itself as a premier provider of communications equipment for unmanned aerial systems with transmitters, receivers, and amplifiers deployed on multiple UAS platforms. Our rugged but lightweight packaging is perfect for the demanding UAS environment. Isolated power supplies, MIL-STD-461 compliance, and lightning protection make our amplifiers a perfect fit for the composite airframes common to many UAS platforms.

Featured Products

Power Amplifiers

Quad Band Amplifiers

The PAUK20B is a ruggedized and compact solution for providing up to 20W linear power in any of four bands of operation. Your Picture Here Its optimized design provides minimum size, weight and power consumption enabling deployment in virtually all platforms. The PAUK covers UHF, L, S, high and low C, and Ku bands in a single, compact package virtually eliminating any requirement for intheater system reconfiguration.

Dual Band Amplifiers

The DPA series power amplifiers are a ruggedized and compact solution for providing up to 20W linear power in two bands of operation. Your Picture Here Its optimized design provides minimum size, weight and power consumption enabling deployment in virtually all platforms. The power amplifier covers two of the UHF, L/S, C, and Ku bands in a single, compact, lightweight, environmentally sealed package.

Single Band Amplifiers

The SPA series power amplifiers are a ruggedized and compact solution for providing up to 20W linear power in a single band of operation. Your Picture Here Its optimized design provides minimum size, weight and power consumption enabling deployment in virtually all platforms. The power amplifier covers one of the UHF, L/S, C, and Ku bands in a single, compact, lightweight, environmentally sealed package.

High Power Transceivers

High power transceivers provide full duplex operation in the L, S, C and Ku frequency bands. These RFEs package a power amplifier, low noise amplifier, and all switches and filtering required to enable simultaneous transmission and reception. All amplifiers include a RS-485 digital control interface that allows for dynamic configuration while in operation, allowing band selection and output power control. This provides for increased versatility by supporting maximum transmit power for FSK and FM modulated carriers as well as linear operation for QPSK and OQPSK signals without detrimental spectral regrowth. Ramona Research power amplifiers are Vortex®, Rover®, and MMT® compatible. Custom bands are available

Bi-Directional Amplifiers

Bi-Directional Amplifiers significantly increase the power and range of low-power TDMA modems. Fast automatic transmit detection is employed such that no command or control wiring is required between the mode and the amplifiers. The units are ruggedized to survive harsh environments and are easy to install. Integration with a modem requires just a single coax cable and can boost power levels up to 50W peak.

Low Noise Amplifiers

Low noise amplifiers provide receiver coverage ranging from L-Band to Ku-Band in quad and single band small form factor packaging. Our quad band LNA provides internal filters for improved co-site performance while our single band series offer broad bandwidths to suit a variety of user needs. Custom bands are available

Legacy Products & Custom Products

Transmitters

The TD Series FM transmitters cover frequencies from UHF to C-band with output power levels up to 20W. Premodulation filters with the selection of up to 4 data rates areavailable as well as NTSC or PAL analog video pre-emphasis with up to two metadata subcarriers. The TD transmitter is designed to handle analog and digital signals in the same unit.

LIDL

The LIDL Receiver is a four band receiver, operating in the L,S,low C,and high C bands. The LIDL is capable of operating in four unique modes supporting analog video with a tunable subcarrier, the Predator B waveform, the Plug and Play II waveform and a 70 MHz IF output. Other packages are available.

Custom Products

 

Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? In addition to our standard products, we design and produce many custom low-volume products tailored to individual customer needs. To discuss your particular requirements, please contact us

Application Highlights

Premier provider of communications equipment for unmanned aerial systems with transmitters, receivers, and amplifiers deployed on multiple UAS platforms.

Broad support for the C4ISR, EW, Telemetry and Control, OEM, Aviation, and Surveillance communities with a wide variety of power amplifiers, transmitters, and receivers.

We proudly provide products in support of NASA, Special Operations Command, the US Military, the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Justice, and other government.

Company Overview

Ramona Research designs and manufactures Microwave and RF transmitters, receivers, and power amplifiers for commercial and military applications operating from baseband to Ku-Band. Serving the Aviation, Aerospace, C4ISR, Telemetry and Control, and Satellite Communications industries, Ramona Research cultivates long-term relationships with its clients by delivering quality products on time at an affordable price. The Company specializes in manufacturing transmitters, power amplifiers and receivers tailored to each customer’s unique requirements. Decades of experience in the harshest of airborne, shipboard, ground and spaceborne environments provide assurance to our customers that our products will consistently meet their mission-critical requirements.

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TARIN SCHONCHECK

Sales Administration

Tarin was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to Vic Myers she worked in the hospitality industry 20+ years as a Sales Analyst/Administrator.

In her spare time, Tarin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to historical sites throughout the United States, reading, going to movies and concerts. On the weekends you will find Tarin at her nephews’ band concerts and baseball games. In addition, music and dance have been a part of her life with musical contrasting influences ranging from Prince to Olivia Newton-John.  Tarin is located in our Arizona office.

RICHARD MENDEZ

Sales Engineer

Richard was born and raised in Arizona. Attended Arizona State University with a focus in Mechanical Engineering and then fell into Technical Project Management. After 12 years of managing large budget projects spanning system integrations and upgrades, he transitioned into the role of Field Sales Engineer with VMA.

Richard has a deep passion for building relationships with his clients and principals, and supporting them to problem solve and develop innovative solutions. Outside of the office, Richard can be found volunteering as a mentor and coach of high school students at his church, running and hiking the extensive trails of Arizona, and spending time with his wife, 2 boys, 2 girls, and 2 grandkids. Richard is located in our Arizona office.

TAYLOR GAUNTT

Field Sales Engineer

Taylor is a Texas native, and grew up in the small town of Boerne, Texas.  He attended Texas A&M University, where earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering.  After college he was recruited by a Manufacturer’s Rep Firm, where he spent the first 7 years of his career. Initially hired on as an inside salesperson, Taylor quickly accelerated within the organization and expanded into various other roles such as Distribution Manager, and Field Sales Engineer.  Taylor then spent the following 7 years working for an electronic component distributor named Electro Enterprises that almost exclusively supported the mil/aero market.

Taylor worked as a Field Sales Engineer supporting the Texas, Utah and New Mexico territory, Product Manager, as well as Director or Business Development where he managed a team of 10 Field Sales Professionals across the entire United States.  Gathering from his previous experiences, Taylor has now taken on the role of Field Sales Engineer with Vic Myers supporting the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas territory.  Outside of the office you will usually find Taylor either spending time with his wife and two young children, or out on the lake bass fishing.

FELECIA STIVERS

Field Sales Engineer

Felecia Stivers, a native of Rockford, IL, now excels as a Field Sales Engineer at VMA in our Arizona office. Holding a BSEE from Arizona State University, she draws from her extensive background at Medtronic, Orbital Sciences, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.

Specializing in high-reliability applications, Felecia stands out for her proficiency in relationship-building and innovative problem-solving. Whether contributing to medical devices or playing a vital role in rocket launches, her work has had a tangible impact on saving lives and safeguarding the nation.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Felecia enjoys time with her two teenagers, finds joy in travel, and actively engages with her local church. Driven by a passion for helping customers navigate cutting-edge technology, she is committed to delivering dependable solutions in fast-changing environments.

KAREN M. ROSS

People and Culture Specialist

Karen has been a part of Vic Myers Associates team since February 2023. Prior to her position as People and Culture Specialist, she worked in the Science & Technology field as an HR Manager & Project Lead for SAIC and LANL. In the short time with VMA she has learned a lot and looks forward to knowing our business even better in support of all of our employees. She values her church community, her two sons who happen to be engineers, volunteering, and golf. Karen is located in our Albuquerque, NM office.

Natalie Myers

Inside Sales Administration

Natalie Myers joined Vic Myers Associates in September 2021 and is excited to be part of the team. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and prior to her position as Inside Sales Administration she worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 15 years as a Senior Sales Administrator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends along with watching sporting events, traveling, hiking and cheering on her daughter in dance and basketball! Natalie is located in our Arizona office.

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