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Broadband Microwave Fiber Optic Transceiver Enables Low Noise Antenna Remoting

The OFW-7820-TRX fiber optic interfacility link (IFL) subsystem provides exceptional gain flatness and phase linearity performance over a 10 GHz instantaneous bandwidth, from 2 to 12 GHz.

The OFW-7820-TRX subsystem is part of an integrated earth terminal design intended to transmit and broadcast S/C/X-Band signal traffic using single mode fi­ber optic cabling over distances of up to 100 km. These signals can either be direct X-Band SATCOM or IF frequencies being upconverted into the X-Band spectrum.

microwave fiber optic transceiver

The OFW-7820-TRX utilizes field proven RF optical conversion techniques that are transparent to the various earth terminal modulation techniques and their corresponding data rates. The RF performance of the subsystem is optimized to provide a Spur Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) in excess of 110 dB*Hz(2/3) over a broad range of optical loss budgets.

In addition, the OFW-7820-TRX supports a list optional features that enhance SATCOM terminal operation: Uplink / 10 MHz RF Frequency Diplexed Transport, Downlink LNB powering, RF Link Gain Control, and embedded Ethernet capability which supports remote control of system parameters such as AGC enable/disable/setpoint, Manual Gain Control (MGC) set point, and the monitoring of health parameters such as optical power, bias currents, and internal temperature.

Further, the OFW-7820-TRX has an optional integrated Ethernet switch which allows for the remoting of Ethernet over fiber signals from the local to remote location.

The OFW-7820-TRX series can be packaged in various styles of form factors including a 1RU x 19” rack chassis, 4RU x 19” high-density plug-in card chassis, rugged outdoor enclosures, and a compact flange mount unit.

About MPS

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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