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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.


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