Spotlight for the GPS RF Front End Design

Developing Highly Efficient Solutions & Long-Lasting Partnerships

The NuWaves Satellite Terminal RF Front End is an efficient, high gain RF transmit/receive module that provides 20 Watts of RF power to boost performance of data links.  This was a custom development for our partner, Rugged Logic, and features an L-Band power amplifier, low noise figure LNAs, high isolation diplexer, and band-reject filters.  We are proud that this front end device is the first of its kind in our Products Catalog, it satisfies the needs of Rugged Logic, and has been the foundation to grow and evolve our relationship with such a great company. NuWaves is always seeking to engineer long lasting partnerships like this one by providing customized innovations and comprehensive solutions for our customers.

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Supporting the VRG-1000, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Flight Environment Generator

Viasat is a private sector partner and national asset to the U.S. Department of Defense and coalition military forces. Viasat invests heavily in Independent Research & Development, enabling us to rapidly develop and deploy the security, connectivity, and defense communications warfighters need to help address current and emerging threats — with the goal of bringing our servicemen and women home safely. We combine a strong defense heritage with our commercial business practices to create a company unlike any other. We surround our veterans (over 30% of our employee population), engineers, technologists, and support staff with a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, agile defense technology development, and non-traditional business models to empower them to push the limits of innovation.

The VRG-1000 replicates a crowded airspace, enabling organizations to perform realistic Identification, Friend or Foe testing. The VRG-1000 provides a true-to-life lab environment to reduce flight test time and overall flight testing costs. The Viasat VRG-1000 uses state-of-the-art technology to provide a precise, realistic simulation environment. A portable RF flight test generator, it uses an intuitive graphical interface and multiple, simultaneous interactive interrogators or transponders to simulate a true flight experience; leverages a computer-generated motion program to provide accurate attenuation and delay of signals; mimics real-time coherent RF messaging in dense, dynamic signal environments; and uses KIV-77 cryptographic equipment for encoding Mode 4 and Mode 5 IFF systems.

NuWaves provides one of our state-of-the-art frequency converters to support the VRG-1000, an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Flight Environment Generator. The ConvertaWave2 downcoverter utilizes its unmatched RF frequency conversion abilities to enable the VRG-1000 to operate wirelessly—converting the system's L-Band operating frequency down to a 70 MHz IF signal that has been band-limited to one of five user-selectable IF bandwidths between 500 kHz and 10 MHz.

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NuWaves Continues to Support the Unmanned Systems Market

NuWaves recently shipped another large batch of the flagship NuPower 12B01As to a major UAV manufacturer, to support the deployment of one of their top-tier platforms.  The NuPower 12B01A provides 18 watts of RF power across the broad frequency range of 1000 to 2500 MHz, and is used to extend the operational range of the unmanned system platform’ datalink.  There are several hundred units already integrated into the customer’s systems, with many more on the horizon.  This is just one of the many ways that NuWaves continues to support the needs of the Warfighter.

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Cybersecurity Solutions Entering the Field

NuWaves Engineering recently completed its first two orders for the new Cybersecurity product line.  Vegas-S modules are now in the field in support of our DoD clients, offering avionics data bus protection in the test and maintenance environments. 

Vegas-S is a data diode serving as a physical firewall for protection of MIL-STD-1553 data busses.  For product information and to request a quote, please visit our cybersecurity page.


Innovative Research

The Rapid Automated Analysis System For Electromagnetic Measurements

Fiber-Optic RF Distribution (FORD) & Digital Control Signals Network Across a PCB in GPS User Eqpt (Phase I & II)

A lightweight UHF SATCOM triplexer for use in expendable bouy systems (Phase I & II)

Man Portable Hand Held Wireless Network Survey Interrogation Tool

An Ultra Low Passive Inter-Modulation (PIM) Diplexer

High Efficiency Switching Power amplifier for Earth Radar Observation System

High Density, Fiber-Optic Sensors, Single Mode/Multi-Mode and High Power Fiber-Optic Rotary Connection Technology


Technologically Advanced N-Plexer for GPS III Operation (Phase I & II)

UAS Power Amplifier for Extended Range of Non-Payload Communication Devices (Phase I & II)

High-Efficiency Power Amplifier for Over-the-Horizon Communications

High-Shock MEMS Precision Frequency Reference

Advanced RF Environment Simulator for Mode 5 and Identification Friend or Foe (Phase I & II)

Flexible Extendable Telemetry Collection for Hypersonic Testing

S-Band Transmit/Receive Module Advancements for Efficient Radars

Innovative Towed Array Cable Modem


Modernization of DIFAR sonobuoys for Enhanced Operations

Press Releases

March 29, 2021

NuWaves Engineering recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) GROW Program, a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies.

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February 9, 2021

NuWaves Introduces a Solid State Bidirectional Amplifier for C-Band

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January 25, 2021

NuWaves Introduces a New Line of High-Speed, Low Loss SPDT Switches

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November 30, 2020

NuWaves Introduces NuPower C10R01 Solid State Power Amplifier for C- & ISM-Bands

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November 20, 2020

NuWaves Introduces Cybersecurity Solutions: Vegas-S and Vampire

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July 27, 2020

NuWaves Introduces NuPower Xtender SCISR-20 Tri-Band Bidirectional Amplifier

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September 19, 2018

NuWaves Introduces Ruggedized HILNA GPS

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May 11, 2018

NuWaves Announces STRAFE SBIR Phase I Selection

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April 27, 2018

NuWaves Announces INTERCOM SBIR Phase I Selection

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August 23, 2017

NuWaves Engineering Announces the Completion of a Pair of 10 Watt C-Band Radio Frequency Bidirectional Amplifier Modules for Communications, Telemetry and Electronic Warfare Markets

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August 1, 2017

NuWaves Engineering Announces the Development of a 100 Watt L- & S-Band Radio Frequency Power AMplifier Module for Communications, Telemetry and Electronic Warfare Markets

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June 30, 2017

NuWaves Engineering Releases Low-Cost 4 Watts Linear VHF/UHF Radio Frequency Bidirectional Amplifier Module

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June 21, 2017

NuWaves Engineering Announces the Completion of a 20 Watt C-Band Radio Frequency Bidirectional Amplifier Module for Communications, Telemetry, and Electronic Warfare Markets

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February 21, 2017

NuWaves' Announces the HILNA CX a Broadband Low Noise Amplifier Covering C- to X- Frequencies

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February 7, 2017

NuWaves Engineering Introduces a High Linearity L- & S-Band Radio Frequency Power Amplifier Module to Boost Performance of Data Links and Transmitters

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January 10, 2017

NuWaves Engineering Announces the Upcoming Release of a Low-Cost 4 Watt Linear VHF/UHF Radio Frequency Bidirectional Amplifier Module for Communications, Telemetry, and Electronic Warfare Markets

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October 18, 2016

NuWaves Engineering Introduces a 20 Watt C-Band Radio Frequency Power Amplifier Module for Constant-Envelope and Complex Waveforms

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November 30, 2016

NuWaves Engineering Announces the Development of a 15 Watt MMIC-Based C-Band Radio Frequency Power Amplfiier Module for Communications, Telemetry, and Electronic Warfare Markets

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