TMD Technologies Limited (TMD) will be emphasising the company’s ever-growing capability in the global avionics and aerospace industries and its impressive reputation in the radar, EW/ECM and communications markets at the 2015 International Paris Air Show.

Taking part in the ADS UK Pavilion the company will be showcasing its latest solid state and travelling wave tube (TWT) based microwave power modules (MPMs). These new MPMs – the solid state PTS6900 and TWT based PTXM Series units – are the result of many years experience in the design and manufacture of products for airborne as well as ground based and naval applications.

Also on display will be instrumentation TWT and solid state amplifiers with applications in the avionics and aerospace industries for radar/EW simulation and training and also EMC HIRF testing.                          

The new PTS6900 solid state MPM is the result of TMD’s accumulated expertise gained from over 70 years at the forefront of RF power innovation. Optimised for EW/ECM systems, the solid state PTS6900 MPM employs the latest advances in 0.25 µm GaN MMIC technology to provide top performance over the 2-6 GHz range with an output power of 150 W and adjustable 55 dB of gain. It provides an instant start up, a fast mute time of 1 µs, and is ITAR free – all with a predicted high reliability of over 30,000 hours MTBF. The new PTXM Series ultra compact TWT based MPMs are ideal for airborne radar, EW and communications applications.

A fine example of TMD’s TWT based technology is the new PTXM Series MPMs, operating over the 4.5 to 18 GHz band with output powers up to 140 W. These units are extremely compact and are particularly suitable for UAVs, where low volume and weight are of the upmost importance. Weighing typically only 1.7 kg, these units offer probably the highest power density on the market.

Steve Humphries, TMD’s European Territory Manager, said: “We are really pleased to be exhibiting at the Paris Air Show again. A presence at this prestigious aerospace exhibition is very important to us in support of our business expansion plans in Europe and, as usual, being part of the ADS UK Pavilion will add significant benefits to our participation in the event.”