Engineers at Racal Radar Defense Systems Ltd. in Crawley, England, needed a high-power transmitter for the upgrade of the British Royal Navy`s Sea King Mark 7 airborne early warning helicopters. The transmitter had to be compatible with existing helicopter systems.
They found their answer with the Cobia radar transmitter from the Signal Technology Keltec Operation in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Influencing factors in choosing Signal Technology were its easy adaptability to the Sea King 7 requirements, their available power supply and communications technology, and prior experience in the airborne environment, says Chris Watson, Sea King Mark 7 program director for Racal.
Development and qualification of the transmitter should take three years.
At their Keltec facility, Signal Technology engineers develop traveling-wave-tube (TWT) amplifiers, standard satellite communication products, redundant and switch systems, and military high-voltage TWT power supplies - J.M.
For more information on Signal Technology contact Michael D. Smith by phone at 978-922-0019, by fax at 978-927-9328, by post at Signal Technology Corp., 28 Toner Rd, Beverly, Mass., 01915-5579, or on the World Wide Web at http: //www.sigtech.com.