Microwave Electronics

About Microwave Electronics

Kratos' Microwave Electronics Division incorporates engineering innovation and excellence with high-quality design and production to deliver special requirements and mission-critical needs.

Having built numerous products for the most rigid requirements and demanding environments, Kratos has become a leader in innovative microwave solutions. Whether it is off-the-shelf or custom-made, Kratos designs provide top performance at a competitive price and uncompromised quality, while powering many military, governmental, and commercial applications.

For more than 50 years, our multi-disciplinary expertise in RF technology, signal processing, hardware, and firmware have been utilized worldwide in state-of-the-art microwave components and subassemblies for a wide range of defense and civil applications.

Capabilities

Kratos provides microwave solutions in frequencies up to 50 GHz. We specialize in microwave subassemblies incorporating innovative RF solutions with advanced digital processing, utilizing state-of-the-art system on a chip (SoC) processing. Our product line includes a catalog of COTS microwave products, as well as custom products built to customer specifications, and are designed for various platforms including missiles, military and commercial aircraft, UAVs, ships, and submarines.

Typical military and defense applications include electronic warfare (EW) systems, radars, missiles, UAVs, smart munitions/precision-guided munition, GPS immune/navigation warfare, communications, homeland security, simulators, and munitions proximity sensors.

Typical commercial applications include in-flight connectivity, maritime and train connectivity, airborne weather radars, test equipment, RF and fiber optic communications, industry manufacturing instrumentation, research laboratories, and medical instruments.

Products

Broadband Oscillators and Synthesizers
Broadband Oscillators and Synthesizers

This product line covers 0.5 to 40 GHz band and includes fast indirect synthesizers with less than 1 microsecond settling time with modulation capabilities, direct coherent synthesizers with 40 nanosecond settling time, digitally tuned oscillators (DTOs), phase-locked oscillators (PLOs), and voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs).

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Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs)
Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs)

Up to 1kW up to Ku band for missiles, airborne radars and HLS radars, communication, and IFF systems, as well as low-noise amplifiers for special applications.

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Data-Links
Data Links

A variety of customized DATA-LINKS subsystems, from small, simple, low cost and low power, to complex, high-end and high-power products that incorporate state-of-the-art microwave technology, mixed-signal processing, system on a chip (SoC) devices, high power FPGAs, and other digital technologies.

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Control Components (0.1 – 50 GHz)
Control Components (0.1 – 50 GHz)

Based upon PIN diode and proprietary coupler technology, this product line includes switches (SPST up to SP16T) for low, medium, and high power; switched filter banks; attenuators; limiters; modulators; phase shifters; frequency translators; and I/Q Vector Modulators. All these products are available with either digital or analog control.

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Beam Forming Modules
Beam Forming Modules

A versatile line of complex, high-density modules, utilizing surface-mount technology for phased array radars.

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Transceivers and Receivers
Transceivers and Receivers

A high performing and cost-effective product line that includes both narrowband and broadband products and covers 0.5 – 18 GHz bands. A great fit for various applications, such as direction finder subsystem for ELINT and ESM airborne systems, data links for missiles, smart munition, UAVs, centric network warfare, JDAM/BDI, and more.

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Custom IMAs
Custom IMAs

Integrated microwave assemblies (IMA) built per specific requirements, such as RF front-ends and frequency converters.

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Standards and Certifications

Kratos' Microwave Electronics Division designs qualify with harsh airborne military and civil standards and requirements. Quality management has been certified to AS9100 and ISO9001, except for GMC US that is certified only to ISO 9001:2015. Certain companies within the division are FAA certified to maintain microwave modules for commercial aircraft and is in process of being certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Kratos' Microwave Electronics Division shares the concern for a better world for all, and certain companies within the division are certified to ISO 14001.

Our products can be ordered to be RoHS compliant.

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