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MCL MT3200A Traveling Wave Tube Medium Power Amplifier

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  • Simplified Logic Interface
  • Field Replaceable Modules
  • Closed-Loop Forced Air Cooling
  • Low Phase Noise


SKU: SATRES-6685

General Specifications
Output Frequency5.850 - 6.425 GHz
TypeCabinet Mount TWTA
Electrical Specifications
Frequency Range:

  C-Band 400W

  Ku-Band 400W


5.850 - 7.025 GHz

13.75 - 14.50 GHz
C-Band Output Power (min.):

  Tube Output Flange

  HPA Rated Output


200W (53.0 dBm), 400W (56.0 dBm)

180W (52.6 dBm), 350W (55.4 dBm)
Gain Stability:±0.25 dB/24 hr. max.
Input VSWR1.3:1 max.
Output VSWR1.25:1 max.
Load VSWR2.0:1 for full compliance
AM/PM Conversion:

  At Rated Power

  6 dB Below Rated Power


6.0°/dB

2.5°/dB
Harmonic Output, Max.:-60 dBc
Phase NoiseMeets IESS 308 Rev 8, -10 dB min.
Intermodulation:

  (for 2 equal carriers

relative to single carrier rated output):


-1.5 dB, -11 dBc

-4 dB, -18 dBc

-7 dB, -24 dBc

-10 dB, -29 dBc
Group Delay:

  Linear

  Parabolic

  Ripple



0.010 ns/MHz

0.001 ns/MHz2

0.500 ns p-p
AC Power:

  Voltage

  Power Consumption

  Power Factor



100 - 264 VAC, 1-phase, 47 - 63 Hz

1.5 KVA typ.

0.95 min.

Ku-Band Output Power (min.):

  Tube Output Flange

  HPA Rated Output


200W (53.0 dBm), 400W (56.0 dBm)

180W (52.6 dBm), 360W (55.6 dBm)
Environmental Specifications
Temperature:-10°C to +50°C (derated 1.9°C

per 1,000 ft. above sea level)
Relative Humidity:95%, non-condensing
Altitude:10,000 ft. above sea level (3,048 m)
Shock:Meets performance specifications after

15g for11ms shock specified in MIL-STD-810E,

Method 516.4, ProcedureVI
Vibration:Meets the vibratory extremes specified in

MIL-STD-810E, Method 514.3,

Procedure I
Mechanical Specifications
RF Connectors:Input: Type SMA female

Output: (Waveguide Flange)

C-Band: CPR137

Ku-Band: WR75
Installed Weight:75 lbs. maximum
Cooling:Closed loop forced air with integral blower
Dimensions:Height 5.25"

Width 19.00"

Length 25.00"

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