This is a WR159 F Band Waveguide Switch that is used to switch an input waveguide to either the A or B output port, these waveguide switches are typically used in satellite and microwave communications to switch high power RF equipment safely. The WR159 F Band Waveguide Switch can be supplied in a range of configurations allowing it to be integrated with any existing waveguide redundancy or switching system. These waveguide switches can be controlled in a manual physical manner or electrically in an automatic system with control logic.
Waveguide RF switches are electromagnetic switches with hollow rectangular cross-sections and are used for routing RF energy. Waveguide switches can be used to transfer both power and communication signals, and the bandwidth of a waveguide is in relation to its size, and thus always referred to by its size (e.g. WR112, WR90, WR75 etc.). Compared to coaxial RF switches, waveguides can route extremely high power signals over a narrow bandwidth at low to high frequencies, and now Lightweight Waveguide series is available.
WR159 F Band Waveguide Switch Electrical Specifications
- Operation Frequency: 4.9 – 7.05GHz
- Return Loss: -30dB Min
- Isolation: 70dB Min
- Insertion Loss: .05dB Max
- Power Handling: 5kW CW
- Driving Voltage: Optional
- C-Form Contacts: Optional
- Inhibit Contacts: Optional (Open Before VSWR Exceeds 1.3:1)
- Switching Time: 100 Msec Max
- Power Connector: Optional
WR159 F Band Waveguide Switch Mechanical Specifications
- Waveguide Size: WR159
- Flange: Optional
- Pressure: 20 PSI (Including Driver)
- Material: 80% Aluminium
- Finish: Lusteron on Waveguide, Anodize on Driver
- Weight: 650 grams
WR159 F Band Waveguide Switch Environmental Specifications
- Operating Temp: -40° to +75°C
- Non- Operating Temp: -50°T0 +100°C
- Humidity: 100%
STEP Electronics is the authorised distributor for AST Microwave products in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. STEP Electronics hold a wide range of wave guide components in-stock in Sydney to facilitate rapid dispatch.
AST Microwave’s range of Waveguide, Coaxial, and Dual Switches stem from 40 years of microwave experience. Since AST’s founding in 1992, AST has shipped over 30,000 switches to more than 100 countries. AST’s commitment is to give their clients a top quality product with a very fast delivery. All AST switches undergo stringent testing including full pressure testing and 2000 operation burn in test, your switch is guaranteed to perform under the harshest conditions.