Fast Field Replacement (FFR) of an amplifier booster module in Empower’s liquid cooled scalable architecture is a significant capability for mission critical applications with the added benefit of lowering service and spares cost. The video below demonstrates the ease and speed of replacing a faulty booster while the amplifier is transmitting. The amplifier booster modules are removed from the front, no access to the rear is required. Blind mate electrical connections and dripless cooling manifold connections on the rack backplane make this possible.
Shown is the model 2244 – Pulsed 8KW L band, 1 to 1.4GHz with up to 500 usec pulse widths and 20% duty cycles.