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Our High Performance Optical Delay Line (ODL) solutions for testing and calibrating radar systems and RF communications

For your convenience, please find below an overview of the bands that our products support

ProductBands
Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 6GHz with direct modulationL, S, & C bands
Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 8GHz – 18GHz with indirect modulationL, S, C, X, &  Ku bands
Any type of fixed or variable ODL of up to 20GHz, up to 30GHz and up to 40GHz
Series from RFOptic with delays from 10ns-1000μs
Mini Optical Delay Line (ODL) Series

RFOptic provides any fixed time delay between 0.01 and 250 μsec (fixed) to our customers. At special request, >250 μsec can be provided. The ODL is operated as a standalone unit with no need for any intervention by the operator. It can also be controlled externally from  a PC through various communication interfaces.

In general, we offer three groups of ODLs:

  1. Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 6.0GHz with direct modulation (L, S, & C bands)
  2. Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 8.0GHz – 18GHz with indirect modulation (L, S, C, X, &  Ku bands).
  3. Any type of fixed or variable ODL of up to 20GHz, up to 30GHz and up to 40GHz upon request.

Other options include: variable ODL, also known as “switched ODL” or “progressive ODL” which supports up to 12 distinct delay lines (when hundreds of delay combinations are needed).

ODL features include:

  • RF delay accuracy: 0.5%
  • Software: Local and remote through RS-232 or LAN or USB ports
  • Max. delays: From 0.01 to 250 μsec for all frequencies except Ka which is upon request
  • Number of states: Up to 255 delays
  • High Dynamic Range

 

Applications:

  • Radar testing
  • Remote antenna & Radar calibration
  • Electronic warfare and defense applications
  • Telecommunications testing and simulating channel delay
  • Radar for the automotive industry

 

Configurations:

  • 3U Enclosures
  • Mini ODL