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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

Product Bands
RFoF 2.5GHz low frequency ODL modules From DC to L band (up to 2.5GHz)
RFoF 3.0GHz low frequency ODL modules From DC to S band (up to 3GHz) including L band
RFoF 4.0GHz low frequency ODL modules From DC to S band (up to 4GHz) including L band
RFoF 6.0GHz low frequency ODL modules From DC to C band (up to 6GHz) including L band, S band
RFoF 12.0GHz high frequency ODL modules From DC to X band (up to 12GHz) including L band, S band, C band
RFoF 18.0GHz high frequency ODL modules From DC to Ku band (up to 18GHz) including L band, S band, C band, X band
RFoF 20.0GHz high frequency ODL modules From DC to K band (up to 20GHz) including L band, S band, C band, X band, Ku band
RFoF 27.0GHz high frequency ODL modules From DC to K band (up to 27GHz) including L band, S band, C band, Ku band, K band
RFoF 40.0GHz high frequency ODL modules From DC to Ka band (up to 40GHz) including L band, S band, C band, X band, Ku band, K band

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 four groups of ODLs:

  1. Any type of fixed or progressive ODL of up to 6.0GHz with direct modulation (L, S, & C bands).
  2. Any type of fixed or progressive ODL of up to 8.0GHz – 18GHz with indirect modulation (L, S, C, X, &  Ku bands).
  3. Any type of fixed or progressive ODL of up to 20GHz, up to 27GHz and up to 40GHz upon request.
  4. Altimeter Optical Delay Line (ALT ODL), providing a high-performance solution for testing and calibration of radar altimeter systems.

ODL features include:

  • RF delay accuracy: <0.5%
  • Software: Local and remote through USB ports
  • Max. delays: From 1 nanosec to 500 μsec or more
  • Delay steps: Up to 4,096 delay steps
  • 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