Amplifier Research (AR) 250T8G18 is a self contained, forced air cooled,
broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for
applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. A
reliable TWT provides a conservative 250 watts minimum at the amplifier output
flange. Stated power specifications are at the fundamental frequency.
The AR 250T8G18 Amplifier's front panel digital display shows forward and
reflected output plus extensive system status information accessed through a
series of menus via soft keys. Status indicators include power on, warm-up,
standby, operate, faults, excess reflected power warning and remote. Standard
features include a built-in IEEE-488 (GPIB) interface, 0 dBm input, VSWR
protection, gain control, RF output sample port, auto sleep, plus monitoring of
TWT helix current, cathode voltage, collector voltage, external video pulsing,
heater current, heater voltage, baseplate temperature and cabinet temperature.
The modular design of the AR 250T8G18 Amplifier's power supply and RF
components allow for easy access and repair. Use of a switching mode power
supply results in significant weight reduction. The external video pulsing
feature reduces prime power use for pulse applications.