Power limiter combines lightning and high power microwave protection

October 20, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Huber+Suhner has extended its family of protection devices with the launch of the Series 9078 HF high power limiter, designed specifically to protect sensitive electronic systems.

The Series 9078 power limiter has a threshold level configuration of 6dBm or 12dBm and will find application in a variety of defence applications including electronic intelligence (ELINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), command, control, communication intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C³ISR) and ship’s signal exploitation.

In applications such as these, highly sensitive sensors monitor and analyze the electromagnetic environment for low-level signals. These high sensitive systems are frequently deployed in hostile environments where the full spectrum of electronic warfare (EW) weapons such as ultra-wideband (UWB) pulses, high intensity radiated fields (HIRF) or high power microwave (HPM) must be expected. The equipment is also installed and utilized in areas where friendly high power radar or jammer signals are in operation.