MD50C: C-Band Radar Transponder 50 Watt


The MD50C-5 Radar Transponder is a miniature precision augmentation device used to enhance the capability of C-band radars. Utilized primarily for range safety functions, the MD50C-5 is suitable for use in both manned and unmanned vehicles. This transponder is applicable to precision tracking of aircraft, sounding rockets, missiles, and drone targets, both sea and airborne. Through the use of a state-of-the-art RF-to-video detection receiver, typical IF down conversion components such as the local oscillator, mixer, and IF amplifier are eliminated. The reduced parts count leads to increased overall unit
The design of the MD50C-5 utilizes the latest in modern devices and circuitry. It is all solid-state, except for the triode transmitter, to provide a reliable product with extremely long operating life.
Due to U.S. Export Control Reform Ultra’s Radar Transponders have transitioned from ITAR to Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR) making them ITAR-free.

Key features

• 50 Watt peak power output
• Long life triode cavity oscillator transmitter
• Sensitive direct RF-to-video detection receiver
• Small, less than 25 cubic inches (405 cubic cms)
• Lightweight, less than 20 ounces (567 grams)
• Tunable over 5.4 to 5.9 GHz
• Adjustable internal delay
• Reverse polarity power lead protection
• Single and double pulse interrogation settings
• Adjustable code spacing
• Built-in duplexer for single antenna operation and protection from high antenna reflections