R. A. Wood Associates is a consulting company specializing in providing innovative engineering solutions for today's industries, utilizing state-of-the-art computer technology and computer programming. Our specialty is in the field of RF and microwave systems design.
Our capabilities and services include, but are not limited to:
|The new Solar Array is up and running, creating electricity to support our use. The Solar Array was installed to help us transition to using solar energy for all our electricity needs. This reduces our operating expenses and lowers our ecological footprint. On a good day we can create ~450 kWhours of electricity. It goes onto the power grid to credit our account if we produce more than we use. Pretty exciting!|
|The new building extension is complete and we are making good use of the additional space. We increased our capacity by ~8800 sq ft.|
More exciting news that shows our continued comittment to our customers and the critical program these tuners are being used on.
|The new building is ready to move into. The floor is ESD coated to prevent static buildup. LED lighting is installed throughout. Radiant heat was installed in the concrete floor. Very comfortable!|
|After a difficult negotiation to make significant cost reductions, we received an order for 212 microwave tuners. We will be delivering these at an increased rate of 24 per month. The 2 slot VME wide band microwave tuner is shown here being tested in our portable microwave test station.|
|We are doubling our manufacturing and engineering capacity with a new building addition. It is going up very fast, and will be ready soon to serve our wonderful current customers and future customers.|
|We keep working on new designs for our customers, and improving on our earlier designs. We now have over 231 equalizer designs available, more than any other manufacturer. Various slopes over frequency ranges from DC to 28 GHz are available. You can go to our Equalizer WWW page to see what we have. Actual plots are shown for each design. If you don't see what you need, let us know, and we'll see if we can help you out.|
We've recently developed the capability to automatically measure surface mount capacitors and bin them into very tight tolerance windows. We can work with 0603, 0402, and 0201 size capacitors. We can provide down to 2-2.5% tolerance capacitors for values down to 0.1 pF. These parts are typically only available in very wide tolerances (up to 50%).
This capability is very useful for filter designs, and other microwave circuit designs.
These tight tolerance capacitors can reduce or eliminate tuning typically needed to meet performance requirements.
We are going to start providing these parts to customers on a trial basis. If you are interested, please contact us to see how we can help you out!
|We've recently added a new Surface Mount Rework System to enhance our capability to safely and accurately replace surface mount components including RF amplifiers, mixers, FPGA's and other ball grid array parts. Another high technology tool to allow us to provide high quality, low cost production microwave assemblies using surface mount assembly processes.|
We can't let the year go by without wishing our customers, vendors, and fellow workers a wonderful Holiday and an optimistic look forward into the New Year.
Thank you everybody, and we look forward to working with each of you next year!
From all of us at R. A. Wood Associates
We delivered a new design to one of our customers: An 8X8 Microwave
Switch Matrix /Up Converter. The unit allows 8 RF/microwave inputs
to be routed to any of 8 RF/microwave output ports. The design
We've moved to a new and better location. Our new address is:
R. A. Wood Associates, LLC
164 Industrial Park Drive
Frankfort, NY 13340
We are very excited about this move to larger space, more efficient manufacturing work flow, and easier access for our customers and employees.
We've received another production order for wideband Microwave Tuners. We will be delivering these at a rate of 17/month.
We received an order to design and build QTY 3 8X8 microwave switch matrices. The unit allows 8 RF/microwave inputs to be routed to any of 8 RF/microwave output ports. In another viewpoint, each of 8 RF/microwave output ports can select any of 8 RF/microwave input ports for down stream processing. The design includes:
The entire assembly is housed in a 2U rack mount assembly, saving precious rack space. The full frequency coverage is 0.5 to 18 GHz. The first unit will be delivered in September 2015.
|Great News again! R. A. Wood Associates has received approval by Lockheed Martin for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (2nd Party survey), and Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD). This "no exceptions" survey endorses our quality process and procedures. Thanks to everyone involved who helped to make this become a reality! Bob Wood|
We wish all our customers and vendors a wonderful and healthy Holiday Season. Thank you to our vendors for delivering high quality products to us on time, and thank you to our customers for letting us provide great products and services to you. We look forward to a great New Year with each of you!
Another endorsement of our quality, great design, and determination to maintain low cost for our customer.
We've created a new "Capabilities and Accomplishments" brochure. This brochure highlights our more recent accomplishments, and shows the current focus areas of our business. You can download the new Capabilities and Accomplishments pdf file. We hope this gives you a better idea of what we can possibly do to help your company succeed.
Another 13 of our state of the art high dynamic range Microwave
Tuners (with integrated synthesizers) are getting ready to be
shipped (on time) to one of our customers. The shipment includes our
100th production Tuner, a very exciting milestone!
For more information, download the RCT0017 product sheet
|LB Modules, Serial No's 32-43, built using our Extreme BW RF Amplifier designs, are on order and being built for our customer. These modules are being deployed in a subsystem on board U.S. Navy submarines.|
|"Our experience with R. A. Wood Associates was beyond our expectations. The willingness to deliver a product in such a short time period was very refreshing. The product worked exactly as described and met our needs. We will very likely buy again." We are always pleased to hear good feedback about our products and services!|
We are currently under contract to build 109 high dynamic range
Wideband Tuners/Quad Converters over the next year. These devices
This is the improved RCT0017B Wideband Tuner/Quad Converter, which is the result of 18 months of development improvements from our original RCT0017 model.
A 2nd general purpose automated RF/Microwave Test Station was
designed and built by R. A. Wood Associates. The purpose was to
provide automated test and device characterization to:
The RF Switch/DIO Box is a custom designed LRU that provides:
We have built 5 of these for our own automated test stations. The design is universal and can be used for multiple test applications.
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