September 15, 2020

7 Ways Solid-State Outperforms Traditional Vacuum-Tube Technology for RF Heating

Invented in 1904, vacuum-tube technology has traditionally been the only technology available for RF heating applications. This technology has remained relatively stagnant for more than 40 […]
September 15, 2020

Introducing Aethera’s APG 7-50: The Smallest and Lightest High-Power RF Generator Ever Made

In our tireless pursuit of innovation, we have created an affordable, reliable RF power source that is smaller and lighter than anything else on the market. […]
August 14, 2020

Case Study: Innovative generator units power the next generation of electric rocket propulsion.

AARC has partnered with NASA under the NextSTEP program to advance their technology to Technology Readiness Level 5 (TRL 5) which requires that the rocket as well as the power generators operate in an environment similar to space, including vacuum as well as a strong magnetic field. In order to meet the NextSTEP requirements, Ad Astra needed a power generator solution engineered with very specific characteristics for space application.
July 23, 2020

Aethera’s RF Power Processing Unit Successfully Completes Full-Power Vacuum and Magnetic-Field Tests at Ad Astra’s Texas Facility

Our RF PPU (radio-frequency power processing unit), built for Ad Astra, was tested for the first time at full-power at the rocket company’s facility in Webster, Texas on January 20th of this year.