Aeroflex 5100 T/R Module Test Environment

Product Overview:

  • Complete Synthetic Test Environment 
    Hardware, software, processes, support
  • Optimized for T/R Module 
    Test Test Module Subassemblies, Modules & Multi-module Assemblies on One System
  • Highest Test Throughput Available
  • Proven Systems Deployment 
    5th Generation Solution – Major Customers Worldwide
  • Full Range of Required Mixed Signal Capabilities 
    DC, Digital, Analog, RF/Microwave
  • System Level Architecture 
    Calibration, Verification, Alignment
  • Open System Architecture 
    System Hardware & Software, TPSs

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The SMART^E 5100 is a complete test environment for testing T/R (and other RF/microwave) modules. It provides the stimulus and measurement resources required for performing a complete suite of transmit and receive mode tests to ensure that the amplitude and phase control functions meet their specifications. The environment is particularly adept at high fidelity error-corrected s-parameter measurements at very high throughput rates. The Model 5100 encompasses hardware, software, test practices and support along with standard and customizable test programs tailored to the specific problems of testing high performance modules utilized in a variety of phased array radars. The unique combination of integrated tests, system calibration methods and greater throughput in the 5100 provides a superior solution for the testing of the thousands of modules required for phased array radar.

EXPORT CONTROL: This product is controlled for export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). A license from the U.S. Department of State is required prior to the export of this product from the United States.

EXPORT WARNING: Aeroflex’s military products are controlled for export under the International Traffi c in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and may not be sold or proposed or offered for sale to certain countries including: Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Vietnam. See ITAR 126.1 for complete information.

The following table lists the baseline components and options for the 5100.

Item

Description

Frequency ranges

Base system frequency coverage:

  • 50 MHz to 8 GHz
  • Options:
    • Extend stimulus and response to 20 GHz
    • Extend stimulus and response to 26.5 GHz
    • Extend stimulus and response to 40 GHz

Output power (typical)

Base system output power:

  • 0.5 to 8 GHz        12 dBm
  • 8 to 12 GHz         12 dBm
  • 12 to 20 GHz        9 dBm
  • 20 to 26.5 GHz     5 dBm
  • 26.5 to 40 GHz     0 dBm

Stimulus Modulation

Base system modulation:

CW, Pulse 
Modulation Options: AM, FM, PM 
Narrowband arbitrary stimulus waveforms

  • Wideband arbitrary stimulus waveforms

Number of Ports

Base system ports:

  • Two bi-directional ports (typically forward and reverse)
  • Options:
    • 6 ports and 12 ports
    • Other customer options available

DUT Control

Baseline:

  • 32 bits at 50 MHz or 16 bits at 100 MHz, LVDS
  • Up to 4 programmable timing signals (pulses)
  • Options:
    • Level shifting to any customer defined levels
    • Additional timing signals (pulses)
    • PXI COTS digital I/O

DUT Power Supplies

Options:

  • 50/100 Watt modules in programmable mainframe
  • High current individual programmable power supplies

Standard Available Measurements

  • Pout vs. Pin
  • Output Power
  • s-parameters
  • Spurious
  • Harmonics
  • Third-Order Intercept (TOI)
  • Noise Figure
  • Pulse Measurements
  • Total Absorbed Power
  • DC Control

EXPORT CONTROL: This product is controlled for export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). A license from the U.S. Department of State is required prior to the export of this product from the United States.

EXPORT WARNING: Aeroflex’s military products are controlled for export under the International Traffi c in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and may not be sold or proposed or offered for sale to certain countries including: Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Vietnam. See ITAR 126.1 for complete information.

More Product Information

  • Complete Synthetic Test Environment
    Hardware, software, processes, support
  • Optimized for T/R Module Test
  • Highest Test Throughput Available
  • Proven Systems Deployment
    5th Generation Solution – Major Customers Worldwide
  • Full Range of Required Mixed Signal Capabilities
    DC, Digital, Analog, RF/Microwave
  • System Level Architecture
    Calibration, Verification, Alignment
  • Open System Architecture
    System Hardware & Software, TPSs

The CS1247-G Broadband Signal and Environment series provides the widest bandwidth and deepest memory RF/baseband signal generator available.  The BSG combines broadband RF upconverters, wide bandwidth high dynamic range DACs and high speed memory with powerful DSP-based signal creation software. Real signals, including recording using Cobham AvComm's Broadband Signal Analyzers or other recorder sources can be imported, combined with digitally generated signals, and then played back on the BSG for ultra-realistic test scenarios.
Applications include:
  • Radar
  • Communications
  • EW/ECM
  • Spectrum monitoring
  • EME
Aeroflex's Vector Signal Player (VSP) software provides simple controls for signal file selection, and output frequency and power control. Aeroflex's up converters use real (non-I/Q) conversion architectures, generating high dynamic range waveforms without the carrier leakage and signal image problems associated with I/Q modulators found in traditional signal sources.  The Vector Signal Simulator (VSS) software provides the unique ability to mix any combination of signals and impairments to generate complex signal environments.

The CS1247-18G Broadband Signal and Environment series provides the widest bandwidth and deepest memory RF/baseband signal generator available.  The BSG combines broadband RF upconverters, wide bandwidth high dynamic range DACs and high speed memory with powerful DSP-based signal creation software. Real signals, including recording using Cobham AvComm's Broadband Signal Analyzers or other recorder sources can be imported, combined with digitally generated signals, and then played back on the BSG for ultra-realistic test scenarios.

Applications include:

  • Radar
  • Communications
  • EW/ECM
  • Spectrum monitoring
  • EME

Aeroflex's Vector Signal Player (VSP) software provides simple controls for signal file selection, and output frequency and power control. Aeroflex's up converters use real (non-I/Q) conversion architectures, generating high dynamic range waveforms without the carrier leakage and signal image problems associated with I/Q modulators found in traditional signal sources.  The Vector Signal Simulator (VSS) software provides the unique ability to mix any combination of signals and impairments to generate complex signal environments.

  • Software-driven design allows for field updates for adding new features, capability or modifications due to industry changes
  • TCAS and ADS-B Target Generator
  • Simulates 32 dynamic/400 static intruders
  • ADS-B squitter encode/decode
  • More test capability than any tester in the market, all packed into one box
  • Pulse and frequency measurement
  • Transponder test option for Modes A, C, S
  • Optional Command set emulation for SDX-2000, ATC-1400A and S-1403DL
  • 10.4 inch touch screen LCD display for operator control of all test set capabilities or can be remotely controlled via GPIB or Ethernet
  • Four port antenna simulation
  • Hybrid surveillance
  • Six independent transmitters and two receivers
  • Data parsing for analysis

  • DoD AIMS 03-1000A Mark XIIA (Mode 5 level 1 and 2) certified *
  • Transponder Test Set Modes 1, 2, 3/A, C, 4, S, and Mode 5 * (Level 1 & 2)
  • Mode S Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance
  • Interrogator Test Set Modes 1, 2, 3/A, C, 4, S, TCAS, ETCAS and Mode 5 * (Level 1 & 2)
  • Self-diagnostic
  • Factory upgrade kits available for APM-424(V)3 and TS-4530 units
* APM-424(V)5 only

  • Mode S level 1-4, (level automatically determined), FAR Part 43 appendix F, (including proposed Eurocontrol extension), Eurocontrol Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance
  • Quickly and easily provides accurate measurement of transponder transmitting frequency, power and receiver sensitivity. Predetermined configurations for testing any class of transponder.
  • ICAO Annex 10 amendment 77
  • ADS-B TX/RX
  • TIS
  • IFF Modes 1 & 2 and TACAN
  • Tests any DME 1 MHz spaced X or Y channel. Measurements include: interrogator transmitter frequency/peak power, Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF), P1/P2 width and pulse spacing. Provides accurate range and velocity simulation, station ident, squitter control.
  • TACAN Test Modes; T/R Norm, T/R Range Only, T/R Inverse, A/A Beacon, A/A Range Only and A/A Inverse
  • Simulates the airborne environment necessary to allow verification/certification of proper operation of an aircraft’s TCAS I and II as well as E-TCAS installations.
  • Detachable directional antenna
  • Large 5.7-inch LCD display
  • Simple user interface
  • Lightweight at less than 8 lbs.

Standard Features
  • Test ILS / VOR / MKR / ADF and VHF COMM functions, including SELCAL
  • Over-the-air and return-to-service testing
  • AM, FM and data capability
  • SCPI compatible software driver command sets
  • GPIB remote programming interface
  • 100 kHz to 3 GHz RF signal generator range
  • Large touch-screen color display
Optional Features
  • 250 KHz to 3 GHz spectrum analyzer, with custom analysis tools
  • 406 MHz COSPAS/SARSAT Beacon (ELT) testing
  • VHF Comm TX and DME TX analyzer

  • Easy to operate/calibrate
  • Annual calibration
  • Lightweight / portable
  • Rechargeable battery or externally powered
  • Percent of battery capacity displayed
  • Self-test on power-up
  • Measures DC voltage
  • Manual or Auto Ranging
  • 2 and 3 Wire Meggar
  • Compliant with Boeing Spec 10-61959 Rev H
  • MIL-STD-810 Method 511.4 certified
  • Traceable to NIST
  • Tests any AC or DC capacitive fuel, water, LOX/engine oil or other AC capacitive system*

  • Compatible with AD 98-20-40 & AD 99-03-04 compliant aircraft (Mod 6 and above)
  • Modular design for high reliability and low maintenance
  •  Closed box calibration using front panel controls - performed annually
  • Battery powered with percent of charge displayed
  • Maintenance codes displayed to aid in troubleshooting
  • Distance-to-Fault (DTF) Mode determines the "length" of the wire or the approximate distance to a break in the wire or shield
  • Large selection of aircraft specific interface cables readily available

Cobham (formerly AEROFLEX)

Aeroflex is a leading worldwide provider of highly specialized test and measurement equipment and microelectronic solutions.

Our customers have complex, high-performance requirements and are predominantly found in the aerospace, defense, wireless mobile, broadband communications and advanced manufacturing markets. Founded in 1937 and now with 2,950 employees worldwide, Aeroflex has developed substantial intellectual property through decades of collaborative design, manufacturing, R&D and service experience with customers. Aeroflex customers depend on our unique expertise to validate the high quality and high performance of their products and get to market faster.

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