Aeroflex 5200 Satellite Payload Test Environment

Product Overview:

  • 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

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The SMART^E 5200 is a complete test environment for testing high performance satellite payloads. 

It provides standard payload measurements with best-in-class uncertainty and measurement speed and broad band multi-carrier stimulus and measurement capability

The Model 5200 encompasses hardware, software, test practices and support along with standard and customizable test programs tailored to the specific problems of testing high performance payloads. Such payloads consist of many channels with possibly hundreds of connections between the test system and payload under test.

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 5200.

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

Stimulus Modulation

Base system modulation:

  • CW
  • AM, FM, PM
  • Narrowband arbitrary stimulus waveforms

Modulation Options:

  • Wideband arbitrary stimulus waveforms

Number of Ports

32 ports (Uplink and Downlink)

Options:

  • Up to 5 additional 32 port RCUs

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.

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 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

  • GPS signals simulated: L1, L1C*, L2C*, L5*
  • Galileo signals simulated: E1, E5**, E5a**, E5b**
  • Simultaneous GPS/Galileo simulation
  • WAAS/EGNOS SBAS simulation
  • Static and dynamic simulations via NMEA-0183 File Record and Playback
  • 12 channel configuration available with upgrade path (RAIM supported)
  • Programmable space vehicle (SV) parametrics and health
  • User or built-in GPS receiver referenced time and date
  • PVT data available via RS-232
  • User Defined Data Transferable between Linked GPSG units
  • Remote control interface Ethernet
* For tracking of L1C, L2C or L5 signals some receivers require synchronized L1 transmissions.
** For tracking of E5 signals some receivers require synchronized E1 transmissions.

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.

  • Integration of our standard products into turn-key test racks.
  • Supports factory testing and launch site checkout.
  • Configurable to support multiple satellite families.

  • Receive and process high-rate downlink data streams.
  • Perform error detection and correction on each downlink.
  • Fully software-defined and customer-configurable.

  • 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.

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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