Aeroflex ALT-8015 FMCW/Military Pulse Radio Altimeter Test Set

Product Overview:

  • Tests military pulse radio altimeters: AN/APN-171(V), AN/APN-194(V) and AN/APN-209(V), including LPI variants
  • Tests FMCW radio altimeters including CDF types
  • Fast detector for tracking LPI radio altimeters with TX power management
  • Direct-connect to UUT transmit/receive port or to installed system via antenna couplers
  • Ratio-metric RF loop test allows TX, RX, antenna or feeder faults to be identified
  • Programmable multi-leg climb/descend profiles
  • Large color touch-screen display with simple user interface
  • Remote control interface (Ethernet)
  • Lightweight and compact <10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
  • Battery 4 hours plus duration
  • Software upgradeable

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The new Aeroflex ALT-8015 Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set provides an easily configurable RF based altitude simulation to quickly test an installation, or direct connect to the Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) for additional troubleshooting capability. A large color touchscreen displays parametric measurements and allows for detailed profiles to be set up to emulate actual airborne conditions.  For commercial applications, see the ALT-8000.

General
The user interface is Windows™ based and provides various pages for control of the test set and display of parametric measurements including: TX power, TX frequency (center), sweep rate, TX pulse width (pulse systems).

Profiles
The Profile page allows the user to create, save, recall or delete named profiles. Each profile is comprised of individual legs. Start, stop altitudes and rates are definable for each leg. A profile can then be executed to simulate a complete landing approach including flare out or a take-off and departure.

RF Coupling
The supplied antenna couplers allow the radio altitude system to be quickly verified without access being required to test ports on the UUT LRU. The RF looped test verifies TX frequency, power, sweep rate, and RF level control provides the means to test UUT sensitivity.

Setup
The setup page allows system, user and RF connection parameters to be set by the user, including RS-232, AID, RF cable loss and altitude offset.

EXPORT CONTROL:This product is subject to the Export Administration (“EAR”) (15 CFR 730-774) and may not be exported, re-exported or otherwise transferred to a foreign person, or outside the United States without authorization from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Available through your GSA Supplier

Dimensions

Size:

Test set only 10.6”H x 13.9”W x 3.4”D 27.0 cm x 35.5 cm x 8.7 cm

w/ standard access. 12” H x 30.5”W x 22.5”D 30.5 cm x 77.5 cm x 57.2 cm

Weight:

  • 15.5 lbs. (test set only)
  • 62 lbs. (shipping weight)

Environmental

Operational Temp -20° to 55°C

Storage Temp -30° to 71°C

Altitude ≤ <10,000

Test Set Certifications

MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 2

MIL-STD-810F

UL

CE

For complete certification list , see Product Specification Sheet

Current Software Available

Version: 1.4.1

Export licensing is required. 
For a detailed Information Bulletin, and to obtain a copy of the latest software, please click here to contact:

More Product Information

  • Tests FMCW radio altimeters including CDF types
  • Tests pulse radio altimeters (non-pulse compression types)
  • Direct-connect to UUT T/R or to installed system via antenna couplers
  • Full RF loop test allows TX, RX, Antenna or Feeder faults to be identified
  • Multi-channel operation (via additional test sets)
  • Programmable multi-leg climb/descend profiles
  • Large touch-screen display with simple user interface
  • Remote control interface USB/LAN
  • Lightweight and compact about 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
  • Battery 4 hours plus duration

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It offers test scripts for radios and systems, including PRC-117F, PRC-148, fixed-wing and rotary-aircraft, vehicles, and data radios.

A range of pulse modulators providing frequency coverage from 70 MHz to 40 GHz for use in radar receiver testing. Two models are available for the 6800A Series that additionally offer internal multi-pulse waveform generation.
  • Wide frequency coverage, 70 MHz to 40 GHz
  • Fast rise and fall times
  • Standard TTL switching levels
  • Small and rugged for field use

  • Dual inputs with manual or automatic switchover
  • 24 individually buffered outputs
  • Pulse rates from 1ppm through 10MPPS available

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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