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.
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The Aeroflex BSA series of instruments incorporates powerful and flexible data analysis and visualization tools for simultaneous plotting of the signal in frequency, time and modulation domains. Measurement and analysis software packages include digital spectrum analysis, channelized signal power and ACPR, digital demodulation, radar pulse parameters and satellite downlink parameterization.
The Scanning Spectrum Analyzer (SSA) is an application patterned after a traditional scanning spectrum analyzer. The SSA provides basic controls to perform frequency sweeps of any part or all of the tunable RF range of the system. It provides controls to allow the adjustment of the start and stop frequency, resolution bandwidth and reference level. The SSA also provides a spectrogram display to illustrate how the received spectrum varies over time.
The multi-threaded design of the analysis software allows simultaneous analysis of signals with multiple analysis functions, providing tight correlation of time, frequency and modulation measurements on the same signal space. Parameters can be plotted on strip charts, analyzed in real time and saved to disk.