18GHz High Performance Receiver (QR026)

TELEDYNE
DEFENCE LIMITED
A Teledyne Technologies Company
0.5 to 18GHz
High Performance Receiver
Technical Data QR026
Features
Full Band Coverage (options to >40GHz)
Fast Tune Speed
High Spurious Free Dynamic Range
Low Colouration
Simultaneous ELINT & ESM operation
Frequency Selective RF Protection
Compact, Expandable Architecture
Low power consumption
Optional 1GHz IF
Applications
Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
Defensive Aids Suites (ECM Set-on)
Combined ELINT / ESM Sensors
Ground, Airborne & Naval Environments
Product Description
The QR026 high performance receiver provides a new approach for ESM / ELINT applications incorporating
patented features offering wide band synthesised capability from 500MHz to 18 GHz, with frequency extensions
available up to 40 GHz. The QR026 builds on the concept developed for the QR010 receiver family and uses
standard, interchangeable modules for maximum system flexibility.
The QR026 offers high pre-selection selectivity, but without the drawbacks of slow tune speeds and high DC
power requirements associated with conventional YIG based receivers. Tune speeds of <125µsec are achievable
over the full tuning range. Amplitude and group delay characteristics are excellent over the full 500MHz IF
bandwidth, with even higher performance over the middle 80% (400MHz) bandwidth. Performance over the central
100MHz is exceptional (better than 1ns group delay), offering the lowest colouration for high quality ELINT signal
collection. User control is via front panel Ethernet 10 / 100 Base T.
The temperature compensated unit exhibits low noise figure, high IP3 performance and consumes <80 Watts in
single channel configuration.
The modular architecture of the receiver allows it to be configured as a single, dual, triple or quad channel unit
with phase & amplitude matched performance across all channels. The receiver provides IF outputs at 960 and
160MHz, with user selectable IF bandwidths available. A 1GHz IF output is available as an option. The receiver can
be supplied as an integrated rack or as cards for integration in a customer system.
Teledyne Defence Ltd
Airedale House
Royal London Industrial Estate
Acorn Park, Charlestown
Shipley, West Yorkshire
UK, BD17 7SW
QR026 rev 1.2
April 2011
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Tel: +44 (0) 1274 531 602
Fax:+44 (0) 1274 595 724
Email: sales-tdl@teledyne.com
Web: www.teledynedefence.co.uk
© Teledyne Defence Ltd, 2011. All rights reserved. Datasheet may be subject to change.
TELEDYNE
DEFENCE LIMITED
A Teledyne Technologies Company
0.5 to 18GHz
High Performance Receiver
Technical Data QR026
Electrical Specification
Parameter
Specification
•RF Input Frequency Range:
0.5-18GHz
Optional extensions to > 40GHz
•Maximum Input CW
+15dBm
•LO Re-radiation -90dBm Max
•Gain 20dB nom. (960MHz IF)
28dB nom. (160MHz IF)
•Gain Variation (500MHz IF BW) +/-3dB max for any tune frequency and any RF
signal in the IF bandwidth
•Gain Variation (any 100MHz of IF BW) +/-1.25dB max
•Group Delay Variation (500MHz IF BW) 6ns over the central 80% BW; 10ns over the full bandwith; 3ns typ, <1ns in central 100MHz
•Input Attenuator
20dB (single step)
•IF Attenuator
15dB Min, 1dB step size
•VSWR (RF in/IF out) 2.5:1
•Noise Figure 16dB max (Typically 13.5dB)
•Input P1dB -12dBm
•Input IP3
-2dBm (Typically 0dBm)
•Single Tone SFDR 60dB min (500MHz BW)
•In-band 2 Tone SFDR 50dB min (500MHz BW)
•Internally Generated Spurious
-70dBm max equiv. Input power
•Tune Speed 125μs max – input tune command to Valid IF Output
•Tune Accuracy 2kHz
•Tune Resolution 1MHz (1kHz capable)
•Phase Noise
1kHz
-88dBc/Hz
10kHz
-90dBc/Hz
100kHz -95dBc/Hz
1MHz -95dBc/Hz
10MHz
-115dBc/Hz
•Size 19 in rack x 2U high (single channel)
•Total Power Consumption:
<80W in full rack configuration
•Input Power Supply
94 – 253 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz
•Weight:
< 12kg
•Operating Temperature Range -10ºC to +60ºC
•Options • Frequency Extension to beyond 40GHz
• Single, Dual or Quad Tracked Channels
• Digital IFM(s) with hi-POI PDW outputs
• Alternative Speed / Accuracy Oscillators
• Alternative IF Outputs (3GHz, 1GHz, 70MHz)
• Alternative rack configurations or individual cards in transit frame for intergration in customer rack
• Alternative user control interfaces
QR026 rev 1.2
April 2011
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© Teledyne Defence Ltd, 2011. All rights reserved. Datasheet may be subject to change.
TELEDYNE
DEFENCE LIMITED
0.5 to 18GHz
High Performance Receiver
A Teledyne Technologies Company
Technical Data QR026
Electrical Performance
Conversion Gain and Gain Variation
Internally Generated Spurs
-50dBm at IF Output equivalent to –70dBm at
RF Input, allowing for 20db receiver gain. Spur
frequencies are typical.
Group Delay and IF Filter Response –
Wide IF Bandwidth
Group Delay and IF Filter Response –
Narrow IF Bandwidth
Noise Figure
Low RF, 500MHz IF Bandwidth
High RF, 500MHz IF Bandwidth
QR026 rev 1.2
April 2011
Page 1 of 4
© Teledyne Defence Ltd, 2011. All rights reserved. Datasheet may be subject to change.
TELEDYNE
DEFENCE LIMITED
A Teledyne Technologies Company
0.5 to 18GHz
High Performance Receiver
Technical Data QR026
Teledyne Defence Ltd
Airedale House
Royal London Industrial Estate
Acorn Park
Charlestown
Shipley, West Yorkshire
UK, BD17 7SW
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 531 602
Fax:+44 (0) 1274 595 724
Email: sales-tdl@teledyne.com
www.teledynedefence.co.uk
© Teledyne Defence Ltd, 2011. All rights reserved. Datasheet may be subject to change.