AEROFLEX STI1000

Synthetic Test Systems
STI1000 Satellite Payload Test Instrument
STI1000 is a synthetic microwave test system configured for testing satellite
payloads in factory environments.
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1 Million Samples per Second
Satellite Payload Test Instrument
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20 Thousand Frequencies per Second
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Real-Time DSP Produces Results Fast
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Test Integration Reduces Data
Requirements
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Calibration Plane Moved to the Payload
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Real-Time Calibration While Connected
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Imbedded Functional Tests
The STI 1000 is a synthetic microwave test system optimized for testing satellite payloads in a factory setting. The STI 1000 can be used
either as a stand-alone instrument or controlled by an external network as part of enterprise-wide factory automation. The STI 1000 is
designed to dramatically improve integrated payload test times and
reduce measurement errors introduced by either the operator or the
test hardware. Through its digitally synthesized stimulus and
response system design, the STI 1000 can easily be configured both in
hardware and software to meet specific user requirements.
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Frequency Coverage of All Satellite Bands
HARDWARE
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Synthetic Architecture
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“Programmable Firmware”
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WAN and LAN Support
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Multiple Satellite Interconnect Points
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Open-Architecture for Easy Upgrades
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Full Range of Communications Tests
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Analog or Digital Modulation Schemes
The STI 1000 hardware architecture is based on advanced synthetic
instrument concepts. Through the use of this flexible design, the STI
1000 replaces and replicates several microwave test instruments
including: a microwave power meter, a frequency counter, multiple
sources, a spectrum analyzer, a vector network analyzer, a noise figure
meter and an intermodulation analyzer. All of these instruments are
represented by the STI 1000. A basic STI 1000 includes several stimulus generators and a fast
response measurement
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Synthesis
Conversion
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instrument to the satellite connection point, even in a vacuum. The
calibration design also allows for the system to be fully calibrated
without disconnecting from the satellite. This calibration only takes
seconds to perform and can be used to minimize system errors due
to temperature variations.
Hardware paths are designed to support both high-speed, real-time
calibration along with System Functional Test. Functional Test monitors the performance of the System and the remote calibration unit
for proper performance. This minimizes false “fails” and provides a
high level of confidence in the performance of the STI 1000 and quality of the data produced.
Absolute Propagation Time
Telemetry Frequency
Telemetry Modulation Index
AM/PM Conversion
Command Sensitivity Lock/Unlock Threshold
Command Receiver AGC Calibration
EIRP and SFD
Analyzer Sweep
FIRMWARE
Gain Control
The STI 1000 offers “programmable firmware” to allow for user optimization of the test instrument. Using the latest design concepts, the
STI 1000 makes it easy to add tests and modify test algorithms.
Additionally, simple structures such as data formats, test reports, user
interfaces and graphical output may be customized. A standard
instrument interface via TCP/IP (Ethernet) allows for control by any
external computer platform and commercial test control software. A
VXI Plug-n-Play driver is provided for integration into the user’s test
control software. A multi-layered architecture insures that the data
acquisition and processing is performed as fast as possible.
Noise Power Ratio
TEST INTEGRATION
Beacon Transmitter Frequency
One of the keys to the STI 1000’s speed advantage is through “Test
Integration”. This is the ability of the STI 1000 to collect a single data
set that provides results for multiple test requirements. For example,
the STI 1000 can extract results for in-band, out-of-band, group delay
and amplifier transfer characteristics from a single data set. Using
Test Integration along with the acquisition speed advantage of the
STI 1000 greatly increases the data throughput of the instrument.
MEASUREMENT SCRIPTING
The basic concept is that the STI1000 provides a functional measurement capability that is independent of traditional rack-and-stackinstrument functionality. The method for defining a measurement
personality is through a downloaded script file. Any number of scripts
may be loaded at any time and sequenced via a test executive or other
external test controller. Thus, through a simple command, the STI
1000 may change from one measurement (i.e. vector network analyzer) to another (gain transfer tester). The STI 1000 is measurement
driven not instrument driven.
Currently, Aeroflex can provide the following measurement personalities while others can easily be added:
Gain Transfer
In Band Frequency Response
Passive Intermodulation
Out of Band Frequency Response
Amplitude Linearity
Frequency Conversion
Phase Non-Linearity
Spurious Outputs
Beacon Transmitter Output Power/EIRP
Insertion Loss Calibration
Ranging
Automated Command Function
T&C Omni Antenna Manual Patterns
Gain Monitoring
TYPICAL SYSTEM LEVEL SPECIFICATIONS
(Satellite Test Configuration)
Frequency Coverage
0.200 – 32 GHz (Up to 110 GHz optional) Coherent
1 or 2 Hz Resolution
Number of Ports
32 Up Link / 32 Down Link (Up to 4 Remote Calibration Units)
STIMULUS POWER
Maximum Output
-65 dBm (at RCU)
0 dBm (at Rack)
Range
-5 to +53 dBm
Settability
+/- 0.25 dB
Group Delay
RESPONSE POWER MEASUREMENT
System Level Phase Noise
Range
Noise Figure
Telemetry Output Power
-5 to +53 dBm
Dynamic Range
75 dB Instantaneously
RSS Uncertainty
+/- 0.25 dB – 0.2 to 18 GHz
+/-0.4 dB – 18 to 32 GHz
NOISE POWER
Resolution
0.1 dB
RSS Uncertainty
+/-0.25 dB 1-15 dBkTB
FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT
Resolution
0.1 dB Resolution 1 or 2 Hz
RSS Uncertainty
+/- 0.001 PPM
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