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Quad Band Satellite Simulator

Atlantic Microwave Launches New Quad Band Satellite Simulator For SATCOM RF Testing

Quadband Satellite Simulator

March 10, 2021

Manufacturers and distributors of microwave and RF components and Satcom RF testing equipment, Atlantic Microwave Limited, has launched a new Quadband Satellite Simulator designed to meet the rising demand for multiple RF frequency satcom testing at satellite earth stations.

Atlantic Microwave, which is based in the U.K. and is part of ETL Systems, has launched the Quadband Satellite Simulator to provide loop-back testing for frequency bands C, X, Ku and Ka simultaneously, permitting earth station set-up without the need for connectivity to a satellite.

Taylor Pritchett at Atlantic Microwave  believes the bespoke design capability and multiple frequency bands of this Satellite Simulator makes it an ideal solution for testing multiple bands and ground stations. He said, “With the ever-growing demand for multiple connectivity on land, in the sky and at sea, customers require the loop-back test signals to be both strong and consistent. This has in turn driven the importance and need for accurate and reliable testing of RF signals.

“The Quadband Satellite Simulator makes testing multiple frequencies easier and provides time savings as up to four ground terminals can be tested at the same time, rather than having to set-up individual systems for each one. Housed in a weatherproof IP65 rated enclosure—the Quad band Satellite Simulator can be used for several applications and markets including ground terminals, VSAT testing, Bent-Pipe testing Mobile Ground Terminals, integration, EMI testing, telemetry and airborne monitoring receiving systems.

“This product can be customizable with different frequency bands, output levels and polarizations to meet customers exact requirements and is an exciting addition to our portfolio of test and measurement SATCOM equipment; allowing us to provide parts to a system or a total solution.”