For Immediate Release
AR Benelux B.V. Provides High Power Microwave Test System For European Space Agency
AR Benelux, a Netherlands-based division of AR Europe, has developed a 10 channel High Power RF system in Ku-Band (10.7 – 12.8 GHz) for the European Space Agency (ESA) to test key component parts of ESA's future satellites.– May 3, 2011 –
Ever increasing demand for higher bandwidth has resulted in higher transmission power by satellites. It has now become more critical to test the components of the satellite to assure that they are capable of handling the increased RF power and the increasing number of channels.
The problem is that it is not possible to test or replace components on satellites that have been launched. AR Benelux, based in Hazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands, created a uniquely effective solution. Its "Multi-Carrier Test System" tests the component placed in a vacuum chamber under accurately controlled power and phase conditions and generates the required high RF power.
The results of AR Benelux's "Multi Carrier Test System" have been extremely reliable and the company sees applications for satellite-component design companies around the world as current satellites are replaced with more powerful versions that are able to satisfy the demand of increased bandwidth and channels.
Some key specifications of this system are:
- Liquid cooling to eliminate audio noise and excessive heat dissipation
- Phase error < 3 degrees during the entire test
- Very accurate power leveling within 0.2dB
- Cost effective frequency generation with Arbitrary Modulations
- Intuitive software control interface to define Multi Carrier patterns
- Multipoint fault detections and operator safety provisions
- Flexible design for operation at other frequency bands.
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For more information, contact AR Europe, National Technology Park, Limerick, Ireland at +353-61-504300 or at www.ar-europe.ie.