Portable Loop Test Translator for satellite communications

Portable Loop Test Translator for satellite communications

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

With models covering Ka Band and Ku Band for Tx-Rx, Tx-L and L-Rx testing and monitoring the LTTs are connected to appropriate system ports and controlled either locally with convenient frequency and attenuation up/down touch buttons with clear LCD readout or remotely via GUI.

Battery power on these units is designed for up to 24 hours continuous operation and the battery charge is integral, requiring 100- to 240-V, 50/60 Hz ports for charging. Frequency steps are 25 MHz as standard with options down to 1 KHz and there is a choice of alternative ranges from 0-30 dB to 0-6 dB in either 0.25 dB or 1.0 dB steps.

The robust plastic housing is completely weatherproof when closed and comes with a convenient handle for loading into equipment vehicles for transportation to remote locations. All units can be operated with a choice of either an internal high stability OCXO or an external 10 MHz system reference.

“When you are out in the field testing equipment you don’t want the additional hassle of always having to make sure your loop test translator is dry. With our ruggedised, portable units that isn’t a problem as the plastic housing is totally waterproof when closed”, commented AtlanTecRF’s C.E.O Geoff Burling.

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