Astronics Test Systems (ATS) introduced a new member of the PXI Integration Platform product family. The ATS-3100 Radio Test Set (RTS) enables to test both legacy and modern military tactical radios using a single platform.
ATS-3100 RTS features capability to test both airborne and ground legacy radios (e.g. SINCGARS) plus modern wideband waveforms (e.g. 117G, ANW 2, TSM) from virtually any original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
According to Astronics, ATS-3100 RTS preserves investment in legacy equipment while leaving capacity for the addition of new technology. The system offers a seamless transition from the legacy GRM-122 test set, providing a solution that is cost-effective, easy to maintain, and further customizable to meet individual needs. As a benchtop, software-defined platform, it serves as the complement to the Astronics CTS-6010 portable tester, released in May of 2016.
“Our ATS-3100 RTS and CTS-6010 work together, enabling our customers to leverage a common software framework and test executive across both benchtop and portable testers,” notes Brian Price, Executive Vice President of Astronics Test Systems. “This synergy between our depot and field solutions gives our customers reduced test development time, increased supportability of their solutions, and faster turnaround to get critical radio equipment back in circulation.”
The ATS-3100 RTS tests advanced radio capabilities including frequency hopping, bit error rate, error vector magnitude (EVM), and sensitivity. Additional features include:
- Frequency range from 1 MHz to 6 GHz
- Wide modulation bandwidth up to 200 MHz
- Graphical user interface (GUI) and test executive
- Two-hour automated calibration & verification
- Reconfigurable and expandable PXIe-based platform