TACAN/DME station tester

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Key facts

  • High-precision TX/RX measurements on TACAN and DME systems
  • In line with MIL‑STD‑291C and STANAG 5034
  • High dynamic range (110 dB) and precise peak power measurements
  • Precise, efficient measurement of characteristic TACAN/DME parameters
  • Extremely compact with internal battery

Maintenance checks on TACAN and DME stations

Signal-in-space analysis with test antenna

The R&S®EDST300 TACAN/DME station tester is an analyzer designed for commissioning, testing and servicing pulsed terrestrial navigation systems. Its wide dynamic range and compact design make the R&S®EDST300 ideal for wired and field measurements on TACAN and DME ground stations.

Features & benefits

Maintenance of TACAN and DME ground stations

Commissioning and regular checks

  • Precise on-channel peak power and frequency measurements
  • Analysis of TACAN/DME spectrum
  • Detailed analysis of TACAN bursts
  • Automated pulse shape analysis
  • Detailed analysis of station identifier
  • Efficient on-channel sensitivity measurement
  • Interrogation loading test
  • Adjacent channel measurement and decoder rejection
  • High-precision measurement of reply delay and reply delay variation

DME measurement
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DME measurement

DME station measurements in the field with EDST300 and telescopic mast

Analysis of TACAN and DME signals

Signal-in-space measurements

  • Efficient analysis in the field
  • High dynamic range
  • Modulation and signal analysis on TACAN ground stations
  • Site environment analysis
  • Battery-operated field measurements

User-friendly design

Application-specific extras

  • Detailed analysis in line with relevant standards
  • Compact, robust design for stationary and mobile applications
  • Remote control via LAN interface
  • Exporting measurement data via USB data logger
  • Power measurements using an external power sensor
  • Maintenance, repair and service

Available options

Hardware options

Order number 5202.9509.02



Internal interrogator module for EDST with adjustable output power


Order number 5202.7187.02


Internal battery

Internal battery for measurements in the field

Software options

Order number 5202.9515.02


TACAN analysis


Order number 5202.9521.02


Pulse shape analysis


Order number 5202.9538.02


Test antenna

Corner reflector antenna for field measurements


Order number 5202.8202.02


Rugged transport case


Order number 1330.0295.02


Antenna mast

For EDST-Z1 antenna


Order number 5202.9544.02


Verification test

EDST300 automatic verification and adjustment


Order number 0240.2193.10


Documentation of calibration values

Documentation of calibration values Delivery on CD 

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