R&S®ESMB Monitoring Receiver

ITU-compliant measurements from 9 kHz to 3 GHz

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  • Overview

Key Facts

  • Band and tracking preselection
  • RF frontends for converting the antenna signal into an IF of 10.7 MHz
  • Fast synthesizer
  • Processor system

Brief Description

Full use of the performance features of the receiver can be made in the remotecontrol mode via LAN using a suitable PC and the Rohde & Schwarz Spectrum Monitoring Software ARGUS or RAMON. RAMON.

Features

  • Ergonomic design for stationed and semiportable use
  • Continuous frequency range from 9 kHz to 3 GHz
  • Detection of illegal transmitters using various antenna

Key Facts

The R&S®ESMB is a monitoring and test receiver for all radio detection and radiomonitoring tasks in line with ITU-R, and for radio investigation services. The compact and sturdy design combined with low weight makes the R&S®ESMB a versatile and universal unit for stationary and mobile use.

As a ½ 19" unit, the R&S®ESMB is ideal both for mobile use and for rack-mounting. It contains the following functional units:

  • A/D and DSP module with digital IF filters, digital demodulators for CW, AM, LSB, USB, PULSE, FM, PM, IQ and ISB, parameter measurements and FFT processing of IF panoramic display
  • Band and tracking preselection
  • RF frontends for converting the antenna signal into an IF of 10.7 MHz
  • Fast synthesizer
  • Processor system
  • Display and control unit
  • Remote control interface
  • DC/DC converter

Brief Description

  • Use in computer-controlled systems

    Full use of the performance features of the receiver can be made in the remotecontrol mode via LAN using a suitable PC and the Rohde & Schwarz Spectrum Monitoring Software ARGUS or RAMON. RAMON, which is primarily used in military and security applications, enables fast frequency detection and transfer to support monitoring receivers (concentration on interactive operation and signal identification). ARGUS is intended for applications focussing on measurements, and therefore particularly suitable for frequency management tasks. For basic tasks, the ARGUS MON software is available for remote control of the R&S®ESMB. The functionality of this software, which features a favourable price/performance ratio, is optimally tailored to the capabilities of the R&S®ESMB. It allows remote control of all settings, measurement and scan functions as well as saving of measured data such as frequency, level, offset, date and time. The basic ARGUS MON software can be upgraded to ARGUS for use in more complex systems. The pictures above show how easy-to-use and user-friendly ARGUS MON is. The R&S®ESMB together with ARGUS MON is a low-cost basic system that fulfills all the ITU recommendations.

  • Interfaces

    For system applications, the receiver is equipped with a number of important interfaces:

    • Baseband output (digital)
    • AF output (digital)
    • IF 10.7 MHz, ± 1 MHz, VHF-UHF
      IF 10.7 MHz, ± 5 kHz, HF
      uncontrolled for external panoramic display
    • AF balanced 600 Ω, 0 dBm
    • Output for external loudspeaker, 4 Ω, 500 mW
    • Headphone socket via volume control
    • Output for antenna control with antenna number
    • Connector for external bidirectional reference frequency, 10 MHz
  • Remote control interface

    LAN TCP/IP (Ethernet 10Base-T), optional 9-pin RS-232-C.

  • State-of-the-art design

    The receiver is designed for both mobile and stationary operation. Careful screening and filters in all the input and output lines ensure extremely low spurious emissions and high interference rejection.

  • BITE

    The receiver is permanently monitored by built-in test equipment (BITE). If deviations from the nominal specifications are detected, an error message is output with a code indicating the type of error.

  • Serviceability

    Modern design and the use of plug-in modules ensure short repair times. All the modules can be replaced without any recalibration or adjustments being required.

  • Digital IF section

    The R&S®ESMB covers a frequency range of 9 kHz to 3 GHz. A large number of IF bandwidths is required to process the various signals available with optimum signal-to-noise ratio.Maximum quality in a minimum of space can only be ensured by using ultramodern digital signal processing throughout. The ESMB is equipped with 18 IF filters from 150 Hz to 300 kHz, and up to 1 MHz in the IF panoramic mode.

Features & Benefits

  • The R&S®ESMB Monitoring Receiver is ideally suited for military monitoring tasks and spectrum monitoring in line with ITU recommendations as well as for use in radio investigation services.

  • Features
    • Ergonomic design for stationed and semiportable use
    • Continuous frequency range from 9 kHz to 3 GHz
    • Detection of illegal transmitters using various antenna
    • Localisation of transmissions in conjunction with the digital Direction Finder DDF 190
    • Digital IF-Part with 18 bandwidths (150 Hz to 300 kHz) for demodulation
    • 23 filters for level detection and offset measurement (150 Hz to 1 MHz) with the IF Panorama
    • Fast, precise, level indicator from -10 dBµV to 110 dBµV
    • Settable measurement time (up to 15 min) for measurements according to ITU and to investigate burst and non periodical signals
    • Search loop options: Frequency search and memory search
    • Frequency spectrum Digi Scan with Listen Mode and Differential Mode, scan rates up to 1.4 GHz/sec
    • IF-Panorama-Display
    • Bandwidth measurement
    • Modulation measurement
    • Remote control through LAN (Ethernet 10Base-T) or RS232
    • Aside from standard demodulators
      • Pulse
      • PM
      • IQ
      • ISB
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