Satellite communications instrument options

Satellite communications instrument options
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Key facts

  • Signals for component, payload and ground station testing 
  • Support of all relevant standards such as DVB-S/-S2/-S2X or OneWeb
  • Generation of wide bandwidth satellite signals
  • Coverage of frequencies up to Ka band with R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator

Realistic satellite signal generation

Comprehensive state-of-the-art satellite payload equipment testing

Equipped with satellite signal generation options, Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generators are innovative RF and millimeterwave measurement solutions that help customers successfully design, develop and test satellite payloads, payload subsystems and components. Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz are ideal for characterization and validation and meet customer performance, cost and scheduling needs for testing on the physical layer and with common satellite transmission standards.

Features & benefits

Test like it's real

Realistic satellite communications signals

Comprehensive satellite component and payload testing  with realistic signals and scenarios is a must. Vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz support all relevant frequency bands and all major standards, including DVB-S/-S2, DVB-S2 and OneWeb. The signals can be used for test cases such as noise power ratio measurements or amplifier tests. They enable highly realistic lab-based simluations of future operations before the device is launched into space.

DVBS-2X signal generation with the R&S®SMW200A
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DVBS-2X signal generation with the R&S®SMW200A

Since the R&S®SMW200A can generate signals for all relevant standards, it is the ideal tool for comprehensive testing.

RF characterization made easy 

Linearity and gain transfer measurements for any communications standard

In-depth validation of frequency converters, amplifiers and satellite payloads is vital. The wideband baseband of the R&S®SMW200A together with the R&S®FSW signal and  spectrum analyzer with its R&S®FSW-K18 amplifier measurement option are the perfect solution for measuring gain transfer functions. The R&S®SMW200A can also apply digital predistortion in real time or highly linear power sweeps from the digital baseband.

Intuitive graphical user interface
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Intuitive graphical user interface

The intuitive GUI of the R&S®SMW200A makes defining test signals easy and convenient.

Optimize standard RF load tests

Unique noise power ratio measurement solution:

  • Advantages of this measurement solution:
  • Combined R&S®SMW and R&S®FSW solution
  • Makes it easy to create and modify stimulus signal with the R&S®SMW-K811 option - up to 25 notches supported
  • No previous calibration needed when measuring NPR notch depths up to 50 dB using flat signals over a 2 GHz bandwidth in the user defined channel bandwidth
  • Makes it easy to read out of results on the R&S®FSW-K19
  • Measures noise power ratio, channel power density and notch power density

Deepest notches for noise power ratio measurement
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Deepest notches for noise power ratio measurement

Unique solution that precisely measures real DUT performance

Flexible test signal design 

Multi-carrier CW signals

The R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer are a lean and convenient solution for measuring DUT group delay. The user interface on the R&S®FSW comes with the R&S®FSW-K17 multi-carrier group delay option. The R&S®SMW can autonomously control the generated MCCW (R&S®SMW-K61) signal for center frequency, power level, number of carriers and carrier spacing.

Flexible test signal generation
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Flexible test signal generation

The multicarrier group delay measurement test signal consists of carriers with arbitrary phase and constant carrier spacing

Available models

R&S®SMW200A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K116

Order number 1414.2630.02

Description
DVB-S2/DVB-S2X
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K130

Order number 1414.3788.02

Description
OneWeb User-Defined Signal Generation
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K355

Order number 1414.3742.02

Description
OneWeb Reference Signals
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K416

Order number 1414.2681.02

Description
DVB-S2/DVB-S2X
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K430

Order number 1414.3820.02

Description
OneWeb User-Defined Signal Generation (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K810

Order number 1414.6341.02

Description
Enhanced noise generation, phase noise, pulse noise, R&S®SMW-K62 required (software license)
Base unit
R&S®SMM100A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMM-K416

Order number 1441.1418.02

Description
DVB-S2 / DVB-S2X (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit
R&S®SMBV100B
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMBV-K416

Order number 1427.8025.02

Description
DVD-S2/DVB-S2X
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K416

Order number 1423.8520.02

Description
DVB-S2/DVB-S2X (WinIQSIM2™)
Base unit
R&S®SMCV100B
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K167

Order number 1434.3954.02

Description
DVB-S/DVB-S2
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K168

Order number 1434.3977.02

Description
DVB-S2X
Base unit

R&S®SMCVB-K416

Order number 1434.4715.02

Description
DVB-S2/DVB-S2X
Base unit

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