R&S®EDS300 DME/Pulse Analyzer

Precise distance and pulse analysis for ground and air measurements

Key Facts

  • High-precision measurement of DME and TACAN systems on the ground and in the air
  • High-precision measurement of all signal parameters and detailed pulse shape analysis

Brief Description

The R&S®EDS300 is a level and modulation analyzer designed for installing and maintaining pulsed, terrestrial navigation services.

Features

  • Measurement functions for regular verification of pulsed navigation signals
  • Expanded functionality and adaptation using hardware and software options
  • User-friendly design and application-specific extras

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range 960 MHz to 1215 MHz

Key Facts

  • High-precision measurement of DME and TACAN systems on the ground and in the air (in line with ICAO Doc. 8071, ICAO Annex 10, STANAG 5034 and MIL-STD-291C)
  • Total peak level deviation < 1 dB
  • Receiver aquisition sensitivity –97 dBm
  • 0.01 NM distance measurement uncertainty down to –80 dBm
  • 0.2° TACAN bearing deviation for input levels ≥ –80 dBm
  • Detailed automated pulse shape analysis
  • Multi-DME mode for measuring up to ten DME stations quasi-simultaneously, i.e. within 50 ms (R&S®EDS-K5)
  • Synchronization via GPS, trigger and remote interfaces

Brief Description

The R&S®EDS300 is a level and modulation analyzer designed for installing and maintaining pulsed, terrestrial navigation services. Its high sensitivity and compact design make the R&S®EDS300 ideal for conducting field measurements on the ground and in the air. The DME/pulse analyzer also features trigger and synchronization capabilities for easy integration into test vehicles and flight inspection systems.

Features & Benefits

  • Measurement functions for regular verification of pulsed navigation signals
    • High-precision distance and level measurements on DME ground stations
    • Accurate analysis of military TACAN stations
    • High dynamic range of 105 dB
    • Detailed analysis in line with ICAO requirements, STANAG and MIL-STD
  • Expanded functionality and adaptation using hardware and software options
    • Precise distance measurements on the ground and in the air
    • High-performance multi-DME mode for measuring up to ten DME stations (R&S®EDS-K5)
    • Simultaneous measurement of two different signals using an additional RX unit (R&S®EDS-B1)
    • Low-power interrogator for ground measurements with variable output power (R&S®EDS-B2)
    • Flight inspection with integrated high-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B4)
    • Modulation and signal analysis of TACAN ground stations (R&S®EDS-K1)
    • Detailed pulse shape analysis on DME systems (R&S®EDS-K2)
    • GPS-based measurements (R&S®EDS-K3)
  • User-friendly design and application-specific extras
    • Compact, robust design for stationary and mobile applications
    • Remote control via LAN interface
    • Easy measurement data transfer via USB data logger
    • Various synchronization capabilities for integration into existing flight inspection systems
    • Maintenance, repair and service

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range   960 MHz to 1215 MHz
Reference frequency, internal
Aging per year   ≤ 1 ppm
Level
Absolute level
Measurement range (average)1) autorange mode –110 dBm to +13 dBm (nom.)
Measurement range (peak)1) autorange mode –100 dBm to +13 dBm (nom.)
DME signal analysis
Standard   ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Doc. 8071
Input level range pulse recognition efficiency > 70 % –95 dBm to +10 dBm (nom.)
DME measurement
Total peak level deviation standard DME signal in line with ICAO Annex 10, level range 0 dBm to –70 dBm, 95 % confidence level, +20 °C to +30 °C < 1 dB (nom.)
Pulse spacing uncertainty   < 0.05 μs
TACAN signal analysis (R&S®EDS-K1 option)
Standard   STANAG 5034, MIL-STD-291C
Input level range   –92 dBm to +10 dBm
Bearing
Deviation –90 dBm to +10 dBm, standard TACAN signal in line with STANAG 5034, modulation depth of 15 Hz and 135 Hz signals = 20 %, measurement time ≥ 1 s < 0.5°
Bearing acquisition time   < 3 s
DME distance measurement2)
Standard   ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Doc. 8071
Input level range   –97 dBm to +10 dBm (nom.)
Distance measurement
Distance range   0 NM to 400 NM (nom.)
Deviation –97 dBm to +10 dBm, measurement time ≥ 500 ms, 95 % confidence level ≤ 500 ns, ≤ 75 m (nom.), ≤ 0.05 NM (nom.)
Multi-DME (R&S®EDS-K5 option)3)
Standard   ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Doc. 8071
Distance measurement search/track mode up to 10 DME stations
Input level range   –95 dBm to +10 dBm (nom.)
Additional level measurement uncertainty   1 dB
Distance range   0 NM to 310 NM (nom.)
Deviation –95 dBm to +10 dBm,
measurement time: 100 ms/channel,
95 % confidence level
≤ 0.05 NM (nom.), 75 m (nom.)
Low-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B2 option)
Standard   ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Doc. 8071
Output power DME peak power, into 50 Ω load 20 W (+43 dBm) ± 1.5 dB
   Setting range   –30 dBm to +43 dBm in 0.5 dB steps
High-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B4 option)
Standard   ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Doc. 8071
Maximum Output power DME peak power, into 50 Ω load 500 W (+57 dBm) ± 1.5 dB
Power steps   100 W, 250 W, 500 W
1) Overload display if inband or out-of-band signals are overloading
2) Minimum requirement: 20 W low-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B2), optional: 500 W high-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B4).
3) Minimum requirement: additional RX unit (R&S®EDS-B1) and 20 W low-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B2) or 500 W high-power interrogator (R&S®EDS-B4).
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