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ARGAMAK-IS

Panoramic Field Strength Meter


Certificate of Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology – Approval of Measuring Equipment Type RU.C.35.018.A No. 47238/1 as of 29.06.2017. Entered into State Register of Measuring Equipment, Reg. No. 50427-12

Certificate of measurement procedure qualification No. 206/000265/2011 as 01.02.2011. It is also registered in the Federal Metrology and Standardization Foundation with No. ФР.1.38.2011.10001

Certificate of measurement procedure qualification No. 0001/РОСС СОБ 6.00095.2013/2015 as 20.10.2015. It is also registered in the Federal Metrology and Standardization Foundation with No. ФР1.35.2015.21788


Purpose:

Radio receiving unit of ARGAMAK-IS

Radio receiving unit of ARGAMAK-IS

Typical configuration:

Remote field sensor unit

Remote field sensor unit

Options:

Features:

Metrological Specifications

Operating frequency range:
for switched antenna inputs 9 kHz - 3 GHz
for extended configuration 9 kHz - 8 GHz
when ARC-PS330 Wideband Frequency Down-Converter available 9 kHz - 30 GHz
Limits of allowable relative error of sine signal frequency measurement
using built-in or external frequency standard as a reference generator Depends on frequency standard
with used frequency standard switched off ±5×10-7
Relative relative frequency setting error limit for the built frequency standard ±1×10-9
Limits of signal level measuring at switched antenna inputs:
at "0.009…30 MHz" input within the range from 0.009 to 1 MHz from 0 to 120 dBμV
at "0.009…30 MHz" input within the range from 1 to 30 MHz from 0 to 130 dBμV
at inputs "1", "2" in frequency range from 1 to 8 GHz from 0 to 130 dBμV
at "3" input within the range from 20 to 3000 MHz from 0 to 140 dBμV
at "4" input within the range from 20 to 3000 MHz from 0 to 130 dBμV
Limits of allowable relative error of sine signal level measurement:
for switched antenna inputs ±1 dB
at IF input ±0.5 dB
Limits of allowable relative error of field strength measurement
(ΔК means measuring antenna calibration factor error)
using external field sensor unit ±3 dB
using external measuring antennas ±(1+ΔK) dB
Error of power flux density of radio signal electromagnetic field
(ΔК means measuring antenna calibration factor error)
when using the integrated field sensor ±3 dB
when using switch inputs for external antennas ±(1,5+ΔK) dB
when using switch inputs for external antennas with calibration ±(0,5+ΔK) dB
Relative error of non-modulated signal and AM-signal frequency measurement (without GNSS-based synchronization) max. ±1×10-9
Relative error of non-modulated signal and AM-signal frequency measurement (with GNSS-based synchronization) max. ±5×10-11
Frequency measurement error for signals with broadband frequency modulation (broadcast stations) max. ±10 Hz
Relative frequency measurement error for signals with narrow-band frequency modulation max. ±10-8
Relative frequency measurement error for digital signals with non-coherent modulation (FMn) max. ±2×10-7
Relative frequency measurement error for digital signals with coherent modulation (MMS, FMn) max. ±1×10-8
Frequency measurement error for digital signals without specific frequencies and with the bandwidth above 300 kHz ±5 kHz, max.
Bandwidth measurement error using X dB method max. ±5%
Bandwidh measurement error for β/2 method max. ±5%
Amplitude modulation factor measurement error max. ±7%
Frequency deviation measurement error for signals with frequency modulation max. ±5%
Error of FMn signal frequency distribution measurement max. ±5%
Modulation rate measurement error max. ±1%
Relative error of sub-carrier frequency for stereo FM broadcasting max. ±10-5
Limits of allowable error of frequency channel occupancy measurement max. ±1%
Error of digital TV signal level measurement ±1 dB, max.
Central frequency measurement error for signals of digital TV single-frequency network, when GNSS-base synchronizing of internal reference generator max. ±5×10-11
Reference bandwidth measurement error for digital TV signal max. ±0.1%

Technical Specifications

Operating frequency range 0.009-8000 MHz
Number of receiving channels 1
Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) at antenna input with input resistance 50 Ohm 2.5
Type of antenna input connectors N
Maximum allowable input voltage 140 dBµV
Sensitivity (with 3.125 kHz discreteness and 10 dB signal/noise ratio) 1 μV, max.
Noise figure (with preamplifier on) for unswitched inputs:
Within 0.009 - 20 MHz range 15 dB, max.
Within 20 - 8000 MHz range 12 dB, max.
Intermodulation free dynamic range (3rd and 2nd order) at resolution not exceeding 16 kHz (with a spectrum discreteness of 3.125 kHz) 75 dB, min
Attenuation 0 - 60 dB, incr 1 dB
IF-input 70 MHz
Max. bandpass at ± 1.0 dB variation:
Within 0.009 - 5 MHz range 1 MHz, min.
Within 5 - 20 MHz range 2 MHz, min
Within 20 - 110 MHz range 5 MHz, min.
Within 110 - 220 MHz range 10 MHz, min
Within 220 - 8000 MHz range 22 MHz, min.
Additional analog bandwidth 0.5 MHz
Receiver tuning resolution 1 Hz
Single-signal spurious, Image and IF rejection:
Within 0.009 - 3000 MHz range 80 dB, min
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 70 dB, min
Phase noise level of heterodyne when mistuning at 10 kHz
Within 0.009 - 30 MHz range -100 dBs/Hz, max.
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range -100 dBs/Hz, max.
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range -90 dBs/Hz, max.
Input IP2, attenuation off
Within 0.009 - 30 MHz range 30 dBmW min.
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range 40 dBmW min.
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 30 dBmW min.
Input IP3, attenuation off
Within 0.009 - 30 MHz range 0 dBmW min.
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range 10 dBmW min.
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 0 dBmW min.
Relative frequency instability of the built-in reference generator
When no GNSS-based synchronization max. ±1×10-9
When GNSS-based synchronization max. ±5×10-11
Typical retuning time 2000 µs
Parameters of external reference generator input:
Frequency 10 MHz; 12,8 MHz
Level 0±3 dBm
Demodulator bandwidth 250 kHz, 100 kHz, 50 kHz, 12 kHz, 6 kHz
Receiver sensitivity in AM mode 1.5 μV, max.
Receiver sensitivity in FM (narrow) mode 0.8 μV, max.
Demodulation types AM, FM, SSB, FT
Maximum panorama spectrum analysis rate (with 12.5 kHz spectrum discreteness) 10 GHz/s
Minimum duration of single signal detected within simultaneous bandwidth (receiver tuning frequency doesn't change) 1 µs
Types of recorded data Spectrum, time, signal sampling (I/Q)
Continuous recording time Depends on the storage volume
Maximum I/Q bandwidth 22 MHz
I/Q output interface Ethernet 1G
Control interface Ethernet 1G
External equipment control interface RS-485
DC supply voltage 10 - 30 V
Voltage of AC power supply 90-250 V
Power consumption 70 W, max.
Dimensions, max.
Remote sensor unit 610×240×160 mm
Radio receiving unit 490×280×150 mm
Weight 10 kg, max
Operating temperature range +5°C … +45°C
Operating frequency range for external field sensor unit, providing field strength measuring with permissible accuracy of 1 dB -20°C … +55°C
Relative humidity at 25°С max. 98%
Maximum altitude above-sea level 4500 m

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