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ARGAMAK-M

Panoramic Measuring Receiver


Certificate of Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology – Approval of Measuring Equipment Type RU.C.35.018.A No. 71667 as of 26.10.2018. Entered into State Register of Measuring Equipment, Reg. No. 72878-18

Certificate of Measurement Procedure Qualification No. 002/2013. Certified by Autonomus nonprofit organization "IMOB" in 11.10.2013


Purpose:

ARGAMAK-M

ARGAMAK-M

Typical configuration:

ARGAMAK-M with directional antennas and Smartphone as control and display unit

ARGAMAK-M with directional antennas and Smartphone as control and display unit

Options:

Features:

Metrological Specifications

Limits of allowable relative error of sine signal level measurement
at antenna input ±3 dB
at IF input ±0.5 dB
Limits of allowable relative error of sine signal frequency measurement
When using internal reference generator ±5×10-7
When using external reference generator Depends on external reference generator
Error of sine signal level measurement (within 5 MHz bandpass) ±3 dB max.;
(with calibration - ±1.5 dB, max.)
Field strength measurement error (within 5 MHz bandpass; ΔK means measuring antenna calibration factor error) max. ±(3+ΔК) dB;
max. ±(1,5+ΔK) dB with calibration
EMF power flux measurement error (within 5 MHz bandpass; ΔK means measuring antenna calibration factor error) max. ±(3+ΔК) dB;
max. ±(1,5+ΔK) dB with calibration
Relative error of non-modulated signal and AM-signal frequency measurement (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found) max. ±5×10-7;
max. ±1×10-9 with an external reference generator
Frequency measurement error for signals with broadband frequency modulation (broadcast stations) (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±10 Hz with ext. reference generator
Relative frequency measurement error for signals with narrow-band frequency modulation (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±5×10-7;
max. ±1×10-8 with an external reference generator
Relative frequency measurement error for digital signals with non-coherent modulation (FMn) (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±5×10-7;
max. ±2×10-7 with an external reference generator
Relative frequency measurement error for digital signals with coherent modulation (MMS, FMn) (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±5×10-7;
max. ±1×10-8 with an external reference generator
Frequency measurement error for digital signals without specific frequencies and with the bandwidth above 300 kHz (the pre-set X-deb level shall exceed that of the noise by 10 dB) ±5 kHz, max.
Bandwidh measurement error for X-db method (the pre-set X-deb level shall exceed that of the noise by 10 dB) max. ±5%
Bandwidh measurement error for β/2 method Maximum signal level should exceed the level of the extreme frequencies (noise level) by 30 dB max. ±5%
Amplitude modulation factor measurement error (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±7%
Frequency deviation measurement error for signals with frequency modulation (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±5%
Error of FMn signal frequency distribution measurement (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±5%
Modulation rate measurement error (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±1%
Relative error of sub-carrier frequency for stereo FM broadcasting (at 20 dBµV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±1×10-5
Error of frequency channel occupancy measurement max. ±1%

Technical Specifications

Operating frequency range 0.009-3000 MHz
Number of receiving channels 1
Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) at antenna input with input resistance 50 Ohm 3 max.
Maximum allowable input voltage 130 dBµV
Noise figure (with preamplifier on) for unswitched inputs:
within 0.009 - 30 MHz range 14 dB, max.
within 20 - 3000 MHz range 14 dB, max.
Single-signal dynamic range, taking into account the gain control at resolution not exceeding 16 kHz (with a spectrum discreteness of 3.125 kHz) 110 dB, min
Intermodulation free dynamic range (3rd and 2nd order) at resolution not exceeding 16 kHz (with a spectrum discreteness of 3.125 kHz) 70 dB, min
Attenuation 0 - 30 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 - 30 MHz range 2 MHz, min
Within 20 - 8000 MHz range 10 MHz, min
Within 1000 - 3000 MHz range 22 MHz, min.
Max. simultaneous bandwidth (bandpass) at ±3.0 dB variation:
Within 0.009 - 5 MHz range 1 MHz, min.
Within 5 - 30 MHz range 2 MHz, min
Within 20 - 8000 MHz range 10 MHz, min
Within 1000 - 3000 MHz range 24 MHz, min
Receiver tuning resolution 1 Hz
Single-signal spurious, Image and IF rejection 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 - 8000 MHz range -95 dBs/Hz, max.
Within 1000 - 3000 MHz range -85 dBs/Hz, max.
Input IP2, attenuation off
Within 0.009 - 30 MHz range 30 dBmW min.
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range 30 dBmW min.
Input IP3, attenuation off
Within 0.009 - 30 MHz range -6 dBmW min.
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range -6 dBmW min.
Relative frequency instability of the built-in reference generator max. ±5×10-7
Typical retuning time 2000 µs
Parameters of external reference generator input:
Frequency 10 MHz or 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 0.5 μV, max.
Demodulation types AM, FM, SSB, FT
Headphones socket yes
Maximum panorama spectrum analysis rate (with 12.5 kHz spectrum discreteness) 5 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
Frequency band width for signal recording to internal storage (when available):
Within 2 MHz band 120 dB, min
Within 5 MHz band 60 dB, min
Within 10 MHz band 30 dB, min
Maximum I/Q bandwidth
Continuous 5 MHz
Fragments 24 MHz
I/Q output interface USB 2.0
Control interface USB 2.0
External equipment control interface RS-485
DC supply voltage 10 - 32 V
Voltage of AC power supply 90-250 V
Power consumption (with full charged batteries), max. 15 W
Continuous battery run-time 4 hour, min
Dimensions, max. 110×60×245 mm
Weight max. 1.7 kg
Operating temperature range -20°C … +55°C
Relative humidity at 25°С max. 98%
Maximum altitude above-sea level 4500 m
Degree of protection with pluggable connectors connected IP52

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