Radio test system offers fault detection and operational verification
The CTS-6000 from Astronics Test Systems combines nine instruments into one radio test set to offer fault detection and operational verification of radio communications systems in the factory, at the depot, or deployed in the field. The operational-level test system is designed for use by the military, law enforcement, search and rescue, and private security applications. The handheld tester is ruggedized with a 10.1-inch sunlight-readable display. Over the-air testing also enables the user to verify equipment operation remotely and may be operated using standalone and automated modes.
The CTS-6000 offers synthetic instrument architecture to provide a migration path for customization, upgrades, and alignment with future radio communications technologies. The synthetic test instrumentation includes RF signal generator, RF receiver, RF power meter, RF analyzers, AF signal generator, audio meters [SINAD/distortion, frequency, audio filters], oscilloscope, reference oscillator, and tracking generator. Units are available as a standard off-the-shelf product or in a version customizable by OEMs.