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May 1st, 2019

RF Satellite Sim and Testing Solutions from Atlantic Microwave to be on Display at Upcoming Trade Show

Atlantic Microwave — recently acquired by ETL Systems — will be showcasing their latest RF simulation and testing solutions as well as their range of line amplifiers and active, passive and control components, on booth #2327 during the upcoming Satellite 2019 trade show in Washington DC.
Atlantic Microwave’s range of satellite simulators enable RF testing of satellite communications systems without the need to go live on a satellite. This makes it possible to run extensive and prolonged tests without impacting live services.

At the show, Atlantic Microwave will be showcasing its Ka Band Satellite Simulator for RF testing on mobile satellite communications systems. It is a cable-less and totally portable solution featuring dual polarity for both uplink and downlink bands.

Also on display will be a Multi-path Satellite Simulator System which can simultaneously test two satellite terminals. It can work either as a fixed installation or portable system and features both Ethernet and local controls, giving users the flexibility to control the system remotely or locally.

Test Loop Translators from Atlantic Microwave simulate the satellite transponder frequency conversion for system alignment and continuous quality monitoring. They feature Synthesized Variable Frequency Local Oscillators (LOs) to provide the user with the most versatile and comprehensive operating configurations for translation of uplink (Tx) frequencies to either downlink (Rx) frequencies or to L-Band, and for L- Band to downlink (Rx). Atlantic Microwave will showcase its battery-powered Portable Test Loop Translators as well as its Q Band Test Loop Translators.
John Dunstan, Sales Manager, Atlantic Microwave, commented that testing is an important part of ensuring SATCOM systems are working as they should be. However, testing live on the satellite is expensive, time consuming, and runs the risk of impacting other services. The company's solutions enable the firm's customers to run extensive tests all without the need to go live.