Measuring Means

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 as of 09.07.2012. 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.


«Security & Quality» medal awarded by «National Security» International Contest (2011)

Purpose:

  • Measuring of electromagnetic field strength and radio signal parameters within a broad frequency range
  • Panoramic spectrum analysis
  • Recording of radio signals and broadcasts
  • Technical analysis
  • Analysis of service parameters of communication and data transmission systems: GSM, IS-95, cdma2000, EV-DO, TETRA, UMTS, DECT, DMR, APCO P25, LTE, Wi-Fi and DVB-T/T2/H
  • Can be operated standalone as well as a part of fixed measuring unattended stations (ARCHA-IN, ARCHA-INM), fixed unattended measuring systems (ARGAMAK-ISN), mobile measuring radio monitoring and direction finding stations (ARGUMENT-I, ARGUMENT-P), and transportable measuring radio monitoring and direction finding stations (ARCHA-IT).

Typical Configuration:

  • Radio receiving unit of ARGAMAK-IS (simultaneous bandwidth up to 22 MHz, operating frequency range 0,009-3000 MHz, high-stable reference frequency generator)
  • EFSU External Field Sensor Module
  • AC network power supply unit
  • Control and display unit with SMO-PAI, SMO-STA, SMO-ASPD Software Packages.


Radio receiving unit of ARGAMAK-IS


Radio receiving unit of ARGAMAK-IS

Options:

  • Measurement antenna set
  • Extension of operating frequency range up to 8000 MHz
  • External remote controlled ARC-KNV4 (3 - 18 GHz) Frequency Down-Converter for Measuring Equipment
  • Navigation and timing equipment GLONASS/GPS for location finding, increasing of accuracy of the frequency measurement and synchronization of several units when joint operating.
  • SMO-BS Software Packages for Wireless Data Communication System Analysis: BS 3GPP (GSM, UMTS, LTE), BS CDMA (IS-95, cdma2000, EV-DO), BS TETRA, BS DECT, BS TRUNK (DMR, APCO P25), BS Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • SMO-CT Software Package for DVB-T/T2/H Signal Analysis
  • Software Development Kit.

Features:

  • Connection and commutation of up to five external measuring antennae
  • Precise attenuator providing the ability of input signal control within 0 - 60 dB range.
  • Signal level measuring range is 0 to +140 dBV without external attenuators
  • To prevent overloading in complicated electromagnetic environment, an additional analogue path with 500 kHz bandwidth can be used
  • Low noise amplifier together with precise attenuator provides optimal parameters of radio receiving path required for operation with any kind of signal in complicated electromagnetic environment
  • Socket for external reference generator

Basic Technical Specifications in Complete Configuration

Operating frequency range 9 kHz - 8 GHz
Sensitivity (with 3 kHz discreteness and 10 dB signal/noise ratio) 1 V, max.
Spurious, Image and IF rejection 80 dB, min
IP2
Within 0.009 - 20 MHz range 30 dBm, min
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range 40 dBm, min
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 30 dBm, min
IP3
Within 0.009 - 20 MHz range 0 dBm, min
Within 20 - 3000 MHz range 10 dBm, min
Within 3000 - 8000 MHz range 0 dBm, min
Noise figure
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 3 kHz spectrum discreteness 75 dB, min
Max. bandpass at 1.0 dB variation
Within 0.009 - 5 MHz range 1 MHz, min.
Within 5 - 25 MHz range 2 MHz, min
Within 25 - 110 MHz range 5 MHz, min.
Within 110 - 220 MHz range 10 MHz, min
Within 220 - 8000 MHz range 22 MHz, min.
Bandpass flatness within simultaneous bandwidth ±1 dB, max.
Relative error of tuning frequency when buit-in reference generator is running max. 1x10-9
Input radio signal level measurement limits 0 - +140 dBV
Control interface Ethernet 1000BASE-T
DC supply voltage 9 - 32 V
Power consumption 120 W, max.
Dimensions, max.
Remote sensor unit 610×240×160 mm
Radio receiving unit 490×280×150 mm
Weight, max.:
Remote sensor unit 5 kg
Radio receiving unit 10 kg
Operating temperature range:
for indoor equipment +5°C +45°C
For outdoor equipment (when measuring signal parameters) -40°C +55°C
For outdoor equipment (when measuring field strength) -20°C +55°C

Signal Parameter Measuring Errors

Error of sine signal level measurement ±1.5 dB max.;
(with calibration - ±0.5 dB, max.)
Error of field strength measurement (ΔK means measuring antenna calibration factor error) max. ±3 dB when using the integrated field sensor;
max. ±(1.5+ΔK) dB when using switch inputs for external antennae;
max. ±(0.5+ΔK) dB when using switch inputs for calibrated external antennae
Error of power flux density of radio signal electromagnetic field (ΔK means measuring antenna calibration factor error) max. ±3 dB when using the integrated field sensor;
max. ±(1.5+ΔK) dB when using switch inputs for external antennae;
max. ±(0.5+ΔK) dB when using switch inputs for calibrated external antennae
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%

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