Measuring Means

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. 48489 as of 07.11.2012. Entered into State Register of Measuring Equipment, Reg. No. 51520-12


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. ФР1.38.2011

Purpose:

  • Measuring of electromagnetic field strength and radio signal parameters
  • Panoramic spectrum analysis
  • Recording of radio signals and broadcasts
  • Technical analysis
  • Operation stand-alone as well as a part of ARC-NK5I Manpack Measuring Radio Monitoring and Direction Finding System.


ARGAMAK-M


ARGAMAK-M

Typical Configuration:

  • Receiving and processing unit of ARGAMAK-M (simultaneous bandwidth up to 22 MHz, operating frequency range 0,009 – 3000 MHz) with built-in battery
  • AC network power supply unit
  • Control and display unit with SMO-PAI, SMO-STA, SMO-ASPD, SMO-RP Software Packages

Options:

  • High-stable external reference generator
  • Measurement antenna set
  • External remote controlled ARC-KNV4 (3 - 18 GHz) Frequency Down-Converter for Measuring Equipment
  • 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
  • Buit-in storage with volume up to 120 GB
  • Software Development Kit.

Features:

  • High efficiency:
    • Panoramic spectrum analysis rate within operation frequency range is 6500 MHz/s
    • Minimum duration of the signal detected within simultaneous bandwidth is 1 s
  • Multi-Functionality:
    • Outdoor and indoor radio monitoring
    • Manual direction finding when operated as a part of ARC-RP3M or ARC-NK5I.
  • Socket for external reference generator
  • Small weight (max. 1,5 kg) and dimensions of the unit (max.110 x 60 x 245 mm)
  • Low power consumption: (max. 15 W)

Basic Technical Specifications in Complete Configuration

General
Operating frequency range 0.009 – 3000 MHz
Sensitivity for narrow FM (12.5 kHz), SINAD above 12 dB -6 dBV, max.
IP2 and IP3 with attenuation off
IP2 30 dB, min
IP3 -6 dB, min
Noise figure 12 dB, max.
Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) at external antenna input with input resistance 50 Ohm 3 max.
Spurious rejection 70 dB, min
Switched bandwidths, maximum bandwidth at 0.5 dB variation, MHz 8 MHz, min.
Max. bandpass at 3 dB variation 22 MHz
Panoramic spectrum analysis rate up to 6500 MHz/s
Minimum duration of signal detected with level above 60 dBV 1 s, max.
Frequency band width for signal recording to internal storage (when available):
Within band up to 2 MHz 120 minute, min
Within 5 MHz band 60 minute, min
Within 10 MHz band 30 minute, min
Frequency band width for signal recording to PC:
Continuous up to 5 MHz
Fragments Up to 22 MHz
Control interface and digital IQ output USB 2.0
Detection, modulation types AM, FM, SSB, AT
Headphones socket Available
Built-in battery run operation Available
DC supply voltage From 10 to 32 V
Power consumption (without charging built-in battery), max. 15 W
Dimensions, max. 110 x 60 x 245 mm
Weight, max. 1.7 kg
Operating temperature range From -40C to +45C

Signal Parameter Measuring Errors

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+ΔK) 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+ΔK) dB;
max. ±(1.5+ΔK) dB with calibration
Relative error of non-modulated signal and AM-signal frequency measurement (at 20 dBV 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 dBV 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 dBV 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 dBV 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 dBV 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 dBV 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 dBV 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 dBV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±5%
Modulation rate measurement error (at 20 dBV 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 dBV min. signal level when no stray signals are found in the band in question) max. ±10-5
Error of frequency channel occupancy measurement max. ±1%

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