Airbus

Test Services Stevenage

Radio Frequency Testing

Several types of Radio Frequency (RF) tests are available at Stevenage. There is a large anechoic chamber for Power Handling, Passive Inter Modulation (PIM) and S parameter RF testing. There is a large thermal vacuum chamber for power handling and multipaction testing. Tests can be performed on waveguides, filters, antennas and up to complete spacecraft.

Electrical Test has two 4000W Ku Band amplifiers.

  • Frequency range of 10.0 to 12.75GHz
  • Can be configured to have two 2000W per amplifier
  • Can be combined to give 8000W output
  • Protected with internal isolators but can withstand a full short circuit up to 57dBm