Equipment and Components for the RF and Microwave industry

Ku Band SNG Satellite
Simulator System

  • Tests SNG Systems Off-Satellite
  • Covers all Ku Band SNG Frequencies
  • Depot Based or Portable
  • Easy and Quick Operation
  • Ethernet and Local Controls
  • Two part – Base Unit & Transponder
  • Other Satellite Bands also available
  • Fully Turnkey

The AtlanTecRF SNG series of Satellite Simulator Systems is designed to provide a loop-back test for vehicle mounted Ku Band antennas without the need to access the satellite.

Comprised of two units, the satellite simulator is either depot based or portable thereby facilitating the testing and calibration of news gathering and outside broadcast systems off-satellite. The base control unit is a convenient, portable bench instrument with the capability of both local and remote, ethernet control and this is connected to a wall or mast mounted transponder via a power and data cable.

The transponder communicates with the SNG system under test (SUT) via appropriately polarised gain horns, receiving at the SUT transmit (Tx) frequency and transmitting at th SUT receive (Rx) frequency, thereby completing the loop-back without satellite involvement.

The local oscillator in the transponder is synthesised over its 1.75-3.3GHz range by either front panel controls on the base unit or via ethernet with a GUI and input signal level is similarly controlled over a 60dB range in 0.5dB steps thus accommodating varying range distances from the SUT as well as a variety of Tx power levels.

In addition to the transmission of the Rx frequency direct to the SUT antenna, a sample of this is fed back via coaxial low loss cable to the base unit and is then made available at the front panel for connection to a spectrum analyser or other test equipment.

 General Specifications
 RF Input Frequency (Horizontal Pol) 14.00 to 14.5GHz
 RF Output Frequency (Vertical Pol) 10.7 to 12.75GHz
 LO Frequency
1.75 to 3.3GHz
 LO Step Size 25MHz
 LO Stability over -10+50C +/- 0.05ppm
 LO Phase Noise (typ.) Offset, Hz
 Signal Related Spurious
-25dBc typ.
 Non - Signal Related Spurious -60dBc typ.
 LO Related Spurs and Harmonics -30dBm typ.
 Antenna Gain, Tx and Rx 15dB nom.
 RF Path Loss (exc Antennas) 0dB nom.
 Attenuation Control 0-60dB, 0.5dB step
 RF Output Monitor via SMA Female -25dB nom.
 Control and Monitoring Local (Base Unit) or
Remote Ethernet
 AC Supply via IEC Connector 90 – 240V, 50/60Hz
 Operating Temp Range -10 to +50C
 Interconnect Cables Supplied
 (Between Units)
Data / Power
RF Monitor
 Accessories Supplied AC Power Cord
RF Cable to connect to
Spectrum Analyser
SMA Torque Wrench
Operating Manual
 Size exc connectors etc:  
 Base Unit - Inches (mm) W10 (255) x H5.7 (145) x D12.6 (320)
 Transponder - Inches (mm) W13 (330) x H4.5 (115) x D9 (230)

Model No Input
Frequency in Range
Frequency in Range
SNG-0175-0330-Ku 14.0-14.5 10.7-12.75 1.75-3.30

Proposed set up for the depot based SNG Satellite Simulator System

We reserve the right to change standard product specifications without notice but will be pleased to consider control drawings for quotation.

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