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RF & Microwave Test Solution Seminar for Defense and Radar Applications

Seminar | Where & When

  • Tel Aviv - June 25th at the "Green Villa"
  • Ashdod - June 27th On-site seminar at ELTA*
  • Acre – June 28th at “Palm Beach” hotel

Join our unique seminars to discover how Agilent can help you solve the design and test challenges you face when developing tomorrow's advanced technologies. During the day, our technical presentations will focus on the subject of communications, satellite, radar, and antenna measurements.
More specifically, we will discuss measurement theories, test challenges and new measurement innovations. Agilent’s worldwide and local experts will be available throughout the day to demonstrate the latest products and solutions and to discuss your specific measurement needs.

These seminars are valuable for program and project managers, engineers, engineering managers, technicians and people who are involved in the development, test, and support of defense, radar and communication systems and applications.
During the events we’ll present product fair of our latest electronic T&M solutions. 

 

Agenda
08:30 - 09:00   Registration and gathering
09:00 - 09:15 Opening – Alex Fogel
09:15 - 10:15 Modern Methods for Fast and Accurate Frequency-Converter Characterization with Vector Network Analyzer, and Other New and Cool Features - David Ballo
10:15 - 11:30 New Instruments Which Will Change Your Testing Methodology – Ishai Brudni, Gil Elram and Erez Sharon
11:30 - 11:50 Break and live demo fair
11:50 - 12:50 Phase Noise Measurement Methods and Techniques - Kay Gheen
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:20 Radar and Sonar Burst Applications - Asaf Lazar
14:20 - 15:20 Signal Simulation & Analysis for Electronic Warfare Applications- Kay Gheen
15:20 - 15:40 Break and live demo fair
15:40 - 16:10

Platform for Simulation and Test of Satellite Communication Systems Using SystemVue Haim Spiegel

Agenda for Ashdod and Acre is slightly varied, for details please contact us.

Papers abstracts:

  • Modern Methods for Fast and Accurate Frequency-Converter Characterization with Vector Network Analyzer, and Other New and Cool Features - David Ballo

Characterizing RF and microwave frequency converters has traditionally been very challenging, especially for measurements of phase deviation and group delay. About 10 years ago, Agilent developed two methods to calibrate and measure frequency-translation devices: SMC for magnitude-only conversion gain and VMC for phase and group delay. VMC, which has been widely adopted in the industry, requires a reference mixer and a reciprocal calibration mixer, which are not always easy to obtain. The new PNA and PNA-X Series offer a new, innovative method which eliminates the need for reference and calibration mixers when measuring phase or delay. In this lecture we will explain this new method, as well as show other converter measurements such as gain compression, IMD, and noise figure. We will also show how these measurements can be applied to converters with embedded LOs. Agilent will also reveal other interesting and innovative features and capabilities that have recently been added to the PNA and PNA-X Series.

  • New Instruments Which Will Change Your Testing Methodology – Ishai Brudni, Gil Elram and Erez Sharon

During 2012, Agilent continues to introduce many new RF & Microwave instruments in the fields of signal generation, signal analysis and component test.
This session will discuss the new modern platforms yielding higher frequencies, wider bandwidth, bigger dynamic range, more accuracy & speed, new real time capabilities and brand new applications. This session will review the latest ‘hot’ RF & Microwave applications, addressing our local and global markets: Aerospace & defense, Wireless, Signal Integrity & Semiconductors. Come and enjoy as our local RF team present the new RF world contents.

  • Phase Noise Measurement Methods and Techniques - Kay Gheen

Extracting electronic signals from noise is a challenge for most electronics engineers. As engineers develop cutting edge radar and communications systems, where extreme processing is used to obtain the maximum amount of information from the signal, phase noise is the little understood nemeses limiting system performance. This paper will describe phase noise and its common sources and will discuss the three common methods of phase noise measurement. Measurement applications will cover measurement of free running oscillators, locked oscillators, two-port devices; such as amplifiers, and pulsed phase noise.

  • Radar and Sonar Burst Applications - Asaf Lazar

Agilent’s segmented memory option for the InfiniiVision Series oscilloscopes can optimize your scope’s acquisition memory, allowing you to capture more selective signal details with less memory. You can then easily view all captured waveforms by scrolling through each individual waveform segment.

Agilent’s InfiniiVision Series oscilloscopes are the only scopes in the industry that provide segmented memory acquisitions simultaneously on all analog channels (up to four analog channels) and logic channels (up to 16 digital channels), as well as the only scopes that provide hardware-based serial decoding on packetized serial data for each captured waveform segment.

  • Signal Simulation & Analysis for Electronic Warfare Applications - Kay Gheen

Increasing automation reduces testing times, lowers costs and increases quality assurance. This paper discusses the use of pulse waveform development software and vector signal analysis software to automate radar and electronic warfare testing.
- Use PB to produce RGPOs, VGPOs, CRVs, RANRAP
- Use VSA markers/peak search to measure distance pulled before drop, Doppler pulled before drop, ACPR or CCPD measurements to for average power outside a range gate where RANRAP is employed as ECM.
- Adding custom clutter/jamming impairments to PB IQ using MATLAB for radar testing
- Show how Signal Studio for pulse building/Glacier APIs can be used to automate measurements.
The goal here will be to employ industry-standard clutter/jamming models in the paper which should be added to the pulse builder roadmap anyways.

  • Platform for Simulation and Test of Satellite Communication Systems Using SystemVue – Haim Spiegel

A platform based on SystemVue can be used for the testing of satellite and military communication systems. To facilitate system testing, SystemVue offers five essential capabilities: complex test environments that include channel condition, interference and noise; system RF architecture elements such as complex, high-power amps and TWTA with nonlinearity; system baseband DSP architecture elements such as timing synchronization, frequency-error compensation and phase-error correction; generation of complex waveforms; and accurate measurements of BER, FER and sensitivity.
This presentation will address how SystemVue electronic system-level (ESL) design software can be used to address some of the challenges associated with designing and testing systems for aerospace, defense, and satellite communications systems.

 

Participation in these seminars is complimentary but subject of pre-registration as seating is limited. To register or for more information on the final agenda please contact us by: email: marketing_agilent-israel@agilent.com or scroll down for online registration.

* ELTA employees- to enroll for the seminar please contact your local training department. For more information on the final agenda please contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to these seminars.
 

Where & When

Price Date(s) Location Phone For more information
free 2012-06-25 The Green Villa, Tel Aviv  +972 3 9288 502 Register Now
free 2012-06-27 Ashdod - ELTA +972 3 9288 502 Contact us
free 2012-06-28 Palm Beach hotel, Acre  +972 3 9288 502 Register Now

Prices shown are list prices and are subject to change without notice.