Aeroflex ALT-8000 FMCW/Pulse Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set

Aeroflex ALT-8000 FMCW/Pulse Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set

Product Overview:

  • Tests FMCW radio altimeters including CDF types
  • Tests pulse radio altimeters (non-pulse compression types)
  • Direct-connect to UUT T/R or to installed system via antenna couplers
  • Full RF loop test allows TX, RX, Antenna or Feeder faults to be identified
  • Multi-channel operation (via additional test sets)
  • Programmable multi-leg climb/descend profiles
  • Large touch-screen display with simple user interface
  • Remote control interface USB/LAN
  • Lightweight and compact about 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
  • Battery 4 hours plus duration
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Aeroflex's ALT-8000 is the world's first and only RF-based portable radio altimeter flightline test set. It weighs approximately 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) with a large 12-inch color touch-screen, making it easy to use. The ALT-8000 is a universal test set for 4.3 GHz FMCW (frequency modulated continuous carrier wave) radio altimeters and pulse radio altimeters. The simulator is also designed to be software upgradable.  For military applications, see the ALT-8015.

General
The user interface is Windows™ based and provides various pages for control of the test set and display of parametric measurements including: TX power, TX frequency (center), sweep rate, TX pulse width (pulse systems).

Profiles
The Profile page allows the user to create, save, recall or delete named profiles. Each profile is comprised of individual legs. Start, stop altitudes and rates are definable for each leg. A profile can then be executed to simulate a complete landing approach including flare out or a take-off and departure.

RF Coupling
The supplied antenna couplers allow the radio altitude system to be quickly verified without access being required to test ports on the UUT LRU. The RF looped test verifies TX frequency, power, sweep rate, and RF level control provides the means to test UUT sensitivity.

Setup
The setup page allows system, user and RF connection parameters to be set by the user, including RS-232, AID, RF cable loss and altitude offset.

Available through your GSA Supplier

 

DIMENSIONS

  • Size:
    • Test set only
      • 10.6”H x 13.9”W x 3.4”D
      • 27.0 cm x 35.5 cm x 8.7 cm
    • w/ standard access.
      • 12” H x 30.5”W x 22.5”D
      • 30.5 cm x 77.5 cm x 57.2 cm
  • Weight:
    • 15.5 lbs. (test set only)
    • 62 lbs. (shipping weight)

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Operational Temp
    • -20° to 55°C
  • Storage Temp
    • -30° to 71°C
  • Altitude
    • ≤ <10,000

TEST SET CERTIFICATIONS

  • MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 2
  • MIL-STD-810F
  • UL
  • CE

For complete certification list , see Product Specification Sheet

 

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Software

Title Version/
Part#
Date Download
ALT-8000 IB5 software version 1.3.2 and hardware mod 1

10000036564 AA 

10-10-2014  
ALT-8000 Software Upgrade

1.3.2
89229

08-29-2014  
Errata 1.0.0

10000022758 AD

12-19-2013  
Errata 0.0.9

10000022758 AB

12-19-2013  
Errata 0.0.6

10000022758

12-19-2013  
Errata 0.0.11

10000022758 AC

12-19-2013  
ALT-8000 transmit and receive antenna coupler assembly

10000022975

12-19-2013  
ALT-8000 Radio altimeter installation of new revision software

10000022976

12-19-2013  
ALT-8000 determining the installed software version   12-19-2013  

 

Manuals

Title Version/
Part#
Date Download
ALT-8000 Radio Altimeter Flight Line Test Set Operation Manual

10000022533 AD
88035

10-10-2014
Getting Started Manual

10000022536
88036

10-10-2014