Test & Measurement

Aeroflex Adds Avionics Waveforms to S-Series Signal Generators

7th June 2011
ES Admin
Following in the footsteps of the Aeroflex industry-standard 2030 Series avionics signal generator, Aeroflex announced the addition of popular avionics waveforms to its S-Series signal generator family. All avionics authorities (civil or military), airfields, airframe manufacturers, aircraft systems manufacturers, and military sub-contractors use avionics-specific signal generators to test important navigation functions.
The Aeroflex SGA analog signal generator with Option 6 adds internal generation of waveforms required for testing avionics functions. The new option includes waveforms for Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), VHF Omni-directional Radio (VOR), marker beacons, and COM ID tones for airport identification. Avionics parameters are presented in the same form as described in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

The SGA with Option 6 offers an ideal single instrument solution for testing avionics receivers and airfield alarm monitors. Digitally generated modulating waveforms ensure excellent accuracy and stable performance under all operating conditions.

ILS guides the aircraft’s approach to the runway by receiving highly accurate signals. ILS indicates to the pilot if the aircraft is too high or low, or too far to the left or right, ensuring the aircraft remains on-course for a safe landing. VOR is used by aircraft for in-flight navigation; it indicates the bearing to or from fixed beacons located on the ground. Marker beacons indicate to the pilot the distance of the aircraft from the end of the runway. Avionics tests require a signal generator with excellent modulation integrity to test the airborne navigation receivers and alarm monitors.

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