RF Channel Simulator with Widest Bandwidth for Critical Communication Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, has released its latest RF Channel Simulator with the widest bandwidth and most realistic testing to address the needs of today’s highly dynamic and data-intensive communication systems.

Kratos’ wideband Channel Simulator is a hardware-in-the-loop instrument that can be inserted between modems, receivers and transmitters, or other communications devices to replicate the most challenging RF conditions without ever leaving the lab. RF engineers can test and simulate a wide variety of operational conditions, including multi-path, fading, phase noise, Doppler shifts, and other channel effects to facilitate ground-based testing before any live operational missions occur. This, in turn, reduces costs and program risk by assuring reliable communications.

As more and more data is being transmitted with High Throughput Satellites (HTS), Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations, aircraft, UAVs, missiles and a range of other applications, it is more critical than ever to realistically test the devices used in these systems, especially the modems and general receiver/transmitter subsystems thoroughly to assure communication systems will operate as planned.

Leveraging the intellectual property used in Kratos’ narrowband Channel Simulator that has been implemented successfully in hundreds of deployments, the wideband model offers enhanced capabilities to emulate virtually any of today’s wideband RF and highly dynamic scenarios. RF engineers can virtually test scenarios in the lab before live operations with advanced capabilities including 600 MHz of Instantaneous Bandwidth, the ability to simulate combined signal distortions simultaneously, and to replicate the real-world physics of fast-changing scenarios with industry-leading fidelity. 

Kratos’ wideband Channel Simulator is available in a range of instantaneous bandwidth options from 600 MHz, 300 MHz to 125 MHz to meet the varying needs of customer applications. 

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