The VNA Master MS2027C is Anritsu's mid-tier VNA model of the MS202xC/3xC family, offering Vector Network Analyzer frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 15 GHz in a high-performance handheld instrument for true 2-port, 2-path measurements on the bench or in the field. The VNA Master MS2027C specifically addresses intricate cable and antenna analysis needs in the field with precise, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and Distance-To-Fault measurements. The VNA Master MS2027C covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 15 GHz, which contains a vast array of radio frequency communications systems as well as many radar and microwave communications systems. Also offered in the VNA Master Family, the MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C models offer similar VNA features, plus a high-performance spectrum analyzer with ultra-low noise floor and superior third-order intercept performance.
The VNA Master MS2027C offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld vector network analyzer. With a typical measurement speed of 350 μsec per point, it is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2027C can measure and display all 2-port S-parameters at once with a one-time connection to the Device Under Test (DUT).
RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements.
VNA Master also serves in new high technology applications such as radome/dielectric tests in the field. Its VNA error-correction functions vital to innovative test fixtures for dielectrics, laminates, ferrites, lossy paints, and more, offered by manufacturers such as Damaskos, Inc. Another novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bulkheads and compartments.