The VNA Master MS2038C is the industry’s highest performance Handheld Vector Network Analyzer with frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 20 GHz PLUS a Spectrum Analyzer covering 9 kHz to 20 GHz. The VNA Master MS2038C is a compact handheld multi-function instrument that offers a portable yet powerful vector network analyzer, allowing you to do S-parameter analysis in the field… anytime, anywhere.
The Anritsu VNA Master MS2038C is the industry's highest performance, handheld solution for 2-port, 2-path measurements, anytime, anywhere. It specifically addresses complex coaxial or waveguide measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and standard Distance-To-Fault measurements (requires firmware V1.16 or higher). The VNA Master MS2038C covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 20 GHz, which contains a wide variety of radio frequency communications systems.
Equally impressive, this measurement tool offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld VNA. With a typical measurement speed of 350 µsec per point, this is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field, where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2038C can measure and display all 4 S-parameters at once with a single connection to the 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.
+ Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz to 20 GHz)
At the test site, the systems contain sophisticated transmitters and receivers, which require characterization of their complex transmitter and receiver (LO) signals for proper performance. These comprehensive signal tests increase the job complexity for the maintenance technician, on top of the VNA tests already needed. A field-friendly spectrum analyzer can greatly simplify this task. Spectrum analysis data are especially critical in microwave systems such as radars, defense electronics and communication systems up to 20 GHz).
The MS2038C VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer adds a powerful spectrum diagnostic capability in the field to the already powerful MS2028C VNA Master! Don’t let the small footprint fool you; this combined instrument powerhouse offers performance and features that rival bench-top alternatives for simplifying spectrum monitoring, interference analysis, and other general purpose signal measurements in the field. The Spectrum Analyzer features up to 10 MHz RBW, and Burst Detect™ sweep mode that allows intermittent signals as short as 200 µS to be positively identified each and every time.
The VNA Master offers broad spectrum analysis frequency coverage, impressive dynamic range, and excellent phase noise performance from 9 kHz to 20 GHz. Now available with Coverage Mapping option (Option 0431) that simplifies the task of validating the power and quality of your signal coverage area, whether indoors or outdoors. Outdoor Coverage Mapping using the available internal GPS option provides accurate GPS location stamped data that allows users to easily find problem areas where signal strength is poor, users can easily compare actual measured results to theoretical predicted models, and optimize their coverage accordingly.
The VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer includes many one-button standard measurement sequences, including field strength, occupied bandwidth, channel power, adjacent channel power ratio, and carrier to interference (C/I) ratio. In addition, the built-in AM/FM/SSB demodulator simplifies the task of identifying interfering signals. Overall, the VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer is a powerful handheld tool for general purpose spectrum analysis anywhere, anytime. Option 0025, Interference Analyzer is a very powerful tool which is extremely useful when troublesome interferers are causing problems you’re your communications system. With the Interference Analyzer option users can quickly and easily locate the source of interferer(s) and remedy the problem efficiently. Add the InterferenceHunter™ MA2700A accessory and you now have a complete and powerful tool that will help you in the final stages of tracking down the precise location of the interferer using GPS triangulation and detailed on-screen maps.