The S8825A Satellite and Aerospace Channel Emulation Toolset is based on Keysight's F8800A F64 or F8820A FS16 PROPSIM channel emulator. The toolset enables satellite, aerospace, and airborne radio system performance validation under uncompromised, coherent real-world complex 3D propagation conditions.

Today’s space applications introduce new advanced technologies including wider signal bandwidths, higher frequencies, and beamforming. To address associated complexities, Keysight introduced the first-to-market channel emulation solution that offers the widest signal bandwidth and the highest number of fading channels to test performance of 5G NTN aerospace and terrestrial links in a single unit.

Performance validation of a high velocity aerospace environment requires a test environment that emulates high Doppler frequencies and supports long delays, both common in satellite links. The PROPSIM Channel Emulation Solution allows users to create high-velocity test environments that meet the highest requirements. With the solution, users can create test scenarios using PROPSIM tools or import scenarios from third-party tools. By using a file-based emulation of test scenarios, Keysight’s PROPSIM Channel Emulation Solution assures accurate, realistic and repeatable test conditions for wireless aerospace, telemetry, satellite and high mobility broadband communications applications.

PROPSIM RF channel emulators meet the highest requirements for creating accurate, realistic, and repeatable radio channel conditions. By combining the PROPSIM channel emulator with Keysight E7770A Common Interface Unit and Keysight’s remote radio head (M1740A mmWave Transceiver for 5G), the solution extends to also address frequencies in 6-12GHz and mmWave 24/28/37/44GHz bands.

Channel Studio

Channel studio software

Extend your S8825A toolset with Keysight’s F9860000A Channel Studio. The industry-leading Channel Studio software enables you to create customer-specific channel models. Its dynamic modeling capabilities include dynamic mobile speed, multipath profile, range delay, and base station antenna correlation, including noise and inter-symbol interference caused by base station signals as well as distant propagation path reflections to the device.

Channel Studio provides advanced radio channel modeling for:

  • Real-time testing and performance evaluation of devices, radio systems, and transceivers with a channel emulator platform
  • Wireless link and system level simulation software

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