RE-RS Global method for telecommunication satellite payload

Objectives

The objective is to provide a robust and efficient test mean for electro-magnetic compatibility and workmanship testing of complex telecommunication satellite payloads. The method aims to become generic for all kinds of telecommunication satellite platforms.

Challenges

The main challenges of this project are:

  • Develop a generic test mean compatible for all telecommunication satellite platforms size,
  • Take into account the industrial constraints of complex payloads to allow significant time and costs savings,
  • Improve the current test method to be more representative of EMC analysis.

Benefits

  • Time saving expected by 1/3,
  • Security improvement for equipment (no more operations into the module).

Features

The method is based on the use of a mobile and flexible reverberating chamber covering the whole satellite payload and allowing the global electrical field characterization inside the satellite module.

Plan

  • Assess the background validations and theoretical basis,
  • Specify the MGSE, EGSE and software,
  • Develop and test the MGSE, EGSE and software,
  • Validate the method on a real telecommunication satellite payload.

Current status

The test mean has been installed and tested.
A RE-RS test campaign has been performed on 2 real telecommunication satellite payloads. The results overpassed the expected benefits in terms of testing time saving improvement (1/5) and cost savings.

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Status date

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:51