The PTR50 is a next generation tracking receiver, designed specifically to track and measure CW beacons from commercial satellites. Primarily an L-Band input receiver, the unit can be provided with a range of optional SHF input modules. The PTR series are designed to be used for telemetry and control, typically in earth stations using large antennae.
The receiver is designed as a versatile and easy-to-use unit utilising a graphic display module that can display a digital representation of the received beacon spectrum. This feature provides a convenient visual display of the received signal which can be used for system fault location, routine maintenance and can be an effective alternative to a fully functional spectrum analyzer, which may not be necessary for these tasks.
A log amplifier is used to provide an output voltage representing the input power in logarithmic scale, in effect making the input power to output voltage log-conformal. The sensitivity of the logarithmic output is user selectable from the front keypad menu.
The unit is designed to achieve lock in typically 6 seconds and is available with fast signal acquisition options to enhance this feature and achieve lock in less than 1 second.
For redundancy the PTR series units are fully compatible with the Peak B1000L (1+1) system.