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Wideband RF Power Sensors

500mW - 500W Avg, 1300W Peak Wideband RF Power Sensor (Aviation)

The 5017D-AV, 100 MHz - 1.3 GHz RF Power Sensor never requires field calibration, only requires calibration once per year and is traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The WPS measures True Average Power, Peak Power, and Duty Cycle directly with exceptional accuracy and uses these precise measurements to calculate a wide range of other important factors, such as VSWR, Return Loss, Reflection Coefficient, Crest Factor, Average Burst Power, and CCDF.

Wideband RF Power Sensors
product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Frequency Range
100 MHz to 1.3 GHz
Power Measurement Range
500 mW to 500 W average, 1300 W Peak
Impedance Ω
50 Ohms, nominal
Loss: <0.05 dB
VSWR: <1.05
28 dB up to 100 MHz
30 dB from 100 to 1300 MHz
DPM: D89 proprietary interface
PC Interface (1): RS-232, 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, D89
PC Interface (2): USB 2.0 Type B
Connector: N (F), Both
Power Supply
USB Port: Less than one low-power load
DC Input Connector: 7 to 18 VDC at less than 0.1 A
Data Logging
Requires 5000-NG, VPM3 or Bird RF Meter App
Operating: -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)
Storage: -40 °C to 80 °C (-40 °F to 176 °F)
4.8 in x 4.6 in x 1.3 in (122 mm x 117 mm x 35.5 mm)
1.2 lb (.27 kg)
Mechanical Shock & Vibration: IAQ MIL-PRF-28800F class 3
CE: EMC EN 61326-1-2006
compatible devices:
FlightHawk®, Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit
Digital Power Meter Display