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350 MHz to 6 GHz, Statistical RF Power Sensor

Measure and Maintain Complex Wireless Systems

The 7022, Statistical RF Power Sensor is a rugged, easy to use field instrument that uses statistical sampling techniques. In modern communications, signal average power, although important is no longer a sufficient control variable. These communication signals often require more diagnostic measurements. In the statistical mode, the power sensor measures the percentage of time the signal exists at a specific peak-to-average ratio. In the time domain mode, the sensor adds a variety of functions similar to an oscilloscope to our standard suite of measurements

The statistical power sensor can be used in all known communication formats and is able to accurately measure a wide range of RF measurements for non-periodic signals such as EVDO, UMTS, LTE, and HDTV. Like all Bird Sensors, its calibration is also traceable to NIST standards with no field calibration required.

(See datasheet for details)
  • Time Domain Mode
  • Statistical Mode
  • Average Power Mode

Analog Cellular, Digital Cellular, 3G, 4G, Tetra, APCO/P25 Phase 1 & 2, DMR, MOTOTRBO, Tunking, CDMA, TDMA, WCDMA, GSM, Transportation, Tactical Military, Radar, Avionics, Marine, LMR, Analog Broadcast, Digital Broadcast, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, Bluetooth, Fire, GPS, NPSPAC, Paging, Public Safety, Telematics, Utilities, WIMAX, WLAN, EVDO, UMTS, LTE, and HDTV.

Standard Accessories

7022 Manual, VPM3 Virtual Power Meter Software and Manual, SeaLatch USB Cable and BNC Trigger Cable

product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Statistical RF Power Sensor
Frequency Range
350 MHz to 6 GHz
Frequency Measurement Accuracy
± 3MHz with CW signals
Power Measurement Range
0.25 W to 500 W average, Average Power Rating limited (see datasheet)
Dynamic Range
33 dB
Peak-Average Ratio
12 dB, absolute peak power limited to 1500W
Impedance Ω
50 Ohms
Insertion Loss
0.05 dB (max)
Insertion VSWR
1.065 350 to 2000 MHz (max)
1.12, 2000 to 6000 MHz (max)
Type-N (Female)
<-30 dB, 350 to 1000 MHz (min)
<-28 dB, 1000 to 6000 MHz (min)
<-24 dB, 4000 to 6000 MHz (min)
Factory: NIST Traceable
Field: No Field Calibration Required
Data Logging
Yes, with the VPM3, Virtual Power Meter Software
USB 2.0 Type B (USBTMC)
Power Supply
USB Port
Sample Rate
44 M Samples/s (max)
Time Resolution
50nSec to 10 Sec
Time Base Accuracy
Display Refresh Rate
10 times/ sec (Limited by communication)
Video Bandwidth
Settable: 20 MHz (none), 5 MHz, 400 kHz, 4.5 kHz
Points Per Screen
Trigger Input Connector
BNC (Female)
(1MΩ Impedance; 3V High, 1.2V Low)
Operating: –10 to +50 °C (+14 to +122 °F)
Storage: –40 to +80 °C (–40 to +176 °F)
95% (max), non-condensing
15,000 ft. (4,500 m), max
5.9 in x 4.8 in x 1.3 in (150 mm x 122 mm x 33 mm), nominal
1.5 lbs (max)
Mechanical Shock and Vibration
IAW MIL-PRF-28800F class 3
EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) European Standard: EN 61326— Electrical Equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use; EMC

Requirements Test Spec (for radiated immunity): EN 61000-4-3—Testing and measurement techniques - 10V/meter

CE Mark

compatible devices:
Digital Power Meter Display
7/16 DIN Adapter, N(M) to 7/16 DIN(F)
7/16 DIN Adapter, N(M) to 7/16 DIN(M)
Bird RF Meter - Windows 10
RF Power Meter Software