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FH-AV-KIT

Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit


Minimize AOG Downtime


Avoid the Aircraft on Ground (AOG) downtime and expense that results from trial and error testing and component swapping.

Bird’s FH-AV-KIT, FlightHawk™ RF Aviation Test Kit combines a unique set of components specifically designed for avionics testing and measurement. In a single rugged case, the kit includes the proven antenna and cable testing functionality of the FlightHawk™ handheld analyzer, Bird’s wideband power sensor – designed specifically to test aircraft RF systems and power measurement, and all necessary adapters and cabling. In addition, Bird’s easy to use aviation testing software will allow anyone on the maintenance team to test and verify all antenna systems in the fleet.

The Aviation Test Kit offers an intuitive user experience for both experienced and beginner RF maintenance crews. Based on aircraft OEM specifications, technicians can locate RF cable, connector and antenna problems at the source with clear visual indicators as to the pass/fail status of the system.

FEATURES
  • Test RF cables & antennas at the frequency of operation.
  • Locate RF cable, connector & antenna problems at the source.
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs.
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length.
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range.
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging.
  • Includes the Bird RF Meter App
CRITICAL MEASUREMENTS
  • FDR trace of precision return loss vs. frequency.
  • Return loss vs. distance.
  • Voltage standing wave ratio( VSWR).
  • Cable loss and distance-to-fault (DTF) measurements.
STANDARD ACCESSORIES
  • FlightHawk-AV, Cable and Antenna Analyzer
  • 5017D-AV, 100 MHz - 1.3 GHz Wideband Power Sensor
  • 25-T-MN, 25W RF Termination
  • SK-CAL-MN-C6, Calibration Combo
  • Stylus
  • AC Adapter (12 Vdc Output)
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 4240-401, Adapter Kit
  • 4240-500-23, Adapter N(M) – SMA(M)
  • 4240-500-10, Adapter N(M) – SMA(F)
  • 4240-443, Avionics Adapter
  • 4240-444, Avionics Adapter
  • 10' RF Cable
  • USB Drive
  • SK-CONN-OTG-2, USB Adapter

See the Datasheet for a complete list of specifications

product specifications:
Item No
FH-AV-KIT
Item Name
RF Aviation Test Kit
Frequency
Range: 1 – 6000 MHz
Resolution: 1 kHz
Accuracy: ±2.5×10-6 @25 °C
Output Power
-10 dBm, typical
Trace Noise Magnitude
IFBW 1kHz: 0.05 dB rms
Measurement
Speed: 1 ms / data point
Points: 51 to 3201
Measure Bandwidth
100 Hz to 30 kHz
Temperature Stability
0.01 dB/°F (0.02 dB/°C)
Return Loss Measurement Range
0 dB to -60 dB
Resolution
0.01 dB
VSWR Measurement Range
1.0 to 65.0
Cable Loss Measurement Range
0 dB to 30 dB
DTF Range
0 to 5000 ft. (0 to 1500 m)
Corrected Directivity
> 38 dB
Maximum Input Voltage
50V
Immunity to Interfering Signals
+13 dBm
Power Measurement
Yes
Reflect Amplitude Accuracy
–15 dB to 0 dB: 0.4 dB
–25 dB to –15 dB: 1.5 dB
–35 dB to –25 dB: 4.0 dB
Connectors
USB Type-C, USB 3.0
Test Port Connector: N-type, Female 50 Ohms
Temperature
Operating: 14 to 131 °F (–10 to +55 °C)
Storage: -40 to 176 °F (-40 to +80 °C)
Battery Charging: 32 to 95 °F (0 to +35 °C)
Display
5.5", 720p
Languages
English, Chinese, Spanish
Battery
Type: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Operating Time: 10 hours typical
Charging Time: 5 hours typical
Storage Capacity
Thousands of traces and setups
Recommended Calibration Interval
3 years
Dimensions
7.7" x 3.6" x 2.4"
(195 x 90 x 60 mm)
Weight
1.98 lbs. (0.9 (kg)
Compliance--Certifications
Compliance: CE
EMC: Standard EN 61326-1:2006
Safety: Standard EN 61010-1:2001
Standard Accessories
DC to 6 GHz Calibration Combo, Stylus, AC Adapter (12 VDC Output), Hard Carrying Case, (2) Avionics RF Adapters, N(M) to SMA(M) Adapter, N(M) to SMA(F) Adapter, 10' RF Cable, USB Drive, USB Adapter
compatible devices:
SK-CAL-MN-C6
3-in-1 Calibration Standard Termination
5017D-AV
Wideband RF Power Sensor
FH-AV-CC
FLIGHTHAWK Aviation Cable and Antenna Analyzer Hard Case
4240-401
Interseries Adapter Kit, N/SMA/BNC
25-T Series
25 Watt, Convection-Cooled Dry Terminations