Exhibitor Spotlight: Jürgen Hartmann, Account Manager for Satellite and A&D Customers at Rohde & Schwarz

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Jürgen is an experienced account manager for satellite and A&D customers at Rohde & Schwarz. With a skilled sales team covering all of Germany, he can provide great insight into T&M instruments, from separate products to complete EMC and RF test solution setups.


Which markets does Rohde & Schwarz address and what are your expectations for the development of the European space market?

The satellite industry provides cutting-edge solutions for communication, navigation, remote sensing, surveillance and Earth observation. Operating in the hazards of space, satellites are subject to the most challenging technological standards and requirements. Smart test and measurement solutions from Rohde & Schwarz ensure flawless performance and reliable safety and security on every level – from testing subsystems, assemblies and components to validating the performance of ground station terminals and in-orbit service.

 

What new trends do you anticipate and what market demands do you see evolving/changing over the next few years?

Small satellites will definitely influence the industry within the next few years. With applications ranging from communication and data links all the way to remote sensing, manufacturers of small satellites in large MEO and LEO constellations will be experiencing new test and quality assurance challenges.

We see a clear demand for flexible test and measurement solutions in a wide range of instruments supporting the individual business needs of these companies. This is a challenge Rohde & Schwarz can address, even today.

 

What fascinates you about your role at Rohde & Schwarz?

Rohde & Schwarz is rarely in the public eye. However, we are a company providing key solutions that enable next-level technologies and we serve our customers truly on a worldwide scale. This fits together perfectly with our motto “Make ideas real”.

 

What products will you be featuring at the show this year and what response are you expecting?

The high-performance R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyser helps engineers accomplish the most demanding tasks. Its wide internal analysis bandwidth allows the characterization of wideband components and communications systems, and its unparalleled phase noise facilitates the development of high-performance oscillators such as those used in satellites. A state-of-the-art multitouch display with gesture support ensures straightforward and intuitive operation.

The R&S®SMW200A is a vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. Because of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality for testing of satellite and ground station receivers. It can also be turned into a powerful, feature-rich GNSS simulator. With its capability to simulate multi-constellation and multi-frequency (MCMF), multi-antenna and multi-vehicle scenarios, it is able to cover a variety of high-end GNSS applications.

The R&S®ZNA vector network analysers are the high-end series of the R&S VNA portfolio. The excellent RF performance is combined with a wide range of software features and a unique hardware concept. The touch-only operation together with the DUT-centric approach make the R&S®ZNA a powerful, universal, compact measurement system for characterizing passive and active devices.

The R&S®RTP high-performance oscilloscope combines high-class signal integrity with a fast acquisition rate. Customized front-end ASICs and real-time processing hardware enable highly accurate measurements with unprecedented speed in a compact form factor.

The R&S INRADIOS CSM Server is the central software component that manages to monitor the quality of satellite links by multi-user access to multiple spectrum analyser devices. The CSM Server provides network device drivers for various remote spectrum analysers. Measurement results are captured by the CSM Server, processed and forwarded to the CSM Desktop .

The new R&S®PKU100 solid-state power amplifier for Ku-band satellite uplink applications is available as an indoor and outdoor model. Based on solid-state technology, these amplifiers offer adaptive linearisation to improve shoulder attenuation at the amplifier output. All amplifiers feature a previously unattainable efficiency and compact form factor.

 

What are you most looking forward to about Space Tech Expo Europe 2019?

We would like to see how the industry is changing, what are some of the challenges it is facing, and of course, how Rohde & Schwarz can help. With over 80 years of experience, Rohde & Schwarz has always been at the forefront of test and measurement technologies, and we have achieved that by keeping an ear to the ground, and translating that into something our customers can use for their benefit.

 

And finally, moon or mars? What would be your next mission?

Both! Whatever the next technological goal is, we are certain that Rohde & Schwarz solutions will help those ideas come true.

 


Rohde & Schwarz will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 at stand C96.