S820E Microwave Site Masterâ„¢ User Guide : Measurement Review : Measurement Overview
Measurement Overview
What is Measured?
Line sweeping is a quality measure of the transmission lines or antenna system or both. Systems may include cables, connectors, lightning protectors, tower mounted amplifiers, and antennas (Figure: Cable and Antenna Line Sweeping). Line sweeping can measure the power losses in the system at the functional frequencies. Line sweeping measures system impedance and confirms whether the system meets carrier specifications.
If the system does not meet specification, then line sweeping can also locate components that are reflecting power above specified levels.
Cable and Antenna Line Sweeping
The Site Master does not measure system linearity (PIM Testing). Anritsu also sells the PIM Master, which is available in several carrier bands. The PIM Master tests for passive inter-modulation.