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Stat Power Sensor Bird RF

Bird offers a new thruline sensor for measuring and maintaining your most complex wireless systems. The Statistical 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.

WPS MEASURES: 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.

product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Statistical Power Sensor
Frequency Range
350 MHz to 6 GHz
Power Range
0.25 W to 500 W average, Average Power Rating limited by Chart - see datasheet
Measurement Accuracy
± 3 MHz with CW signals
Min Forward Power for Reflected Measurement
4% of Reading ± 1.6 mW +3% outside 15-35°C
Peak-Average Ratio
12 dB, absolute peak power limited to 1500 W
Insertion Loss
0.05 dB
Insertion VSWR
1.065 350-2500MHz 1.12, 2500-6000MHz
Impedance Ω
50 Ohms
VSWR Range
1.065 350-2000MHz 1.12, 2000-6000MHz
N Female
<-30 dB, 350-1000MHz, <-28dB, 1000-6000MHz
Power Supply
USB Port
USB 2.0 Type B (USBTMC)
5.9” x 4.8” x 1.3” (150 mm x 122 mm x 33 mm)
1.5 lbs.
Mechanical Shock and Vibration
IAW MIL-PRF-28800F class 3
Operating Temperature
–10 to +50 °C (+14 to +122 °F)
Storage Temperature
–40 to +80 °C (–40 to +176 °F)
95% maximum (non-condensing)
15,000 ft. (4,500 m)
compatible devices:
Bird RF Meter App
Bird RF Meter App
Virtual Power Meter Software
accessories - Standard Accessories:
Virtual Power Meter Software