WhiffleTech

Rugged Beacon Testers

Introducing the latest technology for qualifying the integrity of locator beacons.

Rugged Beacon Testers

Model Descriptions

Add a “–R” suffix to the regular Beacon Tester model number for the ruggedized version.

BT100A-R

406 MHz and 121.5 MHz measurements.

BT100S-R

406 MHz and 121.5 MHz measurements, plus 406 MHz frequency stability.

BT100AVdouble-R

121.5 MHz and 243 MHz measurements.

BT100AVtriple-R

406 MHz, 121.5 and 243 MHz measurements.

BT100AVS-R

406 MHz, 121.5 and 243 MHz measurements plus 406 MHz frequency stability.

General Information

Perfect for marine or any rough environment! This Tester can handle the toughest field conditions. It meets MIL-STD-810F standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes, and it has an IP67 rating—meaning it's impervious to dust and water immersion.

Specifications

PHYSICAL

 

Size

19.0 cm (7.50”) x 9.5 cm (3.75”) x 4.5 cm (1.75”)

Weight

520 g (18 ounces)

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Operating temperature

-10° to 60° C (14° to 140° F)

Storage temperature

-40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)

Temperature shock

MIL-STD-810F, Method 503.4

Humidity

MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4

Water

IP67, sealed against accidental immersion
(1 m for 30 min.) MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4,
Procedure I

Drop

MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure IV
26 drops from 1.22 m (4 ft) onto plywood
over concrete, 6 additional drops at -30° C (-22° F), 6 additional drops at 60° C (140° F)
Sand and dust: IP67, MIL-STD-810F, Method 510.4, Procedure I

Vibration

MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Procedure
I (Fig. 17) & II

Altitude

MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4, Procedures I,
II & III 15,000 ft at 23° C (73° F)

 

 

ELECTRICAL
 

 

Processor

Intel PXA255 XScale CPU
200 MHz

Memory

64 MB high-speed SDRAM
(~22 MB reserved)

Storage

Onboard nonvolatile NAND Flash
128 MB (~31 MB reserved)

Display

240x320 pixel (1/4 VGA) color TFT with LED
front light

Batteries

3800 mAh NiMH rechargeable pack

I/O Ports

406 MHz direct input 50Ω, 9-pin serial port—RS232 (115 Kbps), USB client, DC power port

 

 

NOTE: The BT100S and the BT100AVS must have the watertight cap removed in order to make 406 MHz stability measurements.