Thursday, December 23, 2010

Agilent Technologies wins contract by Navy for handheld spectrum analyzers

Agilent Technologies Inc. won a $1.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy. Under the terms of the contract, Agilent will supply handheld spectrum analyzers (HSAs) to the Navy for five years. The instruments will help the Navy’s technicians install, monitor, and maintain RF electronic systems in the field.

Agilent will provide the Navy with the N9342CN and N9342CNTG HSA instruments, two special versions of its 7-GHz N9342C HSA, specifically tailored to meet Navy requirements. The N9342CN and N9342CNTG HSAs make field testing easier by providing faster, more precise measurements, improved ease of use, and a range of user-customization and ergonomic features.

Agilent’s HSAs feature a rugged design, which enables users to make measurements in tough field environments. The performance ensures they can make the high-quality RF measurements necessary to discover small signals and capture intermittent interferences, says a company representative. Field test automation enables users to cut test setup time by up to 95 percent.

“This win is the result of great teamwork and our commitment to delivering high-value products,” says Guy Sene, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division. “The U.S. Navy contract signals a breakthrough in the highly competitive, radio-frequency handheld spectrum analyzer market. We remain firmly committed to further developing best-in-class RF test solutions to help customers stay ahead in their industries.”

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