CSE Associates, LLC 

Satellite Payload Test Systems


Satellite Payload Test System

We can provide test solutions consulting for a wide range of satellite payload test requirements.

  • System upgrades
  • Measurement design
  • Microwave converter design
  • Custom switch matrices
  • System engineering analysis
  • Measurement Uncertainty Analysis
  • Calibration and validation

Working with partners, CSE Associates has participated in the design, delivery, and operation of test system solutions for many major satellite programs, including:

Astrium, Iridium, Globalstar, Intelsat, Inmarsat, Hylas2, GOES-R, Hylas4, Al_Yah3, SES16, JCSat.

We can help solve complex system test requirements, including system configuration, measurement and calibration design, and uncertainty analysis to help get the most out of your test systems.


  • Gain and gain transfer
  • Uplink and downlink power
  • Gain and group delay versus frequency
  • Intermodulation, PIM
  • Spurious, Isolation
  • Noise Figure, Noise Power Ratio
  • Phase noise
  • Linearity
  • Ranging delay
  • Beacon power and frequency
  • Error Vector Magnitude
We are proficient with high performance test equipment (like signal analyzers and the Agilent PNA-X) and advanced converter test methods.