ALT-8000 FMCW/Pulse Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set

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Aeroflex's ALT-8000 is the world's first and only RF-based portable radio altimeter flightline test set. It weighs approximately 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) with a large 12-inch color touch-screen, making it easy to use. The ALT-8000 is a universal test set for 4.3 GHz FMCW (frequency modulated continuous carrier wave) radio altimeters and pulse radio altimeters. The simulator is also designed to be software upgradable.  For military applications, see the ALT-8015

The user interface is Windows™ based and provides various pages for control of the test set and display of parametric measurements including: TX power, TX frequency (center), sweep rate, TX pulse width (pulse systems).

The Profile page allows the user to create, save, recall or delete named profiles. Each profile is comprised of individual legs. Start, stop altitudes and rates are definable for each leg. A profile can then be executed to simulate a complete landing approach including flare out or a take-off and departure.

RF Coupling
The supplied antenna couplers allow the radio altitude system to be quickly verified without access being required to test ports on the UUT LRU. The RF looped test verifies TX frequency, power, sweep rate, and RF level control provides the means to test UUT sensitivity.

The setup page allows system, user and RF connection parameters to be set by the user, including RS-232, AID, RF cable loss and altitude offset.

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  • Tests FMCW radio altimeters including CDF types

  • Tests pulse radio altimeters (non-pulse compression types)

  • Direct-connect to UUT T/R or to installed system via antenna couplers

  • Full RF loop test allows TX, RX, Antenna or Feeder faults to be identified

  • Multi-channel operation (via additional test sets)

  • Programmable multi-leg climb/descend profiles

  • Large touch-screen display with simple user interface

  • Remote control interface USB/LAN

  • Lightweight and compact about 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)

  • Battery 4 hours plus duration


Technical Data

Data Sheets

ALT-8000 Product Specifications


ALT-8000 Data Sheet

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ALT-8000 Spanish Data Sheet

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ALT-8000 IB Software Version 1.4.1 and Operations Manual Bulletin 10000023036 AG 06-09-2017 Login to Download
ALT-8000 Software Upgrade prior to 1.3.2


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ALT-8000 Software Upgrade 1.4.1


04-25-2017 Login to Download
Summary of ALT-8000 software

10000023036 AD

08-29-2014 Login to Download
ALT-8000 transmit and receive antenna coupler assembly


12-19-2013 Login to Download
ALT-8000 Radio altimeter installation of new revision software


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ALT-8000 determining the installed software version 12-19-2013 Login to Download

Manuals & Training


ALT-8000 Radio Altimeter Flight Line Test Set Operation Manual

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ALT-8000 RCI Manual

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Getting Started Manual



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