PPM Test specialises in designing and manufacturing RF over fibre systems for test and measurement applications, including fibre optic links for EMC and harsh environment measurement testing.
PPM Test’s point2point and Sentinel 3 fibre optic shielded link systems are used to transport analogue/RF signals. Launched in 2017, Sentinel 3 has been adopted by many of the leading civil and military aircraft manufacturers and aircraft certification houses. It was the first ever temperature-controlled multichannel, multilink solution designed for worldwide aircraft EMC test facilities.
The business also supplies associated EMC test components such as magnetic and electric field sensors, baluns and current probes. These systems and products have a broad range of test applications including:
- Aircraft EMC testing and certification – HIRF, LLSF, LLSC and lightning
- Electro-magnetic Pulse testing (EMP, HEMP, NEMP)
- High power RF susceptibility testing (automotive, ships, buildings/structures)
- Ultra-High Voltage testing
- Directed energy testing
- Antenna remoting/antenna characterisation.
Based in the UK, PPM Test has customers around the world including: Airbus, BAE Systems, QinetiQ, RINA Consulting Defence Ltd, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and many other EMP and Aircraft Testing Specialists.
PPM Test is a division of Pulse Power and Measurement Ltd (PPM) which was founded in 1994. In addition to PPM Test, there are three other business divisions:
- ViaLite Communications (designing and manufacturing RF over fibre products and systems)
- PPM Power (pulse power, high voltage, power electronics and power supplies)
- PPM Systems (bespoke systems, antennas and filters etc. for Government, Defence and Satcom applications).
Accreditations and Quality Assurance
Pulse Power and Measurement is certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard and a Gold Investor in People. The company also holds a Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
Guaranteeing its quality processes, products and workmanship, PPM is certified to the latest ISO quality standard: ISO 9001:2015. The company has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2005. The certified quality management systems have been refined for flexibility and efficiency, and produce a high quality, high reliability, low cost and diverse product range. The applications engineers work closely with customers to understand system requirements and to specify the correct product for each application.
PPM has been an accredited ‘Investors in People’ organisation since 2004. The company sees the training and development of its people as a key element to the success of its business model and aims to provide customers with the best level of service possible. In November 2016, PPM was very proud to receive the Gold accreditation of Investors in People.