Model 1.2m 1080FA FlyAway Mobile VSAT Antenna

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Model 1.2m 1080FA FlyAway Mobile VSAT Antenna

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  • Case-based Mobile VSAT – packs into two cases
  • Optional 3-Case pack-up
  • Roto-mold case upgrade

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The Model 1080FA 1.2m motorized Mobile VSAT FlyAway antenna provides video, voice, IP and data communication. It is easily transportable and fully compliant with all major Satellite Provider requirements.

AvL’s Fly&Drive Mobile VSAT Antenna systems provide versatility for satellite communication users who desire a vehicle-mounted antenna with all the portability of a flyaway mechanism in one antenna system. These systems are packaged into containers that meet air freight requirements allowing the system to be transported anywhere you can fly or drive.


  • Case-based Mobile VSAT – packs into two cases
  • Optional 3-Case pack-up
  • Roto-mold case upgrade
  • Field-installable Fly & Drive upgrade kit
  • 2-man lift
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed for High Reliability
  • 1.2m AvL Engineered Composite reflector with option for 2- piece or four-piece configuration
  • Standard feed: 2-port Ka-Band
  • Optional feed: 2-port Precision Ku-Band
  • Offset Prime Focus Optics
  • AvL Cable Drive positioner
  • Mount geometry: Elevation over Azimuth
  • Polarization: Rotation of LP feed
  • Handheld Display with Power Supply
  • One button auto-acquisition controller
  • CE Approval
  • Fully compliant with all major Satellite Provider requirements

Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization RHCP/LHCP Pol Select Option Available
Reflector Construction Single Piece Carbon Fiber
Axis Travel - Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Axis Travel - Elevation 0-90° antenna bore sight (true elevation from calibrated inclinometer)
Az/El - Speed Slewing/Deploying Typical: Elevation 1°/second, Azimuth 2º/second
Motors 24 VDC Variable Speed, Constant Torque
Interface Type F connector(s) at antenna base or 25 ft. (7.6m) Coax from Base
Electrical Interface One 25 ft. (7.6m) cable with connector from base connector panel to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank for az and el axes
Time to Acquisition Less than 15 minutes; 8 minutes typical
Size/Weight – Std. Positioner Case 26.0 L x 22.6 W x 21.5 H inches (66 L x 57 W x 55 H cm), weighs approx. 95 lbs. (43 kg)
Size/Weight Std. 2 Piece Reflector Case 52.8 L x 33.0 W x 14.2 H inches (134 L x 84 W x 36 H cm), weighs approx. 160 lbs. (73 kg)
Opt. 4 Piece Reflector Case 46.5 L x 37.8 W x 16.3 H inches (118 L x 96 W x 41 H cm), weighs approx. 160 lbs. (73 kg)
Wind – Survival Anchored: deployed: 50 mph (80 kph), stowed (Fly&Drive option only): 100 mph (161 kph)
Wind – Operational Anchored: 40 mph (64 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind - Ka (Rx)
30 mph gusting to 45 mph
(48 kph gusting to 72 kph)
1.0 dB typical
Temperature: Operational +5° to 125° F (-15° to 52° C)
Temperature: Survival -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Controller ► AvL AAQ
Features AvL one button auto-acquisition of selected satellites, including peaking and optimization of cross pol. Internal movement detector and automatic stow. Optional hand-held control and separate power supply. Certified for auto-commissioning on most satellite services.
Size Embedded ACU with separate 1 Rack Unit Controller Interface Panel (CIP) power supply with LCD and keypad. 250 W and 500 W (1.6m and larger antennas) versions available.
CIP Input Power 120/240 VAC 60/50 Hz, 6/3 A Max. Power consumption is antenna size dependent: During acquisition 150 W or 300 W is typical, ~ 50 W Idle.
Optional Configurations, Upgrades & Services
  • Optional 4-piece segmented reflector
  • Upgrade to BUC/HPA Mounting (minimum elevation may be restricted)
  • Upgrade to Custom RF/IF I/O cabling configurations available
  • Custom Colorization (contact factory for available colors)
  • Add Custom Logo on Reflector Face (1- or 2-Color; per AvL Logo Policy)
  • Spare Parts Kit
  • Factory training
  • Field-installable roof-mount kit
  • Hard Mount pack-up (no foam)
  • Optional 3 case pack-up
  • Roto-mold case upgrade
  • Weight reduction option
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