Model 1.2m 1098FA Fly & Drive Mobile VSAT Antenna

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Model 1.2m 1098FA Fly & Drive Mobile VSAT Antenna

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  • Case-based Mobile VSAT – packs into two cases
  • Field installable Fly & Drive upgrade kit

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The Model 1098FA 1.2m motorized Mobile VSAT FlyAway antenna provides video, voice, IP and data communication in a lightweight, easily transportable case-based solution.

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
  • 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 two- or four-piece configuration
  • Standard feed: 2-port Precision Ku (LP)
  • 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 Eutelsat auto deploy antenna requirements
  • Shown with 1.0m reflector

Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive System (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear
Reflector Construction 1.2m 2-Piece AvL Engineered Composite
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Elevation (reflector bore sight) 0°-90° antenna bore sight (true elevation readout from calibrated inclinometer)
Polarization ± 95°
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second azimuth; 2°/second elevation; 2°/second polarization
Peaking 0.2°/second
Motors 24V DC variable speed, constant torque
Standard Integration Interfaces
Tx Input @ Feed Ku: WR 75 Cover Flange at Feed Tx Port; Type F coax from BUC to base
Rx Input (AvL-supplied coax) Type F coax from LNB to base
BUC (& other CFE) Mounting Feed boom (maximum weight 16 lbs. (7.3 kg))
Controller Interface One 30-ft. (9.1m) cable with connector from base connector panel to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Common hand crank for azimuth, elevation and polarization axes
Size/Weight – Std. Positioner Case 21.5” H x 22.6” W x 26.0” L (55cm H x 58cm W x 66cm L), weighs approx. 95 lbs. (43 kg)
Size/Weight Std. 2 Piece Reflector Case 14.2” H x 33.0” W x 52.8” L (36cm H x 84cm W x 134cm L), weighs approx. 160 lbs. (73 kg)
Opt. 4 Piece Reflector Case 16.3” H x 37.5” W x 46.5” L (41cm H x 95cm W x 118cm L), 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 (Ku RX):
20 mph (32 kph) 0.7 dB typical
25 gusting 40 mph (40/64kph) 1.5 dB typical
Operational -22°F to 125°F (-30°C to 52°C)
Survival -40°F to 140°F (-40°C 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
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