1.5m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT

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1.5m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT

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  • Offset elliptical 1.6m x 1.4m (effective 1.5m) AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Stows to 19.9″ H (50.5 cm H)

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications
  • Support Documents


AvL’s Model 1578 Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT antenna features an offset 1.5m reflector, Ku-Band Precision feed and the patent-pending AvL Cable Drive positioner for reliability and ease of operation. The new sleek design is lighter weight to allow for use on smaller vehicles such as an SUV or van, and includes a versatile vehicle-mount pallet with an optional Thule bar interface.

Created for use where performance really matters, AvL’s Vehicle-Mounted / DriveAway Mobile Broadband systems enable video, voice, IP and data communication anywhere in the world, with the push of a single button. The precision of AvL’s patent-pending AvL Cable Drive positioners paired with the ease of one-button Auto-Acquisition and superior technical support make our vehicle mount antennas ideal for non-technical antenna operators.


  • Offset elliptical 1.6m x 1.4m (effective 1.5m) AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Stows to 19.9" H (50.5 cm H)
  • Can be mounted onto large SUV or van
  • Versatile vehicle-mount pallet with optional Thule bar interface
  • Standard 2-Port Ku Precision (standard Cross-Pol comp.) Feed
  • Feed rotation for polarization
  • One button auto-acquisition controller
  • 400 degree azimuth range
  • Hand cranks on all axes
  • Integrated GPS
  • Level sensors for automatic vehicle tilt compensation and automatic cross pol alignment
  • Options include 1RU rack mounts and minimized stow height

AZ/EL Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 1.6 x 1.2m AvL Engineered Composite Single Piece Reflector (Upgradable to Carbon Fiber)
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Elevation - Mechanical 0° to 90° of Reflector Boresight
Elevation - Electrical Standard Limits at 5° to 65° (CE approval) or 0° to 90°
Polarization ±95°
AZ/EL Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second
Peaking (typical) 0.2°/second
Motors 24 VDC Variable Speed, Constant Torque
RF Interface
BUC/HPA Mounting Feed Boom (maximum weight 25 lbs (11.3 kg))
Max dimensions for BUC mounting on Feed Boom 22 L x 13.8 W x 8.5 H inches (56 L x 35 W x 22 H cm)
Feed Tx WR75 Flat Flange; Optional Polarization Rotary Joint w/flex waveguide from feed, WR75
Coax Two Type F connectors at antenna base
Electrical Interface One 25 ft. (8 m) Cable with Connectors for Controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Handcrank for AZ and EL and Pol Axes
Weight (approximate) 165 to 195 lbs. (75 to 87 kg) depending on options
Stowed Dimensions 68.5 L x 65.1 W x 19.9 H inches (174 L x 165.4 W x 50.5 H cm)
Time to Acquisition Less than 15 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Mounting Pallet for vehicle roof mounting
Wind – Survival Deployed: 65 mph (105 kph); Stowed: 80 mph (129 kph)
Wind - Operational 45 mph (72 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX):
20 mph (32 kph) 0.9 dB typical
30 mph gusting to 45 mph (48 kph gusting to 72 kph) 1.8 dB typical
Operational -22° to 125° F (-30° to 52° C)
Survival -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Standard Features One button auto-acquisition of selected satellites, including peaking and optimization of cross pol. Internal movement detector and automatic stow. Includes a hand-held control and separate power supply. Certified for auto-commissioning on most satellite services.
Size 10 x 9 x 2.5 inch power supply
Input Power 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz 4 A peak, 190 W Antenna running with max load
Available Options, Upgrades & Services
  • Upgrade to embedded controller with optional Ethernet remote interface and GUI. Consult Sales for details and optional features.
  • Add BUC/HPA Mounting (NOTE: minimum elevation may be restricted by these options)
  • Rotary Joint on Pol Axis with Flex W/G to BUC
  • 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
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