1.5m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Premium SNG/MIL Antennas

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1.5m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Premium SNG/MIL Antennas

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  • High precision azimuth bearing
  • Zero backlash AvL Cable Drive with 400° Az & 0-90° El movement

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications
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AvL’s 1.5m vehicle-mount / drive away SNG antenna systems offer strong performance in a small, lightweight and low-profile package. The 1.5m antenna systems enable Ku, Ka and X-band communications with integrated GPS and level sensors for automatic vehicle tilt compensation. AvL’s SNG antennas are designed to meet and exceed the highest performance requirements around the world to guarantee both satellite authority compliance and peak in performance, reliability and availability. Typically these antennas are used in signal contribution for high data rate and bandwidth as well as high power broadcast or similar applications. AvL Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Premium SNG/MIL Antenna Systems feature:

High-precision azimuth bearing

Non-load-bearing Carbon Fiber reflectors with surface treatment for Ka-Band

Integrated backing structure for minimized stow height

Wide booms to allow larger HPA envelope

Jog control or fully automatic auto-acquisition controllers

Feed options for Ku-, Ka- and X-band

RF electronic mounting either on feed boom, back of reflector, base, or inside vehicle

25ft (8m) RG59 coax and controller interconnect cables

Aerodynamic cowlings are available for some apertures


  • High precision azimuth bearing
  • Zero backlash AvL Cable Drive with 400° Az & 0-90° El movement
  • Non-load-bearing 1.5m AvL carbon fiber single-piece reflector with surface treatment for Ka-band
  • Integrated reflector backing structure for minimized stow height
  • Stows to 15.7" H (40 cm H)
  • Wide boom to allow large HPA envelope
  • Optional saddlebag mount for larger HPAs
  • High-torque elevation motor
  • Through-pedestal cross-axis waveguide kit
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Limited function 3-axis jog controller with auto-stow
  • Optional aerodynamic cowlings
  • The 1.5m vehicle-mount / drive away SNG/MIL antenna family includes the following models:
  • Model 1510 with 2-port precision Ku-band feed (standard Cross-Pol comp.); optional feeds include 2-port Ka (commercial or military) and 2-port X
  • Model 1512 with 2-port mode-matched Ku feed (enhanced Cross-Pol comp.); optional feeds include 2-port Ka (commercial or military) and 2-port X

AZ/EL Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 1.5m AvL Engineered Composite Single Piece Reflector (Upgradable to Carbon Fiber)
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Elevation - Mechanical 0° to 90° of Reflector Bore sight
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 50 lbs (11.3 kg))
Max dimensions for BUC mounting on Feed Boom 27 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 Hand crank for AZ and EL and Pol Axes
Weight (approximate) 165 to 195 lbs. (75 to 87 kg) depending on options
Stowed Dimensions 83.5 L x 61.7 W x 15.7 H inches (212 L x 157 W x 40 H cm)
Time to Acquisition Less than 15 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Mounting Pallet for vehicle roof mounting (Optional; Adds 2 inches to stow height)
Wind – Survival Deployed: 65 mph (105 kph); Stowed: 80 mph (129 kph)
Wind - Operational 30 mph (48 kph) gusting to 45 mph (72 kph)
Operational -22° to 125° F (-30° to 52° C)
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
Available Options, Upgrades & Services
  • 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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