2.0m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Premium SNG/MIL Antennas

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2.0m 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 2.0m vehicle-mount / drive away SNG antenna systems offer strong performance in a small, lightweight and low-profile package. The 2.0m antenna systems offer standard Ku-band with C, Ka, L and X-band optional. The antennas feature 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 C-, 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 2.0m AvL carbon fiber single-piece reflector with surface treatment for Ka-band
  • Optional three-piece CF reflector with removable wings, manually folding hinged wings, or motorized folding hinged wings
  • Integrated reflector backing structure for minimized stow height
  • Stows to 20" H (51 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
  • The 2.0m vehicle-mount / drive away SNG/MIL antenna family includes the following models:
  • Model 2010 with 2-port precision Ku-band feed (standard Cross-Pol comp.); optional feeds include 2-port Ka (commercial or military), 2-port X, 2-Port C and 2-Port C-Band Troposcatter
  • Model 2012 with 2-port mode-matched Ku feed (enhanced Cross-Pol comp.); optional feeds include 2-port Ka (commercial or military), 2-port X, 2-Port C and 2-Port C-Band Troposcatter

Az/El Drive Motorized Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 2.0m Single Piece AvL Carbon Fiber
Optional three-piece carbon fiber reflector with manually folding hinged wings or motorized folding hinged wings
Axis Travel
Azimuth ±200° Standard; 270° with dual waveguide to vehicle, options include dual Ku, single C + single Ku
Elevation - Mechanical 0°-90° antenna bore sight
Elevation - Electrical 5° to 90° Standard limits or 5° to 65° (CE Approval)
Polarization ±95° for 2-port and 3-port Feeds; ±50° for 2-port Wideband and 4-port Feeds
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second
Peaking (typical) 0.2°/second
Motors 24 VDC Variable Speed, Constant Torque
RF Interface
HPA Mounting Feed boom, rear of reflector or inside truck
Axis Transition Twist-flex or optional rotary joints for Ku-Band; Pol rotary joint standard for C-Band
Waveguide Cover Flange at Interface Point
Coax RG59 run from feed to base plus 25 ft. (8m)
Electrical Interface 25 ft. (8 m) Cable with Connectors for Controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank on Az, El and Pol axes
Time to Acquisition Less than 15 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Weight (approximate) 400 lbs. (182 kg)
Stowed Dimensions 108.5 L x 79.3 W x 18.3 H inches (276 L x 202 W x 46 H cm)
Mounting Azimuth ring bolts directly to vehicle
Wind – Survival Deployed: 60 mph (121 kph); Stowed: 100 mph (161 kph)
Wind - Operational 30 mph (48 kph), gusts 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
  • Optional feeds: 4-port Ku-band Precision (LP), 2-, 3- or 4-port Ku-band Wideband (LP), 2- or 4-Port Ka-Band (CP), 2- or 3-Port C-Band (CP or LP), or 2-Port C-Band INSAT (LP)
  • Add co-polarization kit (for 2-port Ku feeds only) − configures Rx and Tx to same polarity
  • Optional waveguide rotary joint with flex on pol axis for Ku-Band
  • Optional H/V switch (Ku Wideband)
  • Optional wave guide cross axis kits
  • Optional Dual/Redundant HPA high power integration
  • Optional mounting pallet (adds 4.62” (11.8 cm) to stow height)
  • Add BUC/HPA mounting (NOTE: minimum elevation may be restricted by these options)
  • Upgrade to custom RF/IF I/O cabling configurations available
  • Optional coax cables 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
* Assumes stable platform.
** Contact Sales for commercial Ka-band frequency range options and circular or linear polarization options.
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