85cm LEO / MEO Tracking Ka-Band FlyAway Antenna

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85cm LEO / MEO Tracking Ka-Band FlyAway Antenna

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  • AvL’s 85cm LEO/MEO tracking Ka-band antenna is a transportable, rapid-deploy, tactical terminal with a geared drive for continuous operation. The antennas operate in tandem pairs with make-before-break communications, and are designed to be transported in durable transit cases and to be set-up and on-the-air within two hours.

Az/El Drive Motorized Dual Slew Drive Positioner
Polarization Drive System Motorized rotation of feed
Reflector Construction Segmented carbon fiber
Axis Travel
Azimuth 360 degree continuous
Elevation (reflector bore sight) 0-90 degrees
Polarization +/- 90 degrees
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying Tracking 4 degrees/second
Motors 24VDC variable speed, constant torque
Standard Integration Interfaces
Tx Input Waveguide flange (cover) @ Feed; 50 ohm connector @ Lower I/O panel
Rx Input Waveguide flange (cover) @ Feed; 50 ohm connector @ Lower I/O panel
BUC (& other CFE) Mounting Directly to feed or on the feed boom
Electrical Interface Optional - one 30-ft. cable with connector from base connector panel to power supply
Manual/Emergency Drive Manual adjustment for each axis available
Size & Weight Packed in 2 cases each < 174 lbs. / < 79 kg. (Two-man lift)
Wind – Survival Deployed: 60 mph (97 kph) (ballasted); Stowed: 90 mph (145 kph)
Wind – Operational 45 mph (72 kph) gusting to 60 mph (97 kph)
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
Available Options/Upgrades/Services
  • Vehicle/Trailer Mount, Pole Mount, & Fly & Drive options available
  • Upgrade from 2-Port Ka-Band Commercial (CP or LP): a) 2-Port Ka-Band MIL (CP or LP) (WGS); b) 2-Port Ka-Band Wideband (CP) (WGS and Commercial); c) 2-Port X-Band MIL (CP) (WGS) – Opt. Rx/Tx Reject Filter Kit ; d) 2-Port Ku-Band Mode-Match (LP) (enhanced Cross-Pol comp.); e) 2-Port Ku-Band Precision (LP)
  • Add co-polarization Kit (for 2-port Ku feeds only) - configures Rx and Tx to same polarization sense
  • Add BUC/HPA mounting (NOTE: minimum elevation may be restricted by these options) ) (may require additional case)
  • 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
  • Tie down kits: Simple stakes or earth anchors, refillable sandbags
* Outside main beam
** Contact Sales for commercial Ka-band frequency range options and circular or linear polarization options
*** Excluding optional filters
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