Model 9066FA SNG/Mil Tri-Band FlyAway

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Model 9066FA SNG/Mil Tri-Band FlyAway

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  • Airline Checkable Pack-up (Overnight Air Freightable)
  • Configurable Bases: Low (std.), Tripod or Case-Based

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AvL’s 90cm Compact FlyAway SNG/Mil antenna systems offer superior performance in a truly compact, lightweight and portable package. The Model 9066 antenna systems can be packed into backpacks or cases and flown or carried anywhere, then set up and operational within minutes.

AvL’s FlyAway SNG/Mil 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.

Each Flyaway Antenna is priced to include the AvL carbon fiber antenna and auto-acquisition controller for ease of operation. As with all AvL antenna systems, no laptop is necessary to operate the controller, the antennas interface with any modem, RF electronics, or satellite service.


  • Airline Checkable Pack-up (Overnight Air Freightable)
  • Configurable Bases: Low (std.), Tripod or Case-Based
  • High volume production model
  • 90x66cm Heavy-Duty 5-Piece Carbon-Fiber Reflector with 25% more gain than comparable antennas
  • Compact motorized AvL Cable Drive for reliable positioning
  • Unique motorized polarization drive system with rotation of reflector to maintain alignment with orbital arc
  • One button auto-acquisition controller
  • Standard 2-port Ku-band precision feed
  • Optional feeds: 2-port Ku-band mode-match, 2-port Ka-band commercial, 2-port Ka-band military (WGS ready), and 2-port X-band military (WGS ready) with an optional Rx/Tx reject filter kit
  • Interfaces with all types of RF electronics and satellite services
  • 10 minute set-up
  • The Model 9066 antenna family includes the following options:
  • Model 9066FA Backpack Carry-On (single backpack)
  • Model 9066FA Checkable Rolling Case (single case)
  • Model 9066FA Checkable Backpack (single backpack)
  • Model 9066FA Checkable Case-Based (two cases)

Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Low Backlash Cable Drive System (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Unique Rotation of Reflector (to maintain alignment with orbital arc); includes Manual Override
Reflector Construction 90cm x 66cm Segmented 5-Piece Carbon Fiber
Axis Travel
Azimuth 180°
Elevation (reflector foresight) 15°-75° (via calibrated inclinometer; boom-mounted CFE may reduce travel)
Polarization Motorized ± 75° with manual H/V selection
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 5°/second azimuth; 2°/second elevation; 3°/second polarization
Peaking (typical) 0.2°/second
Motors 24V DC variable speed, constant torque
Standard Interfaces
BUC (& other CFE) Mounting Call factory
Tx Input @ Feed Ku: WR 75 Cover Flange at Feed Tx Port
Rx Input (AvL-supplied coax) Type RG59 from feed to base
Controller Interface One 30-ft. cable with connector from base connector panel to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Common handcrank for az, el, and pol axes
Weight – Std. Low Base 2-Case Carry-on or 1-Case Checkable, <70 lbs.
Weight – Opt. Tripod Checkable (or Air-Freight) Roll-Around Storm Case Kit (2 Cases): < 75 lbs. (40 kg) ea.
Weight – Opt. Roto-Mold Case Base Checkable (or Air-Freight) Positioner Base Case: < 87 lbs. + Storm Case: < 75 lbs.
Wind – Survival Deployed: 75 mph (121 kph); Stowed: 100 mph (161 kph)
Wind - Operational 45 mph (72 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX):
10 mph (16 kph) 0.1 dB (0.1 deg) typ.
20 mph (32 kph) 0.2 dB (0.2 deg) typ.
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
  • Upgrade from 2-Port Precision Ku Feed to: a) 2-Port Enhanced Cross-Pol (Mode-Matched) Ku; b) 2-Port X MIL; c) 2-Port Ka MIL; d) 2-Port Ka Comm.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Upgrade from Standard TracStar Auto-Acquire controller to AvL AAQ2000 Enhanced Auto-Acquire (see Controller section, above, for some of these options)
  • Add Power Supply for AAQ2000 Controller Upgrade
  • Spare Parts Kit
(View our PDF Datasheet for more information)

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