1.0m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT

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1.0m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT

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  • 1.0m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Stows to 15″ H (38.1 cm H)

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications
  • Support Documents


AvL’s new Model 1078 Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT antenna features an offset 1.0m composite reflector and the patent-pending AvL Cable Drivepositioner for reliability and ease of operation. The compact, low-profile and cost-effective motorized antenna allows 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 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.


  • 1.0m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Stows to 15" H (38.1 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
  • Fully compliant with Eutelsat auto deploy antenna requirements
  • 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 1.0m Single Piece AvL Engineered Composite
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Elevation 0-90° antenna bore sight (true elevation readout from calibrated inclinometer)
Polarization ±95°
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second Az
Peaking (typical) 0.2°/second
Motors 28 VDC Variable Speed, Constant Torque
RF Interface
BUC/HPA Mounting Feed Boom (maximum weight 15 lbs.(6.8 kg))
Max dimensions for BUC mounting on Feed Boom 15 L x 11.5 W x 6 H inches (38 L x 29 W x 15 H cm)
Feed Tx WR75 Flat Flange; Optional Polarization Rotary Joint w/flex waveguide from feed, WR75
Coax Two Type F connectors on panel at antenna base
Electrical Interface One 25 ft. (8 m) cable with connector from base connector panel to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank input on Az, El and Pol axes
Weight (approximate) 110 lbs. as shown, varies depending on options selected
Stowed Dimensions 61.5 L x 40 W x 13.5 H inches (156 L x 102 W x 34 H cm)
Time to Acquisition Less than 15 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Mounting Pallet for vehicle roof mounting
Wind – Survival Deployed: 60 mph (97 kph); Stowed: 100 mph (161 kph)
Wind - Operational 45 mph (72 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX):
20 mph (32 kph) 0.3 dB typical
30 mph gusting to 45 mph
(48 kph gusting to 56 kph)
0.8 dB typical
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
  • Roof mounting kit (designed with interface for standard Thule Bar Kits: www.thule.com)
  • 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
  • Lightweight antenna cowling
(View our PDF Datasheet for more information)

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