1.2m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT

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1.2m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT

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  • 1.2m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Stows to 18.4″ H (46.7 cm H)

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications
  • Support Documents


Reliable, robust and simple to operate, the 1.2m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway and Fly&Drive Mobile VSAT antennas feature an offset 1.2m reflector paired with a patent-pending AvL Cable Drivepositioner. Both models can be mounted on a large SUV, van, or larger vehicles and trailers.

Created for use where performance really matters, AvL’s Vehicle-Mounted / DriveAway 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.


  • 1.2m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
  • Stows to 18.4" H (46.7 cm H)
  • Can be mounted onto large SUV or van
  • Standard 2-Port Ku Precision (standard Cross-Pol comp.) Feed
  • 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
  • Options include 1RU rack mounts and minimized stow height
  • 1.2m Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Mobile VSAT models include:
  • Model 1278 Vehicle-Mount
  • Model 1278FD Fly&Drive

Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 1.2m Single Piece AvL Engineered Composite
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Elevation - Mechanical 0-90° antenna 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 25 lbs. (11.3 kg))
Max dimensions for BUC mounting on Feed Boom 22 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 to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank on Az, El and Pol axes
Weight (approximate) 155 to 185 lbs. (70.5 to 84 kg) depending on options
Stowed Dimensions 68.5 L x 48 W x 18.5 H inches (174 L x 122 W x 47 H cm)
Time to Acquisition Less than 10 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Mounting Pallet for vehicle roof mounting
Wind – Survival Deployed: 65 mph (105 kph); Stowed: 80 mph (129 kph)
Wind - Operational 45 mph (72 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX):
20 mph (32 kph) 0.4 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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