2.4m Flyaway Antenna - Only 2 boxes - less than 98kgs total - Deploys in under 10 minutes.
Model S1P-69-3JH is a SPST PIN Diode Pulse Modulator that operates from 2.0 GHz – 18.0 GHz with an Isolation of 80 dB including Harmonics of -60 dBc. This unit features an Insertion Loss of less than 3.0 dB with a 2.0:1 V.S.W.R. in 50 Ohms. The Supply Voltage accommodates up to +5/-15 VDC @ +/- 50 mA with a Power Handling of +27 dBm CW, 1.0 Watts Max. It offers TTL Compatible logic and the Switching Speed is less than 30 ?Sec. Max. The package size is 1.00 x 1.00 x 0.50 inch.The FA-240 is intended primarily for Satellite News Gathering, but is equally well suited to any other application requiring a compact antenna which is rapidly deployable with no tools. It includes a multi segmented carbon fibre honeycomb reflector, ensuring light weight and maximum strength with no deformation, even after being reassembled hundreds of times.
The axially symmetric design with prime focus feed was chosen because of its overall compact dimensions which make the packed size of the antenna smaller than any other comparable product of similar gain. It also means that unlike offset fed designs, each antenna petal is identical allowing simple replacement in case of damage. Intelsat/Eutelsat compliance is guaranteed, including side lobe performance better than 29-25 log theta.
Operators in the field face difficulties and the attention to detail found in the FA-240 antenna greatly assists. Features such as wide spreading multi position legs, which provide high stability on any terrain with deployment angles up to 10 degrees.
Once deployed, zero backlash, zero back drive gears in all three axis ensure the antenna will remain on target and allow fine pointing adjustments in all wind conditions.
The FA-240 can be fully motorised and when combined with the GigaSat STC-100 antenna controller it can automatically acquire and track, even on inclined orbit satellites.
The FA-240 packs into two conveniently sized flight cases and carbon fibre is used not only on the reflector and feed arm but also in the mount and flight cases keeping the weight down to an absolute minimum for transportation.
The FA-240 is available in MIL-STD-810 certified build.
WGS/DSCS approved systems are available.