2 to 3 metre class antenna systems designed to operate from L band up to Ka band.

l to a ka band antennas

Steatite Antennas provides 2 to 3 metre class antenna systems designed to operate from L band up to Ka band.

The systems provide accurate reflector surfaces, precision pointing and an astronomy grade control system together with a pedestal that is particularly rigid and can be used in high wind conditions. A wide range of receive only feeds are available; an astronomy grade Ethernet interface control system; and tilt for keyhole elimination is available as an option. As with other Steatite products, bespoke designs or modifications may be accommodated.

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Typical Specifications

Reflectors Sizes from 2m to >3m
For use up to Ka band
F/D of 0.375 and surface accuracy of 0.38 mm RMS all causes
Feeds A wide variety are available, single band at L through to Ka band or wideband feeds for surveillance
Mechanical Pointing accuracy: 0.010 degrees
Slew rate: up to 12 deg/sec maximum in azimuth
Azimuth travel: Zero backlash single motor, 270⁰ min up to +/-190⁰ as an option
Elevation travel: Precision zero backlash jack system, 6 to 88⁰
Feed support: Prime focus, suitable up to 25kg, standard or custom plates and adaptors available
Electrical Control interface: Ethernet with 0.001 degree resolution
Power requirement: 200-240V 3 phase AC preferred although single phase AC or 48V DC are possible
Environment Temperature range for full spec: -15 to +50⁰C
Temperature for survival: -30 to +60⁰C
Wind speed: 50 km/h operational and 160 km/h survival in stowed position
Optional Items Electrically controlled tilt axis adjuster for keyhole elimination and LEO applications
Fibre Optic interface converter for Ethernet control port
Additional software options for satellite communications applications and tracking
Twin azimuth drive version for operation in extreme wind environments

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To find out more about Steatite Antennas or discuss specific requirements please contact on +44(0)1568 617920, or email  sales.antennas@steatite.co.uk 

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