June 14, 2006
VertexRSI brand, self-aligning
antenna operates in L through DBS
General Dynamics C4 Systems is
introducing a new 7.3-Meter 'bolt-together'
SATCOM antenna. Produced by General Dynamics VertexRSI brand, the
7.3-Meter product delivers exceptional broadband pattern and gain
performance for transmit and receive applications across the
spectrum from L through the DBS-frequency band.
The antenna is easy to install due
to its precision formed panels, contoured radials, large machined
hub enclosure and pre-assembled and tested feed system.
The reflector is comprised of 20, light-weight yet sturdy aluminum
panels. Each panel is coated with a durable, white diffusive coating
for protection against the elements.
Jeff Johnson, General Dynamics C4
Systems Product Line Director, said, "The
VertexRSI 7.3-Meter self-aligning antenna reduces time and effort in
the field to provide the best installed value for a 7-Meter class
SATCOM antenna. The new antenna has completed
rigorous performance tests at VertexRSI's state-of-the-art antenna
test range in Kilgore, Texas. The
antenna's electrical performance meets Intelsat and Eutelsat requirements and is compliant with FCC and ITU-RS-580
to the antenna system is the fully galvanized and motorizable
pedestal that provides the stiffness required for accurate pointing
and tracking," Johnson added.
"The standard pedestal configuration
provides 120 degrees continuous or 200 degrees segmented azimuth
travel and zero to 90 degrees continuous elevation travel. Special
high-wind and extended travel options also are available,"
The new 7.3-Meter antenna is
available for delivery in a variety of feed configurations including L, S, C, X,
Ku and DBS. Other specialized feeds are available for extended and
multi-band applications. A full complement of ancillary equipment
also can be provided with the antenna including antenna tracking and
control systems, reflector and feed de-icing systems, environmental
hub configurations and integrated waveguide cross axis kits.
Complete antenna systems are available using VertexRSI LNA or LNB
systems, SSPAs, converters and monitor and control systems. Most
configurations can be delivered with a 30
to 45-day lead time from the VertexRSI factory.