SATCOM Technologies' Comprehensive Product Line Ranging From Small Deployable Antennas and VSAT Products to GaN-Based Solid State Power Amplifiers Featured at Satellite 2018 March 13-15.

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is covering the spectrum of Satellite Communications ground station support at Satellite 20018 with a product display that emphasizes the Company's SATCOM leadership.

Highlighted in Booth #1025 March 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. are more than 15 product areas ranging from SATCOM On-The-Move® terminals, flyaway and Small Deployable Antennas, to Antenna Control Systems, GaN-based electronic products and rack-mounted transit cases.

Tom Goebelbecker, Vice President of Sales for SATCOM Technologies, said, "General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies has been the leading global supplier of satellite communications ground stations for more than 30 years. We're the only SATCOM supplier that provides the full range of satellite communication ground station products and engineering services to meet virtually any SATCOM requirement."

"At Satellite 2018, customers can walk through General Dynamics' display area and choose from the largest selection of SATCOM products available that are designed, built and backed by industry-leading warranties from the leader in the industry."

Leading off General Dynamics product displays this year are

Small Deployable Antennas
The Company's Small Deployable Antenna product line offers products that range from world-class SATCOM On-the-Move® terminals for land, sea and air to lightweight, 60-cm Flyaway transmit and receive units, efficient Satellite News Gathering (SNG) terminals, and fully automated satellite uplink systems.

SATCOM Technologies' ManPakT series of lightweight, flyaway products includes 13 tripod terminals with reflectors ranging from 60 to 240-cm. The units include simple manual or automated satellite acquisition, an award-winning graphical user interface, and a range of optional extras.

Click here to download a full data sheet on the ManPakT C060FM.

Click here to download a full data sheet on the ManPakT C100FA.

uPak® Terminals
SATCOM Technologies' uPak line of terminals, are integrated, compact satellite uplink systems that work seamlessly with any satellite capable of enabling live HD or 4K coverage on-demand.

uPak terminals provide a high bandwidth connection capable of high speed data transmissions in both manual and motorized versions. With single button operation, the unit can be used by anyone with little or no training. uPak units are lightweight and extremely portable, designed to be transported as checked baggage on an airline or in a backpack for remote field operations.

Click here to download a full data sheet on the uPak C060QDM.

Click here to download a full data sheet on the uPak C060QDA.

2.4 Meter C240FA Motorized Flyaway Antenna
SATCOM Technologies' lightweight 2.4-meter motorized flyaway antenna is designed for worldwide transmit and receive operation in C, X, Ku and Ka-band. This flyaway antenna consists of a carbon fiber composite reflector, a cable-driven elevation-over-azimuth positioner and an aluminum/CFRP support structure. This results in a low-weight, motorized antenna with superior stiffness and high performance under wind loading conditions.

VSAT Feeds
SATCOM Technologies' wide range of high quality, cost-effective Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) products will be featured at Satellite 2018 with a display of receive and transmit feeds and feed horns for C-, Lo-Ku, Ku-Linear and Ka-Band circular polarity The Company's VSAT antennas come in a variety of different feeds and sizes to fit any application.

Click here to learn more about SATCOM Technologies' VSAT products.

General Dynamics' SATCOM On-the-Move (SOTM) product line provides proven, high data rate, reliable Ku, Ka-Mil, Ka-Com and X-Band satellite communications while on-the-move in a variety of aperture sizes. Leveraging a combination of integral tracking receiver, gryo stabilization and inertial measurement unit, SOTM terminals provide vital access to voice, video and data in areas where terrestrial communication systems have been damaged, overwhelmed or simply don't exist. And while these terminals are sensitive enough to accurately receive satellite communications while on-the-move, they are also rugged enough to perform in the most challenging environments.

All General Dynamics SOTM products share a legacy of proven, reliable performance on hundreds of aircraft, ships, fast boats and a variety of military wheeled and tracked vehicles, including HMMWV, Bradley and Stryker and a variety of commercial vehicles.

General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies Fourth Generation design architecture included in the newest Model 20 series (M20-M24) builds upon the Company's best-in-class features including gyro stabilization, point and track operational modes, interchangeable RF payloads, direct-drive antenna motors, and a simple L-Band interface which is modem agnostic. In addition, the Gen IV improvements include increased MTBF, reduced weight and an improved air-to-air heat exchanger that can be used for both ground and maritime applications with no further modifications.

Click here to download full data sheets on SATCOM Technologies' SOTM products.

Model 950A Antenna Control System with Monopulse Capability
SATCOM Technologies' popular Model 950A Control System (ACS) has recently been upgraded to include optional Monopulse capability. The new control and tracking capability complements SATCOM Technologies' high performance control systems and antenna products.

Goebelbecker added, "Monopulse tracking offers continuous measurement of total antenna position performance and improved performance in high wind conditions. Through the use of a phase-angle-of-arrival technique, Monopulse delivers the highest performance tracking method available. We've incorporated Monopulse capability in our Model 950A system to extend our high performance tracking options while maintaining a reasonable price."

SATCOM Technologies' Model 950A ACS can be used with almost any limited motion antenna for precision satellite tracking applications. The system comprises an Antenna Control Unit (ACU), Tracking Receiver Unit (TRU) and a Power Drive Unit (PDU) which are linked via dedicated Ethernet connections and optional Monopulse scan plate. This provides flexibility in locating the key system components allows for variable separation distances and provides immunity to electrical ground plane transients.

Click here for additional information and to download a full data sheet on the Model 950A Controller.

SATCOM Electronic Products Take Center Stage
SATCOM Technologies' GaN-based Modular Block Converters, ModuMAX Ku-Band, GaN-based Solid State Power Amplifier and Wide Band Ka-Band Low Noise Amplifier will also be featured in the General Dynamics stand.

ModuMAX GaN SSPA Systems - Ku-Band
The Company will showcase its market-leading ModuMAX Gallium Nitride (GaN) Solid State Power Amplifier. A revolutionary concept in solid-state power amplifiers, SATCOM Technologies' ModuMAX and QuadMod series eliminates the need for a spare power amplifier or for redundant switchover networks in many satellite earth station applications. ModuMAX SSPAs using GaN-based amplifiers are completely modular RF amplifier systems offering output power of up to 1.8 kilowatts in Ku-Band. Patented technology utilizes handheld hot-swappable, plug-in RF modules, power supplies, and electronic assemblies to maximize performance and minimize downtime in SATCOM systems. An advanced interface and control system allows remote access and operation.

Click here for additional information and to download a complete data sheet on the ModuMAX GaN SSPA.

Wideband Ka-Band Low Noise Amplifiers
SATCOM Technologies' new LKKC20125.0001 wideband Ka-Band Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers are specially designed for satellite earth station and other telecommunications applications. Utilizing state-of-the-art HEMT and GaAs MMIC technology, this 17.7-21.2 GHz amplifier has been designed for both fixed and transportable applications. The noise temperature specification is guaranteed over the full bandwidth of the LNA and measured using a cryogenic hot/cold load test setup.

Click here for additional information and to download a full data sheet on the LKKC20125.0001 Wideband Ka-Band Low Noise Amplifier.

Modular Block Converter (MBC)
General Dynamics' new Modular Block Converter (MBC), offered in C and Ku-Bands, is leading the industry for reliability and ease-of-use. The MBC features quick and easy 'Hot Swappable' modules for all critical components including converters and its power supply.

Crissy Pierson, SATCOM Technologies RF Electronic Products Business Area Manager, said, "The MBC is considered 'Best-in-Class' because it sets itself apart from competing block converter solutions in a number of ways. Most importantly it is the only modular block converter on the market today that offers five essential components that are truly hot swappable: Converters, Power Supplies, Touch Screen, Logic Card and Fan Assembly."

MBC is "Best-in-Class"
Designed to be a reliable, intelligent, and effortless solution, the MBC has several unique features including:

  • High-performance, low phase-noise, block conversion while utilizing a modular architecture
  • Front-accessible modules make maintenance effortless and eliminate system complexity
  • A user-friendly, modern design features simple interfaces, remote monitor and control ability and virtual upgrade and support services
  • The MBC's flexible, redundant system applications accommodate single-threaded 1:1 and 1:2 system configurations all in a two rack-unit chassis

"In addition, the front-loaded RF modules allow for effortless replacement with no cable disconnects or tools needed. Modules are removed using hand-tightened thumbscrews and connect into a 'blindmate' backplane for effortless reinsertion."

"And finally, the General Dynamics MBC is the only solution that offers redundant power supplies that are hot-swappable and can be serviced with no loss of unit power," she said.

Click here for more information or to download data sheets for the Ku-Band and C-Band Modular Block Converters.

Composite Rack-Mount Transit Cases
Rounding out the General Dynamics's Satellite 2018 display will be samples of the Company's 2400 and 2800 Series Rack-Mount Cases. The versatile and tough transit cases provide exceptional equipment protection with the added utility of slide-mounted 19-inch racks. Slide-out 10-inch racks allow unlimited access to electronic equipment during installation, integration and maintenance.

The 2400 and 2800 Series Rack-Mount Cases are manufactured from General Dynamics' strong GMT (Glass Mat Thermoplastic) composite material. GMT's extreme stiffness, lightweight and high impact-absorbing qualities have made it the composite material of choice for impact-absorbing components in a number of industries. SATCOM Technologies' GMT case shells provide extraordinary impact resistance and rugged durability at temperature ranges exceeding -65°F to +185°F.

Designed to be lightweight and durable, the 2400 and 2800 Series Rack-Mount Cases meet or exceed all MIL-STD-810F performance testing for electronic enclosures to withstand the effects of the harshest environments.

The General Dynamics 2400 and 2800 Series Rack-Mount Cases provide excellent shock and vibration protection for electronic equipment of all types. Maximum sway space inside the enclosure provides the utmost attenuation of impact energy and unequaled shock and vibration protection.

Click here to download a complete data sheet on the General Dynamics Composite, Rack-Mount Transit Cases.



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