General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies will showcase its new 4.6-Meter Receive-Only Antenna, a range of small deployable antennas along with its market-leading Solid State Power Amplifiers and antenna control products in booth # OE20012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
New! 4.6-Meter Prime Focus Antenna
SATCOM Technologies will highlight its 2018 NAB product display with its new 4.6-Meter Prime Focus Antenna. The new antenna delivers exceptional performance for receive-only applications for C through Ku-band frequencies. The 4.6-Meter antenna offers a prime focus reflector that incorporates precision-formed panels, contoured radials and hub assembly. The reflector is supported by a galvanized pedestal that provides the required stiffness for pointing and tracking accuracy. The pedestal is designed for full orbital arc coverage and can be readily adapted to ground or rooftop installations. A low cost motorization and control system feature is also available.
Click here to download a complete data sheet on the 4.6-Meter Prime Focus Antenna.
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.
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.
Model 930A Antenna Control System
SATCOM Technologies' latest Antenna Control System, the Model 930A, offers economical satellite tracking and control. It is ideally suited for single AC fixed antennas and includes an Antenna Control Unit (ACU), Internal Tracking Receiver (TRU) and a Power Drive Unit (PDU). The Model 930A is the intended replacement for the Company's long-standing Model 7134 Antenna Controller and is backwards compatible with the reliable Model 7150 Power Drive Units.
Click here to download more information on the Model 930A Antenna Control System
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.
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.
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.
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 at NAB 2018.
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.
ModuMAX - Over 15 Years of Exceptional Reliability
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies' ModuMAX High Power Amplifiers have provided exceptional reliability with the simplest plug-and-play, fully hot-swappable designs available in satellite uplink service for more than 15 years. The patented ModuMAX modular design keeps carriers on the air even during maintenance or module degradation. This remarkable field performance is backed up by hundreds of thousands of hours of operation for many of the world's largest satellite uplinkers. Since the first ModuMAX HPAs were fielded, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has worked to take advantage of the best available RF, digital, and semiconductor technology to enhance the already superior ModuMAX performance.
A white paper titled: "ModuMAX High Power Amplifier Advancements" is available for downloading. Click here
Wideband Ka-Band Low Noise Amplifiers
SATCOM Technologies' new LKKC20120.0001 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 LKKC20120.0001 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."
"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.