General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies will feature its new line of Small Deployable Antennas, its 'Best-in-Class' Electronic Products and its new Antenna Controller at CommunicAsia 2017, Booth 1S1-07, May 23-25 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
SATCOM Technologies is highlighting its CommunicAsia product display this year with its new line of Small Deployable Antenna terminals that includes 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.
uPod® and uPak® Terminals
SATCOM Technologies' uPod and 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.
uPod terminals feature a fully automated satellite acquisition and tracking system using differential GPS antenna control technology. Available in 75, 100 and 120 cm reflectors uPod terminals are flyaway capable and robust enough to be permanently mounted onto any vehicle.
Click here to download a full data sheet on C100QD uPod system.
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.
The Company is also showcasing its new Model 950A Antenna Control System and its 'Best-in-Class' Modular Block Converter and ModuMAX Ku-Band, GaN-based Solid State Power Amplifier.
Model 950A Control System (ACS)
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. This provides flexibility in locating the key system components allows for variable separation distances and provides immunity to electrical ground plane transients.
Dan Fredrickson, Business Manager for General Dynamics Antenna Control and Monitor and Control Products, said, "The Model 950A ACS is a superior product. The system easily meets the extraordinarily demanding Intelsat STD A EIRP Transmit stability tracking requirement and offers extensive modes for pointing, acquisition and tracking. In addition, the Model 950A's software is field-upgradable via a simple USB interface."
Fredrickson added, "Our standard Model 950A antenna control units are designated SATCOM Technologies' 'RTG' (Ready-to-Go) products which means we can deliver units within 30 days of an accepted order."
Click here to download a full data sheet on the Model 950A Controller.
Modular Block Converter (MBC)
The Company's Modular Block Converter (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."
"Our new family of 1:1 and 1:2 redundant modular block converters, configured in a single chassis, demonstrates exceptional RF performance, such as gain flatness and stability, low phase noise and low spurious transmissions," she said.
The new MBC makes use of the latest in microwave system design including:
- Single-chassis 1:1 and 1:2 configurations
- Fully hot-swappable converter, power supply, control and fan modules
- Outstanding frequency synthesizer performance and flexibility
- Automatic internal and external 5 or 10 MHz frequency reference selection
- Front panel control and module access and modern control interfaces including SNMP and serial
Click here to download more information about the Modular Block Converter.
Ms. Pierson added, "The new Modular Block Converter is also one of SATCOM Technologies' Ready-to-Go™ products which means guaranteed shipping within 30 days after order acceptance."
Special Five-Year Warranty Offered
"In addition to being an RTG product," Ms. Pierson said, "we're offering a special, five-year warranty on all Modular Block Converters ordered before June 30th of this year."
ModuMAX GaN SSPA Systems - Ku-Band
The Company will also 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 to download a complete data sheet on the ModuMAX GaN SSPA.
"Over the last 15 years, SATCOM Technologies has fielded more than 1,000 units of its true, hot-swappable ModuMAX and QuadMod Solid State Power Amplifiers and not one unit has ever gone offline," Ms. Pierson said.
Ms. Pierson recently published a technical feature article in MILSAT magazine on the hazards SATCOM providers face if an equipment failure disrupts the link to a satellite. The article reviews the benefits of using true, hot swappable Solid State High Powered Amplifiers to ensure continuous uptime.
Click here to download the full article.