A next generation SATCOM-ON-The-Move™ terminal, a new GaN-based Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA), a new antenna control system and a modular block converter system will highlight General Dynamics' IBC Stand #1.A41 at the RAI in Amsterdam, September 9-13.
Also featured in General Dynamics' stand will be a display of the new Cineflex V14 camera system from the Company's Global Imaging Technologies business.
Next Generation SATCOM-On-The-Move™ Terminal
General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies is capitalizing upon the success of its SATCOM On-The-Move™ (SOTM™) product line with the introduction of its Fourth Generation design architecture.
The Gen IV design 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 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.
General Dynamics' SOTM™ product line consists of on-the-move satellite communication antenna terminals in a variety of aperture sizes. The ruggedized, self-contained terminals are a critical component of a satellite communication network used to establish a link with a satellite and a forward operating base or network hub. They can operate in Ku, Ka-mil, Ka-Com, and X-Band for voice, data and video communication needs. Hundreds of SATCOM Technologies' terminals have been installed on commercial and military ground vehicles (wheeled or tracked), maritime platforms including special operations fast attack boats and destroyers and aircraft worldwide.
SATCOM Technologies is incorporating the new Gen IV design architecture across its product line. Products currently available are the M20-20M in Ku and X-Band and the M20-24M in Ku-Band. The M20-20M Ka and X-Band are in the final stages of ARSTRAT approval. Additional RF bands (Ka-mil and Ka-Com) are in development.
Click here to download complete datasheets on the M20-20M and M20-24 SOTM Gen IV terminals.
ModuMAX GaN SSPA Systems Ku-Band
A revolutionary concept in solid-state power amplifiers, SATCOM Technologies' ModuMAX series eliminates the need for a spare power amplifier or for redundant switchover networks in many satellite earth station applications.
ModuMAX SSPAs using Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based amplifiers are completely modular RF amplifier systems offering output power of up to 3 kilowatts in Ku-Band. Patented technology utilizes 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 unprecedented remote access and operation.
Click here to download a complete data sheet on the ModuMAX GaN SSPA.
Model 950A Controller
SATCOM Technologies' Model 950A Control Systems 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 configuration provides flexibility in locating the key system components, allows for variable separation distances and provides immunity to electrical ground plane transients.
The Model 950A is Intelsat- Standard A Compliant for great tracking performance, offers extensive modes for pointing, acquisition and tracking and its software is field-upgradable via a simple USB interface. In addition, the Model 950A is CE compliant for EU applications and features a touch-screen, large angle color display for modern user interfaces. Options include fiber interfaces to support lengthy cable runs and improved lightning protection and an internal receiver to reduce cost. The Model 950A Controller comes with a three-year warranty, standard.
Click here to download a full data sheet on the Model 950A Controller.
Modular Block Converter System (MBC)
SATCOM Technologies' Modular Block Converter System eliminates system downtime and maximizes ease of repair by providing fully modular systems for up conversion or down conversion.
Critical components in the system are hot-swappable without removal of power. All active components are removable from the front of the chassis, except the fan assembly, which is accessible from the rear panel.
The converters can be configured for single-thread operation or for 1:1 or 1:2 redundancy. The modular design enables fast and easy repair with continuous operation, achieving MTTR of less than 3 minutes.
In addition, the MBC is equipped with a color touch-screen for local control along with a leading-edge TCP/IP embedded webpage software package. The software can be configured for remote monitoring and firmware upgrades, while allowing virtual factory access to monitor the converter modules key performance parameters such as temperature, current, and voltage. The software is on a SNMP v3 secure protocol base capable of issuing email alerts.
Click here to download a complete data sheet on the Modular Block Converter System.
Cineflex V14 Camera System
General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies is joining SATCOM Technologies at IBC this year. The Company specializes in developing high-performance systems solutions for cameras, motion control and imaging used by professionals engaged in filmmaking, cinematography, electronic newsgathering, and for defense, homeland security and public safety applications.
Global Imaging Technologies will feature its Cineflex V14 Camera System at IBC. The new V14 is designed to handle extremely rough terrains, higher airspeeds and increased payload capacity to enable longer lenses while maintaining an unshakable image. Featuring Smart Payload Technology® the new V14 can evolve with emerging technology to support evolving film needs, interchangeable cameras and lenses.
Click here for more information on the V14 Camera System.