An array of new and next generation small deployable satellite communications antennas, antenna control systems, electronic products, high speed wireless solutions and high performance imaging systems will highlight General Dynamics' IBC Stand #1A41 at the RAI in Amsterdam, September 15-19.
General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies is featuring its new line of Small Deployable Antennas at IBC this year. The new products include lightweight, 1.0 meter Flyaway, and fully automated satellite uplink systems.
SATCOM Technologies' ManPakT series of lightweight, flyaway products includes 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 for additional information and 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.
These 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 for additional information and to download a full data sheet on the uPak C060QDM.
Click here for additional information and to download a full data sheet on the uPak C060QDA.
Control Systems and Electronic Products Take Center Stage
The Company is displaying its Model 950A Antenna Control System and will also introduce its new Model 930A Antenna Control System scheduled to be launched later this year. SATCOM Technologies' 'Best-in-Class' 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.
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."
Click here for additional information and to download a full data sheet on the Model 950A Controller.
Model 930A Antenna Control System
A prototype of SATCOM Technologies' newest Antenna Control System, the Model 930A, will be on display at IBC 2017 in anticipation of its introduction to the market later this year. In discussing the new product, Dan Fredrickson added, "Our newest 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, Internal Tracking Receiver and a Power Drive Unit. The Model 930A is our intended replacement for our long-standing Model 7134 Antenna Controller and is backwards compatible with our reliable Model 7150 Power Drive Units."
Click here for additional information and to download a full data sheet on the new Model 930A Controller.
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 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.
Global Imaging Technologies and Fortress Wireless Solutions Round Out Displays
General Dynamics will also include product displays from its Global Imaging Technologies Cineflex and Fortress Wireless businesses at IBC this year.
Global Imaging Technologies, which specializes in developing high-performance systems solutions for cameras, motion control and imaging, will display its Cineflex V14 Camera System 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.
General Dynamics Mission Systems' Fortress® Wireless solutions delivers rapidly deployable and scalable high-speed wireless access to vital information including real-time video, voice and data using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. The company will display its Fortress Wireless Deployable Broadband Kits which provide an easily transportable, all-in-one solution that enables military personnel to quickly establish or extend an LTE or Wi-Fi network anytime, anywhere.
Click here to download more information about the Company's Fortress Wireless Deployable Kits.
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