1.8 Meter C180FA Motorized Flyaway Antenna

The General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies lightweight 1.8- 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.

 

Features

The unique shape and the accurate reflector surface provide exceptionally low sidelobe and cross-polarization performance meeting INTELSAT and EUTELSAT requirements. Repeatability is maintained with precision registration of the nine reflector segments and the feed support structure. The interchangeable feeds are palletized for quick, easy removal and replacement, allowing the end-user to effectively change frequency bands in the field within minutes. The complete antenna system, including a single feed and a motorized positioner, is packaged in four robust, portable cases.

  • Carbon fiber reflector: Lightweight, precision surface and high stiffness
  • Cable-driven positioner: Composite/aluminum construction, lightweight, sturdy
  • Easy deployment: Two-person assembly in less than 15 minutes, captive hardware and precision alignment
  • Auto-acquisition with DVB reference
  • 24 VDC or 100-240 VAC input
  • High performance: Low sidelobes and high EIRP capability

Options

  • Finishes: White, green, tan or per customer spec
  • Feeds: Four-port, co-pol, CP/LP switchable
  • L, C, X, Ku, Ka and DBS-band
  • C-band CP/LP switchable also available
  • Beacon receiver
  • Spectrm Analyzer
  • SSPB / LNB integration

Specifications

C-Band 2-Port Linear Polarized
C-Band 2-Port Circular
Polarized
X-Band 2-Port Linear
Polarized
Ku-Band 2-Port
Linear Polarized
Ku-Band 4-Port Linear Polarized  Ku-Band 2-Port Circular
Polarized
Electrical  Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit
Frequency (GHz)
3.625 -
4.200
5.850 -
6.425
3.625-
4.200
5.850 -
6.425
7.250 -
7.750
7.900 -
8.400
10.950 -
12.750
13.750 -
14.500
10.750 - 12.750
13.750 - 14.500
20.200-
21.200
30.000-
31.000
Antenna Gain at Midband, dBi at Midband, dBi  35.60  39.30  35.30  39.30  41.30  42.00
 45.0  47.1 44.6
46.3
 49.10  52.30
Antenna Noise Temperature
5° Elevation
10° Elevation
20° Elevation
40° Elevation
56 K
42 K
37 K
38 K

 

73 K
59 K
54 K
55 K


67 K
57 K
52 K
54 K
69 K
57 K
50 K
49 K
80 K
68 K
62 K
61 K
155K
133 K
117 K
108 K
Pattern Beamwidth (in degrees at midband)
-3 dB, at midband
2.84
1.87 2.88 1.86 1.44 1.33 0.94 0.75 0.96
0.80
0.55 0.38
Sidelobe Performance** For Angle A from 2° to 30° (typical)
     
24-25 Log A (AZ PLANE) 29-25 Log A (in General)
25 Log A
For Angle A beyond mainbeam to 48°
32-25 Log A
32-25 Log A

*29-25 Log A

*32-25 Log A

Meets ITURS580 / FCC 25.209
   
For Angle A from 48° to 140°
-10 dBi
-10 dBi
-10 dBi
  -10 dBi
-10 dBi
-10 dBi
-10 dBi
For Angle A from 140° to 180°
0 dBi
0 dBi
0 dBi
  0 dBi
0 dBi
0 dBi
0 dBi
Cross Polarization Isolation
On Axis
Within 1.0 dB beamwidth
30.0 dB
26.0 dB
30.0 dB
26.0 dB
19.7 dB
19.7 dB
27.3 dB
24.0 dB
21.3 dB
21.3 dB
21.3 dB
21.3 dB
35.0 dB
27.0 dB
35.0 dB
35.0 dB
35.0 dB
27.0 dB
35.0 dB
35.0 dB
24.8 dB
24.8 dB
24.8 dB
24.8 dB
VSWR  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.35:1  1.30:1 1.35:1
1.30:1
 1.30:1  1.30:1
Axial Ratio
1.81 dB 0.75 dB
1.50 dB 5
1.50 dB
 
  1.00 dB 1.00 dB
Port to Port Isolation
- Rx/Tx (Rx frequency)
- Tx/Rx (Tx frequency)

0 dB
-70 dB

-30 dB
0 dB

0 dB
-100 dB

-50 dB
0 dB

0 dB
-110 dB

-110 dB
0 dB

0 dB
-85 dB

-30 dB
0 dB

0 dB
-85 dB

-50 dB
0 dB

0 dB
-85 dB

-70 dB
0 dB
Feed Insertion Loss
0.20 dB
0.15 dB
0.40 dB
0.20 dB
0.40 dB
0.40 dB
0.30 dB
0.20 dB
0.55 dB
0.40 dB
0.30 dB
0.30 dB
Output Waveguide Flange Interface
CPR-229G
CPR-137G
CPR-229G
CPR-137G
CPR-112G
CPR-112G
WR-75 Flat
WR-75 Flat
WR-75 
WR-75 
WR-42
WR-28
Total Power Handling Capability
2.00 kW CW
2.00 kW CW
2.00 kW CW
1.00 kW CW
1.00 kW CW
0.50 kW CW
RF Specification
975-3381
975-2849
975-3125
975-5380
975-4414
975-2985

 

Mechanical
Azimuth Travel A±180°
Elevation Travel 5° to 90°
Polarization Travel ±90° (linear polarization only)
Reflector Structure Carbon fiber composite
Pedestal Structure Cable drive positioner elevation over azimuth positioner
Antenna Weight (by component)  Weight Quantity
Reflector Total
Weight
Quantity 

Pedestal Total

Pedestal w/ Legs

Pedestal Case (55 x 35 X 27”/ 140 X 89 X 68.6 cm)

185 lbs (84 kg)

90 lbs (41 kg)

95 lbs (43 kg)

 

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Petals

Petal Case (37.4 X 37.4 X 38.4” / 95 X 95 X 97.5 cm)

146 lbs (66.2 kg)

56 lbs (25.4 kg)

90 lbs (40.8 kg)

 

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Positioner Total

Positioner

Positioner Case (30.5 x 2 9 X 30.5”/ 77.5 X 73.7 X 77.5 cm)

179 lbs (81 kg)

120 lbs (54.4 kg)

59 lbs (26.7 kg)

 

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Ku Band Feed Case 28 x 21 x 15”

X-Band Feed Case 28 x 21 x 15”

C-Band CP/LP Feed 29.8 x 20.8 17.8”

C-Band CP Feed 40 x 18 x 13.2”

Backbeam + Feed Boom Total

Backbeam + Feed Boom

Backbeam / Feed Boom Case (35 x35 x 2727 X X 5555”/ “/ 88.988.9 X X 68.668.6 X X 139.7139.7 cm)

198 lbs (89.8 kg)

89 lbs (40.4 kg)

109 lbs (49.4 kg)

 

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Ku-Band Feed

X-Band Feed

C-Band CP/LP Feed

C-Band CP Feed

15 lbs (6.8 kg)

26 lbs (11.8 kg)

25 lbs (11.3 kg)

30 lbs (13.6 kg)

Ku Band Feed Case 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

X-Band Feed Case 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

C-Band CP/LP Feed 45 lbs (20.4 kg)

C-Band CP Feed 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

Controller / Ku Feed Case (28 x 19 x 38” / 71.1 x 48.3 x 96.5 cm)
 81 lbs (36.7 kg)

Antenna Total
355 lbs (161.0 kg) without feed and cases

Loading

Operational (with ballast)

Survival (with tie-downs)

 

30 mph (48 km/h) gusting to 45 mph (72 km/h)

60 mph (96 km/h) gusting to 70 mph (113 km/h); antenna must be at stow position (90°elevation)

Pointing Loss (operational winds) 
Maximum 2.0 dB peak loss, performance dependent on controller

Temperature

Operational

Survival

 

-40° to +140° F (-40° to +60° C)

-40° to +160° F (-40° to +71° C)

Relative Humidity (operational and survival)
0% to 95%, +86°to +140°F (+30°to +60°C)
Solar Radiation
355 BTU/h/ft2 (964 Kcal/h/m2)
Shock and vibration
As encountered during shipment by commercial air, sea or land
Corrosive Atmosphere
As encountered in coastal regions and/or heavily industrialized areas

 

  • Features

    Features

    The unique shape and the accurate reflector surface provide exceptionally low sidelobe and cross-polarization performance meeting INTELSAT and EUTELSAT requirements. Repeatability is maintained with precision registration of the nine reflector segments and the feed support structure. The interchangeable feeds are palletized for quick, easy removal and replacement, allowing the end-user to effectively change frequency bands in the field within minutes. The complete antenna system, including a single feed and a motorized positioner, is packaged in four robust, portable cases.

    • Carbon fiber reflector: Lightweight, precision surface and high stiffness
    • Cable-driven positioner: Composite/aluminum construction, lightweight, sturdy
    • Easy deployment: Two-person assembly in less than 15 minutes, captive hardware and precision alignment
    • Auto-acquisition with DVB reference
    • 24 VDC or 100-240 VAC input
    • High performance: Low sidelobes and high EIRP capability

    Options

    • Finishes: White, green, tan or per customer spec
    • Feeds: Four-port, co-pol, CP/LP switchable
    • L, C, X, Ku, Ka and DBS-band
    • C-band CP/LP switchable also available
    • Beacon receiver
    • Spectrm Analyzer
    • SSPB / LNB integration
  • Specifications

    Specifications

    C-Band 2-Port Linear Polarized
    C-Band 2-Port Circular
    Polarized
    X-Band 2-Port Linear
    Polarized
    Ku-Band 2-Port
    Linear Polarized
    Ku-Band 4-Port Linear Polarized  Ku-Band 2-Port Circular
    Polarized
    Electrical  Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit Receive Transmit
    Frequency (GHz)
    3.625 -
    4.200
    5.850 -
    6.425
    3.625-
    4.200
    5.850 -
    6.425
    7.250 -
    7.750
    7.900 -
    8.400
    10.950 -
    12.750
    13.750 -
    14.500
    10.750 - 12.750
    13.750 - 14.500
    20.200-
    21.200
    30.000-
    31.000
    Antenna Gain at Midband, dBi at Midband, dBi  35.60  39.30  35.30  39.30  41.30  42.00
     45.0  47.1 44.6
    46.3
     49.10  52.30
    Antenna Noise Temperature
    5° Elevation
    10° Elevation
    20° Elevation
    40° Elevation
    56 K
    42 K
    37 K
    38 K

     

    73 K
    59 K
    54 K
    55 K


    67 K
    57 K
    52 K
    54 K
    69 K
    57 K
    50 K
    49 K
    80 K
    68 K
    62 K
    61 K
    155K
    133 K
    117 K
    108 K
    Pattern Beamwidth (in degrees at midband)
    -3 dB, at midband
    2.84
    1.87 2.88 1.86 1.44 1.33 0.94 0.75 0.96
    0.80
    0.55 0.38
    Sidelobe Performance** For Angle A from 2° to 30° (typical)
         
    24-25 Log A (AZ PLANE) 29-25 Log A (in General)
    25 Log A
    For Angle A beyond mainbeam to 48°
    32-25 Log A
    32-25 Log A

    *29-25 Log A

    *32-25 Log A

    Meets ITURS580 / FCC 25.209
       
    For Angle A from 48° to 140°
    -10 dBi
    -10 dBi
    -10 dBi
      -10 dBi
    -10 dBi
    -10 dBi
    -10 dBi
    For Angle A from 140° to 180°
    0 dBi
    0 dBi
    0 dBi
      0 dBi
    0 dBi
    0 dBi
    0 dBi
    Cross Polarization Isolation
    On Axis
    Within 1.0 dB beamwidth
    30.0 dB
    26.0 dB
    30.0 dB
    26.0 dB
    19.7 dB
    19.7 dB
    27.3 dB
    24.0 dB
    21.3 dB
    21.3 dB
    21.3 dB
    21.3 dB
    35.0 dB
    27.0 dB
    35.0 dB
    35.0 dB
    35.0 dB
    27.0 dB
    35.0 dB
    35.0 dB
    24.8 dB
    24.8 dB
    24.8 dB
    24.8 dB
    VSWR  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.30:1  1.35:1  1.30:1 1.35:1
    1.30:1
     1.30:1  1.30:1
    Axial Ratio
    1.81 dB 0.75 dB
    1.50 dB 5
    1.50 dB
     
      1.00 dB 1.00 dB
    Port to Port Isolation
    - Rx/Tx (Rx frequency)
    - Tx/Rx (Tx frequency)

    0 dB
    -70 dB

    -30 dB
    0 dB

    0 dB
    -100 dB

    -50 dB
    0 dB

    0 dB
    -110 dB

    -110 dB
    0 dB

    0 dB
    -85 dB

    -30 dB
    0 dB

    0 dB
    -85 dB

    -50 dB
    0 dB

    0 dB
    -85 dB

    -70 dB
    0 dB
    Feed Insertion Loss
    0.20 dB
    0.15 dB
    0.40 dB
    0.20 dB
    0.40 dB
    0.40 dB
    0.30 dB
    0.20 dB
    0.55 dB
    0.40 dB
    0.30 dB
    0.30 dB
    Output Waveguide Flange Interface
    CPR-229G
    CPR-137G
    CPR-229G
    CPR-137G
    CPR-112G
    CPR-112G
    WR-75 Flat
    WR-75 Flat
    WR-75 
    WR-75 
    WR-42
    WR-28
    Total Power Handling Capability
    2.00 kW CW
    2.00 kW CW
    2.00 kW CW
    1.00 kW CW
    1.00 kW CW
    0.50 kW CW
    RF Specification
    975-3381
    975-2849
    975-3125
    975-5380
    975-4414
    975-2985

     

    Mechanical
    Azimuth Travel A±180°
    Elevation Travel 5° to 90°
    Polarization Travel ±90° (linear polarization only)
    Reflector Structure Carbon fiber composite
    Pedestal Structure Cable drive positioner elevation over azimuth positioner
    Antenna Weight (by component)  Weight Quantity
    Reflector Total
    Weight
    Quantity 

    Pedestal Total

    Pedestal w/ Legs

    Pedestal Case (55 x 35 X 27”/ 140 X 89 X 68.6 cm)

    185 lbs (84 kg)

    90 lbs (41 kg)

    95 lbs (43 kg)

     

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    1

    Petals

    Petal Case (37.4 X 37.4 X 38.4” / 95 X 95 X 97.5 cm)

    146 lbs (66.2 kg)

    56 lbs (25.4 kg)

    90 lbs (40.8 kg)

     

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    1

    Positioner Total

    Positioner

    Positioner Case (30.5 x 2 9 X 30.5”/ 77.5 X 73.7 X 77.5 cm)

    179 lbs (81 kg)

    120 lbs (54.4 kg)

    59 lbs (26.7 kg)

     

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    1

    Ku Band Feed Case 28 x 21 x 15”

    X-Band Feed Case 28 x 21 x 15”

    C-Band CP/LP Feed 29.8 x 20.8 17.8”

    C-Band CP Feed 40 x 18 x 13.2”

    Backbeam + Feed Boom Total

    Backbeam + Feed Boom

    Backbeam / Feed Boom Case (35 x35 x 2727 X X 5555”/ “/ 88.988.9 X X 68.668.6 X X 139.7139.7 cm)

    198 lbs (89.8 kg)

    89 lbs (40.4 kg)

    109 lbs (49.4 kg)

     

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    Ku-Band Feed

    X-Band Feed

    C-Band CP/LP Feed

    C-Band CP Feed

    15 lbs (6.8 kg)

    26 lbs (11.8 kg)

    25 lbs (11.3 kg)

    30 lbs (13.6 kg)

    Ku Band Feed Case 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

    X-Band Feed Case 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

    C-Band CP/LP Feed 45 lbs (20.4 kg)

    C-Band CP Feed 36 lbs (16.3 kg)

    Controller / Ku Feed Case (28 x 19 x 38” / 71.1 x 48.3 x 96.5 cm)
     81 lbs (36.7 kg)

    Antenna Total
    355 lbs (161.0 kg) without feed and cases

    Loading

    Operational (with ballast)

    Survival (with tie-downs)

     

    30 mph (48 km/h) gusting to 45 mph (72 km/h)

    60 mph (96 km/h) gusting to 70 mph (113 km/h); antenna must be at stow position (90°elevation)

    Pointing Loss (operational winds) 
    Maximum 2.0 dB peak loss, performance dependent on controller

    Temperature

    Operational

    Survival

     

    -40° to +140° F (-40° to +60° C)

    -40° to +160° F (-40° to +71° C)

    Relative Humidity (operational and survival)
    0% to 95%, +86°to +140°F (+30°to +60°C)
    Solar Radiation
    355 BTU/h/ft2 (964 Kcal/h/m2)
    Shock and vibration
    As encountered during shipment by commercial air, sea or land
    Corrosive Atmosphere
    As encountered in coastal regions and/or heavily industrialized areas

     

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