C125FM/FA Next Generation Flyaway Antenna

The General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies innovative flyaway line leads the way in the next generation of flyaway terminals. Available in 60cm to 1.4m reflector sizes, this tripod antenna line features simple manual or automated satellite acquisition; an intuitive GUI; and a range of optional extra features. The flyaway line is lightweight allowing for ease of transportation. The completely waterproof and rugged design allows for operation in even the most challenging of conditions, be that in a war zone for military communications; capturing breaking news stories from the front line; or distributing CCTV from remote locations on international borders.

  • Simple manual or automated satellite acquisition 
  • Waterproof and rugged design for harsh environments
  • Intuitive GUI and setup time of less than 5 minutes

Features

  • High performance carbon fiber segmented antenna
  • Assisted, fast acquisition via intuitive GUI (C125FA)
  • Ka, Ku & X-band
  • Set up time less than 5 minutes
  • ITAR free
  • C125FA includes a clip-on auto pointing pack
  • Interchangeable feed system for swapping frequency bands
  • Range of integrated BUC/SSPB and LNB options available
  • Common mount for C125 and C140
  • Optional auto-pointing kit can be easily retro fitted or
    swapped between antennas and sizes

C125FA User Interfaces

  • AC Power Input – 85 to 264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
  • DC Power Input – 11 to 36 VDC
  • Ethernet (Weatherproof RJ45)
  • RF Monitor (N-Type)
  • USB (Weatherproof Type A)

Control - C125FA

  • Single Button Control
  • Web Browser Monitor & Control
  • Simple, highly intuitive, interactive Web User Interface

Alignment - C125F

The optional auto pointing kit supplied with the C125FA simply clips onto the antenna and provides an upgrade to fully automatic pointing capabilities. The powerful on board controller allows for highly intuitive, single button control or a graphical user interface experience via a Web UI to deskill the operation of locating and acquiring the desired satellite. The system utilizes the built in GPS, compass and inclinometer sensors in combination with information obtained from the optional beacon receiver and DVB receiver or attached MODEM, to provide data to the controller to enable automatic satellite pointing and peaking.

C125FM/FA Next Generation Flyaway Antenna Datasheet

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 Temperature

Operational: -20°C to 49°C (-5°F to 120°F)

Storage: -45°C to 70°C (-50°F to 160°F)

(Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 501.6 & 502.6 Proc I & II)

 Humidity

Operational: 95% Relative Humidity 

(Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 507.6 Proc II)

 Altitude

Operational: 3,000m @ -10°C (9,842ft @ 14°F)

Storage: 5,000m @ -30°C (1,6404ft @ -22°F)

(Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 500.6 Proc I & II)

 Vibration (storage/transit)

Cat. 24 MIT: 0.04 g2/Hz, 20 Hz to 2,000 Hz, 1hr/axis, rms=7.7g’s

(Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 514.7 Proc I)

 Sand & Dust Ingress

Dust: 10.6g/m3, 9m/s @ 49°C
Sand: 1.1g/m3, 18m/s @ 49°C (pending)

(Tested to MIL-STD- 810G CHG-1 510.6 Proc I )

 Solar Radiation

Operational: 1120W/m2 @ 49°C (355BTU/ft2/hr
@ 120°F)

(Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 505.6 Proc I)

 Ice/Freezing Rain

25.4mm (1”) Ice buildup, de-ice before use

(Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 521.4 Proc I)

 Corrosion / Salt Fog (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 509.6)
 Wind Loading (Pending for Ka-Band) Operational: 30mph with gust to 45mph
(with ballast)
 Blowing Rain

 4 inches/hour, 40mph (18m/s) wind speed
(Tested to MIL-STD-810 CHG-1 506.6 Proc I)

 Reflector 8 piece segmented Carbon Fibre
 Surface Accuracy Better than 0.25mm rms error
 Antenna Weight 110 lbs (50 kg) including transit case
 Packaging

C125FM
Case 1: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 105lbs (48kg)
Case 2: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 100lbs (45.5kg)
Case 3: 37.5" x 27.5" x 12.75"; 86lbs (39kg)
Case 4: 25.6" x 24.0" x 16.9"; 64lbs (29kg)

C125FA
Case 1: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 105lbs (48kg)
Case 2: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 107lbs (49kg)
Case 3: 37.5" x 27.5" x 12.75"; 102lbs (46.5kg)
Case 4: 25.6" x 24.0" x 16.9"; 64lbs (29kg)

C125FA Auto Upgrade Kit Weight 35.2 lbs. (16 kg) including transit case

 

Electrical Ka-Band Ku-Band

X-Band

Frequency (GHz)

Transmit: 29.5 to 31

Receive 19.7 to 21.2

Transmit: 13.75 to 14.5

Receive: 10.95 to 12.75

Transmit: 7.9 to 8.4

Receive: 7.25 to 7.75

Polarization Circular Linear Circular
Tx Gain 49.5 dBi 43 dBi 37.8 dBi
Rx Gain 46.8 dBi 41.5 dBi 37.2 dBi
G/T G/T@20° = 23.1 dBk G/T@20° = 21.6 dBk G/T@20° = 16.45 dBk

  • Features

    Features

    • High performance carbon fiber segmented antenna
    • Assisted, fast acquisition via intuitive GUI (C125FA)
    • Ka, Ku & X-band
    • Set up time less than 5 minutes
    • ITAR free
    • C125FA includes a clip-on auto pointing pack
    • Interchangeable feed system for swapping frequency bands
    • Range of integrated BUC/SSPB and LNB options available
    • Common mount for C125 and C140
    • Optional auto-pointing kit can be easily retro fitted or
      swapped between antennas and sizes

    C125FA User Interfaces

    • AC Power Input – 85 to 264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
    • DC Power Input – 11 to 36 VDC
    • Ethernet (Weatherproof RJ45)
    • RF Monitor (N-Type)
    • USB (Weatherproof Type A)

    Control - C125FA

    • Single Button Control
    • Web Browser Monitor & Control
    • Simple, highly intuitive, interactive Web User Interface

    Alignment - C125F

    The optional auto pointing kit supplied with the C125FA simply clips onto the antenna and provides an upgrade to fully automatic pointing capabilities. The powerful on board controller allows for highly intuitive, single button control or a graphical user interface experience via a Web UI to deskill the operation of locating and acquiring the desired satellite. The system utilizes the built in GPS, compass and inclinometer sensors in combination with information obtained from the optional beacon receiver and DVB receiver or attached MODEM, to provide data to the controller to enable automatic satellite pointing and peaking.

  • Specifications

    C125FM/FA Next Generation Flyaway Antenna Datasheet

    View Document

     Temperature

    Operational: -20°C to 49°C (-5°F to 120°F)

    Storage: -45°C to 70°C (-50°F to 160°F)

    (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 501.6 & 502.6 Proc I & II)

     Humidity

    Operational: 95% Relative Humidity 

    (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 507.6 Proc II)

     Altitude

    Operational: 3,000m @ -10°C (9,842ft @ 14°F)

    Storage: 5,000m @ -30°C (1,6404ft @ -22°F)

    (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 500.6 Proc I & II)

     Vibration (storage/transit)

    Cat. 24 MIT: 0.04 g2/Hz, 20 Hz to 2,000 Hz, 1hr/axis, rms=7.7g’s

    (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 514.7 Proc I)

     Sand & Dust Ingress

    Dust: 10.6g/m3, 9m/s @ 49°C
    Sand: 1.1g/m3, 18m/s @ 49°C (pending)

    (Tested to MIL-STD- 810G CHG-1 510.6 Proc I )

     Solar Radiation

    Operational: 1120W/m2 @ 49°C (355BTU/ft2/hr
    @ 120°F)

    (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 505.6 Proc I)

     Ice/Freezing Rain

    25.4mm (1”) Ice buildup, de-ice before use

    (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 521.4 Proc I)

     Corrosion / Salt Fog (Tested to MIL-STD-810G CHG-1 509.6)
     Wind Loading (Pending for Ka-Band) Operational: 30mph with gust to 45mph
    (with ballast)
     Blowing Rain

     4 inches/hour, 40mph (18m/s) wind speed
    (Tested to MIL-STD-810 CHG-1 506.6 Proc I)

     Reflector 8 piece segmented Carbon Fibre
     Surface Accuracy Better than 0.25mm rms error
     Antenna Weight 110 lbs (50 kg) including transit case
     Packaging

    C125FM
    Case 1: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 105lbs (48kg)
    Case 2: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 100lbs (45.5kg)
    Case 3: 37.5" x 27.5" x 12.75"; 86lbs (39kg)
    Case 4: 25.6" x 24.0" x 16.9"; 64lbs (29kg)

    C125FA
    Case 1: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 105lbs (48kg)
    Case 2: 43.0" x 27.5" x 20.0"; 107lbs (49kg)
    Case 3: 37.5" x 27.5" x 12.75"; 102lbs (46.5kg)
    Case 4: 25.6" x 24.0" x 16.9"; 64lbs (29kg)

    C125FA Auto Upgrade Kit Weight 35.2 lbs. (16 kg) including transit case

     

    Electrical Ka-Band Ku-Band

    X-Band

    Frequency (GHz)

    Transmit: 29.5 to 31

    Receive 19.7 to 21.2

    Transmit: 13.75 to 14.5

    Receive: 10.95 to 12.75

    Transmit: 7.9 to 8.4

    Receive: 7.25 to 7.75

    Polarization Circular Linear Circular
    Tx Gain 49.5 dBi 43 dBi 37.8 dBi
    Rx Gain 46.8 dBi 41.5 dBi 37.2 dBi
    G/T G/T@20° = 23.1 dBk G/T@20° = 21.6 dBk G/T@20° = 16.45 dBk

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