Date: Mar, 13 - Mar, 15 2018
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is covering the spectrum of Satellite Communications ground station support at Satellite 2018 with more than 15 product areas on display ranging from SATCOM On-The-Move terminals, flyaway and Small Deployable Antennas, to Antenna Control Systems, GaN-based electronic products and rack-mounted transit cases.
At Satellite 2018, customers can walk through General Dynamics' display area and choose from the large selection of SATCOM products available that are designed, built and backed by industry-leading warranties from the leader in the industry. We're the only SATCOM supplier that provides the full range of satellite communication ground station products and engineering services to meet virtually any SATCOM requirement.
Solutions Featured At Booth #1025
Small Deployable Antennas
Our Small Deployable Antenna products range from world-class SATCOM On-the-Move terminals for land, sea and air to lightweight, 60-cm Flyaway transmit and receive units, efficient Satellite News Gathering (SNG) terminals, and fully automated satellite uplink systems.
Our 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.
Our 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. 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.
SATCOM Technologies' lightweight 2.4-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.
SATCOM Technologies' wide range of high quality, cost-effective Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) products will be featured at Satellite 2018 with a display of receive and transmit feeds and feed horns for C-, Lo-Ku, Ku-Linear and Ka-Band circular polarity. Our VSAT antennas come in a variety of different feeds and sizes to fit any application.
General Dynamics' SATCOM On-the-Move (SOTM) product line provides proven, high data rate, reliable Ku, Ka-Mil, Ka-Com and X-Band satellite communications while on-the-move in a variety of aperture sizes. Leveraging a combination of integral tracking receiver, gryo stabilization and inertial measurement unit, SOTM terminals provide vital access to voice, video and data in areas where terrestrial communication systems have been damaged, overwhelmed or simply don't exist. And while these terminals are sensitive enough to accurately receive satellite communications while on-the-move, they are also rugged enough to perform in the most challenging environments.
SATCOM Technologies' popular Model 950A Control System (ACS) has recently been upgraded to include optional Monopulse capability. The new control and tracking capability complements SATCOM Technologies' high performance control systems and antenna products. Monopulse tracking offers continuous measurement of total antenna position performance and improved performance in high wind conditions. Through the use of a phase-angle-of-arrival technique, Monopulse delivers the highest performance tracking method available. We've incorporated Monopulse capability in our Model 950A system to extend our high performance tracking options while maintaining a reasonable price.
SATCOM Technologies' will 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.
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.
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. 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
These versatile and tough transit cases provide exceptional equipment protection with the added utility of slide-mounted 19-inch racks. Slide-out 10-inch racks allow unlimited access to electronic equipment during installation, integration and maintenance. The 2400 and 2800 Series Rack-Mount Cases are manufactured from General Dynamics' strong GMT (Glass Mat Thermoplastic) composite material. GMT's extreme stiffness, lightweight and high impact-absorbing qualities have made it the composite material of choice for impact-absorbing components in a number of industries. SATCOM Technologies' GMT case shells provide extraordinary impact resistance and rugged durability at temperature ranges exceeding -65°F to +185°F.