Model 830A Antenna Control System

Economical Satellite Tracking

The Model 830A Antenna Control System provides precision satellite acquisition and tracking with most mobile, transportable, fixed and flyaway antennas. The Antenna Control Unit (ACU) is the operator interface point for the system and features operator-friendly function menus. The 2RU ACU contains all control components including the processor, M&C interface, motor controllers and tracking receiver.

  • Designed for Transportable and Fixed Antennas
  • Steptrack and Pointing Modes
  • Dual Touch-Screen Color
  • Easy-to-Operate
  • GPS, Flux Gate Compass, Inclinometer Interface
  • Configurable to Multiple Antennas

 

Antenna Control Unit

The Antenna Control Unit (ACU) is the operator interface point for the system and features operator-friendly function menus. The 2RU ACU contains all control components including the processor, M&C interface, motor controllers and tracking receiver.

Tracking Receiver Option (with Spectrum Display)

The 830A has an optional internal L-Band receiver. L-Band operational frequency range is 950 - 2150 MHz and the minimum tracking C/No is 45 dB-Hz.

Antenna Pointing Accuracy

 Normally better than 0.07° RMS in winds of 30 mph gusting to 45 mph. This includes normal drive train errors, but excludes structural errors between the transducers and RF beam.

    Enhanced Memory Track

    Typically better than 10% of the receive beamwidth with satellite inclinations up to 5°. A variety of operational modes are available for quick target acquisition, pointing and tracking.

     

    Operational Modes

     
    Tracking Steptrack 
    Pointing

    NORAD
    Preset Position
    Manual Jog

    Acquisition Scan
    Other Deploy
    Stow
    Calibrate

    Specifications

    Specifications

    • CE, FCC, WEE
    • Auto Calibrate, Auto Deploy, Auto Stow
    • Recommended for antenna beamwidths >0.3°

    ACU

    Size

    Weight

    Power

    2RU rack mount chassis with slides 3.5" H x 19" W x 17" D 16 lbs (7.5 kg) Accepts 90 - 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz 600W Max, application dependent

    Antenna Interface

    • AZ/EL/POL DC Motor amplifiers available for 24V motors. Potentiometer or Resolver Position Feedback for az/el axes
    • EL velocity limit and AZ centered with inputs available
    • Antenna sizes supported depend on motor requirements

    Environmental

    Temperature

    Humidity

    Operating 0° to 50° C 95% Non-Condensing at +30° C
    Storage -40° to 70° C 95% Non - Condensing
     Altitude  3048m per MIL-STD-810G M500.5-P2
    Vibration  MIL-STD-810G M514.6-P1-C4 and M514.6-P1-C7

    Diagram

    830A Antenna Control System Diagram

    • Product Details

      Antenna Control Unit

      The Antenna Control Unit (ACU) is the operator interface point for the system and features operator-friendly function menus. The 2RU ACU contains all control components including the processor, M&C interface, motor controllers and tracking receiver.

      Tracking Receiver Option (with Spectrum Display)

      The 830A has an optional internal L-Band receiver. L-Band operational frequency range is 950 - 2150 MHz and the minimum tracking C/No is 45 dB-Hz.

      Antenna Pointing Accuracy

       Normally better than 0.07° RMS in winds of 30 mph gusting to 45 mph. This includes normal drive train errors, but excludes structural errors between the transducers and RF beam.

        Enhanced Memory Track

        Typically better than 10% of the receive beamwidth with satellite inclinations up to 5°. A variety of operational modes are available for quick target acquisition, pointing and tracking.

         

        Operational Modes

         
        Tracking Steptrack 
        Pointing

        NORAD
        Preset Position
        Manual Jog

        Acquisition Scan
        Other Deploy
        Stow
        Calibrate
      • Specifications

        Specifications

        Specifications

        • CE, FCC, WEE
        • Auto Calibrate, Auto Deploy, Auto Stow
        • Recommended for antenna beamwidths >0.3°

        ACU

        Size

        Weight

        Power

        2RU rack mount chassis with slides 3.5" H x 19" W x 17" D 16 lbs (7.5 kg) Accepts 90 - 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz 600W Max, application dependent

        Antenna Interface

        • AZ/EL/POL DC Motor amplifiers available for 24V motors. Potentiometer or Resolver Position Feedback for az/el axes
        • EL velocity limit and AZ centered with inputs available
        • Antenna sizes supported depend on motor requirements

        Environmental

        Temperature

        Humidity

        Operating 0° to 50° C 95% Non-Condensing at +30° C
        Storage -40° to 70° C 95% Non - Condensing
         Altitude  3048m per MIL-STD-810G M500.5-P2
        Vibration  MIL-STD-810G M514.6-P1-C4 and M514.6-P1-C7
      • Diagram

        Diagram

        830A Antenna Control System Diagram

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