The DRM150 Roof Mount Antenna is an ultra-compact tri-band system encompassing the drive control, positioning hardware and beacon receiver, into the fully sealed and aerodynamic antenna enclosure.

This therefore makes the system a robust standalone sub-assembly ready to install onto almost any vehicle. The multi-band operation has been designed for effortless change-over in the field.

The feed, BUC and waveguide for each band is mounted on a simple and quick interchange cartridge, therefore the only connections you need to make are power, L-band and control.

No tools are required to change the band of operation and all satellite acquisition commands are performed via the simple and easy-to-use antenna controller unit. A GPS receiver, electronics compass and levelling inclinometer have also been equipped in the DRM system.

DRM150 Options

PSU redundancy (pod mounting)
19” rack control panel
Customer specific colour
3 axis jog-controller
Auto-pointing controller
Inclined orbit tracking controller.

Specification

Antenna height:  152 cm
Geometry:  single offset
Reflector material:  carbon fibre
Weight:  100kg (without BUC)
Azimuth range:  +/- 185°
Elevation range:  5° – 90° (optional 1° – 90°)
Polarisation range:  +/- 90°.

Environmental Data

Operating temperature:  -20°C – 55°C (Storage -40°C – 70°C)
Solar radiation:  1,200W/ m2
Wind speed:  44mph operational (100mph survival stowed)
Rain fall:  125mm/h (excluding link budget effects).

  • Tri-Band operation (X, Ku and Ka-Band)
  • Auto point or manual options
  • Ku-Band fully Eutelsat characterised auto pointing antenna
  • 1.5m high gain carbon fibre reflector
  • High wind loading
  • Full fairing aerodynamic housing.

Resources

DRM150 Datasheet