TROPOLINE 240

The only European Troposcatter auto-point ‘Flyaway’ antenna system

TROPOLINE 240

The TROPOLINE 240 auto-point troposcatter terminal is designed as a robust, light-weight and easy to use Flyaway for C-band communication over long distances.

This 2.4m fully automated motorized troposcatter and line-of-sight (LOS) flyaway terminal is made of state of the art composite segmented light weight reflector and military grade pneumatic mast with a quadpod base for high stability. The system comes complete with hand pump for easy deployment of the mast and extension to 3m to clear obstacles. The center-fed architecture reduces antenna signal blockage leading to increased antenna efficiency. Its highly robust design allows it to operate safely in steady winds of 80kph and gusts of 108kph when properly deployed and guyed.

The antenna and RF components are packaged in rugged cases, the mast and its accessories are packaged in military grade bags.

The Antenna Control Unit (ACU) includes all sensors for positioning, orientation, monitoring and control.

The pneumatic telescopic mast and elevation over azimuth positioner are designed for robustness and reliable operation in all weather conditions in all environments and comply with MIL STD 810G as described below.

The center-fed antenna system is comprised of a light weight axisymmetric composite reflector, manufactured with high tolerances to provide excellent sidelobe and cross-polarisation performance.

Tropoline 240

Integration possibilities

ReQuTech is able to provide a complete turnkey system by integrating modem, SSPA and LNB.

Currently designed to work (and optionally supplied) with the Datum Systems M7 modem.

SSPAs up to 2kW can be either installed on the ground or on a shelf mounted on the quadpod base, whichever best suits the application. LNBs can be optionally provided.

KEY FEATURES

  • 2.4m Segmented Carbon Fiber Reflector
  • Fully integrated motorized antenna
  • Antenna Control Unit (ACU) including Orientation Sensors
  • High Performance feed for C-band Troposcatter applications 4.4 – 5.0 GHz
  • Pointing accuracy ±0.2 degrees
  • Military Grade Light Weight Aluminium Pneumatic Mast with hand pump extendable to 3m
  • Two operators can mount the antenna typically in 50 minutes
  • Field tested
Troposcatter Communications are used for beyond line of sight (over the horizon) point to point communications between remote geographic areas where cable links are not feasible. A troposcatter system has an antenna at both ends, capable of both transmitting and receiving signals.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Frequency4.4 GHz to 5.0 GHz
Diameter2.4 meters
Antenna Efficiency> 60%
VSWR≤ 1.3 : 1
RF Power handling2 kW CW (Amp. not part of product)
Antenna Gain40 dB minimum @ 5GHz
ComplianceTU-R F.699 radiation pattern recommendation CE 2014/30/UE
Elevation Range-5 to +45 degrees
Azimuth Range±90 degrees, at full mast extension in light wind ±30 degrees, with guys and flex-WG mounted
Polarization skew±100 degrees, motorized
Pointing Accuracy±0.2 degrees (Azimuth and Elevation)
Monitor/ControlVia GUI and SNMP
Input Power24/48 VDC
Mast Height1.5 m retracted 3m extended
Packing CasesRF and reflector: 5 robust IP65 packing cases (max. weight 70 kg/case) Mast: 5 military grade bags

ENVIRONMENTAL DETAILS

Operational Temperature-20°C to +50°C
Wind 
  – OperationalUp to 50 mph (80 km/h), gusting to 67 mph (108 km/h) when properly guyed down
 – During deployment25 mph (40 km/h) with gusts up to 34 mph (54 km/h)
 – Survival87 mph (140 km/h), guyed down and mast retracted

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