The FA-180 is designed specifically for any application requiring a compact, rugged, multi-band antenna which is rapidly deployable with no tools. It includes a multi segmented carbon fibre honeycomb reflector, ensuring light weight and maximum strength with no deformation,
even after being re-assembled hundreds of times.
The axially symmetric design with prime focus feed was chosen because of its overall compact dimensions which make the packed size of the antenna smaller than any other comparable product of similar gain.
It also means that unlike offset fed designs, each antenna petal is identical allowing simple replacement in case of damage.
The FA-180 has a unique multi-band feed arm allowing a change of frequency band in a matter of seconds simply by swapping out a quick release feed cartridge. Termination of transmit waveguide and receive coax is in a safe position at the back of the reflector.
Intelsat/Eutelsat compliance is guaranteed, including side lobe performance better than 29-25 logθ.
Operators in the field face difficulties and the attention to detail found in the FA-180 antenna greatly assists.
Features such as fully adjustable, wide spreading legs for high stability on any terrain.
The FA-180 can be fully motorised and when combined with the GigaSat STC-100 antenna controller it can automatically acquire and track, even on inclined orbit satellites.
For transportation the FA-180 packs into its own mount which splits into two conveniently sized flight cases for transportation.
There are no other cases required.GigaSat Flyaway antennas available from 1.0m to 3.7m diameter. WGS certified 2.4m and 3.7m systems available.
Skynet Certified systems available for X band
Assembled in less than10 minutes
No tools required
Only 2 cases <90kgs
Multi-band feeds changed in minutes
Intelsat/Eutelsat compliant for commercial bands
Skynet Certified for X-band
MIL-STD-810G Certified Version
Modem agnostic, L-band interface
Complete, integrated,systems available