AX3000 Marine Tracking Antenna

All-Weather, Multi-Band, Directional Tracking - UHF to Ku

From the very start, the AX3000 was developed to meet the demands of military assignments and harsh marine environments. Fully self-contained, it’s available with an embedded SDR transceiver or customer’s can specify a different radio. Its automated tracking system incorporates a high-performance, multi-sensor inertial navigation and DGPS to automatically acquire and lock on targeted signal sources.

The AX3000 automatically calibrates and aligns the antenna’s boresight with sub-degree precision without operator input. Its highly-accurate pan and tilt mechanism with continuous 360° azimuth and elevation positioning ensures pointing accuracy to ±0.15°. Using the latest solid-state INS sensor technology: three-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetometers, pressure sensor, dual GNSS receivers, low-power micro-processor with DGPS determines the AX3000’s location and orientation in three dimensions.

Power, data and control for the AX3000 is provided over a single cable allowing for AC or DC power, serial and Ethernet connectivity. The AX3000 employs Troll’s radio agnostic telemetry tracking software that allows for multi-band operation at frequencies from UHF to Ku-Band. Support is provided for a variety of radio waveforms including: CDL, FDD, DVB-T COFDM, Multi-stream OFDM and MANET/MIMO. Radio solutions can embedded or remotely connected via RF cable lengths up to 30 meters.

The antenna is configured with a fully weatherized radome suitable for extremely demanding environments including: mobile ground, coastal and marine installation. Systems operate on AC/DC power inputs from 22-32 VDC or 80-240 VAC. Environmental performance is assured through rigorous shock, vibration, dust, rain, temperature, pressure and humidity testing.

Designed for Demanding Military and Marine Environments:

  • Salt-Fog / Humidity / Vibration / Shock / Pressure
  • Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +55 °C
  • Storage Temperature: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Auto-Alignment, calibration, acquisition and tracking
  • RF Tracking even in GPS denied environments
  • CoT/KLV601/ROVER/NEMA/MISB metadata compatible
  • Resistant to RF jamming and interference
  • Supports high data rate links
  • Highly configurable and scalable
  • Ethernet and serial interfaces
  • Built-in precision dual-GPS/INS
  • Heavy-duty continuous rotating, pan and tilt
  • Light weight, chemically resistance carbon fiber construction
  • Intuitive touchscreen GUI controller
  • Efficient remote GUI interface
  • ITAR Free
ANTENNA CHARACTERISTICS UHF – Optional L1 – Band L2 – Band S – Band C1 – Band C2 – Band Ku- Band
FREQUENCY RANGE 300 – 900 MHz 0.9 – 1.35 GHz 1.4 – 1.9 GHz 2.0 – 2.5 GHz 4.4 – 5.9 GHz 6.0 – 6.9 GHz 14 – 17 GHz
Gain (mid-band) 10 dBi 13.5 dBi 17 dBi 20.5 dBi 27.0 dBi 30 dBi 37.0 dBi
HPBW (EL)° ± 18° EL ± 11°EL ± 8°EL ± 5.5°EL ± 3.5°EL ± 3°EL ± 1°EL
HPBW (AZ)° ± 11° AZ ± 4°AZ ± 3°AZ ± 3°AZ ±1.5°AZ ± 1.25°AZ ± 0.75°AZ
Polarization Vertical/Horizontal Vertical/Horizontal Vertical/Horizontal Vertical/Horizontal Vertical/Horizontal Vertical/Horizontal Vertical/Horizontal

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Fully automated alignment, calibration, acquisition and tracking