Aperture efficient offset parabolic, lightweight carbon fiber design with automated alignment, acquisition and tracking software
Designed to be a self-contained tracking and transceiver system, the AX3000 represents the evolution of Troll’s compact, fully weatherized directional tracking antenna. It incorporates a high-performance multi-sensor inertial navigation system with dual-GPS to automatically locate and track targeted radio sources effortlessly.
Without operator input the AX3000 auto-aligns the antenna’s boresight with sub-degree precision. Once allied the AX3000 searches the frequency domain to acquire assets. Selecting a specific frequency source catalyzes tracking and triggers alignment automation to null the effects of platform motion. Highly accurate pan and tilt with continuous 360° azimuth, +85° to -15° elevation provides exceptional coverage and range. To ensure repeatability in dynamic environments the antenna incorporates the latest solid-state INS sensor technology. Comprised of three-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetometers, barometric pressure sensor, dual GNSS receivers, high-speed micro-processor along with DGPS the AX3000 automatically determines its location and orientation in three dimensions.
Power and data are provided by a single cable for AC/DC power, Serial and Ethernet connectivity. Radio agnostic, the AX3000 utilizes Troll’s patented RF tracking processes and allows for fully-duplexed, multi-band operation at frequencies from UHF to Ku. Support is provided for a variety of radio waveforms including CDL, COFDM, OFDM, FDD: DVB -T and MIMO. Radio solutions can embedded or remotely connected via RF cable lengths up to 30 meters.
The antenna is configured with a weatherized radome suitable for extremely demanding environments including: mobile ground, coastal and marine installations. Systems operate on AC or DC inputs from: 22-32 VDC or 80-240 VAC. Its lightweight, carbon fiber design benefits from a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). In extreme environments AX performance is assured through rigorous testing and qualification.
- Auto-Alignment, Calibration, Acquisition & Tracking
- RF tracking options
- CoT/KLV601/ROVER/NEMA/MISB metadata compatible
- RF jamming and interference resistant
- Supports high data rate links
- Operation in GPS denied environments
- Compact and reliable all-weather design
- Ethernet and serial interfaces
- Efficient remote GUI interface
- Built-in precision dual-GPS/INS
- Heavy-duty continuous rotating, pan and tilt
- Intuitive local touchscreen GUI controller
- ITAR Free
Mil-STD 810 H – Method 508.5 Salt/Fog
Lightweight Carbon Fiber with low CTE
Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +55 °C
|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 dBi||17 dBi||20.5 dBi||30 dBi||32 dBi||36 dBi|
|HPBW (EL)°||± 18°||± 11°||± 8°||± 5.5°||± 3.5°||± 3.0°||± 1.0°|
|HPBW (AZ)°||± 11°||± 4°||± 3.5°||± 3.0°||± 1.5°||± 1.25°||± 0.75°|
|Gain AX3000 (0.9m reflector)||5.2 – 14.7 dBi||14.7 – 18.3 dBi||20.3 – 21.2 dBi||21.7 – 23.6 dBi||28.5 – 31.1 dBi||31.2 – 32.4 dBi||38.6 – 39.2 dBi|
Specifications subject to change without notice.