Mini GS

High-Gain, Multi-Band Vehicle Tracking Antenna

Weatherized and Suitable for Fast Moving Terrestrial Vehicles

The Mini-GS follows on the success of the original MINI series but built for the demands of mobile vehicles and ship-borne applications. The MINI-GS incorporates an advanced Dual-GSP (DGPS) and dynamic INS which automatically aligns with North to 0.15° accuracy on both stationary and moving vehicles and ships. Unlike other systems which rely on external heading sources, or unreliable magnetometers, the MINI-GS uses the advanced DGPS to continuously solve for heading. This system takes advantage the latest in global navigation with its 72 channel GNSS receiver capable of simultaneously tracking multiple constellations. Various tracking solutions are provided, including RF step track and MISB tracking data (radio link dependent). Designed for harsh weather including marine conditions, the MINI-GS will provide years of trouble-free operations.

The Mini-GS has unique features that include:

  • Dual-GPS accurate to 0.15°heading
  • Internal INS
  • Built-in servo drive
  • Controlled by PC or custom program
  • Suitable for salt/fog environments
  • Supports PoE operation and embedded radios

The Mini-GS has been proven to provide exceptional long-range performance and relies on multi-axis, stabilized high-gain antennas that are continuously steered toward airborne or ground assets. This allows the Mini-GS to narrow the focus of all its signal energy reducing the need for amplification in order to maximize range. The Mini-GS’s highly directional antenna and directional focus also provides an obstacle to signal jamming and interference often associated with omnidirectional antennas.

Dual-GPS with Embedded (INS)
The Mini-GS incorporates dual-GPS and embedded INS for improved accuracy, self-calibration and stand-alone positioning, heading, pitch and roll. Installation of the Mini-GS is independent of any external navigation equipment eliminating the need for onboard connectivity to external GPS or gyrocompasses reducing the cost and complexity of installation.

The Mini-GS incorporates ruggedized gears and chemically resistant materials to withstand jarring ground vehicle and marine environments.

  • Dual-GPS ± 0.15° Accuracy
  • Multi-Sensor INS Module
  • Resistant to interference or jamming
  • Operational in GPS denied environments
  • Accurate heading and multi-axis orientation
  • Low-power micro-processor
  • Easy to install
  • Suitable for rugged terrain and marine environments
  • Automatic locating and tracking
  • Ethernet connected local PC control
ANTENNA CHARACTERISTICS L1 – Band S – Band C1 – Band C2 – Band Ku – Band
FREQUENCY RANGE 1.4 – 1.9 GHz 2.0 – 2.5 GHz 4.4 – 5.9 GHz 6.0 – 6.9 GHz 14 – 17 GHz
Mid-Band 1.7 GHz 2.3 GHz 4.4 GHz 6.5 GHz 14 GHZ
Antenna Type Slot Slot Horn Horn Horn
Gain 14 dBi 15 dBi 16 dBi 17 dBi 22 dBi
Beamwidth Az/El (-3dB): 36° / 36° 32° / 32° 30° / 20° 30° / 18° 20° / 15°
Polarization Vertical Circular / Linear Circular / Linear Circular / Linear Circular / Linear

Specifications subject to change without notice.