Tactical Ground Tracking Antenna
Auto-Acquisition and RF Tracking Available in Single to Quad-Band Configurations UHF to Ku
Troll’s MTX Series tactical tracking antennas maximize the range and reliability of air-to-ground video and data from manned and unmanned airborne and ground vehicles. Available in ﬁve sizes these systems feature high-gain parabolic reflectors that provide exceptional long-range performance, automated calibration, acquisition and tracking. MTX antenna’s support multiple frequencies UHF, L, S, C, X and Ku in as many as four bands simultaneously. MTX antennas are radio agnostic and can track any analog or digital waveform: CDLs, TCDL, DVB-T COFDM, OFDM, FDD, FDM or MANET / MIMO and with Troll’s quick release radio modules customers can select our standard MicroLink® SDR or customer specified radios. Troll Systems also provides passive diplexer and filtering options to suit specific customer or mission profiles.
This modular design goes beyond interchangeable radios and ﬁlters to include mechanical systems that require no tools to setup or dismantle the antenna. MTX antenna’s can be deployed in less than ten minutes with just a two-man crew.
MTX Series mobile antennas automate tracking using a variety of methodologies, including GPS telemetry and Troll’s patented radio frequency tracking software. These systems are designed to automatically locate airborne or ground transmissions and maintain radio frequency lock using one or more methods even in GPS denied environments.
Dual-GPS and Embedded INS
MTX Series antennas utilize a high performance DGPS and a precision Inertial Navigation System (INS) that incorporates the latest solid-state sensor technology. Mounted directly to the antenna’s boresight, the INS combines three-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetometers, a barometric pressure sensor, two GNSS receivers, and a low-power micro-processor. In static and dynamic situations, the INS relies on these multiple sensor types to establish location, orientation and alignment in three-dimensions without operator input. Once initialized, the system dynamically maintain boresight alignment automatically. Self-optimizing, any gear train or mechanical ﬂexure errors are simply normalized out of the tracking feedback loop.
Common User Interface
MTX Antenna Systems are Intelligent and network aware. They rely on a Common User Interface consistent across all of Troll’s airborne and ground data link products. These systems provide multiple serial or Ethernet video transport streams and ensure long-range, bidirectional transmission and reception in as many as four frequency bands simultaneously. Intelligent, MTX Series antennas provide high-speed connections between airborne and ground assets while supporting a variety of secure radio waveforms and network topologies commonly used for defense applications.
- Tested beyond 420km
- Auto-acquisition and tracking
- Built-in INS/DGPS for auto-calibration
- Single to quad-band configurations
- High data rates
- Intelligence and automation
- Highly configurable and scalable
- Multi-band UHF to Ku
- Efficient network-aware common user interface
- Ethernet and serial interfaces
- Heavy-duty continuous rotating, pan and tilt
- Universal power 110 to 240 VAC
- Supports RF, telemetry and spectrum tracking
- Intuitive touchscreen GUI controller
- KLV601/ROVER/NEMA/MISB data
- Optional passive channel or band-pass filters
- Resists jamming and interference
- 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|
|MTX 6000 – 6´ (1.83m)||11.2 – 20.8 dBi||20.8.2 – 24.3 dBi||26.3 – 27.2 dBi||27.7 – 29.6 dBi||34.5 – 37.1 dBi||34.5 – 37.1 dBi||44.6 – 45.2 dBi|
|MTX 5000 – 5´ (1.5m)||9.6 – 19.2 dBi||19.2 – 22.7 dBi||24.7 – 25.7 dBi||26.1 – 28.0 dBi||32.9 – 35.5 dBi||35.6 – 36.9 dBi||43.0 – 43.6 dBi|
|MTX 4000 – 4´ (1.22m)||7.7 – 17.2 dBi||17.2 – 20.8 dBi||22.8 – 23.7 dBi||24.2 – 26.1 dBi||31.0 – 33.6 dBi||33.7 – 34.9 dBi||41.1 – 41.7 dBi|
|MTX 3000 – 3´ (0.9m)||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|
|MTX 2000 – 2´ (0.61m)||2.5 – 11 dBi||11 – 14.7 dBi||16.7 – 17.7 dBi||18.1 – 20.1 dBi||25 – 27.5 dBi||27.7 – 28.9 dBi||35 – 35.6 dBi|
Specifications subject to change without notice.