Airborne Tracking Antenna Optimized for L and S Bands
For a minimal increase in size, weight and power the Mini S provides a substantial increase in gain, particularly in L and S bands verses the SkyLink® Mini II.
Operationally, the Mini S has proven to provide exceptional long-range performance. It relies on a multi-axis, stabilized high-gain antenna that is continuously steered toward airborne or ground assets. This allows the Mini S to focus all its signal energy into narrow beamwidths to increase the received signal level while reducing the need for amplification. Highly directional antennas also provide resistance to signal jamming and interference that often plague omnidirectional antennas.
Embedded Inertial Navigation System (INS) with GPS
+30°/-90° elevation arc
Dual-rotary joint optional
Internal Inertial Navigation System (INS)
The Mini S incorporates an embedded INS for self-calibration
and stand-alone position, attitude and heading data
independent of any external navigation equipment. This
eliminates the need for an external GPS or magnetometers,
significantly reducing the cost and complexity of installation
Elevation Arc for Air or Ground Installation
A +30°/-90° elevation range allows the high-gain antenna
in the Mini S to maintain a lock on its target. This capability
enables the Mini S to track a full range of motion for
installations on airborne vehicles.
The SkyLink® Mini S has been manufactured to standards Troll has adopted for all its airborne products. Mini S features ruggedized gears and field-tested design that has been proven for years in demanding airborne and ground installations.
Dual Rotary Joint Option
A dual rotary joint option allows the operation in two-frequency bands simultaneously or it can be dual-polarized. This option supports Ethernet links with the latest MIMO (Multiple Input,
Multiple Output) technology or split-band FDD bidirectional data links.