SkyLink® Mini S

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. In addition, 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
and certification.

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.

Field Tested
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.

  • Internal INS
  • Dual rotary joint
  • Dual-frequency or dual-polarization
  • Available in L to Ku band
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Automatic locating and tracking
  • Dovetail and omni-mount
  • Open-source ethernet control
ANTENNA CHARACTERISTICS L – 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.
Linear polarization can be horizontal or vertical. Circular polarization can be right or left hand polarized.