BACKNANG, Germany—Hiltron Communications has extra to its product selection with the introduction of the HSACU4, a compact antenna management device for use with flyaway antennas.
The HSACU4 is centered on the identical components and software package platform as the HACU antenna control device which is used for earth station antennas at hundreds of stations all over the world.
The HSACU4 is dependent on a modular architecture and can be configured with aspects this kind of as a polarization driver, an integrated beacon receiver or electric power supply modules for the LNBs.
The controller can also be operated and monitored by using an Ethernet backlink and has an intuitive internet interface that minimizes operator schooling to a bare minimum. The antenna can also be managed by means of a handheld unit directly connected to the HSACU4.
An automobile-pointing functionality can be activated utilizing the internet interface which displays the coordinates of the concentrate on satellite. Auto-pointing and tracking are primarily based on details obtained from a beacon receiver which can be installed remotely and accessed via an Ethernet backlink or integrated in the controller. The HSACU4 reads the antenna place from a GPS and adjusts the antenna’s inclination utilizing an built-in sensor. Following locating the satellite, the HSACU4 progresses to fantastic-adjustment manner. It can also scan a predefined space and lookup inside of this spot for a satellite.
The HSACU4 has eight slots which can be populated with plug-in modules to guidance the essential features. Amongst these is the HP_HCS4-Web which gives LAN/IP connectivity and entire remote entry via a browser-based consumer interface. All operating parameters can be altered by way of a area or distant Laptop. The UI displays all the information expected to established and maintain azimuth, elevation and polarization, including latest posture and goal posture as well as a databases of opportunity obtainable satellites.
Azimuth, elevation and polarization axes can be modified concurrently. Also integrated are a sensor box with a fluxgate compass, a GPS receiver and an inclinometer for adjustment of elevation and polarization.
Monitoring features like Steptrack and TLE for NORAD information are supported and can be routinely activated following good pointing of the antenna. Prediction tracking is included for tracking inclined-orbit satellites.
Created for straightforward set up, configuration and operation, the HSACU4 occupies a 300 x 300 x 150 mm housing which mounts directly driving the antenna or on a flyaway’s pedestal. Housing and connectors are weatherproofed for out of doors procedure.