The main project objective of this ARTES 5.2 project was to develop a prototype 3-axis Tracking Antenna, which can withstand even the highest vibration/shock levels, with a high performance parabolic reflector with feed, a radome tuned for Ka-band, and a satellite tracking system capable of <0.2° pointing accuracy in rough seas, using solutions which ensures a competitive price.
Fig 1.: The SpaceCom A/S 3-axis Tracking Antenna on a ship motion simulator.
Fig. 2.: The SpaceCom A/S 3-axis Tracking Antenna during vibration/shock testing.
The key challenges in the project has been to develop a maritime 3-axis tracking antenna capable of handling high levels of vibration/shock, high pointing accuracy, and very low sidelobe levels as required by satellite operators during Type Approval of such a system, at a very competitive price.High performance maritime 3-axis tracking antenna, at a very competitive price.
High performance maritime 3-axis tracking antenna, at a very competitive price.
The key features of the SpaceCom 3-axis tracking antenna are:
The SpaceCom A/S 3-axis Tracking Antenna consists of two units:
The project was completed in December 2018.
The project was completed in December 2018. A prototype was tested and results show that all specifications are met.