The Ka band fly-away terminal to be designed, manufactured, tested and industrialized is composed of the following subsystems:
- Ka band Antenna Subsystem
The antenna is composed of main reflector and illumination system, with septum polarizer, cylindrical waveguide, feed and splash.
This Subsystem is comprised of the RF elements, Transmit Reject Filter (TRF), Low Noise Block (LNB) and Block Up Converter (BUC)
The pointing subsystem consists of driving mechanisms to orientate the system. This subsystem is designed to be integrated in the base of the antenna.
This subsystem is responsible for the processing, distribution, monitoring and control related task, both inside the terminal or coming from the M&C software installed in the external laptop. This subsystem will also distribute the AC and DC power among the rest of the elements of the system.
A solution based on an external power supply is to be designed. This configuration gives the user the possibility to replace the power supply by a spare unit under malfunctioning situations, locally in a fast and easy way without the need to send the terminal to ACORDE.
The system is for the modem to be fully integrated in the fly-away terminal. The baseband hardware configuration will be flexible, and therefore, its setup will be adaptable to the application or user needs. This mainly affects the satellite modem to be integrated, which will be user selected.
In any case, the RJ45 interfaces enable for the connection to external devices and to other LANs.