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SpaceCom possesses great knowledge and vast experience in electronics, mechanics and software, and consequently is capable of developing advanced solutions to meet the many challenges of the communication market.

A SpaceCom antenna includes not only a highly efficient antenna array but a number of electronic units integrated in the antenna platform. The antenna is connected to the BDU (Below Deck Unit) through a single coaxial cable through which all signals pass. The antenna must withstand severe environmental conditions – temperature, humidity, vibrations – and be resistant to corrosion by salt water.

The electronic and mechanical parts are protected by a sturdy fiberglass radome –transparent to radio waves - that can withstand everything from swirling salt water to violent desert sand-storms.

“Producing it was hard work”, recalls Peter Nielsen, referring to one of the first prototypes, REA4 1988-89, actually produced on the kitchen table. The REA4 was provided with a variant of the so-called Short Backfire Antenna. A gyroscope is used to stabilize the directional setting of the antenna, and the inertia in a rotating wheel keeps the orientation in three axes regardless of which movements the antenna is exposed to.

In January 2009, antenna no. 50.000 saw the light of day.
Maritime

 

Designed and approved for martime applications when connected to suitable below deck terminal equipment.

Contains amplifiers in transmit and receive paths delivering L-band RF to and from satellites.

Based on proven concepts for automatic satellite search and continuous pointing.

Land Mobile

 

Designed and approved for land mobile applications when connected to suitable below deck terminal equipment.

Contains amplifiers in transmit and receive paths delivering L-band RF to and from satellites.

Based on proven concepts for automatic satellite search and continuous pointing using a stabilized platform with two degrees of freedom.

Portable

 

Designed and approved for land portable applications integrating suitable terminal equipment inside radome.

Contains amplifiers in transmit and receive paths delivering L-band RF to and from satellites and contains a complete GPS engine.