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1.8m Rugged Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Antennas


AvL makes numerous types of 1.8m rugged vehicle-mount antennas, with options including ruggedized Ku-band and ruggedized Ku-band/Ka-band ready.

Key features:
  • High precision azimuth bearing
  • Zero backlash AvL Cable Drive with 400° Az & 0-90° El movement
  • Non-load-bearing 1.8m AvL carbon fiber single-piece reflector with surface treatment for Ka-band
  • Integrated reflector backing structure for minimized stow height
  • Stows to 17.7" H (45 cm H)
  • Standard 2-port precision Ku-band feed (standard cross-pol comp.)
  • Wide boom to allow large HPA envelope
  • High-torque elevation motor
  • Through-pedestal cross-axis waveguide kit
  • Limited function 3-axis jog controller with auto-stow

Options include:
  • 2-port mode-matched Ku-band feed (enhanced cross-pol comp.)
  • 4-port Ku-band wideband feed
  • 2- or 4-port Ka-band feed
  • 2-port C-band feed
  • 2-port C-band INSAT feed
  • Saddlebag mount for larger HPAs
  • Transmit rotary joint on feed
  • Aerodynamic cowling

The 1.8m rugged vehicle-mount antenna family includes the following models :
  • Model 1800 is a rugged antenna with standard 2-port precision Ku-band feed or optional 2-port mode-matched Ku-band or 2-port L-band
  • Model 1810 with 2-port precision Ku-band feed (standard cross-pol comp.); this antenna is band-configurable and will operate with 4-port Ku-band wideband or 2-port C-Band, and is 2- or 4-port Ka-band ready
  • Model 1812 with 2-port mode-matched Ku-band feed (enhanced cross-pol comp.); this antenna is band-configurable and will operate with 4-port Ku-band wideband or 2-port C-Band, and is 2- or 4-port Ka-band ready