The US Naval Air Station Patuxent River has successfully completed its first operational deployment of triple band tracking antenna systems from ORBIT Communication Systems following testing.
Designed to provide unmatched performance for long-range telemetry missions, the triple band technology meets requirements of C-band frequencies and can simultaneously receive L, S and C bands and auto-track any of those bands for customer configurations.
Orbit Communication Systems CEO Israel Adan said: "Our breakthrough technology has shown its ability to deliver unmatched triple band tracking performance in accordance with the most stringent military requirements.
"We are eager to provide this capability to the various US Government agencies to help them meet their evolving requirements."
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Prior to being delivered by Orbit through its upgrade and refurbishment programme, the two triple band systems were put through field testing by the Naval Air Warfare Center telemetry team and validated its performance capability.
Capable of being operated from fixed positions and mobile platforms such as vessels, the tracking antenna telemetry system is a part of Orbit’s tracking and telemetry systems.
The wide-range tracking capabilities of triple band systems also enable continuous communication with aircraft, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Orbit will provide a single feed, based on concentric coaxial cavity technology, which can support telemetry communication in all three bands simultaneously for various antenna reflector sizes.
The auto-tracking triple band tracking antenna systems feed will also allow the operator to switch between tracking bands without compromising performance.
Orbot is planning to demonstrate the auto-tracking triple band solution at the International Telemetering Conference (ITC), scheduled to be held from 23-25 October in San Diego, California.