The modular design reduces installation time, cut costs and adds flexibility to microwave satellite networks, including making KA band installations financially viable for cost-sensitive commercial applications.
KA band usage is growing due to problems with spectrum overload in other bands. Furthermore, a 1.8 metre diameter KA band dish offers comparable performance to a 4.2 meter KU band antenna. The much smaller antennas and waveguides simplify transportation, handling and installation.
Luso will deliver the antennas from stock. Installation and commissioning of a 5-piece motorized system is typically completed in one day, about one-third of normal installation time for comparable antennas. Customers can opt for a fixed installation in the first instance then upgrade easily to a full tracking one at a later date. The modular design also simplifies other changes that may be needed during the life of the installation.
The antennas are supplied in four variants: fixed, manually adjustable, motorized and full tracking. A range of ancillary components is also available.
The company’s one-stop service includes system preplanning and design, site preparation, installation, testing and maintenance.