SMILE Radio Amateur Antenna
The ESOC-3 antenna is capable of receiving both commercial (2200-2300 MHz) and amateur (circa 2400 – 2500 MHz) S-band.
The antenna is transportable, i.e. it does not require any permanent support structure, connectivity nor power supply and can be easily dismantled and moved to a new location. The backend is stored in a cabinet located next to the antenna and can use wireless connectivity for monitoring and control.
A unique feature of the antenna is that users will be able to modify relevant software (APU, receiver, etc.), therefore allowing to support specific experiments and/or tailored configuration.
|Diameter||1.25 m (offset)|
|Frequency range||S-Band RX: 2200-2600 MHz (receive only)|
|Intermediate frequency||S-Band TX: none (direct SDR sampling)|
|Figure of merit (G/T, estimated)||S-Band: 1.2 dB/K|
|3 dB beam width (estimated)||S-Band: 6.4°|
|3 Axis movement||Azimuth: 360° Elevation: 0-90°|
|Maximum wind speed||115 km/h (in operation), 235 km/h (stowed)|
|Max Velocity (estimated)||8°/s|
|Max Acceleration (estimated)||2.3°/s2|
|Weight (estimated)||~ 300 kg|
|Power supply||Solar panels (can be upgraded to work with mains)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, mobile network, Ethernet|
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