Home >> News: January 8th, 2015 >> Story
Satnews Daily
January 8th, 2015

@ CABSAT 2015: Hiltron Plans For Two Major Product Debuts

[SatNews] Hiltron Communication has selected CABSAT 2015 for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) market introduction of two major additions to their product range.

The HANT-C-Ku dual-band 3.7 meter satellite downlink antenna and HMFC motorized feed-change mount will both be promoted. Exhibiting on stand B420 in Hall 4, Hiltron will be represented by Managing Director Jan Molter.

Hiltron Communications' HANT C-Ku 3.7 meter antenna.

The HANT C-Ku is a high quality 3.7 meter antenna for professional satellite signal monitoring or receive-only services. A closely integrated feed system enables the HANT C-Ku to receive simultaneously the two linear polarized Ku-band signals and the circular or linear polarised signals in C-band. With a motorised polariser, the feed can be switched in-band between linear and circular polarization. These sources can be converted to six independent L-band outputs.

Hiltron's HANT C-Ku has a very wide range of applications including satellite performance assessment, digital newsgathering and cable-network head-ends. It provides reliable and accurate positioning far beyond the stability of commercial grade actuator devices. The high rigidity of the HANT C-Ku's construction ensures absolute minimum backlash. It can operate in winds of up to 125 kilometers per hour and survive storm conditions of up to 200 kilometers per hour. The antenna control is designed for IP-based operation from a PC running a graphic user interface compatible with standard web browsers. The control GUI displays all information required to set and maintain azimuth, elevation and polarization, including current position, target positions and a database of potentially accessible satellites. The same GUI can be used to select polarization, the beacon-tracking receiver and the signal source matrix.

Hiltron Communications' HMFC motorized feed-change antenna mount.

The HMFC allows easy positioning of repositioning of waveguide horns on a motorized tray table. It can be used for antennas of various types and sizes. Two waveguide horns of different sizes can be attached, allowing signals from satellites operating in two different frequency bands to be received electrically selectable via a single antenna. Movement of the table is controlled via the Hiltron's HACU antenna control software. The waveguide horn for a desired frequency band can be aligned into the focal point of the reflector within 20 seconds.

The Hiltron HMFC can perform automatic changeover of the operational feed as well as sequential measurement of different frequency bands. Available options include inclined-orbit tracking, high-accuracy optical encoders,  extended temperature tolerance and increased protection against exposure to salt water.  A handheld control for manual alignment, plus integral de-icing can also be specified.

Operation is via an IP-connected PC. The HMFC's control GUI displays all the information required to set and maintain azimuth, elevation and polarization, including current position, target position and a database of potentially accessible satellites. Once a satellite is selected, precise access parameters can be calculated at the press of a single button. Azimuth and elevation can be adjusted at up to three different speeds. Typical travel rates are 2.5 degrees per second (azimuth), 1.7 degrees per second (elevation) and 3.0 degrees per second (polarization).

For additional information, please visit the Hiltron Communications infosite at http://www.hiltron.de/