SAILOR® 600 VSAT KU

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SAILOR® 600 VSAT KU
SAILOR® 600 VSAT KU

The power of global HTS in a small and superlight package

The SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku enables VSAT where deemed not possible before

Deployable wherever there is Ku band coverage

With the advent of new powerful High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, such as Intelsat EpicNG, smaller antennas can now deliver high throughput service within available Ku-band satellite footprints – now also globally (within all available Ku-band footprints). With an unprecedented G/T of 15.9 dB/K the new SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is the most powerful 60cm class antenna ever built. Together with HTS, it can provide a stable, high throughput link to enable maritime broadband for any vessel in any Ku-band coverage.

Compact & lightweight

 SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is designed for quick and cost-effective deployment. It is ideal for smaller vessels and because it weighs just 35 kg, it is possible to carry on board, making it especially relevant for installations where no cranes or forklifts are available. Dynamic Motor Brakes mean the radome can stay on during transport and no-power situations once installed, and because it is a super-light solution, it is more cost effective to ship, while a single part number ensures easy ordering.

Making VSAT easier

A wealth of unique features enable unmatched ease and speed of installation, including a single cable between the antenna and below deck unit. P1dB compression over frequency means that antennas can be installed without contacting the NOC for commissioning. SAILOR antennas also feature Automatic Azimuth Calibration using modem Rx Lock, so they can find the ship’s centreline automatically, saving time during installation and reducing errors.

Scientifically designed

SAILOR antennas are tested using real ship motion data in the world’s first Advanced Dynamic Simulator for antennas. Supported by alpha testing in the North Sea, this unique combination of a scientific approach and live testing to product development provides the confidence that SAILOR antennas will deliver the highest availability of service on any vessel type.

Software controlled

The software controlled SAILOR VSAT Technology platform provides unique ease of handling, diagnostics and automatic event reporting, helping service providers to increase service reliability. Remote monitoring facilities include SNMP Traps and a built-in email client, providing real-time support for service providers to meet SLAs and end-users to enjoy uninterrupted connectivity. The latest software includes Shock & Vibration Monitoring, which collects valuable sensor data from extreme weather situations at sea.

Dual Antenna Operation

The SAILOR VSAT Technology platform enables two SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku systems to be operated on a single subscription, on a single modem, making it easier and less costly to ensure high availability of service. Uniquely, the advanced antenna controllers manage the connection between satellite and satellite router automatically, without the need for a costly and complicated RF interface unit.

The SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku enables VSAT where deemed not possible before

Small and superlight

While one metre Ku-band antennas like the immensely successful SAILOR 900 VSAT are now a de-facto standard for
global Ku-band networks, new technology and developments make it possible to build efficient high performance antennas also in a small size at a superlight weight. The design has been extensively tested on a fishing trawler operating in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.

All networks, all ships big and small

Cobham SATCOM has employed its worldclass engineering team to design a whole new high performance RF package which makes sure that SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku can be deployed anywhere in the world on as many Ku-band satellites as possible – even on smaller vessels going through heavy seaways.

Two Antennas, One Subscription – superfast switching

Service Level Agreements (SLA) are a crucial aspect of maritime IT and communication solutions. In order to meet the demand for high SLAs, especially when there are obstructions on the ship that cannot be overcome by setting up
blocking zones, satcom service providers sometimes install two antennas. The SAILOR Ku-Band VSAT platform makes this easier and less costly as it can operate two antenna systems on a single modem without the need for an extra box to manage the connection to the VSAT modem. The advanced SAILOR antenna controllers manage the connection between satellite and satellite router fully automatically and the switch-over happens in just 20 milliseconds.

High Throughput Satellites

New high throughput satellites (HTS) such as the Intelsat EpicNG satellite series are now online in Ku-band. All SAILOR VSAT has been tested to work on these HTS services and the aperture size still guarantees that the antenna can roam between spot beams and wide beams. State-of-the-art electronics, and a reflector dish and radome tuned for optimum performance on Ku-band frequencies ensure that SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is a powerful choice.

Specification

Frequency bandKu-Band (e.g. Intelsat EPIC)
Reflector size65 cm / 25.5 inch
CertificationCE (ETSI EN 302 340, IEC 60950-1, IEC 60945, IEC 60950-22), Eutelsat Characterized
Design requirementsFCC, Intelsat, ETSI
System power supply range100 – 240 VAC (ADU powered by ACU)
Total system power consumption110 W typical, 215 W peak (VSAT Modem not included)

Frequency Band

Rx10.70 to 12.75 GHz
Tx13.75 to 14.50 GHz

Antenna Cable

ACU to ADU cableSingle 50 Ω coax for Rx, Tx and ACU-ADU modem and power
ACU to ADU cable, requirementsRF loss at 1700MHz< 20 dB, 4450 MHz< 35 dB. DC Resistance: < 0.9 Ω

Antenna Connectors

ADUFemale N-Connector (50 Ω)
ACUFemale N-Connector (50 Ω)

Above Deck Unit (ADU)

Antenna type, pedestal3-axis (plus auto skew) stabilised tracking antenna with integrated GNSS
Antenna type, reflector systemReflector/sub-reflector, ring focus
Transmit Gain37.7 dBi typ. @ 14.00 GHz (incl. radome)
Receive Gain36.0 dBi typ. @ 11.70 GHz (incl. radome)
System G/T15.9 dB/K typ. @ 11.70 GHz, at 30° elevation and clear sky (including radome)
BUC output power6 W, ext. frequency (LO:12.8 GHz)
EIRP45.5 dBW typ. @ 14.00 GHz FCC 25.222 limit 16.1dB W/4kHz, EESS502 limit 31.6dBW/40kHz (29.6dB W/40kHz for extended band) with 1° starting angle
LNB2 units multi-band LNB (band selection by ACU)
PolarisationLinear Cross & Co-pol
Tracking ReceiverInternal “all band/modulation type” (DVB-S2 and power) and VSAT modem RSSI
Satellite acquisitionAutomatic – w. Gyro/GPS Compass input. Support for gyrofree operation
Pointing accuracy+/-0.2°
Elevation Range-28° to +120°
Cross Elevation+/-42°
Azimuth RangeUnlimited (Rotary Joint)
Ship motion, angularRoll +/-30° (6 sec), Pitch +/-15° (5 sec), Yaw +/-10° (in 8 sec)
Ship, turning rate and acceleration15°/s and 15°/s2
ADU motion, linearLinear accelerations +/-2.5 g max any direction
Vibration, operationalSine: IEC 60945 (8.7.2), DNV No.2.4 Class A, MILSTD-167-1 (5.1.3.3.5) Random: Cobham Maritime Operational
Vibration, survivalSine: Certified for EN60945 (8.7.2) dwell and EN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by IEC EN 60721-4-6
ShockEN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by EN60721-4-6
Temperature (ambient)Operational: -25°C to 55°C Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Humidity100%, condensing
Rain / IP classEN 60945 Exposed / IPX6
Wind80 kt. operational 110 kt. survival
Ice, survival25 mm / 1‘‘
Solar radiation670 W/m2 to EN60945
Compass safe distance1m / 40‘‘ to EN60945
Maintenance, scheduledNone (first 10 years)
Maintenance, unscheduledAll electronic, electromechanical modules and belts are replaceable
Built In TestPower On Self Test, Person Activated Self Test and Continuous Monitoring w. error log
Power OFFAutomatic safe mode
Dimensions (over all)Diameter x Height: Ø 82 cm / 32 ‘‘ x H 91 cm / 36 ‘‘
Weight35.0 Kg / 77.2 lbs

Antenna Control Unit (ACU)

Antenna type, pedestal3-axis (plus auto skew) stabilised tracking antenna with integrated GNSS
Antenna type, reflector systemReflector/sub-reflector, ring focus
Transmit Gain37.7 dBi typ. @ 14.00 GHz (incl. radome)
Receive Gain36.0 dBi typ. @ 11.70 GHz (incl. radome)
System G/T15.9 dB/K typ. @ 11.70 GHz, at 30° elevation and clear sky (including radome)
BUC output power6 W, ext. frequency (LO:12.8 GHz)
EIRP45.5 dBW typ. @ 14.00 GHz FCC 25.222 limit 16.1dB W/4kHz, EESS502 limit 31.6dBW/40kHz (29.6dB W/40kHz for extended band) with 1° starting angle
LNB2 units multi-band LNB (band selection by ACU)
PolarisationLinear Cross & Co-pol
Tracking ReceiverInternal “all band/modulation type” (DVB-S2 and power) and VSAT modem RSSI
Satellite acquisitionAutomatic – w. Gyro/GPS Compass input. Support for gyrofree operation
Pointing accuracy+/-0.2°
Elevation Range-28° to +120°
Cross Elevation+/-42°
Azimuth RangeUnlimited (Rotary Joint)
Ship motion, angularRoll +/-30° (6 sec), Pitch +/-15° (5 sec), Yaw +/-10° (in 8 sec)
Ship, turning rate and acceleration15°/s and 15°/s2
ADU motion, linearLinear accelerations +/-2.5 g max any direction
Vibration, operationalSine: IEC 60945 (8.7.2), DNV No.2.4 Class A, MILSTD-167-1 (5.1.3.3.5) Random: Cobham Maritime Operational
Vibration, survivalSine: Certified for EN60945 (8.7.2) dwell and EN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by IEC EN 60721-4-6
ShockEN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by EN60721-4-6
Temperature (ambient)Operational: -25°C to 55°C Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Humidity100%, condensing
Rain / IP classEN 60945 Exposed / IPX6
Wind80 kt. operational 110 kt. survival
Ice, survival25 mm / 1‘‘
Solar radiation670 W/m2 to EN60945
Compass safe distance1m / 40‘‘ to EN60945
Maintenance, scheduledNone (first 10 years)
Maintenance, unscheduledAll electronic, electromechanical modules and belts are replaceable
Built In TestPower On Self Test, Person Activated Self Test and Continuous Monitoring w. error log
Power OFFAutomatic safe mode
Dimensions (over all)Diameter x Height: Ø 82 cm / 32 ‘‘ x H 91 cm / 36 ‘‘
Weight35.0 Kg / 77.2 lbs

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