Cobham Explorer 8100GX Drive-Away VSAT

Description

Developed completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM, the one meter EXPLORER 8100GX Auto-Acquire Drive-Away antenna is designed to offer unparalleled performance, ensuring high quality connectivity on the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network.
EXPLORER 8100 features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved typically in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process.

A swappable feed system allows users to change frequency bands from GX to Ku-band and KA-SAT, ensuring full choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.

The EXPLORER 8100GX enables users to access Inmarsat’s global Ka-Band satellite service Global Xpress® and it joins the EXPLORER VSAT family of the most advanced Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Land systems available.

Uninterrupted Communication

You can enjoy continuous connectivity services with EXPLORER 8100GX even if the vehicle rocks due to high winds or people getting in and out thanks to our unique ‘Dynamic Pointing Correction’ system. The technology enables a high degree of pointing accuracy as the antenna automatically adjusts to compensate for movement.

Industry-Leading

EXPLORER 8100 features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved typically in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process. A swappable feed system allows users to change frequency bands from GX to Ku-band and KA-SAT, ensuring full choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.

Reliable EXPLORER

EXPLORER 8100GX is developed completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM. It features genuine EXPLORER design, ensuring high-quality connectivity that is available even when other antennas would have lost their connection to the satellite. In the field, this means you can count on EXPLORER 8100GX to provide you with vital and global communications whatever the conditions.

Product Details

Antenna characteristics

Receive Transmit

    • Frequency (GHz) 19.2 – 20.2 29 – 30
    • Antenna Gain 43.9 – 44.1 48.1 – 48.3
    • Cross Pol Isolation (dB) within 1dB >29.2 >24.2
    • Cross Pol Isolation (dB) On-Axis >30.7 >27.1
    • Beamwidth (degrees) at -3dB 1.0° 0.7°
    • Beamwidth (degrees) at -10dB 1.8° 1.2°
    • Antenna Noise Temp. (°K) at 30° Elevation 177° –
    • G/T – Comm (dB/°K) 21.5 dB/°K @ 30° EL

Midband

    • Radiation Pattern Compliance FCC/ETSI
    • Polarization RHCP (Tx) and LHCP (Rx)
    • BUC (NJT5830) 5 Watt Ka Band
    • LNB (NJR2825) Ka Band PLL
    • EIRP 55.3 dBW

Mechanical

  • Rugged, Reliable 1.0m Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Antenna
  • Single Piece Offset Feed Carbon Fiber Reflector
  • Type Approved for Inmarsat Global Xpress® – system includes 5W BUC and modem
  • Built-in Wifi and a Web-based User Interface for easy PC and Smartphone

Configuration

  • Pointing error less than 0.1 degrees
  • Advanced Dynamic Pointing Correction
  • Harmonic Drive Gear systems
  • Advanced Blocking Zone Functionality
  • Swappable feed system enables switching to KA-SAT and Ku-band with optional
  • conversion kits

Downloads

EXPLORER 8100GX Data Sheet