Ground Control System

Long Range Antenna Tracker

The new Long Range Antenna Tracker – a portable antenna system that is designed to deliver high bandwidth throughput at long ranges to keep aircraft in constant communication with ground crews.

Designed from the ground up for the BVLOS market, the Long Range Antenna Tracker, not only extends the communication range for commercial drones from 20km to a 200km, but also improves the usability of long-range drones in the hands of end users.

The high-gain self-calibrating antenna tracker system enables 360° degree coverage with less than 10 point accuracy for for complex data intensive applications that ensures fast, secure simultaneous ethernet and serial based data communication to provide reliable, widened communications enabling long-range command and control between the antenna and the UAV.

This includes Data Acquisition, Real Time Video Display and Mission Planning, allowing the user to collect data from both analogue and digital sensors that enables on-the-move communications needed for any tactical system, commercial application, airborne platform, or ground vehicle. Ruggedized for use in harsh environments, quick-to-deploy in the field, or to be operated in a command centre for surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions

range

Designed from the ground up for the BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) market, the Nextech ground control system is the ultimate in Long-Range data link, extending the communication range for commercial drones from 10km to an impressive 100km.

Accuracy

Our system features a high-gain, self-calibrating antenna tracker system, ensuring 360° degree coverage with incredible accuracy, less than 1° pointing accuracy.

Connectivity & GPS

With data rates up to 25Mbps and the support of MIMO technology, the ground control system provides high-bandwidth connectivity and reliability.

Built-in compass calibration

Our system features a high-gain, self-calibrating antenna tracker system, ensuring 360° degree coverage with incredible accuracy, less than 1° pointing accuracy.

HD video Streamig

Our system allows you to stream HD Video & IP Data from the aircraft over long distances, meeting growing data exfiltration requirements. The system supports multiple antenna feeds covering all frequency bands, ensuring seamless integration with various air platforms.

An easy to assemble Ground-to-Air antenna system takes one person under 2 minutes to set up. The Antenna Tracker System automatically recalibrates and accurately tracks the location of a mobile UAV, even from a mobile Ground Control Station with no manual intervention and maximum precision.

LONG RANGE & HIGH THROUGHPUT

  • High bandwidth connectivity to manned and unmanned aircraft at distances up to 200 km
  • DATA Rates > 25Mbps
  • MIMO technology for high bandwidth connectivity and reliability
  • 360° continuous rotation & <1° pointing accuracy for optimal, bidirectional communication
  • 1W and 8W RF power outputs
  • Dual ethernet Ports (Lan/Wan)

HD VIDEO STREAMING

  • Stream HD Video & IP Data from aircraft over long distances
  • Meet growing data exfiltration requirements
  • Fully integrated H.264 HD video encoding/decoding
  • Connect video cameras directly to the unit
  • View multiple video streams simultaneously HD output enabling connection to HDMI-compatible displays
  • Stream video and voice simultaneously

Multiple Antenna Feeds

The Auto-Tracking Antenna System includes the various options of MIMO feeds. These feeds cover all of the frequency bands over which Long Range Antenna Tracker System’s Modules operate.

The feeds can be quickly installed for Horizontal / Vertical Polarization to match the antenna configuration on the air platform.

Power

From GCS (Ground Control System)

Voltage

100 – 240 VAC 4s – 6s or, 18V – 50V

Bands

4GL, 5824GHz, 2550GHz, 2450GHz, 1800GHz, 900MHz

Pan Range

360-degree, continuous rotation

Tilt Range

0 to 90 degrees

Antenna height

depending on Distance

Antenna Weight

(5 kg standard, up to 20 kg with reduced tracking speed)

Polarisation

Dual polarized Vertical/ Horizontal polarization MIMO system

Operating temperature

-5°C to +55°C

Calibration

Built in Compass Calibration for Heading

Pointing Accuracy

<1°

Set up time

2 minutes / 1 person

Option 1: Antenna Gain Long Range – 20km (est)

2.4Ghz – 5,8Ghz (1W) 15dBi; 18deg beam width

Option 2: Antenna Gain Very Long Range – 50km (est)

2.4Ghz – 5,8Ghz (+8W) 25dBi; 9deg beam width

Option 3: Antenna Gain Ultra Long Range – 100km (est)

900Mhz 15dBi; 8.4deg – 25dBi; 9deg beam

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