A tracking receiver for antenna step tracking and automatic uplink power control.
The Model 3430-CE, Version 4, beacon receiver features an input of 3.4 – 4.2 GHz, digital Level reference setting, Ethernet connectivity with M&C interface, and power-up temperature compensation for rapid signal acquisition. Frequency selection on 10 kHz steps may be accomplished from the front panel or via remote control. Pre‑detection noise bandwidth of 50 kHz (or factory option of 25 kHz) facilitates accurate tracking at very low C/N levels.
- Digital level reference setting, -40 to -100 dBm on 0.5 dB steps
- Ethernet connectivity with M&C control interface
- Version 2.0 M&C control interface allows remote monitoring, from multiple locations
- RS-232/422/485 and Ethernet All Standard
- Temperature stabilization compensation.
The output of the beacon receiver is a DC voltage proportional to the input signal level, in order to facilitate both antenna tracking control and automatic power control. A Loss-of-Carrier indicator is provided in the event the tracking signal is lost. Form “C” relay contacts provide an external Loss-of-Carrier alarm. A front panel VFD or SSC GUI (via your computer) displays operating frequency, relative signal level, carrier lock or alarm, and input level.
Also see: data sheets.
|Input Frequency||3.4 – 4.2 GHz|
|Input Level||-40 to -90 dBm typical|
|Level Adjust||Digital, 0.5 dB steps|
|Level Accuracy||±0.4 dB per step ±4 dB over entire range|
|External BDC or LNB included on Model – CE Beacon Receivers|
|BDC||Type “N” Female|
|Output Connector||Type “F” Female|
|Tracking Slope||0.5 V/dB|
|Tracking Linearity||±0.25 dB|
|Frequency Selection||10 kHz steps|
|Min. input level for Lock||-105 dBm|
|Input Connector||Type “N” Female, 50 ohm*|
|Threshold||4 dB C/N for acquisition < 1 dB C/N for carrier lock|
|Tracking Response||0 to +10 VDC over 20 dB input range standard other ranges optional****|
|Alarms||Form-C relay contacts|
|Noise Bandwidth||50 kHz|
|M&C||RS-232 & RS-422/485
Ethernet 10/100 Base T continuous data streaming option/streaming signal strength output via dedicated RS-232 DB 9 connector
|M&C Connector||DB-9 Female & RJ 45 Connector
Dedicated DB9 with CDS option
|Output Connector||Modular socket & plug|
|Dimensions||1 RU, 19″ x 16″ x 1.75″|
|Prime Input Power||90-260 VAC, 47-63 Hz, auto-sensing, 45 Watts max|
|LNB Power||+24 Volts @ 1 Amp available on center conductor Selectable In/Out***|
* Other input connectors available please contact SSC
** Other AFC options available please contact SSC
*** Other power options available please contact SSC
**** Other ranges available please contact SSC
|Y||LNB to be mounted at the Antenna with WR-229 flange.|
|Z||BDC with N input connector.|
|AFC and Filtering|
|O||Standard AFC and Standard 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|A||No AFC – Use for tracking Wide Data Carriers. Standard 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|S||No AFC and No 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|T||No 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter. Standard AFC.|
|O||50 kHz pre-detection bandwidth.|
|5||25 kHz pre-detection bandwidth.|
|Input Connector on Rear of BTR|
|S||50 ohm SMA female connector.|
|N||50 ohm N female connector.|
|B||50 ohm BNC female connector.|
|Q||50 ohm TNC female connector.|
|…||Ethernet 10/100 Base T with SSC Graphical User Interface|
|…||Optional continuous data streaming|
|Base Model||Band||Conversion Type||Frequency Range||AFC & Filtering||Band-width||Input Conn|
|3430||CE||Y or Z||3.4 – 4.2 GHz||0, A, S, or T||0 or 5||N, B, Q or S|
Other frequency ranges are available.
SSC’s control GUI version 2.0 provides enhanced control features and additional monitoring, along with strip-charting for signal strength, AFC, and temperature. Version 2.0 also includes an event-triggered alarm that can send email notification to your laptop or mobile device. Alarms can be triggered by signal strength, loss of signal, and AFC conditions.