Please note: Updated beacon receiver models and related information is found at this Radeus Labs web page.
The Model BR23-L, version 4 firmware, offers the full L-band range of 930 to 2300 MHz, digital level reference setting, and M&C. 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.
- Wide bandwidth, 930 – 2300 MHz standard
- Digital level reference setting, -40 – -100 dBm on 0.5 dB steps
- RS-232/422/485 and standard
The output of the beacon receiver is a DC voltage proportional to the input signal level 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 displays operating frequency, relative signal level, carrier lock or alarm, and input level.
Also see: data sheets.
|Input Frequency||930 – 2300 MHz|
|Input Level||-40 to -100 dBm typical|
|Level Adjust||Digital, 0.5 dB steps|
|Level Accuracy||±0.4 dB per step; ±4 dB over entire range|
|Tracking Slope||0.5 V/dB|
|Tracking Linearity||±0.25 dB|
|Frequency Selection||10 kHz steps|
|Min. input level for Lock||-110 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 or RS-422/485 – Continuous Data Streaming option
streaming signal strength output via a dedicated RS-232 DB 9 connector
|M&C Connector||DB-9 Female|
|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
|AFC and Filtering|
|O||Standard AFC and standard 0.4 Hz output smoothing filter.|
|A||No AFC – 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.|
|0||50 kHz pre-detection bandwidth.|
|5||25 kHz pre-detection bandwidth.|
|Input connector on rear of BTR|
|N||50 ohm N female connector|
|B||50 ohm BNC female connector|
|Q||50 ohm TNC female connector|
|S||50 ohm SMA female connector|
|…||Optional continuous data streaming|
|Base Model||Band||Frequency Range||AFC & Filtering||Band-width||Input Conn|
|BR23||L||930-2300 MHz||0, A, S, or T||0 or 5||N, B, Q, or S|
Other frequency ranges are available.
GUI: enhanced control features and additional monitoring tools, along with strip-charting for signal strength, AFC, and temperature. Version 2.0 includes an event-triggered alarm that allows email notification to your laptop or mobile device. Alarms can be triggered by signal strength, loss of signal, and AFC conditions.