FAL-ANT-1 Description
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FAL-ANT-1
GSM/DCS/GPS antenna (with Fakra-SMB connectors)
Description
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FAL-ANT-1
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Contents
0
INTRODUCTION ..............................................................3
0.1
GENERAL ........................................................................................................................................ 3
1
SECURITY .........................................................................4
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.1.5
1.1.6
1.1.7
1.1.8
1.1.9
1.1.10
1.1.11
GENERAL..................................................................................................................................... 4
EXPOSURE TO RF ENERGY ..................................................................................................... 4
EFFICIENT OPERATION............................................................................................................ 4
ANTENNA CARE ........................................................................................................................ 4
DRIVING ...................................................................................................................................... 4
ELECTRONIC DEVICES............................................................................................................. 5
VEHICLE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT .................................................................................... 5
MEDICAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ................................................................................... 5
AIRCRAFT ................................................................................................................................... 5
CHILDREN ................................................................................................................................... 5
BLASTING AREAS ..................................................................................................................... 5
NON-IONISING RADIATION .................................................................................................... 5
2
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ................................6
3
ANTENNA SPECIFICATIONS .......................................7
3.1
3.2
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATION OF GPS ANTENNA .............................................................................. 7
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATION OF GSM/DCS ANTENNA.................................................................... 7
4
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATION .................................8
4.1
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATION .................................................................................................. 8
Version history
Version number
1.00
Author
Fadil Beqiri
Changes
Initial version
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Cautions
Information furnished herein by FALCOM are accurate and reliable.
However, no responsibility is assumed for its use.
Please read carefully the safety precautions.
If you have any technical questions regarding this document or the
product described in it, please contact your vendor.
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Some mentioned products are registered trademarks of their respective
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Copyright
The FAL-ANT-1 antenna user’s guide is copyrighted by FALCOM
GmbH with all rights reserved. No part of this user’s guide may be
produced in any form without the prior written permission of FALCOM
GmbH.
FALCOM GmbH.
No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information
contained herein.
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0 Introduction
0.1 General
This manual describes the electrical, mechanical and environmental
specifications of the FALCOM device FAL-ANT-1. It contains information
about purpose and application area of the device.
The FAL-ANT-1 represents combined active GPS and dual band GSM/DCS
antenna. The unit is designed for in-vehicle (windows plane) mounting. The
antenna is delivered with 2.5 m cable set with two FAKRA-SMB-female
connectors. The device can be connected directly to the FALCOM STEPP
GSM/GPS terminal, but it can be used with any other equipment that
provides the proper electrical and mechanical antenna interfaces.
The compact form-factor, the sample installation and the excellent price/
performance are making out of the FAL-ANT-1 perfect accessory for
vehicle tracking systems as well as related applications.
Users are advised to quickly proceed to the “Security” chapter and read
the hints carefully.
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1 Security
IMPORTANT FOR THE EFFICIENT AND SAFE OPERATION OF
THIS ANTENNA. READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE USE !
1.1 GENERAL
The FAL-ANT-1 utilises the GSM standard for cellular technology. GSM is
a newer radio frequency (« RF ») technology than the current FM
technology that has been used for radio communications for decades. The
GSM standard has been established for use in the European community and
elsewhere.
1.1.1 EXPOSURE TO RF ENERGY
There has been some public concern about possible health effects of using
GSM or GSM/GPS equipment. Although research on health effects from RF
energy has focused for many years on the current RF technology, scientists
have begun research regarding newer radio technologies, such as GSM.
After existing research had been reviewed, and after compliance to all
applicable safety standards had been tested, it has been concluded that the
product is fit for use.
If you are concerned about exposure to RF energy there are things you can
do to minimise exposure. Obviously, limiting the duration of your calls will
reduce your exposure to RF energy. In addition, you can reduce RF
exposure by operating your cellular equipment efficiently by following the
below guidelines.
1.1.2
EFFICIENT OPERATION
For your equipment to operate at the lowest power level, consistent with
satisfactory call quality:
Extend the antenna cable as long as possible verify.
Do not hold the antenna when it is « IN USE ». Holding the antenna affects
call quality and may cause the modem to operate at a higher power level
than needed.
1.1.3
ANTENNA CARE
Do not use a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact
with the skin, a minor burn may result. Replace a damaged antenna
immediately.
1.1.4 DRIVING
Do not install on the front windshields you can impair the sight of the
driver.
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1.1.5 ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Most electronic devices, for example in hospitals and motor vehicles are
shielded from RF energy. However RF energy may affect some
malfunctioning or improperly shielded electronic equipment.
1.1.6 VEHICLE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Check your vehicle manufacturer’s representative to determine if any on
board electronic equipment is adequately shielded from RF energy.
1.1.7 MEDICAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Consult the manufacturer of any personal medical devices (such as
pacemakers, hearing aids, etc...) to determine if they are adequately shielded
from external RF energy.
Do not use the antenna or turn your connected equipment OFF in health care
facilities when any regulations posted in the area instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using RF monitoring equipment.
1.1.8 AIRCRAFT
Do not use the antenna before boarding any aircraft.
Use it on the ground only with crew permission.
Do not use in the air.
To prevent possible interference with aircraft systems, Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) regulations require you to have permission from a
crew member to use the antenna while the plane is on the ground. To
prevent interference with cellular systems, local RF regulations prohibit
using your device whilst airborne.
1.1.9 CHILDREN
Do not allow children to play with your antenna. It is not a toy. Children
could hurt themselves or others (by poking themselves or others in the eye
with the antenna, for example). Children could damage the antenna.
1.1.10 BLASTING AREAS
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your unit OFF when in a
« blasting area » or in areas posted : « turn off two-way radio ».
Construction crew often use remote control RF devices to set off explosives.
1.1.11 NON-IONISING RADIATION
As with other mobile radio transmitting equipment, users are advised that
for satisfactory operation and for the safety of personnel, it is recommended
that no part of the human body be allowed to come too close to the antenna
during operation of the equipment.
The antenna shall be mounted in such a position that no part of the human
body will normally rest close to any part of the antenna.
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2 Installation instructions
1. With a cleaning-cloth (not included), clean the inner side of the car
windshield, where the antenna is supposed to be installed.
2. There is a sticked adhesive pad at the bottom side of the antenna head.
Remove the protecting sheet (yellow sticker) from the adhesive pad. (On
the figure below the adhesive pad is separated, but in the delivery
packing it will be sticked at the bottom side of the antenna head).
3. Place the adhesive pad of the FAL-ANT-1 on to cleaned area of the
windshield and press the other side of the antenna head to avoid air
bubbles.
4. The FAL-ANT-1 antenna with FAKRA-SMB-female connectors has
two different colours, the blue colour has to be connected to the GPS
SMB-male antenna interface of the equipment and the bordeaux colour
has to be connected to the GSM/DCS SMB-male antenna interface of
the equipment.
Hints
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♦
♦
♦
♦
♦
The transmitting/receiving side is on the bottom side of the antenna
head.
Proper functionality requires on-glass-mounting
Do not install the device on metalized or coated windows
To be installed inside the vehicle on the immovable windshields.
Do not impair the sight of the driver !
FAL-ANT-1 is not water resistant. Do not contact it to water.
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3 Antenna specifications
3.1 Electrical specification of GPS antenna
Parameter
Specification
Frequency
1575 ± 3MHz
VSWR
< 1.4
Bandwidth
10 MHz min.
Impedance
50 Ω
Peak Gain
4 dBic min. (on 7 cm x 7cm ground plane)
Gain Coverage
≥- 4 dBic at -90° ≤ 0 ≤ 90° (over 75% volume)
Polarization
RHCP
Amplifier
Gain without cable 17 dB typical
Noise Figure
1.2 dB typical
Output VSWR
2.0 max.
(Voltage standing wave ratio)
DC Voltage
DC 3 to 5 V
DC Current
3 mA max.
Figure 1: electrical specification for GPS antenna
3.2 Electrical specification of GSM/DCS antenna
Parameter
Frequency range
Peak Gain
Specification
GSM 900
880 - 960 MHz
DCS 1800
1710 - 1880 MHz
GSM 900
0 ~ 0.5 dBi
DCS 1800
0.5 ~ 1 dBi
VSWR
5 max.
(Voltage standing wave ratio)
Polarization
Linear
Impedance
50 Ω
Figure 5: Electrical specification for GSM/DCS antenna
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4 Mechanical Specification
Parameter
Specification
Weight
≤ 99 gr.
Size
70 x 13 mm (diameter x high)
Cable
2.5 m RG174 standard
GSM/DCS connector
FAKRA SMB-female (bordeaux colour)
GPS connector
FAKRA SMB-female (blue colour)
Mounting
adhesive pad base
Housing Color
Black
Figure 2: Mechanical specification of FAL-ANT-1
4.1 Environmental Specification
Parameter
Specification
Operating Temperature
-40 °C < T < +85 °C
Storage Temperature
-40 °C < T < +85 °C
Vibration
Sine Sweep, 1 G(0-P), 10-150-10 MHz each axis
Humidity
95% ~ 100% RH
Table 3: Environmental specification of FAL-ANT-1
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