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INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL
FOR SEA TEL MODEL
DAC-2202 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT
WARNING: Antenna Pedestal must be properly restrained
(stowed) to prevent damage to wire rope isolators, isolator
springs and/or antenna pedestal mechanism during underway
conditions when power is removed from the antenna
assembly.
Sea Tel, Inc.
4030 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Tel: (925) 798-7979
Fax: (925) 798-7986
Email: seatel@seatel.com
Web: www.seatel.com
April 18, 2008
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Document. No. 126523
Revision E
Sea Tel Marine Stabilized Antenna systems are manufactured in the United
States of America.
Sea Tel is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company. Certificate Number 19.2867 was
issued August 12, 2005. Sea Tel was originally registered on November 09, 1998.
The DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit (exclusively for use with Sea Tel Marine
Stabilized Antenna Pedestals) complies with the requirements of European Norms
and European Standards EN 60945 (1997) and prETS 300 339 (1998-03). Sea Tel
European Union Declaration of Conformity for this equipment is contained in this
manual.
Copyright Notice
All Rights Reserved. The information contained in this document is proprietary to Sea Tel, Inc.. This
document may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without the consent of Sea Tel, Inc. The
information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Copyright © 2007 Sea Tel, Inc.
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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................. 1-1
1.1.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM ................................................................................................ 1-1
1.2.
GENERAL SCOPE OF THIS MANUAL ................................................................................................. 1-2
1.3.
QUICK OVERVIEW OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................... 1-2
2. OPERATION........................................................................................................................................ 2-1
2.1.
QUICK START OPERATION .............................................................................................................. 2-1
2.2.
FRONT PANEL LAYOUT .................................................................................................................. 2-1
2.3.
BASIC FUNCTION OF FRONT PANEL KEYS......................................................................................... 2-2
2.4.
BASIC DESCRIPTION OF FRONT PANEL STATUS LEDS ....................................................................... 2-2
2.5.
DISPLAY & ENTRY OPERATION MENUS ........................................................................................... 2-3
2.6.
2.5.1.
Ship Information Menus. ................................................................................................. 2-4
2.5.2.
Satellite Information Menus. ........................................................................................... 2-5
2.5.3.
Antenna Information Menus............................................................................................ 2-9
2.5.4.
Status information menus.............................................................................................. 2-10
2.5.5.
SETUP Parameter display and entry menus.................................................................. 2-12
TRACKING OPERATION ................................................................................................................. 2-12
2.6.1.
2.7.
DishScan Operation ....................................................................................................... 2-12
SEARCHING OPERATION............................................................................................................... 2-13
2.7.1.
Default Standard (Box) Search Pattern .......................................................................... 2-13
2.7.2.
Inclined Orbit Search Pattern......................................................................................... 2-14
2.7.3.
No Gyro Search Pattern ................................................................................................. 2-15
2.8.
AUTO-POLARIZATION OPERATION ................................................................................................. 2-16
2.9.
RADOME ASSEMBLY OPERATION .................................................................................................. 2-16
3. BASIC SYSTEM INFORMATION....................................................................................................... 3-1
3.1.
3.2.
3.3.
SATELLITE BASICS ......................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.1.1.
C-Band Receive Frequency (3.7-4.2GHz)......................................................................... 3-1
3.1.2.
Ku-Band Receive Frequency (10.95-12.75GHz)............................................................... 3-1
3.1.3.
Blockage........................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.1.4.
Rain Fade ......................................................................................................................... 3-2
3.1.5.
Signal level ....................................................................................................................... 3-2
3.1.6.
Satellite Footprint Charts ................................................................................................. 3-2
3.1.7.
Linear Satellite polarization .............................................................................................. 3-2
ANTENNA BASICS .......................................................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.1.
Stabilization ...................................................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.2.
Azimuth ............................................................................................................................ 3-3
3.2.3.
Elevation........................................................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.4.
Antenna polarization......................................................................................................... 3-4
3.2.5.
Tracking Receivers........................................................................................................... 3-4
3.2.6.
Tracking............................................................................................................................ 3-4
COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION .............................................................................. 3-4
3.3.1.
Antenna ADE Assembly................................................................................................... 3-5
3.3.2.
Antenna Control Unit ....................................................................................................... 3-5
3.3.3.
Below Decks AC Power Supply....................................................................................... 3-5
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4. INSTALLATION ..................................................................................................................................4-1
4.1.
GENERAL CAUTIONS & WARNINGS ................................................................................................. 4-1
4.2.
SITE SURVEY ................................................................................................................................ 4-1
4.3.
PREPARING FOR THE INSTALLATION ................................................................................................ 4-1
4.3.1.
Unpack Shipping Crates and Inspect / Inventory............................................................. 4-1
4.3.2.
Preparing BDE Location ................................................................................................... 4-1
4.3.3.
Read the Installation Information..................................................................................... 4-1
4.3.4.
Plan The Install ................................................................................................................. 4-1
4.3.5.
The Installing Cables ........................................................................................................ 4-2
4.4.
INSTALL THE ACU ......................................................................................................................... 4-2
4.5.
INSTALL THE TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP (TMS)............................................................................. 4-2
4.6.
INSTALL THE BASE MULTIPLEXER PANEL ......................................................................................... 4-2
4.7.
TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP (TMS) CONNECTIONS.......................................................................... 4-2
4.8.
AC POWER TO THE ACU .............................................................................................................. 4-4
4.9.
AGC TRACKING CONNECTION ........................................................................................................ 4-4
4.10. MONITOR AND CONTROL CONNECTIONS ......................................................................................... 4-4
4.11. INSTALL OTHER BDE EQUIPMENT .................................................................................................. 4-5
4.12. FINAL CHECKS .............................................................................................................................. 4-5
4.12.1. Visual/Electrical inspection............................................................................................... 4-5
4.13. POWER-UP ................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4.14. SETUP .......................................................................................................................................... 4-5
5. SETUP .................................................................................................................................................5-1
5.1.
OPERATOR SETTINGS .................................................................................................................... 5-1
5.2.
DEFAULT SETUP PARAMETERS FOR YOUR ANTENNA ........................................................................ 5-1
5.3.
SETUP PARAMETER DISPLAY AND ENTRY MENUS............................................................................. 5-1
5.4.
EL TRIM ..................................................................................................................................... 5-2
5.5.
AZ TRIM ..................................................................................................................................... 5-2
5.6.
AUTO THRES ............................................................................................................................. 5-2
5.7.
EL STEP SIZE ............................................................................................................................. 5-3
5.8.
AZ STEP SIZE ............................................................................................................................. 5-3
5.9.
STEP INTEGRAL ........................................................................................................................ 5-3
5.10. SEARCH INC .............................................................................................................................. 5-3
5.11. SEARCH LIMIT........................................................................................................................... 5-3
5.12. SWEEP INC................................................................................................................................ 5-4
5.13. SYSTEM TYPE ........................................................................................................................... 5-4
5.14. GYRO TYPE................................................................................................................................ 5-5
5.15. POLANG TYPE ........................................................................................................................... 5-5
5.16. POL OFFSET .............................................................................................................................. 5-5
5.17. POL SCALE ................................................................................................................................ 5-6
5.18. RADIATION HAZARD AND BLOCKAGE MAPPING (AZ LIMIT PARAMETERS)........................................... 5-6
5.19. 5V OFFSET (MAY NOT BE IN YOUR SOFTWARE)............................................................................. 5-10
5.20. 5V SCALE (MAY NOT BE IN YOUR SOFTWARE)............................................................................... 5-10
5.21. TX POLARITY .............................................................................................................................. 5-10
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5.22. TRACK DISP............................................................................................................................. 5-11
5.23. SAVE NEW PARAMETERS ...................................................................................................... 5-12
5.24. REMOTE COMMAND ............................................................................................................. 5-12
5.25. REMOTE MONITOR ................................................................................................................ 5-12
5.26. TO DISABLE/ENABLE DISHSCAN ................................................................................................... 5-12
5.27. SATELLITE REFERENCE MODE ...................................................................................................... 5-13
5.28. REMOTE TILT .......................................................................................................................... 5-13
5.29. REMOTE PARAMETERS ......................................................................................................... 5-13
5.30. REMOTE UPLOAD .................................................................................................................. 5-13
6. FUNCTIONAL TESTING..................................................................................................................... 6-1
6.1.
ACU / ANTENNA SYSTEM CHECK .................................................................................................... 6-1
6.2.
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE AUTO-UPDATE CHECK ................................................................................... 6-1
6.3.
SHIP HEADING – GYRO COMPASS FOLLOWING CHECK ..................................................................... 6-1
6.4.
AZIMUTH & ELEVATION DRIVE ........................................................................................................ 6-1
6.5.
FOUR QUADRANT TRACKING TEST .................................................................................................. 6-2
6.6.
BLOCKAGE SIMULATION TEST ........................................................................................................ 6-2
6.7.
CHECK ACU PARAMETERS............................................................................................................. 6-3
7. MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................ 7-1
7.1.
GENERAL CAUTIONS & WARNINGS ................................................................................................. 7-1
7.2.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE ACU........................................................................................................ 7-1
7.3.
7.2.1.
ACU display is blank......................................................................................................... 7-1
7.2.2.
ACU Status displays "REMOTE NOT RESPONDING"...................................................... 7-1
TROUBLESHOOTING SHIPS GYRO COMPASS PROBLEMS .................................................................... 7-2
7.3.1.
STEP-BY-STEP ................................................................................................................. 7-2
7.3.2.
1:1 SYNCHRO .................................................................................................................. 7-2
7.3.3.
360:1 Synchro .................................................................................................................. 7-3
7.4.
DISPLAY OFFSETS / OPTIMIZING TARGETING .................................................................................... 7-3
7.5.
CONFIGURING THE COMM IF PORTS OF THE DAC-2202 ACU ......................................................... 7-4
7.6.
PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT ................................................................. 7-6
7.7.
PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS PEDESTAL CONTROL UNIT .............................................................. 7-10
7.8.
COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE (COMMIF PCB) SOFTWARE UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS.......................... 7-13
7.9.
INTERNAL HTML PAGE ............................................................................................................... 7-16
7.9.1.
System Information ....................................................................................................... 7-17
7.9.2.
Communication Port Settings ........................................................................................ 7-18
7.9.3.
DAC Parameters Page 1 ................................................................................................ 7-20
7.9.4.
DAC Parameters Page 2 ................................................................................................ 7-21
7.9.5.
Status Page .................................................................................................................... 7-23
8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................................................... 8-1
8.1.
DAC-2202 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT ............................................................................................. 8-1
8.1.1.
General............................................................................................................................. 8-1
8.1.2.
Front Panel ....................................................................................................................... 8-1
8.1.3.
Rear Panel ........................................................................................................................ 8-1
8.1.4.
J4A “Antenna” Pedestal M&C Interface......................................................................... 8-2
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8.1.5.
J4B “Antenna” Pedestal M&C Interface......................................................................... 8-2
8.1.6.
J3 “M&C” Aux Serial Interface ....................................................................................... 8-2
8.1.7.
J2 “NMEA A” Interface ................................................................................................... 8-2
8.1.8.
J2 “NMEA B” Interface ................................................................................................... 8-2
8.1.9.
Ethernet ........................................................................................................................... 8-2
8.1.10. DVB Compliant Tracking Receiver ................................................................................... 8-3
8.1.11. L-Band SCPC Narrow Band Tracking Receiver ................................................................ 8-3
8.1.12. Narrow Band SCPC receiver: ........................................................................................... 8-3
8.2.
TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP .......................................................................................................... 8-4
8.2.1.
Synchro Interface:............................................................................................................ 8-4
8.2.2.
SBS Interface ................................................................................................................... 8-4
8.2.3.
Control Interface .............................................................................................................. 8-4
8.2.4.
NMEA Interface ............................................................................................................... 8-5
8.3.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ....................................................................................................... 8-5
8.4.
CABLES ........................................................................................................................................ 8-5
8.4.1.
DAC-2200 AC Power Cable ............................................................................................. 8-5
8.4.2.
Antenna Control Cable ..................................................................................................... 8-5
8.4.3.
IF Signal Cables................................................................................................................ 8-5
8.4.4.
SBS/Synchro Gyro Compass Interface Cable (Customer Furnished) .............................. 8-5
8.4.5.
Audio / Video cables......................................................................................................... 8-5
9. DRAWINGS.........................................................................................................................................9-1
9.1.
DAC-2202 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT DRAWINGS ............................................................................ 9-1
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1.
Introduction
Introduction
This manual describes the Sea Tel Model DAC-2202 Series of shipboard Tracking Antenna Control Units (ACU).
System information, installation, setup, operating instructions, functional testing and maintenance for the ACU
are also contained herein.
This ACU allows you to control the antenna that it is connected to. It also allows you to connect your Gyro
Compass to provide heading input to the system for accurate targeting of satellites.
1.1.
General Description of System
The Antenna Control Unit (ACU) has been designed and manufactured so as to be inherently reliable,
easy to maintain, and simple to operate. Except for start-ups, or when changing to operate with
different transponders or satellites, the equipment essentially permits unattended operation.
This ACU is housed in a standard 1 Unit high, 19-inch rack mount enclosure. The front panel contains
function keys used to select the desired information to be displayed, and/or changed. Data is displayed
on a 2 line 20 character display. All external connections are interfaced through connectors mounted on
the rear panel.
The shipboard gyrocompass input is used as the long-term azimuth reference. The ACU accepts gyro
compass input from Step-By-Step OR 1:1, 36:1, 90:1 or 360:1 Synchro OR NMEA 0183 serial
interface. A GPS antenna is provided on your antenna pedestal to provide Latitude and Longitude
location for the system.
The ACU automatically calculates the Elevation, Azimuth and Polarization pointing angles based on the
ships Latitude, Longitude and the desired Satellite Longitude position. A programmable pattern search
will automatically scan the area for a desired satellite if no signal is found. These two features make
locating a new satellite very easy.
The internal Satellite ID Tracking Receiver (DVB Receiver) uses received satellite signal input to keep the
antenna peaked on satellite. This internal digital receiver allows you to tune it to any frequency in the
950 to 2150 MHz range for tracking a wide bandwidth satellite signal.
It is normally connected to an Antenna and other equipment to form a system. The system consists of
two major groups of equipment; an above-decks group and a below-decks group. Each group is
comprised of, but not limited to, the items listed below. All equipment comprising the Above Decks is
incorporated inside the radome assembly and is integrated into a single operational entity. For operation,
this system requires only an unobstructed line-of-sight view to the satellite, GPS Latitude & Longitude
input (provided with antenna pedestal), Ship’s Gyro Compass input and AC electrical power.
The following text provides a basic functional overview of the system components and component
interconnection as referred to in the System Block Diagram(s) for your model antenna.
Television Receive Only (TVRO) Systems are comprised of two major sections: The Above-Decks
Equipment (ADE) is comprised of the Sea Tel antenna & radome assembly which is mounted outside, on
an upper deck location chosen for best satellite reception. The Below-Decks Equipment (BDE) includes
the Antenna Control Unit and will have satellite receiver(s), TV set(s) and all other ancillary equipment
that is mounted in various locations throughout the interior of the ship. Refer to your antenna manual for
more specific configuration information.
Transmit/Receive (TXRX) Systems are also comprised of two major sections: The Above-Decks
Equipment (ADE) is comprised of the Sea Tel antenna & radome assembly which is mounted outside, on
an upper deck location chosen for best satellite reception. The Antenna inside the radome has Transmit
& Receive RF equipment mounted on it. The Below-Decks Equipment (BDE) includes the Antenna
Control Unit and will have satellite modem, multiplexer and all other ancillary communications equipment
that is mounted in various locations throughout the interior of the ship. Refer to your antenna manual for
more specific configuration information.
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1.2.
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
General Scope of This Manual
This manual describes operation and installation of this Antenna Control Unit.
1.3.
Quick Overview of Contents
The information in this manual is organized into chapters; Operation, Installation, Setup, Functional
Testing, Maintenance & Troubleshooting, Technical Specifications and Drawings.
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2.
Operation
Operation
When power is turned ON, the ACU Display will initially show “SEA TEL INC - MASTER” and the ACU software
version (ie DAC-2202 VER 6.xx ). 10 seconds later, the display will switch to “SEA TEL INC - REMOTE” and
“INITIALIZING” for approximately two minutes while the Pedestal Control Unit (PCU) completes initialization of
the antenna pedestal and then reports its Model & Software version.
2.1.
Quick Start Operation
If your system has been set up correctly and the ship has not moved since the system was used last.
Operation of the system from a cold start involves the following steps.
1. Turn on the AC power switches for the Antenna Control Unit (ACU) and other Below Decks
Equipment..
2. Press NEXT until the Ship menu is displayed to check the Latitude, Longitude and Heading
values. Latitude and Longitude should still be correct, but may be updated if necessary.
Heading in most cases will be 000.0 and you will have to enter the initial value of the ships
current heading. Entry of ships heading is not required when your system is connected to a 1:1
Synchro or NMEA 0183 Heading Gyro Compass output. Press ENTER 3 times to select ship's
heading (HDG) entry mode. Use the LEFT arrow to bring the cursor up under the ones digit,
then if desired, increment/decrement it using the UP/DOWN arrow keys. Use the LEFT/RIGHT
arrow keys to select other digits to modify and the UP/DOWN arrow key to modify them as
needed to enter the current ships gyro heading. Press ENTER to save the value. Press NEXT
to return to the Ship display menu.
3. If System Type parameter includes value 1, the ACU should automatically target the last satellite
that was used. If it does not, press NEXT to the Satellite display menu so you can manually
target the satellite. If you are targeting the SAME satellite longitude as was used last; Press
ENTER, then the LEFT (or RIGHT) arrow and then ENTER to target the same satellite. If you are
targeting a different satellite you will need to change the tracking parameters and then target the
desired satellite, refer to the operation section for the Satellite menu below.
A. If no signal is found: The Tracking LED will flash for a short period of time (per the SEARCH DELAY
parameter) followed by the Search LED coming ON. The ACU will automatically move the antenna in a
spiral SEARCH pattern until the ACU receives a signal (AGC) value that is greater than the threshold
value. Tracking will take over (Tracking LED ON) and automatically peak the antenna position for highest
receive signal level from the satellite which has been acquired.
B. If a satellite signal is found: The received signal level (AGC) will be higher than the threshold value.
Tracking will take over (Tracking LED ON) and automatically peak the antenna position for highest
receive signal level from the satellite.
Upon completion of the above, the system will continue to operate automatically indefinitely until; AC
power to the system is interrupted OR The satellite signal is blocked OR The ship sails into an area of
insufficient satellite signal level.
2.2.
Front Panel Layout
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DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
Basic Function of Front Panel Keys
Keyboard operation is very simple and straightforward. Basic function of each key is:
Press NEXT to cycle through the four main menus; Ship, Satellite, Antenna and
Status (refer to the Operation Flowcharts).
Press TRACK key to toggle the state of Tracking, ON/OFF. If SEARCH is ON,
pressing the TRACK key will turn search OFF.
When the Antenna main menu is displayed, pressing the LEFT arrow moves the
antenna left (CCW or down in azimuth). Pressing the RIGHT arrow to move the
antenna right (CW or up in azimuth).
In any sub-menu, pressing the LEFT or RIGHT arrow enters editing mode and
brings up a cursor in the display. When the cursor is under a character, it is
selected and can be changed (see UP/DOWN arrow below).
(Setup) - Press and release BOTH the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to access
the save parameters window. Press & Hold for six seconds to access the setup
parameters (refer to the Setup section of this manual).
When the Antenna main menu is displayed, press UP arrow to move the antenna
up in elevation or the DOWN arrow to move the antenna down in elevation.
Press the UP/DOWN arrow cycle Up and Down through the sub-menus.
When a sub-menu item is being edited, use the UP/DOWN to
increment/decrement the selected character. This steps the selected entry one
increment per sequential key-press or rapidly increments the selected entry when
pressed & held.
At any main menu level, press ENTER to access the sub-menu items.
When viewing one of the sub-menus, pressing the ENTER key will step down
through the sub-menu items, like the DOWN arrow does.
When editing, the cursor is visible under a character in a sub-menu (whether it has
been changed or not), press ENTER to execute the present value, and return to
display mode of that sub-menu. This does NOT save the new value to NVRAM.
Press RESET to reset all the processors in the Antenna Control Unit. It does NOT
reset the antenna.
2.4.
Basic Description of Front Panel Status LEDs
The basic description of the front panel LED states are:
Tracking - (Green LED)
ON indicates that the ACU has identified and is actively tracking the desired satellite to optimize
the signal level (AGC).
Blinking indicates that the ACU is in search delay or is analyzing a satellite signal.
OFF indicates that Tracking is OFF.
Searching - (Yellow LED)
ON indicates that the ACU is actively searching for your satellite signal.
OFF indicates that SEARCH is OFF.
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Target - (Yellow LED)
ON indicates that the antenna is TARGETING (driving) to the specified Azimuth and/or Elevation
position(s).
ON also indicates UNWRAP in limited azimuth antennas.
Power - (Green LED)
ON indicates that the Antenna Control Unit is energized.
Initializing - (Green LED)
ON indicates that the Antenna is initializing. Initialization of the antenna will take approximately
two minutes.
Error - (Red LED)
ON indicates that one, or more, discrete system errors have occurred. Refer to Status – Error
Code information menu to determine which error(s) have occurred.
OFF indicates that no errors have occurred.
2.5.
Display & Entry Operation Menus
The operation menus are arranged in four groups. Use the NEXT key to cycle through the groups, use
the ENTER key to access the sub-menu of a selected group and then use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to
move up and down the sub-menu items.
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2.5.1. Ship Information Menus.
Display
Meaning
LAT 38 N
LON 122 W
HDG 000.0
000.0
LAT 38.0 N
Press the NEXT key until the Ship menu is displayed. This is the display
of the current Ship information.
Press ENTER to access the Latitude sub-menu.
Latitude is used to calculate Azimuth, Elevation and Polarization for the
desired satellite position. Latitude is updated automatically by the GPS
mounted on the pedestal.
To manually update Latitude, press the LEFT/RIGHT arrow to enter edit
mode. This will display a cursor under character to be modified. Press the
UP/DOWN arrow to increment/decrement this character. Press the LEFT
or RIGHT arrow again to select another digit, or the North/South character,
to edit. Press ENTER when you are finished editing the Latitude position.
LON 122.0 W
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Longitude entry mode.
Longitude is used to calculate Azimuth, Elevation and Polarization for the
desired satellite position. Longitude is updated automatically by the GPS
mounted on the pedestal.
To manually update Longitude, press the LEFT/RIGHT arrow to enter edit
mode. This will display a cursor under character to be modified. Press the
UP/DOWN arrow to increment/decrement this character. Press the LEFT
or RIGHT arrow again to select another digit, or the East/West character,
to edit. Press ENTER when you are finished editing the Longitude
position.
HDG 000.0
000.0
The displayed heading is comprised of two values. The left is the
integrated response from the antenna pedestal and right is the local input
from the gyrocompass.
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Heading entry mode. Heading is
used to provide “True” Azimuth antenna position. This must be True
north input, NOT Magnetic north.
If the heading input source is NMEA0183 data, or 1:1 Synchro, no initial
heading entry is required. For all other acceptable Gyro Compass input
types the HDG MUST be initially set whenever the ACU power is turned
ON.
To manually update, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the
cursor up under the character to the left, or right, of the decimal point
respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to
be edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to
increment or decrement the selected character.
Press ENTER to set the new heading value and return to heading display
OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Ship display
During subsequent normal operation, the HDG value should automatically
follow the Ships Gyro Compass correctly (HDG value should agree exactly
with the value observed on the Gyro Compass).
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2.5.2. Satellite Information Menus.
Display
Meaning
SAT 101 W
THRS 1234
FREQ 1100
NID
1234
Press the NEXT key until the main Satellite menu is displayed. This is the
display of the current Satellite tracking information.
NID value displayed is the Network ID which is currently being received
from the satellite that the antenna is pointed to. If your ACU has an L-Band
SCPC receiver in it, “ABCD” will be displayed here. If your ACU has a 70,
or 140, MHz SCPC narrow band receiver in it, 0000 will always be shown.
SAT 101.0 W
Press ENTER to access the Satellite Longitude sub-menu. Satellite
longitude is used to calculate antenna Elevation, Azimuth and Polarity
pointing angles from the ships current location and heading.
To manually update, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor
up under the tenths digit to the left, or the E/W character to the right
respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be
edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to
increment or decrement the selected character.
Range of acceptable latitude values is 000.0 East to 180.0 East/West to
000.0 West, however longitude may be entered as 000.0-359.9 East if you
prefer (181.0 East is the same as 179.0 West). Tenths may be entered
(and will be used internally) but the display will round off to nearest whole
degree.
When the hemisphere character is selected press the UP or the DOWN
key to toggle East/West hemisphere.
Press ENTER to target the displayed satellite position OR Press NEXT to
abort and return to the main Satellite menu.
THRS 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Threshold sub-menu. Threshold is
a minimum AGC value for the ACU to determine if satellite signal has been
located or has been lost.
Default setup is Automatic Threshold, which sets the Threshold value to
nnnn counts of AGC above the average off satellite AGC value whenever
the ACU Searches, Targets or Unwraps (refer to your antenna manual for
the default setting for AUTO THRES parameter).
To manually set threshold; Note the Peak “on satellite” AGC value, move
AZ or EL and note the “off satellite” (Noise Floor) AGC value. Calculate the
difference between Peak AGC and Noise Floor AGC. Threshold should be
set to 1/3 (to ½) of the Difference above Noise Floor.
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In DVB Mode
FREQ 1100
AGC 1234
In SCPC Mode
MHz
1111
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Sat ID Receiver Frequency entry
mode. The individual settings of the Satellite Identification tracking
receiver and the current signal level (AGC) will be displayed in each of the
sub-menus below. To enable SCPC mode you must first set the FEC
parameter to “SCPC”.
In DVB Mode: FREQ #### AGC 1234
In SCPC Mode: MHz #### AGC 1234
To manually set, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up
under the character to the left, or right, of the decimal point respectively.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is
underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or
decrement the selected character.
Look at the label on the rear panel of your ACU to find out what receiver is
has installed in it. If you ACU is 125411-1 or -2, it has the DVB receiver
installed in it. 125411-3 has an L-Band SCPC receiver, 125411-4 has a 70
MHz SCPC receiver and the 125411-5 has a 140 MHz SCPC receiver.
If your ACU has an L-Band DVB receiver you will tune FREQ to 9502150MHz. If your ACU has an L-Band SCPC receiver you will tune the
MHZ to 950-2150MHz (and then tune the KHZ value in the next step). If
your ACU has a 70MHz SCPC receiver you will tune the MHZ to 52-88MHz
(and then tune the KHZ value in the next step). If your ACU has a 140MHz
SCPC receiver you will tune the MHZ to 104-176MHz (and then tune the
KHZ value in the next step).
If your system is configured to use an external AGC input, you must
set Frequency to 0000. This will cause the ACU to read the input from the
“AGC” & “GND” terminal connections on the Terminal Mounting Strip
Assembly.
Press ENTER to tune the receiver to this frequency and return to the
frequency display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite
display.
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In DVB Mode
Baud 20000
AGC 1234
In SCPC Mode
KHz
0999
AGC 1234
Operation
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Sat ID Receiver Baud entry mode.
This is used to input the numeric value of Baud Rate (symbol rate) OR of
the KHz value of the desired the Intermediate Frequency (950-2150) you
want to use for Tracking. This setting of the Satellite Identification tracking
receiver and the current signal level (AGC) will be displayed.
In DVB Mode: BAUD 20000 AGC 1234
In SCPC Mode: KHz
#### AGC 1234
To manually update, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor
up under the character to the left, or right, of the decimal point
respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be
edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to
increment or decrement the selected character.
DVB: Current receivers can be set to any desired Baud Rate between 3000
and 30000. It should be set to the symbol/baud rate of the digital carrier
you chose to use for tracking. This setting also changes the bandwidth of
the receiver. Baud setting of 3000-5000 sets the receiver to 15 MHz
bandwidth. 6000-30000 sets the receiver bandwidth to 30MHz.
SCPC: Key in the desired KHz frequency value you wish to use for
tracking.
Press ENTER to set the desired Baud/KHz and return to the Baud/KHz
display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display.
Tone OFF
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Tone sub-menu. This setting is
used to turn ON or OFF a continuous 22 KHz Tone output from the tracking
receiver.
Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to display a cursor underneath the
current state. Use the UP or DOWN arrow key to change states.
ON is used to select High Band frequencies and OFF is used to select Low
Band frequencies from the matrix switch.
Press ENTER to set the desired tone setting OR Press NEXT to abort and
return to the main Satellite display.
Volt HORZ
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Volt sub-menu. This setting is
used to select the Voltage output from the tracking receiver, based on the
desired received transponder polarity. Available selections are; HORZ
(18VDC), LHCP (18VDC), VERT (13VDC) or RHCP (13VDC).
To change selection, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to display a
cursor underneath the current selection. Use the UP or DOWN arrow key
to scroll through the selections.
Press ENTER to set the desired Voltage setting OR Press NEXT to abort
and return to the main Satellite display.
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FEC
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
AUTO
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the FEC sub-menu. Select the Forward
Error Correction rate of the desired tracking signal. 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 6/7,
7/8 , AUTO or SCPC. AUTO automatically scans through all the standard
DVB & DSS FEC rates.
NOTE: When SCPC is selected, the FREQ parameter changes to read MHz
and the BAUD parameter changes to read KHz.
Continue pressing the UP/DOWN arrow key to toggle through the available
forced * (star’ed) FEC rates. If the satellite does not generate an NID but
does have a unique combination of FREQ, BAUD and FEC lock, select the
appropriate FEC* choice from this list. The ACU will then generate its own
unique forced NID (FFFE for DSS signals or FFFD for DVB signals) to
represent the desired satellite. You will need to enter this pseudo NID in
the NID setting below.
FEC MUST be set to SCPC if you have any one of the SCPC narrow band
receivers installed in your ACU (L-Band SCPC, 70MHz SCPC or 140MHZ
SCPC).
To manually update, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor
up under the current setting. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to scroll
through the available FEC selections.
Press ENTER to set the desired selection OR Press NEXT to abort and
return to the main Satellite display.
NID
0000
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the NID sub-menu. This setting, a four
digit HEX value with a valid range of 0000-FFFF, is based on the desired
received transponders’ Network ID (NID). If this parameter is provided in
decimal format, it will have to be converted to hexadecimal for entry.
Set the NID value to 0000 if;
•
The signal you intend to track does not contain a valid NID.
•
You do not want to use satellite identification function.
•
You are using an external AGC input source which has been
provided to you in your system configuration.
•
You are experiencing a hardware/software issue which is
preventing the ACU from decoding the NID and you want to
temporarily disable this function.
To manually update, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor
up under a character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired
character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN
arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Press ENTER to set the desired NID OR Press NEXT to abort and return
to the main Satellite display.
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2.5.3. Antenna Information Menus.
Display
AZ
Meaning
123.4
EL 056.7
REL 234.5
AGC 1234
Press the NEXT key until the Antenna main menu is displayed. This is
the display of the current Antenna information.
While in the antenna main menu pressing the UP, DOWN, LEFT or RIGHT
arrows moves the antenna in those respective directions. Quick pres &
release the desired arrow key will step the antenna in small individual
increments. Press & Hold the desired arrow key to slew the antenna in
rapid steps.
AZ 123.4
#
AGC 1234
Press ENTER to access the Azimuth sub-menu. This allows you to
target the antenna to desired Azimuth position. The current IF signal level
(AGC) is displayed to assist you in manually peaking AZ for best signal
level. Range of input is 000.0-359.9.
To target a new azimuth position, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to
bring the cursor up under the character to the left, or right, of the decimal
point respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired
character is selected. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or
decrement the selected character.
Press ENTER to target the antenna to the new Azimuth position OR
Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Antenna display.
The number (2, 4, 6 or 8) you see periodically flashing in the lower left of
the display are normal DishScan tracking signals.
EL 056.7
#
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Elevation sub-menu. This allows
you to target the antenna to a desired Elevation position. Range of input is
00.0-90.0.
To target a new elevation position, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to
bring the cursor up under the character to the left, or right, of the decimal
point respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired
character is selected. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or
decrement the selected character.
Press ENTER to target the antenna to the new elevation position OR
Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Antenna display.
The number (2, 4, 6 or 8) you see periodically flashing in the lower left of
the display are normal DishScan tracking signals.
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REL 234.5
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Relative Azimuth sub-menu. This
sub-menu displays the current Relative azimuth position of the antenna.
If this ACU is connected to a LIMITED azimuth antenna (has cable
“UNWRAP”), the value displayed here is the antenna position relative to
the bow of the ship, ranging from 020.0-700.0, with 360.0 indicating when
antenna is pointed in-line with the bow. UNWRAP should occur at REL
023.0 & 697.0.
If this ACU is connected to a UNLIMITED azimuth antenna (no mechanical
stops in azimuth rotation), the value displayed here is the antenna position
relative to the bow of the ship, ranging from 000.0-359.9, with 000.0
indicating when antenna is pointed in-line with the bow.
The REL position of the antenna is also used to set Radiation Hazard &
Blockage Mapping points (refer to Setup chapter of your antenna manual).
POL 0000
AGC 1234
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Polarization sub-menu. AutoPolarization is the DEFAULT method of polarization adjustment. To
optimize, or manually adjust, polarization refer to the Setup and
Maintenance sections of this manual
2.5.4. Status information menus.
Display
Meaning
SEA TEL,INC - MASTER
Press the NEXT key until the Status menu is displayed. This is the
power-up display of the Master (ACU) and Remote (PCU) Model &
Software Version(s) information.
DAC-2202 VER 6.01
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CONTROL
TRACKING KuHi
OFF
Operation
Press the ENTER key once to display the Status – Control Tracking
sub-menu. This is the display of the current Tracking and Band Selection
information.
To turn the Tracking status On or Off, press the Track key, or press the
RIGHT arrow to bring up a cursor under the current tracking condition
and then Press the UP arrow to toggle status ON/OFF. Press Enter to
exit the selection mode.
To toggle the Tracking band selection, Press the LEFT to bring up a
cursor under the current band selection, and then press the DOWN
arrow
to toggle the BAND selection. The DOWN arrow key will toggle
between C, X, KuLo or KuHi (default selections) or the display selections
you have set (refer to TRACK DISP parameter).
Band selection controls the local logic output state of SW1 output
terminal on the Terminal Mounting Strip PCB and remote C/Ku relays (or
other switches) on the antenna pedestal. When SW1 output is shorted it
will provide a current sink of 0.5 amps max (to ground)to control below
decks band selection tone generators or coax switches. When SW1
output is open it will be a floating ground.
If AZ Limits have been set to represent relative position(s) of the antenna
that are blocked from receiving satellite signal (Blockage Zone) or where
transmit must be disabled to protect people who may congregate in the
location of the ship (RF Radiation Hazard – TX/RX systems ONLY),
“BLOCKED” will appear at the end of the second line when the antenna
is within in the described blockage/hazard zone(s) [OR is searching or
targeting]. This function controls the logic output state of SW2 output
terminal on the Terminal Mounting Strip PCB. When BLOCKED the SW2
output will be shorted to ground (current sink of 0.5 amps max) to control
below decks dual antenna coax switches or TX inhibit control to a satellite
modem for radiation hazard control or TX mute for FCC compliance.
To test the blockage output, press the RIGHT arrow key to bring up and
move the cursor to the far right. Press the UP arrow to simulate
BLOCKED condition and short (or open, if SYSTEM TYPE is set to
reverse this logic state) on SW2. Press the LEFT arrow key and then
press the UP arrow key to turn the BLOCKED condition OFF and open (or
short, if SYSTEM TYPE is set to reverse this logic state) on SW2.
CONTROL
SEARCH 2
:
OFF
Press DOWN arrow or ENTER to access the Control Status – Search
sub menu. This is a display of the current Search condition.
To initiate an automated SEARCH, press the RIGHT arrow to bring up a
cursor under the current Search status, and then press the UP arrow.
To terminate a SEARCH in process, press the RIGHT arrow to bring up a
cursor under the current Search status, and then press the DOWN arrow
or press the TRACK key
Press Enter to exit the Search Control mode.
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STATUS
ERROR
LLLL
RRRR
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Status – Error menu. This is a
display of errors that have been detected by the system
LLLL - Comms Error Count - The first four numeric digits indicates
the number of times that a Pedestal M&C communication message
(between the ACU and PCU) was not received correctly. Occasional
counts are acceptable but more than 10 per minute indicates a problem
that needs attention (refer to Troubleshooting section).
RRRR - Error Code - The second set of four numeric digits indicates
the SUM of the discrete error(s) that have occurred. It does not indicate
how many of a particular error have occurred.
128
Satellite Out Of Range
64
Reserved for future use
32
Reserved for future use
16
DishScan Pulse Error
8
Pedestal Error
4
ACU-PCU Communication Failure
2
Wrong Synchro Converter Type
1
Gyro Read Error
Refer to the Maintenance section of this manual for troubleshooting
frequent or constant errors.
Pressing UP arrow key and then the ENTER key clears error count,
status code and extinguishes the Error LED. Refer to troubleshooting
section of manual if error does not clear.
STATUS
REMOTE AUX
0000
Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Status – Remote Aux menu.
Diagnostic display of Remote auxiliary read. This is typically used to
indicate Temperature or EIRP readings from the antenna. Refer to your
antenna manual.
2.5.5. SETUP Parameter display and entry menus.
Access to system setup parameters is only required during installation or repair of your antenna
system. These parameters should only be changed by an authorized service technician.
CAUTION: Improper setting(s) of these parameters can and will cause your system not to
perform properly.
Refer to the SETUP information in the Installation section of this manual.
2.6.
Tracking Operation
Tracking, which is controlled by the ACU, is fine pointing angle adjustments to the antenna pedestal to
maximize the level of the satellite signal being received. You can, as described in the Status Information
Menu’s section of this manual, toggle Tracking ON or OFF by pressing the Track key regardless of what
current menu or sub-menu is being displayed.
2.6.1. DishScan Operation
To control tracking this system uses a variation of Conical scanning, called DishScan, which
continuously drives the antenna in a very small diameter circle (defined by DishScan Amplitude)
at 60 RPM. This circle is defined in 4 “quadrants”, UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT (by the
DishScan Phase). The received signal is evaluated throughout each full circle rotation of the
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antenna, by referencing timing pulses issued by the PCU in each of the 4 quadrants (defined by
DishScan Phase), to determine where the strongest signal level is and will issue the appropriate
Azimuth and/or Elevation steps to the antenna, as needed, 60 times per minute towards that
quadrant. Both DishScan Phase timing mark and Amplitude drive are adjustable by the N7xxxx
Remote Command parameter. For more information on this parameters refer to Sea Tel
document 123400.
While viewing the AZIMUTH or ELEVATION sub-menu, the DishScan drive commands issued (2,
4, 6 or 8) will be visible in the lower left corner of the display. Each 2 you see flash is a
command sent to step Elevation down, each 4 is a command sent to step down in Azimuth
(CCW), each 6 is a command sent to step up in Azimuth (CW), each 8 is a command sent to step
Elevation up.
When Tracking is turned OFF these commands indicate drive that is required, but will not be
sent to the antenna to be carried out.
If the antenna is already perfectly pointed, the signal received (AGC) throughout each of the 4
quadrants will be equal and no tracking decision is made. If the dish is slightly mispointed, a
portion of the circle movement will have higher signal level than the rest of the circle. DishScan
will then issue a step in Azimuth, and/or Elevation, to move the antenna in the direction of the
stronger signal. [EXAMPLE: If the dish is mispointed slightly to the LEFT of the satellite peak;
as DishScan drives the antenna through one circle rotation it will evaluate that the signal is
slightly higher to the RIGHT, therefore, a Azimuth UP (RIGHT) step will be issued to the
antenna].
For proper Tracking performance, the EL STEP SIZE, AZ STEP SIZE, STEP INTEGRAL
parameters must all be set to Factory Default value of 0 and DishScan must be turned on.
You must also correctly set the internal tracking receiver settings. Refer to the “Satellite” menu
operation in the above section for adjustment instructions.
2.7.
Searching Operation
The ACU will initiate an automated search pattern after AGC falls below the current Threshold setting
(indicates that satellite signal has been lost). The SEARCH DELAY parameter sets the amount of delay,
in seconds, that the ACU will wait after AGC has fallen blow the threshold value before it starts a search.
Search can be initiated manually by pressing the MODE button twice to access the SEARCH sub-menu
and then press the UP arrow key (starts a search from the current antenna position). While in the
SEARCH sub-menu, pressing the DOWN arrow key will stop the current search.
Search is terminated automatically when the AGC level exceeds the threshold value and Tracking begins.
The ACU can be configured to use one of three search patterns. Each of the search patterns are
described below. Each description includes information about the settings involved in configuring the
ACU to select that particular pattern and the values that those settings would be set to, to optimize the
pattern for your antenna model and the frequency band being used.
The dimensions and timing of the search pattern are determined by the SETUP parameters SEARCH
INC, SEARCH LIMIT, SEARCH DELAY and SWEEP INC. Search is also affected by the Threshold and
the internal receiver settings under the Satellite menu.
All three search patterns are conducted in a two-axis pattern consisting of alternate movements in
azimuth and elevation or along the polarization angle. The size and direction of the movements are
increased and reversed every other time resulting in an increasing spiral pattern as shown.
2.7.1. Default Standard (Box) Search Pattern
The factory default search pattern in the ACU is a standard “box” pattern. You configure the
ACU to use this pattern by using the following settings:
SEARCH INC - set to the default value for the frequency band that your antenna model
is currently being used for (typically 10 or 20 counts).
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SEARCH LIMIT – initially set to the default value. After targeting has been optimized
(refer to Ch 5 in your antenna manual), the search limit can be adjusted if desired.
SEARCH DELAY – default, or any number of seconds from 1-255 that you would prefer
that the ACU wait before starting an automatic search.
SWEEP INC – default value (this parameter is not used in this search pattern).
GYRO TYPE – must NOT be set to zero.
SAT REF mode – may be ON if you are experiencing frequent, or constant, gyro read
errors (error code 0001). Must be ON if you are using NMEA Gyro input.
Target any satellite longitude value which includes even tenths digit values (ie SAT 101.0 W or
SAT 101.2 W). If the desired satellite longitude includes an odd tenths digit, you must round it
up, or down, one tenth to make the tenths digit EVEN. The Antenna Control Unit calculates the
Azimuth, Elevation and Polarization values it will use to target the antenna. Initially the antenna
will go to a position that is 8 degrees above the calculated azimuth, until Azimuth, Elevation and
Polarization have had time to complete adjustment. Then the antenna will drive down to the
calculated elevation, which is the “Start” of the search pattern in the graphic below.
Then the antenna will search up in azimuth one Search Increment, search up one Search
Increment in elevation, search down two Search Increments in azimuth, search down two
Search Increments in elevation, etc until Search Limit is reached. When the end of the search
pattern is reached, the ACU will retarget the antenna to the start point shown in the graphic
below.
If the desired signal is found at this position, or anywhere within the search pattern, the ACU will
terminate search and go into Tracking mode. If the desired signal is not found the ACU will wait
SEARCH DELAY seconds and then begin the search pattern again. This cycle will repeat until
the desired satellite signal is found or the operator intervenes.
2.7.2. Inclined Orbit Search Pattern
Some older satellites, in order to save fuel to keep them exactly positioned over the Equator, are
in an inclined geosynchronous orbit. The satellite remains geosynchronous but is no longer
geostationary. From a fixed observation point on Earth, it would appear to trace out a figureeight with lobes oriented north-southward once every twenty-four hours. The north-south
excursions of the satellite may be too far off the center point for a default box search pattern to
find that satellite at all times during the 24 hour period.
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You can configure the ACU to do a special search pattern for a satellite that is in an inclined orbit
by using the following settings:
SEARCH INC - set to the default value for the frequency band that your antenna model
is currently being used for (typically 10 or 20 counts).
SEARCH LIMIT – leave this set to the default value for your antenna model.
SEARCH DELAY – default, or any number of seconds from 1-255 that you would prefer
that the ACU wait before starting an automatic search.
SWEEP INC – set to 192 if your antenna is a Series 04 or Series 06. Set to 193 if your
antenna is a Series 97, Series 00 or Series 07. This parameter sets the sweep
increment (shown in the graphic above) to be +/- 4.0 degrees above/below the satellite
arc.
GYRO TYPE – must NOT be set to zero.
SAT REF mode – may be ON if you are experiencing frequent, or constant, gyro read
errors (error code 0001). Must be ON if you are using NMEA Gyro input.
Target the desired satellite longitude value but include an odd tenths digit (ie if you desired to
target inclined satellite 186.0 W you would key in SAT 186.1 W for the ACU to do an inclined
search). The Antenna Control Unit calculates the Azimuth, Elevation and Polarization values it
will use to target the antenna.
Initially the antenna will go to a calculated position that is half of SWEEP INCR degrees above,
and perpendicular to, the satellite arc (along the same angle as polarization for the desired
satellite). This position is the “Start” of the search pattern in the graphic above. Then the
antenna will drive down along the polarization angle SWEEP INCR degrees, step one Search
Increment to the right (parallel to the satellite arc), search up along the polarization angle SWEEP
INCR degrees, step two Search Increments to the left, search down, etc expanding out in the
search pattern until Search Limit is reached. When the end of the search pattern is reached, the
ACU will retarget the antenna to the calculated Azimuth and Elevation point.
If the desired signal is found at this position, or anywhere within the search pattern, the ACU will
terminate search and go into Tracking mode. If the desired signal is not found the ACU will wait
SEARCH DELAY, then target the antenna to start point shown in the graphic above and begin
the search pattern again. This cycle will repeat until the desired satellite signal is found or the
operator intervenes.
2.7.3. No Gyro Search Pattern
If the ship does not have a gyro compass to use as heading input to the Antenna Control Unit,
you may manually key in the actual heading of the vessel and then re-target the desired satellite,
every time you need to re-target a satellite, or configure the ACU to do a “No Gyro Search
Pattern”.
You configure the ACU to use this pattern by using the following settings:
SEARCH INC - set to the default value for the frequency band that your antenna model
is currently being used for (typically 10 or 20 counts).
SEARCH LIMIT – leave this set to the default value.
SEARCH DELAY – default, or any number of seconds from 1-255 that you would prefer
that the ACU wait before starting an automatic search.
SWEEP INC – set to the default value for you antenna (refer to SWEEP INC paragraph in
chapter 5 of this manual and FACTORY DEFAULTS in chapter 5 of your antenna manual
for more information).
GYRO TYPE – MUST be set to zero for this search pattern.
SAT REF mode – MUST be ON for this search pattern.
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Target any satellite longitude value which includes even tenths digit values (ie SAT 101.0 W or
SAT 101.2 W). If the desired satellite longitude includes an odd tenths digit, you must round it
up, or down, one tenth to make the tenths digit EVEN. The Antenna Control Unit calculates the
Azimuth, Elevation and Polarization values it will use to target the antenna. However, without
heading input, the ACU cannot target a “true azimuth” position (relative to true North). It will
target the antenna to the calculated elevation and a repeatable “Start” relative azimuth position.
In Series 04 antennas this relative position will be 90 degrees away from the nearest mechanical
stop. In all other antennas it will be 000 degrees relative.
Initially the antenna will go to the “Start” relative azimuth position at the calculated elevation.
Then the antenna will search up 450 degrees in azimuth, search up one Search Increment in
elevation, search down 450 degrees in azimuth, search down two Search Increments in
elevation, etc until Search Limit is reached. When the end of the search pattern is reached, the
ACU will retarget the antenna back to the start point shown in the graphic below.
If the desired signal is found at this position, or anywhere within the search pattern, the ACU will
terminate search and go into Tracking mode. If the desired signal is not found the ACU will wait
SEARCH DELAY seconds and then begin the search pattern again. This cycle will repeat until
the desired satellite signal is found or the operator intervenes.
2.8.
Auto-Polarization Operation
Another feature of the ACU is auto-polarization. The ACU automatically calculates the required
polarization angle for the feed every 2 seconds based on ship's Latitude, Longitude and the Satellite
Longitude. If the polarization of the feed is not properly peaked, the ACU will send a command to the
PCU to drive the 24V DC motor drive on the feed to peak the polarization.
There is no other operation required when the system is in auto-polarization mode (Polang Type 72). The
system may be put into manual polarization mode for diagnostic and troubleshooting purposes (refer to
your antenna manual).
2.9.
Radome Assembly Operation
When operating the system it is necessary that the radome access hatch, or door, be closed and
secured in place at all times. This prevents rain, salt water and wind from entering the radome. Water
and excessive condensation promote rust & corrosion of the antenna pedestal. Wind gusts will disturb
the antenna pointing.
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Basic System Information
Basic System Information
This section provides you with some additional information about the satellites you will be using, some basics of
your satellite antenna system and other equipment within your system configuration. For more information
about you specific antenna, refer to its manual.
3.1.
Satellite Basics
The satellites are in orbit at an altitude of 22,754 miles (36,619 kilometers) and are positioned directly
above the equator. Their orbital velocity matches the Earth’s rotational speed, therefore, each appears
to remain at a fixed position in the sky (as viewed from your location).
Your antenna can be used with any of the satellites in this orbit that have a strong enough receive signal
level. Your antenna is capable of being fitted with a Linear or Circular feed assembly. This feed
assembly may be designed to operate at, but not limited to, C-Band frequencies, Ku-Band frequencies or
be capable of operation in both bands. With the correct feed assembly you will be able to receive the
linear or circular signal at the specific frequency range of the desired satellite.
3.1.1. C-Band Receive Frequency (3.7-4.2GHz)
At these frequencies the signal from the satellite travels only in a straight line and is affected by
weather changes in the atmosphere. There are several conditions that can cause a temporary
loss of satellite signal, even within an area where the signal level is known to be adequate. The
most common of these normal temporary losses are blockage and rain fade. They will
interrupt services only as long as the cause of the loss persists.
3.1.2. Ku-Band Receive Frequency (10.95-12.75GHz)
At these frequencies the signal from the satellite travels only in a straight line and is affected by
weather changes in the atmosphere. There are several conditions that can cause a temporary
loss of satellite signal, even within an area where the signal level is known to be adequate. The
most common of these normal temporary losses are blockage and rain fade. They will
interrupt services only as long as the cause of the loss persists.
3.1.3. Blockage
Blockage is loss due to an object in the path of the signal from the satellite to the reflector. If an
object that is large and dense and is positioned in the path of the signal from the satellite, it will
prevent sufficient signal from arriving at the dish. Satellite signals can not bend around, or
penetrate through, these objects and the reception will be degraded or completely interrupted.
The reflector is actively driven to remain pointed at the satellite (which is generally pointed
towards the equator) so, as the ship turns a mast or raised structure of your ship may become
positioned between the satellite and the dish. Blockage may also be caused by anything located
between the radome and the satellite, which may include but not limited to, tall mountains,
buildings, bridges, cranes or other larger ships near your ship. Moving or rotating the ship to
position the antenna where it has an unobstructed view to the desired satellite will restore the
antennas’ ability to receive the satellite signal.
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3.1.4. Rain Fade
Atmospheric conditions that may cause sufficient loss of signal level include rain, snow, heavy
fog and some solar activities (sun spot and flare activity). The most common of these is
referred to as “rain fade”. Rain drops in the atmosphere reduce the signal from the satellite.
The heavier the rain the higher the amount of signal loss. When the amount of loss is high
enough, the antenna will not be able to stay locked onto the satellite signal. When the amount
of rain has decreased sufficiently, the antenna will re-acquire the satellite signal. In a strong
signal area, at Ku-Band rain fall of about four inches per hour will cause complete loss of signal.
In weaker signal areas the effects would be more pronounced.
3.1.5. Signal level
The level of the receive signal is dependant upon how powerful the transmission is and how
wide the signal beam coverage area is. Focusing the signal into a narrower beam concentrates
its energy over a smaller geographic area, thereby increasing the signal level throughout that
area of coverage. This makes it possible for you to use a smaller antenna size to receive that
satellite signal. The antenna system must be geographically located in an area where the signal
level from the satellite meets (or exceeds) the minimum satellite signal level required for your
size of antenna (refer to the Specifications section of your antenna manual) to provide suitable
reception. This limits the number of satellites that can be used and the geographic areas where
the ship can travel where the signal level is expected to be strong enough to continue providing
uninterrupted reception. When traveling outside this minimum signal coverage area, it is normal
for the system to experience an interruption in its ability to provide the desired satellite services
until entering (or re-entering) an area of adequate signal level.
3.1.6. Satellite Footprint Charts
The focused beam(s) from the satellites are normally aimed at the major land masses where
there are large population centers. Footprint charts graphically display the signal level expected
to be received in different geographic locations within the area of coverage.
You can refer to satellite footprint charts (coverage maps) in World Satellite Almanacs or on the
Internet (www.SatCoDX.com or www.Lyngsat.com). Many satellites have their own web sites
to provide programming and footprint information. The coverage areas are intended to be a
guide to reception, however, the actual coverage area and signal level may vary. Also the signal
strength is affected by weather.
To use these footprint charts you will need to know the minimum EIRP signal level required for
your antenna (refer to the Specifications section of your antenna manual).
3.1.7. Linear Satellite polarization
Satellites may transmit their
signals in one of two different
polarization modes. The feed
installed on your antenna must be
designed to operate with linear
polarized satellite transmissions.
Circular polarized satellite
transmissions do not require
polarization adjustment to optimize
the reception.
Figure 3-1 Satellite Signal Polarization
Linear polarized satellite
transmissions require periodic adjustment of “polarization” while the ship is in transit to optimize
the alignment of the LNB to the angle of the signal from the satellite.
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When you are at the same longitude as the satellite, its’ horizontal and vertical signals will be
aligned to your local horizon. When you are east or west of the satellite, the signals will appear
to be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise from your local horizontal and vertical. Both
horizontal and vertical signals from a satellite will appear to be rotated the same amount and are
always perpendicular to each other. The amount of rotation is dependent on how far east or
west you are form the satellite and how close you are to the Equator.
3.2.
Antenna Basics
The following information is provided to explain some of the basic functions of the antenna:
3.2.1. Stabilization
The Sea Tel antennas are stabilized in all three axes of motion. Stabilization is the process of
de-coupling the ships’ motion from the antenna. Simply put, this allows the antenna to remain
pointed at the satellite while the boat turns, rolls or pitches under it. To accomplish this, the
Pedestal Control Unit (PCU), along with multiple sensors mounted on the antenna pedestal
assembly senses the motion and applies drive to the appropriate motor(s) in opposition to the
sensed motion. Azimuth (AZ), Elevation (EL) and Cross-Level (left-right tilt) are actively stabilized
automatically by the PCU as part of its normal operation.
3.2.2. Azimuth
The CW / CCW rotation of the antenna is known as Azimuth. Azimuth drive, provided by the
azimuth motor, is required during stabilization, searching, tracking, and unwrap operations of the
antenna. When the boat turns, azimuth is driven in the opposite direction to remain pointed at
the satellite. The actual azimuth pointing angle to the satellite is determined by your latitude,
longitude, Heading and the longitude of the satellite. It is important to know that in normal
operation on a satellite, or when trying to acquire a satellite, the antenna should be pointed
generally toward the equator.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the azimuth angle to the satellite will be 180 degrees true (relative
to true north) if the satellite is at the same longitude that you are on. If the satellite is east, or
west, of your longitude the azimuth will be less than, or greater than 180 degrees respectively.
When checking for blockage you can visually look over the antenna radome toward the equator
to see if any objects are in line of site between the antenna and the satellite. If you are not able
to find any satellites it may also be useful to remove the radome top to see if the dish is aimed in
the correct direction (towards the equator).
3.2.3. Elevation
The antenna can be driven in elevation from 0 degrees (horizon) to 90 degrees (zenith). Elevation
drive, provided by the elevation motor, is required during stabilization, searching and tracking
operations of the antenna. The actual elevation pointing angle to the satellite is determined by
your latitude & longitude and the longitude of the satellite. In general, the elevation angle will be
low when you are at high latitudes and will increase as you get closer to the equator.
Refer to figure 3-1 above and note that from any given latitude, the elevation will be highest
when the satellite is at the same longitude that you are on. If the satellite is east, or west, of
your longitude the elevation angle will be lower.
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3.2.4. Antenna polarization
If you have a circular polarization
LNB installed, you do not need
to adjust the “polarization” of
the antenna. If you have a linear
polarization LNB installed, the
system should have been
adjusted properly and set-up in
Auto-Polarization mode. AutoPolarization makes small
polarization adjustments
periodically as the boat changes
geographic locations by a
significant amount of latitude
and longitude. It also adjusts the
polarization of the feed when
changing from one satellite to
another.
Figure 3-2 Circular and Linear Polarization
Once polarization adjustment has been optimized, it is NOT necessary to readjust it as long as
the boat remains in the same geographic area and stays on the same satellite.
3.2.5.
Tracking Receivers
Satellite Identification Receiver - The Satellite Identification Receiver located in the Antenna
Control Unit (ACU) is used to acquire, identify and track a specific satellite by its unique
hexadecimal ID code. When properly setup, the settings for the satellite are saved to expedite
future acquisition of the desired satellite.
When searching for the selected satellite this receiver compares the programmed satellite ID to
the received satellite ID code. If the ID code does not match the antenna will continue
searching until the correct satellite ID is found. The system must have adequate satellite signal
level (on the frequency you are tuned to and at the baud rate & FEC rate you have the receiver
set to), AND the matching NID, to stop searching (and begin tracking the desired satellite).
If you have the optional Touch Screen Controller (TSC-10) you can setup multiple “favorite
satellites” and subsequently switch to different “favorite” satellite in two touches on the
screen.
3.2.6. Tracking
The ACU actively optimizes the pointing of the dish for maximum signal reception. This process
is called tracking and is accomplished by continuously making small movements of the dish
while monitoring the level of the received signal. Evaluation of this information is used to
continuously make minor pointing corrections to keep the signal level “peaked” as part of
normal operation.
3.3.
Components of the System Configuration
The following text provides a basic functional overview of the system components and component
interconnection as referred to in the System Block Diagram for your model antenna.
Television Receive Only (TVRO) Systems are comprised of two major sections: The Above-Decks
Equipment (ADE) is comprised of the Sea Tel antenna & radome assembly which is mounted outside, on
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an upper deck location chosen for best satellite reception. The Below-Decks Equipment (BDE)
comprises of an Antenna Control Unit and will have satellite receiver(s), TV set(s) and all other ancillary
equipment that is mounted in various locations throughout the interior of the ship.
Transmit/Receive (TXRX) Systems are also comprised of two major sections: The Above-Decks
Equipment (ADE) is comprised of the Sea Tel antenna & radome assembly which is mounted outside, on
an upper deck location chosen for best satellite reception. Transmit & Receive RF equipment will be
mounted on the Antenna pedestal inside the radome. The Below-Decks Equipment (BDE) comprises of
an Antenna Control Unit, a satellite modem, Multiplexer and all other ancillary communications
equipment mounted in various locations throughout the interior of the ship.
3.3.1. Antenna ADE Assembly
Refer to your Antenna manual for specific information about your antenna, radome and
interconnecting cables.
3.3.2. Antenna Control Unit
The Antenna Control Unit allows the operator to control and monitor the antenna pedestal with
dedicated function buttons, LED’s and a 2 line display. The ACU and its Terminal Mounting Strip
are normally mounted in a standard 19” equipment rack. The ACU should be mounted in the
front of the equipment rack where it is easily accessible. The Terminal Mounting Strip is
normally mounted on the rear of the equipment rack. It is recommended that the antenna
control panel be mounted near one of the Satellite Receiver locations where you can see the
television screen while you are controlling the antenna.
The Antenna Control Unit is connected to the antenna, ships Gyro Compass and to the optional
Touch Screen Controller.
Figure 3-3 DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
3.3.3. Below Decks AC Power Supply
AC Voltage - An appropriate source of AC Voltage (110 VAC 60 Hz OR 220 VAC 50 Hz) will
also be required for all of the below decks equipment. The AC voltage source should be
conditioned and surge protected. Uninterrupted Power Supplies are frequently installed to
provide power for the below decks equipment, and in some cases it supplies the above decks
equipment too. Refer to the Specifications section of this manual for the power consumption of
the ACU. Refer to the manuals for your other below decks equipments for voltage and power
consumption of each of these devices. Total power consumption will depend on the number of
components connected to this power source.
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Installation
Installation
Below are basic steps to guide you in installing this equipment, but you may choose to complete installation
steps in a different order. Read this complete section before starting.
The following instructions describe the installation procedures for installing the Antenna Control Unit.
The installation procedures for the Antenna Pedestal (ADE) is outlined in the Pedestal Installation and Operation
manual
4.1.
General Cautions & Warnings
CAUTION - Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass output
lines. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF when handling and
connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip.
CAUTION - Allow only an authorized dealer to install or service the your Sea Tel
System components. Unauthorized installation or service can be dangerous and
may invalidate the warranty.
4.2.
Site Survey
Find the best location for the ACU and other Below Decks Equipment. Assure that each piece of
equipment is properly mounted. They should have sufficient cable to pull the equipment out of its
mounting location and disconnect the cables attached to it. There should be plenty of air space between
units to allow heat to vent off of the equipment. If the mounting location is a closed space, assure that
the equipment will not be damaged by trapped heat, install vents and/or fans to evacuate the heat.
Refer to the Specifications of the equipment installed for acceptable operating temperature.
4.3.
Preparing For The Installation
Always prepare for the installation before you actually start.
4.3.1. Unpack Shipping Crates and Inspect / Inventory
Unpack the crates. Inspect everything to assure that all materials have been received and are in
good condition.
4.3.2. Preparing BDE Location
Prepare the Rack (or other location) for the ACU, Terminal Mounting Strip and base multiplexer
panel. Prepare the mounting locations for the other Below Decks Equipment throughout ship.
4.3.3. Read the Installation Information
Read the Installation section of the ACU and Antenna Pedestal manuals to be familiar with the
installation before attempting.
4.3.4. Plan The Install
Plan your installation. You may wish to follow a different order of installation steps than is
outlined in this manual.
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4.3.5. The Installing Cables
Installing appropriate cables from location to location. Refer to the System Block Diagram in
your Antenna manual.
4.4.
Install the ACU
Install the ACU in the front of the standard 19” equipment rack or other suitable location.
4.5.
Install the Terminal Mounting Strip (TMS)
Install the TMS in the rear of the standard 19” equipment rack or other suitable location.
Connect the TMS to the ACU.
1. Connect the 25 pin ribbon cable from the Terminal Mounting Strip to J1 “Ships Gyro” DB25 on
the rear panel of the ACU.
2. Connect the 9 pin ribbon cable (or NMEA serial cable) from the Terminal Mounting Strip to J2
“NMEA” DB9 on the rear panel of the ACU.
Figure 4-1 Rear Panel DAC-2202 ACU
4.6.
Install the Base Multiplexer Panel
If your antenna system includes a base multiplexer panel, install the panel in the rear of the standard 19”
equipment rack or other suitable location.
4.7.
Terminal Mounting Strip (TMS) Connections
There are several functional connections that may be made on the TMS connectors. Although you may
not need to make all of these connections, they are listed here for clarification during the installation
process. Connect the 9 pin ribbon cable from this PCB to J2 “NMEA” DB9 on the rear panel of the
ACU. Connect the 25 pin ribbon cable from this PCB to J1 “Ship Gyro” DB25 on the rear panel of the
ACU.
CAUTION - Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass
output lines. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF
when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting
Strip. DO NOT HOTPLUG THIS CONNECTION
TS1 Control Interface Connections.
SW2 - The Blockage/TX Mute Control output is driven by
Blockage and RF Radiation Hazard functions. This output will short
to ground whenever the antenna is within the programmed AZ
LIMIT zone(s) or is Searching, Targeting, Unwrapping or is
mispointed 0.5 degrees from satellite peak. This output is
commonly used to (but not limited to:
•
Drive a Dual or Quad Antenna Arbitrator coax switches in
dual antenna configurations. The coax switches select
which antenna is feeding signal to the below decks
equipment.
•
Mute the Transmit output of the Satellite Modem used in
TX/RX antenna configurations when the antenna is
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positioned where people may be harmed by the transmit power emanating from the
antenna (RF Radiation Hazard).
•
Mute the Transmit output of the Satellite Modem used in TX/RX antenna configurations
when the antenna is mispointed by 0.5 degrees, or more, and keep it muted until the
antenna has been within 0.2 degrees of peak pointing to the satellite for a minimum of 5
seconds (FCC part 25.221 & 25.222 TX Mute requirement).
SW1 - Band Selection control output. This output is used to control below decks tone
generator(s), or coax switch(s), for band selection functions. The band selection control output is
driven by the band selected in the MODE – TRACKING display.
•
Tone generators are used to provide a 22 kHz tone, tone ON when hi band is desired
and tone OFF selects low band. The tone generators are commonly used to provide
band control of an Americas LNB or Port (Band) selection of a 5 input multi-switch.
•
Coax switches might be used to select which signals are to be routed to the matrix
switch.
AGC & GND - External AGC, or Modem Lock, input.
•
External AGC input to the DAC-2202 must be 0 to 15 Volts DC analog signal, positive
going voltage proportional to satellite signal input level and must be real-time in its
response to antenna pointing.
•
External Modem Lock from a satellite modem is used as a positive ID that the antenna is
on the desired satellite. This input is NOT used for Tracking purposes, it is only used
for satellite identification to acquire the correct satellite during search. To enable the
external modem input you must include a 2 in the SYSTEM TYPE parameter (If your
system type is presently 76 or 77, then change it to 78 or 79) and NID MUST be set to
0000.
•
Connections The modem lock signal connects to EXT AGC and a ground
reference from the modem. The expected signal from the modem allows 0VDC
to +15VDC. Low voltage indicates modem lock, high voltage indicates modem
unlock.
•
Testing
The input connections from the modem can be tested by selecting
the external AGC input and monitoring the displayed value. To select external
AGC, set the tuning frequency to 0000. Normally, AGC readings below 2048 are
considered a low condition and indicate modem lock and AGC readings above
2048 are considered a high condition and indicate modem unlock. [If you find
the AGC reading for locked and unlocked conditions to be reversed you
must add 128 to your current SYSTEM TYPE parameter]. Turn tracking OFF
when checking the external AGC inputs. Be sure to properly retune the receiver
frequency when you are finished testing the external input.
•
Operation - In NORMAL operation, AGC must be above Threshold AND
external MODEM Lock input must be locked to Track the satellite. If you are
tracking a satellite signal and the AGC is above threshold (Tracking light on solid)
but the external AGC signal rises above 2.5 volts for more than 20 seconds
(external MODEM input UNLOCKED) the ACU will automatically retarget the
selected satellite.
TS2 Synchro Gyro Compass Input. Use the R1, R2, S1,S2 and S3 screw terminals to connect the
Synchro Gyro Compass to the ACU.
TS3 Step-By-Step (SBS) Gyrocompass Input. Use the COM, A, B and C screw terminals to connect
the SBS Gyrocompass to the ACU. Some SBS Gyro distribution boxes have terminals which are labeled
S1, S2 & S3 instead of A, B and C.
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•
VREG Screw terminal is used to provide a regulated DC operating voltage to ancillary
equipment. Voltage out is dependant upon which terminal mounting strip assembly is provided.
126865-1 supplies 8Vdc @ 1Amp, while the 126865-2 assembly supplies 5Vdc @ 2Amps.
•
GND Screw terminal is the ground reference for the regulated and unregulated power terminals.
•
12/24 Screw terminal is commonly used to provide operating
voltage to a external GPS, Dual Antenna Arbitrator or other
below decks tone generators or switches. Voltage output is
based on the T.M.S assemblies JP5 jumper settings.
TBS5 NMEA A/B, GPS output.
•
RxA- and RxA+- screw terminals, which are defined as the
NMEA A connection is used to connect to the ships Gyro
Compass (Heading). The NMEA0183 compliant inputs are
then connected via a 9 pin ribbon cable to the ACU’s J2 NMEA
communications port. A GPS (Latitude and Longitude) input
may also be connected, but is not required because there is a
GPS device already installed in your antenna..
•
RxB- and RxB+ screw terminals, which are defined as the
NMEA B connection is used to connect to the ships Gyro
Compass (Heading). The NMEA0183 compliant inputs are
then connected via a 9 pin ribbon cable to the ACU’s J2 NMEA
communications port. A GPS (Latitude and Longitude) input
may also be connected, but is not required because there is a
GPS device already installed in your antenna.
•
TxA- screw terminal is used to provide a Pseudo GPS (xxGGA
format) to other system components such as a Satellite Modem.
4.8.
AC Power To The ACU
Assure Power switch on the front panel of the ACU is turned OFF. Connect AC Power cord to the ACU
and to the AC Power outlet. It is recommended that a UPS be installed.
4.9.
AGC Tracking Connection
Connect the IF Coax from one of the available outlets on the FSK Modem, splitter or matrix switch to
“RF IN” jack on the rear panel of the ACU.
For external AGC, connect a cable between the AGC or TM output of the master receiver or modem and
the terminals labeled “AGC” and “ GND” on TS1 of the Terminal Mounting Strip.
4.10. Monitor And Control Connections
•
J2 NMEA - The NMEA Port allows 2 simultaneous NMEA-0183 input connections on the same
DB9 connector, defined as NMEA A and NMEA B. Both ports have selectable baud rates
independent of each other. In addition, NMEA A Tx- Line (J2- Pin 3) outputs a pseudo NMEA
string (GGA format) which can be connected to an external device, such as a satellite modem, to
provide Latitude and Longitude position.
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J3 M&C - The Monitor and Control port allows external control from a PC using a
communications program such as Sea Tel ProgTerm or DacRemP via a straight 9 wire serial
cable. This Port is used in conjunction with a diagnostic software connection to configure all
communications settings, and/or for an Authorized Sea Tel Dealer to perform software uploads
to the PCU, ACU Main PCB, and DVB Receiver.
•
Ethernet - The Ethernet Port allows use of a LAN connection to login into the ACU’s internal
webpage’s to view or change system parameters using a web browser such as Internet Explorer
or Mozilla Firefox and a standard CAT5 Ethernet patch cable. This 10BaseT Ethernet Port has a
configurable static IP address with 2 TCP/IP connections for diagnostic software connections
and a UPD Port for an Authorized Sea Tel Dealer to perform a software upload to the Comm IF
Module.
4.11. Install Other BDE Equipment
Install and connect the other below decks equipment as required.
4.12. Final Checks
4.12.1. Visual/Electrical inspection
Do a visual inspection of your work to assure that everything is properly connected and all cables
and wires secure.
4.13. Power-Up
Refer to the Antenna and Touch Screen Controller to complete installation of those items BEFORE
turning the ACU Power ON.
When all equipment has been installed, turn ACU Power ON. If the ACU does not provide power to the
antenna, turn antenna power ON. The ACU will initially display “SEA TEL – MASTER and DAC-2202 VER
6.xx”. If the Antenna is energized, approx. 10 seconds later the display will change to “SEA TEL –
REMOTE and INITIALIZING”. After initialization, the bottom line of the remote display will display the
antenna model number and the software version from the PCU.
Energize and check the other Below Decks Equipment to verify that all the equipment is operating. You
will need to assure that the ACU is setup correctly and that the antenna acquires the correct satellite
before you will be able to completely check all the satellite receivers for proper operation.
4.14. Setup
If your system includes the Touch Screen Controller, refer to the Setup chapter in the TSC-10 manual to
setup the ACU. If not, refer to the Setup instructions in the next section of this manual to assure that
the ACU settings and parameters are set correctly for your desired satellite.
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Setup
Setup
Below are basic steps to guide you in setting up the ACU. Assure that the Antenna Pedestal (ADE) has been
properly installed.
If your system includes the OPTIONAL Touch Screen Controller, refer to the Operation & Setup chapters in the
TSC-10 manual to setup the ACU.
5.1.
Operator Settings
Refer to the Operation chapter of this manual to set the Ship information. Latitude and Longitude should
automatically update when the GPS engine mounted on the antenna pedestal triangulates an accurate
location, but you may enter this information manually to begin. Except when integrating NMEA-0183
Gyro source, you will have to enter the initial Heading of the ship, subsequently the ACU will then
increment/decrement as the Gyro Compass updates.
Next, set the Satellite information. Longitude of the desired satellite you wish to use and the receiver
settings for it are especially important.
At this point you should be able to target the desired satellite. Continue with the setup steps below to
optimize the parameters for your installation.
5.2.
Default Setup Parameters For Your Antenna
Refer to the Setup section of your antenna manual for the Default Setup Parameters which were
entered into your ACU at the Factory. When your system was installed, your dealer will have changed
some of these parameters so that the ACU will read your Gyro compass input properly, optimize azimuth
and elevation targeting, optimize polarization and to assure that Tracking is in DishScan mode. In normal
operation you should NOT need to change these parameters.
CAUTION: Improper setting of these parameters will cause your system to not perform properly.
If you need to set, or change, a parameter refer to the Flow-Charts and individual parameter setting
information below to optimize you settings.
5.3.
SETUP Parameter display and entry menus.
Press and hold BOTH the LEFT and the RIGHT arrow keys for 6 seconds to access to
the system setup parameters (at the EL TRIM selection). Press BOTH the LEFT and
the RIGHT arrow keys momentarily to access to the SAVE NEW PARAMETERS
parameter.
Access is only required after installation or repairs of your antenna system. These parameters should
only be changed by an authorized service technician.
CAUTION: Improper setting of these parameters will cause your system to not perform properly. Also
refer to the SETUP section of your Antenna manual.
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5.4.
EL TRIM
Elevation trim offset parameter is entered in tenths of degrees. Adjusts display to correct for antenna
alignment errors or imbalances in the antenna system. Increase number to increase display. Refer to
“Optimizing Targeting” in the Setup section of your antenna manual.
To update: While in the EL TRIM sub-menu, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the
ones digit. Press the UP or DOWN arrow key to increment or decrement the selected digit. Minus
values are entered by decrementing below zero. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor
left or right to select other characters to modify. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to
execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode.
Continue with Azimuth trim, then re-target the satellite several times to verify that targeting is now
driving the antenna to a position that is within +/- 1.0 degrees of where the satellite signal is located.
5.5.
AZ TRIM
Azimuth trim offset parameter is entered in tenths of degrees. Offsets true azimuth angle display to
compensate for installation alignment errors when used with Ships Gyro Compass input reference.
Azimuth Trim does not affect REL azimuth reading. Increase number to increase displayed value.
Refer to “Optimizing Targeting” in the Setup section of your antenna manual.
To update: While in the AZ TRIM sub-menu, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the
ones digit. Press the UP or DOWN arrow key to increment or decrement the selected digit. Minus
values are entered by decrementing below zero. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor
left or right to select other characters to modify. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to
execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode.
Then re-target the satellite several times to verify that targeting is now driving the antenna to a position
that is within +/- 1.0 degrees of where the satellite signal is located.
5.6.
AUTO THRES
Sets offset of AGC tracking threshold above the average noise floor. Units are in A/D counts,
approximately 20 counts/dB. A setting of 0 disables auto threshold, therefore, the operator would have
to manually enter a threshold value.
When AUTO THRESHOLD is enabled, the ACU automatically re-sets the AGC tracking threshold
whenever the antenna Targets (AZ, EL or SAT), Searches or Unwraps. The new AGC threshold is set to
the average signal level input (approximate background noise level) plus the AUTO THRES offset value.
EXAMPLE: If the Noise Floor off satellite is 1000 counts of AGC and Auto Threshold is set to 100,
Threshold will be set to approximately 1100 after the antenna has finished targeting, Searching or
Unwrapping. If you wish to change this parameter, refer to the Setup Flowchart to key in and save the
desired value.
To change the Automatic Threshold value OR manually set threshold; Note the Peak “on satellite” AGC
value, move EL and note the “off satellite” (Noise Floor) AGC value. Calculate the Difference between
Peak AGC and Noise Floor AGC. AUTO THRES should be set to 1/3 (to ½) of the Difference. This will
usually be around 100 counts (3 dB) for a typical antenna configuration. Changes to this parameter may
be required based on carrier tracking frequency, possible adjacent satellite, or ambient interference with
desired satellite.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant
character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored
(selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
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EL STEP SIZE
Sets elevation sensitivity for DishScan Tracking Mode. Units are in pedestal step resolution. For proper
DishScan operation this parameter must be set to factory default value of 0000. If not already set to
the correct value for your antenna, key in the value and press ENTER.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant
character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored
(selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.8.
AZ STEP SIZE
Sets azimuth sensitivity for DishScan Tracking Mode. Units are in pedestal step resolution. For proper
DishScan operation this parameter must be set to factory default value of 0000. If not already set to
the correct value for your antenna, key in the value and press ENTER.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant
character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored
(selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.9.
STEP INTEGRAL
Sets the integration time for Tracking Mode. Units are in processor timing cycles and should be left at
your antennas’ default value of 0000 for DishScan Tracking Mode. Refer to your antenna manual.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.10. SEARCH INC
Sets size of search pattern increment. Units are in pedestal step resolution. The suggested setting is
equal to 1/2 the 3dB beamwidth of your antenna. Refer to your antenna manual.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.11. SEARCH LIMIT
Sets the overall peak to peak size of the search pattern. Units are in pedestal step resolution. After you
have optimized your Targeting (TRIM settings above) and have verified that you are able to accurately
Target you may wish to reduce the size of the Search pattern to avoid Tracking on an adjacent satellite
(ie set to 50% of its default value to only search half as far from your targeted position). Refer to your
antenna manual.
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To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.12. SWEEP INC
This parameter should be set for the desired azimuth sweep speed of a No Gyro search or the Sweep
Increment dimension of an Inclined Orbit search (refer to the search pattern information in paragraph
2.7).
When the GYRO TYPE parameter is 0000 the ACU is in “No Gyro” mode (no heading input is available
for the ACU). A SWEEP INC setting of 0040 = 9 degrees/second, 0060 = 13 degrees/second or 0080 =
18 degrees/second. Larger antennas should have slower speeds and smaller antennas should have
faster speeds. Refer to your antenna manual for factory default setting for your antenna. If Gyro Type is
set to 0000, you must set SWEEP INC correctly and SATELLITE REFERENCE MODE MUST also be
turned ON.
If you want the ACU to conduct an Inclined Orbit search pattern you must set SWEEP INC to 192 if your
antenna is a Series 04 or Series 06. Set to 193 if your antenna is a Series 97, Series 00 or Series 07.
This parameter sets the sweep increment dimension of the search pattern.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.13. SYSTEM TYPE
Selects system options according to the following table. Add together all the desired options to
determine the proper entry. Refer to your antenna manual.
128
Reverse External Modem Lock input polarity (logic hi = lock)
64
Enables LNB voltage output
32
Display Relative in the Azimuth entry display
16
Reverse blockage output logic (SW2 logic hi = blocked)
8
-- Reserved --
4
Auto SAT load after SEARCH failure
2
Enable External Modem Lock Input (logic low = lock)
1
Auto SAT load on “hot” RESET and ACU Power-Up
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
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5.14. GYRO TYPE
Selects the type of gyro compass interface for ship turning compensation.
362
for 360:1 Synchro with S/D Converter
360
for 360:1 Synchro with SBS Converter
90
for 90:1 Synchro with S/D Converter
36
for 36:1 Synchro with S/D Converter
2
for Step-By-Step gyro or NMEA gyro
1
for 1:1 Synchro with S/D Converter
0
for No Gyro linear AZ Search Mode (No Heading input
available)
If Gyro Type will be set to 0000, you must set SWEEP INC correctly and SATELLITE REFERENCE MODE
MUST also be turned ON.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.15. POLANG TYPE
Default setting is 0072 for Auto-Polarization mode. This automatically adjusts the polarization of the feed
by calculating the required polarization angle for the feed every 2 seconds based on ship's Latitude,
Longitude and the Satellite Longitude. If the feed is not properly oriented, the ACU will send a
command to the PCU to adjust the feed. The system will function with all 24V DC motor driven feeds
assemblies.
Set to 0009 (Manual Polarization) for troubleshooting or polarization alignment purposes OR if you desire
to manually adjust the polarization of the feed as the ship travels. Refer to your antenna manual.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.16. POL OFFSET
CCW 24V Polang pot position reference. May be incremented to adjust polarization while in Auto-Pol
mode to optimize cross-pol isolation. Each increment equals one degree of polarization rotation (0038 =
+8 degrees), decrement below 30 for minus polarization (0022 = -8 degrees). Refer to Optimizing AutoPolarization in the setup section of your antenna manual.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor under the least significant character.
Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the
UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
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5.17. POL SCALE
90 degree 24V Polang pot motion scale factor. Leave at factory default (0090).
5.18. Radiation Hazard and Blockage Mapping (AZ LIMIT parameters)
The ACU can be programmed with relative azimuth sectors (zones) where blockage exists or where
transmit power would endanger personnel who are frequently in that area. Your ACU software may
allow you to set four zones or it may only three zones and include +5 volt polarization.
When the AZ LIMIT parameters are set to create these ZONES, up to four, several things happen when
the antenna is within one of the zones:
3. Tracking continues as long as the AGC value is greater than the Threshold value. When the AGC
value drops below Threshold, the antenna will wait “Search Delay” parameter amount of time
and then re-target the satellite you targeted last (if 4 value is included in SYSTEM TYPE).
Timeout and re-target will continue until the satellite is re-acquired and tracking can resume.
4. “BLOCKED” will be displayed in the TRACKING window wherever the antenna is inside one of
the zones.
5. A contact closure to ground (or an open if the blockage logic is reversed – See SYSTEM TYPE 16
value) is provided on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip. This Switch output
provides a “Blocked”, “RF Radiation Hazard” or “FCC TX Mute” logic output. When the
antenna exits the zone it will be on satellite, tracking and the SW2 logic contact closure will
open.
The lower and upper limits are user programmable and are stored in NVRAM within the ACU parameter
list.
AZ LIMIT 1 is the Lower Relative AZ limit (this is the more counter-clockwise of the two points,
even if it is numerically larger). AZ LIMIT 2 is the Upper Relative AZ limit (the more clockwise of
the two points) for pattern mapping of ZONE 1. Enter the elevation value that represents the
top of the blockage between the two azimuth limit points in the EL LIMIT 12 parameter.
AZ LIMIT 3 is the Lower Relative AZ limit (CCW point) and AZ LIMIT 4 is the Upper Relative AZ
limit (CW point) for pattern mapping of ZONE 2. Enter the elevation value that represents the
top of the blockage between the two azimuth limit points in the EL LIMIT 34 parameter.
AZ LIMIT 5 is the Lower Relative AZ limit (CCW point) and AZ LIMIT 6 is the Upper Relative AZ
limit (CW point) for pattern mapping of ZONE 3. Enter the elevation value that represents the
top of the blockage between the two azimuth limit points in the EL LIMIT 56 parameter.
AZ LIMIT 7 is the Lower Relative AZ limit (CCW point) and AZ LIMIT 8 is the Upper Relative AZ
limit (CW point) for pattern mapping of ZONE 4. Enter the elevation value that represents the
top of the blockage between the two azimuth limit points in the EL LIMIT 78 parameter. If your
ACU software includes 5 volt polarization you will not see these AZ & EL LIMIT parameters.
CAUTION: The Lower Relative AZ limit is the more counterclockwise of the two points (even if it is numerically larger) and the
Upper Relative AZ limit is the more clockwise of the two points. If
you enter the two relative points incorrectly, Tracking and Searching
will be adversely affected.
The ACU provides a contact closure to ground on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip when
the antenna is pointed within any one of the blockage/hazard zones or the system is searching, targeting,
unwrapping or is mis-pointed by 0.5 degrees or more (FCC TX Mute function for Transmit/Receive
systems only). The contact closure is a transistor switch with a current sinking capability of 0.5 Amp.
Pressing the 5 key when the TRACKING window is selected can simulate a manual BLOCKED condition
to test SW2 logic output. UP arrow key is pressed to turn the simulated blocked condition OFF.
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When used as simple “BLOCKED” logic output for a single Sea Tel antenna, this output could be used
to light a remote LED and/or sound a buzzer to alert someone that the antenna is blocked, and therefore
signal is lost.
In a “Dual Antenna” installation, this logic output(s) is used to control Dual Antenna Arbitrator panel of
coax switch (or switches) to switch the source inputs to the matrix switch from Antenna “A” to Antenna
“B”, and vice versa.
When used as simple “RF Radiation Hazard” logic output for a single Sea Tel TXRX antenna, this
output could be used to suppress RF transmissions while the antenna is pointed where people would be
harmed by the transmitted microwave RF power output. The SW2 output would be interfaced to the
satellite modem to disable the TX output signal from the Satellite TXRX Modem whenever the antenna
is within the RF Radiation Hazard zone(s).
When used for “FCC TX Mute” logic output for a single Sea Tel TXRX antenna, this output is used to
suppress RF transmissions whenever the antenna is mis-pointed 0.5 degrees or more, is blocked,
searching, targeting or unwrapping. The SW2 output would be interfaced to the satellite modem to
disable/mute the TX output signal from the Satellite TXRX Modem. When the mute condition is due to
antenna mis-pointing, it will not un-mute until the pointing error of the antenna is within 0.2 degrees.
The default output is contact closure to ground when the antenna is mis-pointed, therefore provides a
ground to “Mute” the satellite modem from the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip. If your
satellite modem requires an open to “Mute”, refer to SYSTEM TYPE parameter 16 value to reverse the
output logic from the ACU.
Programming instructions:
Determine the Relative AZ positions where blockage, or RF Radiation Hazard, exists. This may be done
by monitoring the received signal level and the REL display readings while the ship turns or by graphing
the expected blockage pattern. Elevation of the antenna in normal use also must be taken into
consideration. A Mast or other structure may cause blockage at low elevation angles, but may not
cause blockage when the antenna is at higher elevation angles where it is able to look over the structure.
Up to four zones may be mapped. Only zones which are needed should be mapped (in AZ LIMIT pairs).
In unlimited antenna systems the Relative position of the antenna must have been calibrated by properly
setting the Home Flag Offset (HFO) value in the PCU. The HFO calibrates Relative to display 0000 when
the antenna is pointed in-line with the bow of the boat/ship (parallel to the bow).
Convert the relative readings to AZ LIMIT/EL LIMIT values by multiplying by 10. Enter the beginning of
the first blockage region as AZ LIMIT 1 and the end of the region (clockwise direction from AZ LIMIT 1)
as AZ LIMIT 2 parameters in the ACU. If needed, repeat setting AZ LIMIT 3 & 4 for a second ZONE and
then AZ LIMIT 5 & 6 if a third ZONE is needed. All unneeded zone AZ LIMIT pairs must be set to 0000.
Set the upper elevation limit of each blockage zone (also entered in degrees multiplied by 10).
EXAMPLE 1 - Three blockage Zones: A ship has a
Sea Tel antenna mounted on the port side and an
Inmarsat antenna mounted on the starboard side. A
mast forward, the Inmarsat antenna to starboard and
an engine exhaust stack aft form the three zones
where satellite signal is blocked (as shown in the
graphic). In this example zone 1 is caused by the
mast, zone 2 is from the Inmarsat antenna, zone 3 is
from the stack and zone 4 is not needed:
ZONE 1 begins (AZ LIMIT 1) at 12 degrees
Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 2) at 18 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by
10. Enter AZ LIMIT 1 value of 0120 and AZ
LIMIT 2 value of 0180. In this case the mast
height only causes blockage up to an
elevation of 50 degrees, so we set EL LIMIT
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12 to 0500. If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit points but the elevation is greater
than 50 degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 2 begins (AZ LIMIT 3) at 82 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 4) at 106 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 3 value of 0820 and AZ LIMIT
4 value of 1060. In this case the Inmarsat antenna height only causes blockage up to an
elevation of 12 degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 34 to 0120. If the antenna is between these two
AZ Limit points but the elevation is greater than 12 degrees, the antenna will no longer be
blocked.
ZONE 3 begins (AZ LIMIT 5) at 156 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 6) at 172 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 5 value of 1560 and AZ LIMIT
6 value of 1720. In this case the stack antenna height only causes blockage up to an elevation of
36 degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 56 to 0360. If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit
points but the elevation is greater than 36 degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 4 is not needed. Enter AZ LIMIT 7 value of 0000 and AZ LIMIT 8 value of 0000. Set EL
LIMIT 78 to 0000. If your ACU software includes 5 volt polarization you will not see these AZ &
EL LIMIT parameters.
EXAMPLE 2 - Three blockage Zones, Dual
Antenna configuration: A ship has 2 Sea Tel
antennas, “Antenna A” mounted on the port side
and “Antenna B” mounted on the starboard side.
Antenna A is designated as the master antenna.
The mast forward, Antenna B to starboard and the
engine exhaust stack aft form the three zones
where satellite signal is blocked from Antenna A.
The SW2 logic output from Antenna A (ACU A) and
Antenna B (ACU B) are used to control a “Dual
Antenna Arbitrator” panel of coax switches which
route satellite signal from the un-blocked antenna
to the inputs of the matrix switch. If both antennas
are tracking the same satellite, they will not both be
blocked at the same time. The logic output will
switch to provide satellite signal to the below decks
equipment from Antenna A when it is not blocked
and will switch to provide satellite signal from
Antenna B whenever Antenna A is blocked. The
switches will not change state if both antennas are blocked, or if both are on satellite.
Antenna A is the same as the previous example and its ACU would be set to those AZ LIMIT
values.
Antenna B ACU would be set to:
In this example Antenna B zone 1 is caused by the stack, zone 2 is from Antenna A, zone 3 is from the
mast and zone 4 is not needed.
ZONE 1 begins (AZ LIMIT 1) at 188 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 2) at 204 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 1 value of 1880 and AZ LIMIT
2 value of 2040. In this case the stack height only causes blockage up to an elevation of 42
degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 12 to 0420. If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit points
but the elevation is greater than 42 degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 2 begins (AZ LIMIT 3) at 254 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 4) at 278 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 3 value of 2540 and AZ LIMIT
4 value of 2780. In this case the Antenna B height only causes blockage up to an elevation of 12
degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 34 to 0120. If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit points
but the elevation is greater than 12 degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
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ZONE 3 begins (AZ LIMIT 5) at 342 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 6) at 348 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 5 value of 3420 and AZ LIMIT
6 value of 3480. In this case the mast height only causes blockage up to an elevation of 41
degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 56 to 0410. If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit points
but the elevation is greater than 12 degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 4 is not needed. Enter AZ LIMIT 7 value of 0000 and AZ LIMIT 8 value of 0000. Set EL
LIMIT 78 to 0000. If your ACU software includes 5 volt polarization you will not see these AZ &
EL LIMIT parameters.
EXAMPLE 3 - One blockage Zone: A ship has a Sea
Tel antenna mounted on the center line of the ship. A
mast is forward and an engine exhaust stack is aft. In
this example the Stack does NOT block the satellite,
only the mast forward does. In this example zone 1 is
caused by the mast, zone 2, 3 and 4 are not needed:
ZONE 1 begins (AZ LIMIT 1) at 352 degrees
Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 2) at 8 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by
10. Enter AZ LIMIT 1 value of 3520 and AZ
LIMIT 2 value of 0080. In this case the mast
height only causes blockage up to an elevation
of 52 degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 12 to 0520.
If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit
points but the elevation is greater than 52
degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 2 is not needed. Enter AZ LIMIT 3 value
of 0000 and AZ LIMIT 4 value of 0000. Set EL
LIMIT 34 to 0000.
ZONE 3 is not needed. Enter AZ LIMIT 5 value of 0000 and AZ LIMIT 6 value of 0000. Set EL
LIMIT 56 to 0000.
ZONE 4 is not needed. Enter AZ LIMIT 7 value of 0000 and AZ LIMIT 8 value of 0000. Set EL
LIMIT 78 to 0000. If your ACU software includes 5 volt polarization you will not see these AZ &
EL LIMIT parameters.
EXAMPLE 4 - Overlaid Blockage Zones: A ship
has a Sea Tel antenna mounted on the center line of
the ship. A mast mounted on top of a deckhouse
(like the picture below) is forward and an engine
exhaust stack, also on a deckhouse, is aft. These
two blockage areas have wide azimuth blockage at
lower elevations and then a narrower azimuth area of
blockage extends up to a higher value of elevation.
ZONE 1 begins (AZ LIMIT 1) at 334 degrees
Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 2) at 026
degrees Relative. Multiply these Relative
positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 1 value of
3340 and AZ LIMIT 2 value of 0260. In this
case the mast height only causes blockage
up to an elevation of 40 degrees, so we set
EL LIMIT 12 to 0400. If the antenna is
between these two AZ Limit points but the
elevation is greater than 40 degrees, the
antenna will no longer be blocked.
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ZONE 2 begins (AZ LIMIT 3) at 352 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 4) at 008 degrees
Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 3 value of 3520 and AZ LIMIT
4 value of 0080. In this case the mast height only causes blockage up to an elevation of 70
degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 34 to 0700. If the antenna is between these two AZ Limit points
but the elevation is greater than 70 degrees, the antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 3 begins (AZ LIMIT 5) at 155 degrees
Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 6) at 205
degrees Relative. Multiply these Relative
positions by 10. Enter AZ LIMIT 5 value of
1550 and AZ LIMIT 6 value of 2050. In this
case the mast height only causes blockage
up to an elevation of 30 degrees, so we set
EL LIMIT 56 to 0300. If the antenna is
between these two AZ Limit points but the
elevation is greater than 30 degrees, the
antenna will no longer be blocked.
ZONE 4 begins (AZ LIMIT 7) at 173 degrees
Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 8) at 187 degrees Relative. Multiply these Relative positions by 10.
Enter AZ LIMIT 7 value of 1730 and AZ LIMIT 8 value of 1870. In this case the mast height only
causes blockage up to an elevation of 55 degrees, so we set EL LIMIT 78 to 0550. If the
antenna is between these two AZ Limit points but the elevation is greater than 55 degrees, the
antenna will no longer be blocked. If your ACU software includes 5 volt polarization you will not
see these AZ & EL LIMIT parameters.
5.19. 5V OFFSET (May not be in your software)
CCW 5v Polang servo position reference. Refer to your antenna manual.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant
character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored
(selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.20. 5V SCALE (May not be in your software)
90 degree 5V Polang servo motion scale factor. Refer to your antenna manual.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant
character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored
(selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.21. TX Polarity
Selects TX polarity override to disable Polang selection and coordinate TX polarities, therefore it is NOT
used in TVRO antennas).
Refer to your antenna manual for default setting of this parameter.
To manually update, press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant
character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored
(selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.
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Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.
When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and
exit setup mode.
5.22. TRACK DISP
This parameter set the selections that the user will see in the Tracking - Band Selection menu. Band
Selection must be set to the appropriate selection for Tracking to operate properly.
Band selection controls the local logic output state of SW1 output terminal on the Terminal Mounting
Strip PCB and remote C/Ku relays (or other switches) on the antenna pedestal.
The displayed selections and SW1 status are listed in the following table:
Setting
Displayed selection
Tone/Band/Voltage Status
SW1 Status
0000
C
Tone OFF, Band 0, 13V
Open
X
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
KuLo
Tone OFF, Band 1, 13V
Open
KuHi
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
CNV1A
Tone OFF, Band 0 , 13V
Open
CNV1B
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
CNV2A
Tone OFF, Band 1, 13V
Open
CNV2B
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
CoPol
Tone OFF, Band 0 , 13V
Open
CoPol
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
X Pol
Tone OFF, Band 1, 13V
Open
X Pol
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
PAOFF
Tone OFF, Band 0 , 13V
Open
PAOFF
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
PA ON
Tone OFF, Band 1, 13V
Open
PA ON
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
PA ON
Tone OFF, Band 0 , 13V
Open
PA ON
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
PAOFF
Tone OFF, Band 1, 13V
Open
PAOFF
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
Xp Lo
Tone OFF, Band 0, 13V
Open
XpMid
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
Xp Hi
Tone OFF, Band 0, 18V
Open
RxOff
Tone ON, Band 0, 18V
Short
Co Lo
Tone OFF, Band 1 , 13V
Open
CoMid
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
Co Hi
Tone OFF, Band 1, 18V
Open
RxOff
Tone ON, Band 1, 18V
Short
Xp B1
Tone OFF, Band 0 , 13V
Open
Xp B2
Tone ON, Band 0, 13V
Short
Xp B3
Tone OFF, Band 0, 18V
Open
Xp B4
Tone ON, Band 0, 18V
Short
0020
0040
0100
0110
0130
0150
0170
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Co B1
Tone OFF, Band 1 , 13V
Open
Co B2
Tone ON, Band 1, 13V
Short
Co B3
Tone OFF, Band 1, 18V
Open
Co B4
Tone ON, Band 1, 18V
Short
When the SW1 output is shorted to ground a current sink of 0.5 amps max is provided to control below
decks band selection tone generators or coax switches. When SW1 output is open it is a floating
output.
5.23. SAVE NEW PARAMETERS
Press RIGHT arrow and then press ENTER to save any recent changes in NVRAM for permanent
storage. A “Parameters Saved” message will be displayed. If changes are made and not stored, they
will still be effective but will be lost when power is removed or when the RESET is pressed. Press LEFT
and RIGHT arrows at the same time to access this sub-menu
5.24. REMOTE COMMAND
Use to enter diagnostic commands to the PCU. Allows sending specific commands to the PCU from the
ACU. All the checksums and response strings are handled by the ACU.
The default displayed remote command in the ACU is @0000 which gets the Latitude & Longitude
position of the GPS mounted on the pedestal.
To send a different remote command to the PCU;
1. Press the LEFT arrow key to bring up the cursor and move it to the left until the current symbol
in front of the 0000 is underscored.
2. Increment or decrement the symbol using the UP & DOWN arrow keys until the desired
character is displayed.
3. Press the RIGHT arrow to underscore a digit to change and use the UP & DOWN arrow keys
until the digit is the desired value. Continue moving the cursor and incrementing/decrementing
digits until the desire value has been entered.
4. Press the ENTER key to send the command to the PCU. A response may be displayed in the
lower line of the Remote Command window, or in the Remote Monitor window, depending on
the command sent.
Refer to the Maintenance & Troubleshooting section of your antenna manual for some of the common
diagnostic commands.
5.25. REMOTE MONITOR
Use to monitor the results of a diagnostic command which was sent to the PCU. Refer to your antenna
manual.
5.26. To Disable/Enable DishScan
To be able to use Step Track, or to revert to Conscan, as your active tracking mode you will have to
disable DishScan.
Select the DISHSCAN parameter window on the ACU:
1. Press the RIGHT arrow, then press the UP arrow and last press the ENTER key to turn
DishScan mode ON.
2. Press the RIGHT arrow, then press the DOWN arrow and last press the ENTER key to turn
DishScan Mode OFF.
If you change this remote parameter, you must save the change using REMOTE PARAMETERS.
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If DishScan is OFF and the Step Integral parameter is set to 0000, you will get a constant ERROR 0016
(DishScan error) and you will see zeroes flashing in the lower left of the Azimuth and Elevation ENTRY
menu displays. This is a visual indication that DishScan is turned OFF.
5.27.
Satellite Reference Mode
The ships gyro compass input to the ACU may be accurate and stable in static conditions and yet may
NOT be accurate or stable enough in some underway dynamic conditions. If there is no gyro compass
or if the input is corrupt, not stable or not consistently accurate the tracking errors will become large
enough to cause the antenna to be mis-pointed off satellite.
Satellite Reference Mode will uncouple the gyro reference from the azimuth rate sensor control loop.
When operating in Satellite Reference Mode changes in ships gyro reading will not directly affect the
azimuth control loop. The Pedestal Control Unit will stabilize the antenna based entirely on the azimuth
rate sensor loop and the tracking information from DishScan. This will keep the azimuth rate sensor
position from eventually drifting away at a rate faster than the tracking loop can correct by using the
tracking errors to regulate the rate sensor bias.
Satellite Reference Mode can be used as a diagnostic mode to determine if tracking errors are caused by
faulty gyro inputs.
Satellite Reference Mode MUST be used when:
•
No Gyro Compass is available
•
Frequent or constant ACU Error Code 0001 (Gyro Compass has failed)
•
Gyro Compass output is NMEA heading
•
Flux Gate Compass is being used
•
GPS Satellite Compass is being used
To view, or change, the Satellite Reference Mode status, select the SAT REF remote parameter:
1. Press the RIGHT arrow, then press the UP arrow and last press the ENTER key to turn Satellite
Reference Mode ON.
2. Press the RIGHT arrow, then press the DOWN arrow and last press the ENTER key to turn
Satellite Reference Mode OFF.
If you change this remote parameter, you must save the change using REMOTE PARAMETERS.
5.28. REMOTE TILT
Allows easy access to the tilt adjustment commands. Refer to your antenna manual. Press LEFT or
RIGHT arrow bring up the cursor and begin adjustment. Press UP/DOWN arrow to adjust tilt forward
and back. Press LEFT/RIGHT to adjust the tilt left and right. Press ENTER to restore normal system
operation. (You must save the new tilt settings using the REMOTE PARAMETERS function below.
5.29. REMOTE PARAMETERS
Allows any remote parameters that have been changed (via Remote Command or Remote Tilt) to be
saved. Any REMOTE changes must be saved to NVRAM in the PCU, or they will be lost when power to
the antenna is cycled or remote reset command is issued. Press RIGHT arrow and then press ENTER to
save the parameters in the remote PCU's NVRAM. A “Parameters Saved” message will be displayed.
5.30. REMOTE UPLOAD
Your dealer may use this function to upload new software into the PCU.
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6.
Functional Testing
Functional Testing
If not already ON, Turn ON the Power switch on the front panel of the ACU.
6.1.
ACU / Antenna System Check
1. Press RESET on the ACU front panel to initialize the system. Verify the display shows "SEA TEL
INC - MASTER" and the ACU software version number. Wait 10 seconds for the display to
change to "SEA TEL INC - REMOTE" and the PCU software version number.
If the display shows "REMOTE INITIALIZING” wait for approximately 2 minutes for the antenna to
complete initialization and report the Antenna Model and PCU software version. If “REMOTE NOT
RESPONDING" is displayed, refer to the Troubleshooting Section of this manual.
2. Press the NEXT key repeatedly to display the Ship, Satellite, Antenna and Status menu
displays. This verifies that the displays change in the correct response to the keys.
6.2.
Latitude/Longitude Auto-Update check
This verifies that the GPS position information is automatically updating..
1. Press the NEXT key repeatedly to display the Ship menu. Press ENTER to access edit mode
and view the current Latitude value.
2. Press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the ones digit, press UP and then hit
ENTER. The display should immediately show a latitude value one degree higher, but then will
be overwritten within several seconds (back to the previous value) by the GPS engine.
This test does not need to be repeated in the Longitude menu.
6.3.
Ship Heading – Gyro Compass Following Check
This verifies that the Heading display is actually following the Ships Gyro Compass.
1. Press the NEXT key repeatedly to display the Ship menu. If the boat is underway, monitor the
Heading value to verify that the display changes in the correct response to the Gyro Compass
input (Heading value should always be exactly the same as the Gyro Compass repeater value).
2. If the ship is NOT underway, most ships will turn +/- 1-2 degrees at the pier, monitor the
Heading value to verify that the display changes in the correct response to the Gyro Compass
input (Heading value should always be exactly the same as the Gyro Compass repeater value).
6.4.
Azimuth & Elevation Drive
This verifies that the antenna moves in the correct response to the keys.
1. Press the NEXT key several times to display the Antenna menu.
2. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF. Press the UP arrow key repeatedly and verify
that the antenna moves up in elevation.
3. Press the DOWN arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves down in elevation.
4. Press the RIGHT arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves up (CW) in azimuth.
5. Press the LEFT arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves down (CCW) in azimuth.
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Four Quadrant Tracking Test
This verifies that the antenna moves in the correct response to the keys, that Tracking is signaling
correctly and that the Tracking commands are being carried out (antenna drives to peak).
1. Verify antenna is locked onto and tracking a satellite
2. Press the NEXT key several times to display the Antenna menu.
3. Note the current peak AGC value. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF, press the UP
arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna up in elevation until AGC falls about 100 counts. Turn
Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back down in elevation and that the AGC rises to
its’ previous high value.
4. Note the current peak AGC value. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF, press the
DOWN arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna down in elevation until AGC falls about 100
counts. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back up in elevation and that the
AGC rises to its’ previous high value.
5. Note the current peak AGC value. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF, press the
RIGHT arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna up in azimuth until AGC falls about 100
counts. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back down in azimuth and that the
AGC rises to its’ previous high value.
6. Note the current peak AGC value. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF, press the
LEFT arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna down in azimuth until AGC falls about 100
counts. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back up in azimuth and that the
AGC rises to its’ previous high value.
6.6.
Blockage Simulation Test
Blockage output function is used to modify the behavior of Tracking and Searching when there is a
known blockage zone. The ACU provides a contact closure to ground on the SW2 terminal of the
Terminal Mounting Strip when the antenna is pointed within any one of the blockage/hazard zones or the
system is searching, targeting, unwrapping or is mis-pointed by 0.5 degrees or more (FCC TX Mute
function for Transmit/Receive systems only). The contact closure is a transistor switch with a current
sinking capability of 0.5 Amp. This logic output control signal is used for:
•
When used as simple “BLOCKED” logic output for a single Sea Tel antenna, this output could be
used to light a remote LED and/or sound a buzzer to alert someone that the antenna is blocked,
and signal is lost.
•
In a “Dual Antenna” installation, this logic output(s) is used to control Dual Antenna Arbitrator
panel of coax switches to switch the source inputs to the matrix switch from Antenna “A” to
Antenna “B”, and vice versa.
•
When used as simple “RF Radiation Hazard” logic output for a single Sea Tel TX/RX antenna,
this output could be used to suppress RF transmissions while the antenna is pointed where
people would be harmed by the transmitted microwave RF power output. The SW2 output
would be interfaced to the satellite modem to disable the TX output signal from the Satellite
TXRX Modem whenever the antenna is within the RF Radiation Hazard zone(s).
•
When used for “FCC TX Mute” logic output for a single Sea Tel TX/RX antenna, this output
could be used to suppress RF transmissions whenever the antenna is mis-pointed 0.5 degrees
or more, is blocked, searching, targeting or unwrapping. The SW2 output would be interfaced to
the satellite modem to disable/mute the TX output signal from the Satellite TX/RX Modem.
When the mute condition is due to antenna mis-pointing, it will not un-mute until the pointing
error of the antenna is within 0.2 degrees. The default output is contact closure to ground when
the antenna is mis-pointed, therefore provides a ground to “Mute” the satellite modem on the
SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip. If your satellite modem requires an open to
“Mute”, refer to SYSTEM TYPE parameter 16 value to reverse the output logic from the ACU.
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To Test the blockage function:
1. Press the NEXT key until you are at the Status menu. Press ENTER to access the Tracking
menu.
2. Press the RIGHT arrow key to bring up and move the cursor to the far right. Press the UP arrow
to simulate a manual BLOCKED condition. BLOCKED will appear in the Tracking display.
3. Verify that SW2 terminal shorts to ground (or open circuit if you have SYSTEM TYPE configured
to reverse the output logic) and that the external alarms actuate OR the Dual Antenna Arbitrator
coax switches toggle (if antenna B is not blocked) OR the Satellite Modem TX is
disabled/muted.
4. Press the LEFT arrow key and then press the UP arrow key to turn the simulated blocked
condition OFF. BLOCKED will disappear from the Tracking display.
5. Verify that SW2 terminal is open circuit (or ground if you have logic reversed) and that the
external alarms deactivate OR the Satellite Modem TX is un-muted. The Dual Antenna
Arbitrator coax switches should not toggle until you manually block Antenna B ACU.
6.7.
Check ACU Parameters
Assure that the parameters are set correctly (you may wish to record them). Refer to the Antenna
manual for factory default parameters.
PARAMETER
My Parameters
EL TRIM
AZ TRIM
AUTO THRES
EL STEP SIZE
0
AZ STEP SIZE
0
STEP INTEGRAL
0
SEARCH INC
0
SEARCH LIMIT
SEARCH DELAY
SWEEP INC
SYSTEM TYPE
GYRO TYPE
POL TYPE
POL OFFSET
POL SCALE
AZ LIMIT 1
AZ LIMIT 2
AZ LIMIT 3
AZ LIMIT 4
AZ LIMIT 5
AZ LIMIT 6
TX POLARITY
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7.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Below are the common adjustments, maintenance and troubleshooting that may be required during the lifetime
of your system.
If your system includes the OPTIONAL TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller, accomplish the Operator Testing and
Troubleshooting in the Diagnostics screens.
7.1.
General Cautions & Warnings
CAUTION - Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass
output lines. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF
when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting
Strip or the boards inside the ACU.
CAUTION - Allow only an authorized dealer to install or service
your Sea Tel System components. Unauthorized installation or
service can be dangerous and can invalidate the warranty.
7.2.
Troubleshooting The ACU
The following paragraphs list the problems you might encounter when performing the functional
checkout steps in the previous section of this manual. Following the problems are suggestions of where
to start looking to solve the problem. Refer to the Drawings section of this manual and your Antenna
manual for any/all pertinent block diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams and assembly drawings to aid
in diagnosing any type of failure.
Try pressing RESET first and then in some cases you may want to turn Power OFF for a short period of
time then turn it back ON to see if that restores normal operation. Remember, with most Gyro Compass
types (Synchro and SBS inputs) you MUST enter the beginning Heading value EVERY time you power-up
the ACU, before you will be able to retarget your desired satellite.
Verify that the SETUP PARAMETERS are set correctly (refer to the Setup section of this manual).
7.2.1. ACU display is blank
This indicates no power to the internal electronics. Assure that the front panel Power switch is
ON. Check the AC line voltage on the Power Cord. Check the cables on the rear panel of the
ACU to assure they are properly connected. If AC Line voltage is Ok, one at a time disconnect
(and check display status) the cables plugged into J1 Gyro Compass, then J2 NMEA, then J3
M&C to see if one of these cables is shorting the ACU Power. Call your dealer to report this
failure and arrange for repair service.
7.2.2. ACU Status displays "REMOTE NOT RESPONDING"
This indicates a problem in the Antenna Control coax cable or communications modems in the
ACU and/or Antenna PCU. Check the Antenna Control Cable connections at the J4 “Antenna”
jack on the rear of the ACU and at the antenna pedestal inside the radome. If the connections
are good, call your dealer to report this failure and arrange for repair service.
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Troubleshooting Ships Gyro Compass problems
Ships Heading display does not follow ships movement and/or you are getting frequent or constant
ERROR CODE 0001. Determine the type of gyro compass that is used on the ship, assure that the
GYRO TYPE parameter is set correctly (refer to the setup section of this manual) and then proceed to
the step that lists the troubleshooting for the correct type of Gyro Compass Signal.
7.3.1. STEP-BY-STEP
1. Verify that the GYRO TYPE parameter is set correctly.
2. Observe the ERROR LED on the FRONT panel. If it is illuminated, this indicates that an
error was detected in the Step-By-Step input. Press RESET on the front panel. If the
ERROR LED illuminates again, the problem is in the 4 connections to A, B, C and
COMMON.
3. Check the connections to the Terminal Mounting Strip and to the ACU.
4. Measure the voltage between COMMON and A, B, and C. Each reading should either
be near zero or 35 to 70 VDC. If all three are zero, check the repeater fuses. If some
read negative and some read positive or if one reads an intermediate values the
COMMON terminal is not properly connected.
5. If the Ship - Heading display is different from the actual Gyro heading, access the
Heading entry menu and key in the correct heading value (refer to the operation Ship
menu section). Note the reading. After the ship has turned more than one degree,
compare the new gyro heading with the reading on the display, if it has moved in the
opposite direction then reverse connections A and B. Reset the ACU, put in the correct
ship's heading again and verify that the display reading now follows the Gyro heading.
7.3.2. 1:1 SYNCHRO
Observe the ship's heading display on the ACU. Compare its movement with that of the ship. If
it does not move at all go to step 1. If it moves but in the wrong direction (even if it does not
display the correct heading) go to step 2. If it moves in the correct direction but does not display
the correct heading go to step 3. The gyro compass connects to the Terminal Mounting Strip on
TB3 R1, R2, S1, S2 and S3.
CAUTION - Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro
Compass output lines. Assure that the Gyro Compass
output is turned OFF when handling and connecting wiring
to the Terminal Mounting Strip.
1. The Ships Heading display does not change when the ship changes direction. Using a
multimeter read between R1 and R2. It should read 115 VAC. If it does not then a fuse
is blown at the gyro repeater or there is an open between the repeater and the ACU.
Read between S1 and S2, S2 and S3 and finally S3 and S1. They should all read
between 0 and 90 VAC. The voltage level will change as the ship turns. If one reading is
very close to 0 volts wait until the ship has made a major change in heading and then
check voltage again. If the reading is still very low there is a problem in the line between
the gyro repeater and the ACU or a problem in the gyro repeater itself.
2. The display changes in the direction opposite of the movement of the ship. Switch the
secondary leads S1 and S2. Caution: there is 90 VAC between them! Verify that when
the ship changes direction the display shows change in the same direction. If the
direction is correct but the heading is incorrect go to step C.
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3. The ship's heading display does not indicate the correct heading. If the display is off by
60, 180 or 300 degrees, this indicates that R1 and R2 are reversed. Reverse R1 and R2
and recheck the heading display. If the display is off by 120 or 240 degrees, this
indicates that S1, S2 and S3 are in the right order but off by one place. Note their
positions and carefully move the connections one position over (S1 to S2, S2 to S3, and
S3 to S1). This action will offset the display by 120 degrees. Check if the display now
reads correctly. If not move all three leads one more time in the same direction as last
time. Verify that the ship's heading is correct.
7.3.3. 360:1 Synchro
Observe the ship's heading display on the ACU. Compare its movement with that of the ship. If
it does not move at all go to step 1. If it moves but in the wrong direction (even if it does not
display the correct heading) go to step 2. If it moves in the correct direction but does not display
the correct heading go to step 3. The gyro compass connects to the Terminal Mounting Strip on
TB3- R1, R2, S1, S2 and S3.
CAUTION - Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the
Gyro Compass output lines. Assure that the Gyro
Compass output is turned OFF when handling and
connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip.
1. The Ships Heading display does not change when the ship changes direction. Using a
multimeter read between R1 and R2. It should read 115 VAC. If it does not then a fuse
is blown at the gyro repeater or there is an open between the repeater and the ACU.
Read between S1 and S2, S2 and S3 and finally S3 and S1. They should all read
between 0 and 90 VAC. The voltage level will change as the ship turns. If one reading is
very close to 0 volts wait until the ship has made a major change in heading and then
check voltage again. If the reading is still very low there is a problem in the line between
the gyro repeater and the ACU or a problem in the gyro repeater itself.
2. The display changes in the direction opposite of the movement of the ship. Switch the
secondary leads S1 and S2. Caution: there is 90 VAC between them! Verify that when
the ship changes direction the display shows change in the same direction. If the
direction is correct but the heading is incorrect go to step C.
3. If the ship's heading is different than the bridge, select the HDG function in the SHIP
display mode by pressing the SHIP key 4 times. Key in the correct heading using the
numeric keys and press ENTER.
7.4.
Display Offsets / Optimizing Targeting
If the antenna does not target to within +/- 1.0 degrees of the satellite actual Elevation and Azimuth
location of the desired satellite, the EL & AZ TRIM parameters need to optimized. The is because the
targeted positions may be different than the calculated look angles due to mechanical installation or
antenna alignment offsets.
Targeting should have been optimized when the system was installed and should not need to be readjusted in normal operation. However, you will need to re-evaluate the elevation trim if the antenna has
been re-balanced.
You may correct the displayed positions to optimize targeting by following the procedure described in
the Maintenance section of your antenna pedestal manual.
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7.5.
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Configuring the COMM IF ports of the DAC-2202 ACU
The Monitor and Control (M&C J3) port allows external control from a PC using a communications
program such as Sea Tel’s ProgTerm or DacRemP via a straight 9 wire serial cable. This Port is used in
conjunction with a diagnostic software connection to configure all communications settings, and/or for
an Authorized Sea Tel Dealer to perform software uploads to the PCU, ACU Main PCB, and DVB
Receiver.
The Ethernet Port allows use of a LAN connection to login into the ACU’s internal webpage’s to view or
change system parameters using a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. This
10BaseT Ethernet Port has a configurable static IP address with 2 TCP/IP connections for diagnostic
software connections and a UPD Port for an Authorized Sea Tel Dealer to perform a software upload to
the Comm IF Module.
The NMEA J2 Port allows 2 simultaneous NMEA-0183 connections on the same DB9 connector, defined
as NMEA A and NMEA B. Both NMEA A (J2-Pin1 Rx+ and J2-Pin3 Tx-) and NMEA B (J2-Pin7 Rxe+ and
J2-8 Txe-) Ports have selectable baud rates independent of each other. The following procedure
describes the process of connecting the ACU to your Laptop and configuring all Comm IF Properties.
Hardware/Software Requirements:
•
Laptop/Desktop with an available Serial Com Port and ProgTerm Version 1.33 (Build 11.Mar.2007
or later). If no DB9 Serial port is available use a USB to Serial Adapter or use IP version of
ProgTerm. Standard Straight 9 wire serial cable (Sea Tel Part Number 120643-25 or equiv.)
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1. Turn Power off to ACU
2. Connect J3 M&C Port to Computer
Com Port using a Male to Female
RS232 Straight 9 wire serial cable
3. Turn Power on to ACU and then open
Sea Tel’s ProgTerm M&C software
program.
4. Configure ProgTerm’s Translation
Mode. Click on “CommPort” then
select “Dac 2200 to ACU (9600)”.
Insure that the bottom of screen reads “DAC
2K Translation ACU”
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5. Mouse Click on the Paper Clip icon and
verify response to ACU status query
similar to what’s shown.
6. Mouse click on the Eyeball icon and
verify response to ACU software
version query.
7. To View Communication settings type
in “[?↵”. That’s left bracket, question
mark, <carriage return>”
DAC2202 Comm IF Commands:
[Innn.nnn.nnn.nnn↵ Set IP address
[Nnnn.nnn.nnn.nnn↵ Set Net mask.
[Gnnn.nnn.nnn.nnn↵ Set Gateway address
(Typed characters will not display unless
“Echo” is turned on in the Comm Port
Properties.)
[0nnnn↵ Set TCP/IP-0 (Port 0) port number
[1nnnn↵ Set TCP/IP-1 (Port 1) port number
[Unnnn↵ Set UDP (Software Upload) port number
[Cnnnn↵ Set M&C (Port C) baud rate
[Bnnnn↵ Set NMEA B (Port B) baud rate
[Annnn↵ Set NMEA A (Port A) baud rate
[?↵ View Settings IP, NM, GW, Port 0,1, baud C, B,
A
[V↵ View Comm IF PCB Software Version
[L↵ Lock out ports for download
IP is the ACU IP address
(Factory Default 192.168.30.195)
NM is the ACU Subnet Mask
(Factory Default 255.255.255.0)
GW is the ACU Gateway
(Factory Default 192.168.30.1)
TCP 0 is the first of two available TCP/IP Port’s
(Factory Default 2000)
TCP 1 is second of two available TCP/IP Port’s
(Factory Default is 2001)
UDP is the Comm IF PCB Software Upload port
(Factory Default 3000)
M&C (C) is the M&C RS232 Port C (J3) Baud
Rate
(Factory Default 9600)
NMEA B is the NMEA RS232 Port B (J2) Baud
Rate
(Factory Default 4800)
NMEA A is the NMEA RS232 Port A (J2)Baud
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Rate
(Factory Default 4800)
8. To change Communication Settings
Type “[Control Codennn<cr>”. That’s left
bracket, control code alpha/numeric digit,
parameter, <carriage return> (No Spaces).
Example: Change ACU IP address to
192.168.30.195 type: “[I192.168.30.195↵”
Example: Change J2 NMEA Port B Baud Rate
to 9600
type: “[B9600↵”
9. To save parameters to Flash (Comm IF
PCB)
Type “[W↵”. That’s Left Bracket, Capital “W”,
<carriage return>(No Spaces). Verify “Done” is
displayed after Saving Comm parameters.
**Do not turn power off to ACU until finished**
10. To reboot Comm IF software Type
“[Z↵”.
That’s Left Bracket, Capital “Z”, <carriage
return> (No Spaces). Verify “Comm IF Ver x.xx
Port M&C (C)” is displayed.
7.6.
Programming Instructions Antenna Control Unit
These instructions apply to DAC-2200/2202/2302 and DAC-03 Antenna Control Units with GP32
Processors.
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Electrical Hookup – DAC-2200/2202
1. Use a standard straight 9-pin serial
cable (P/N 120643 or equiv.) connected
between the ACU (M&C Port) and a PC
with an available com port.
Electrical Hookup – DAC03 with Software 4.6x
2. Ensure that a PC DAC cable (116670 or
equiv.) is connected between ACU (J11
M&C/NMEA Port) and a PC with an
available com port.
3. Obtain a Copy of the ACU .s19 file and
save in a copy in the same directory as
the ProgTerm files.
4. Click on the “ProgTerm” icon to open
the ProgTerm program.
Programming Operation: ACU Software Upload
5. Power on ACU
6. From the CommPort menu, Select the
correct programming mode. (I.e. for a
DAC2200/2202/2302, Click the
‘DAC2200 to ACU’) to set the
ProgTerm program parameters for
updating the below decks Antenna
Control Unit (ACU). It is very important
to be sure that you have selected the
correct destination for the desired
program update (ACU or PCU) and that
you have selected the correct style of
DAC interface to the PCU (03, 2200 or
direct connection). If you select the
incorrect destination and override the
warnings, you will most certainly render
your system inoperable.
To make it easy to check the ProgTerm setup,
the selected serial interface (port and baud rate)
and the operating mode (ACU style and
program destination) are always shown in the
status bar at the bottom of the program
window.
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7. From the “CommPort” menu, select
“Properties”.
8. Verify the correct COM port is selected.
Select correct Maximum Speed (9600
for DAC2200/2202) and 4800 for
DAC03).
9. Press OK to confirm any changes.
10. Verify the LED on the right side of the
program is GREEN indicating the port is
open and functional. Click on the LED
or select Port Open from the Comm
Port menu to change the active state of
the port and the LED.
11. Click on the Paper Clip
button and
then click on the EyeBall
button in
the tool bar. This queries the Module
Status and Module Version. The
responses will be the Status and
Version of the ACU (such as “DAC
2202 VER x.xx”). Both of these data
requests must function properly before
you can continue.
If the ACU does not respond to a status request
(Paper Clip button) the module may have been
erased by a previous action. It can still be
programmed but you need to contact the Sea
Tel service department for instructions.
12. Press ‘START’ to put the selected
module into programming mode. After
2 to 3 seconds, you should see an echo
of something like graphic to the right
0050 (Checksum of memory after serial load,
0050 for initial start)
V11 or V31 (Version number of module
bootloader)
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13. Press ‘ERASE’ to clear the current
Flash program memory. The screen
should now respond ’+’ for ACU
programming. If it responds with some
other characters or the ‘+’ is not
present, check to be sure that Tracking
has been turned off and press ‘ERASE’
again. Do Not continue until a proper
response is achieved.
14. Press ‘UPLOAD’ to begin sending the
new hex file program update to the
ACU module. A dialog box will appear
to allow you to select the file to be
programmed.
15. Program Terminal will send the new file
to the desired module and you will see
an “Upload” dialog box with a “Cancel”
button.
For each line of hex data that is programmed
during the ACU software upload procedure
ProgTerm will display one of the following
characters:
“*” (successful programming),
“_“ (failed programming),
“!” (protected memory access)
If you see any “_” characters while
programming it means that the ports did not
get locked properly and you must stop the
upload (by pressing Cancel to abort)
immediately and restart the upload sequence.
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16. If the bootload is successful, the
module will reboot, you may not see
any text after the last S9 record, but it
will respond correctly to the Paper Clip
and EyeBall tool bar button requests to
display the new versions you just
loaded in. In this case, you are done.
17. If the bootload was unsuccessful, you
will see checksum and bootloader
version displayed. In this case, repeat
the upload procedure.
7.7.
Programming Instructions Pedestal Control Unit
These instructions apply to Pedestal Control Units with GP32 Processors.
Electrical Hookup – DAC-2200/2202/2302
1. Use a standard straight 9-pin serial
cable (P/N 120643 or equiv.) connected
between the ACU (M&C Port) and a PC
with an available com port.
Electrical Hookup – DAC03 with Software 4.6x
1. Ensure that a PC DAC cable (116670 or
equiv.) is connected between ACU (J11
M&C/NMEA Port) and a PC with an
available com port.
2. Obtain a Copy of the ACU .s19 file and
save in a convenient area such as the
desktop or in the same directory as the
ProgTerm files.
3. Click on the
“ProgTerm” icon to
open the ProgTerm program and verify
the build date is Mar 2007 or later
Programming Operation: PCU Software Upload
4. Power on ACU and Antenna.
5. From the CommPort menu, select the
correct ProgTerm programming mode
and destination. I.E. for a DAC2200 /
2202 PCU, click the ‘DAC2200 to PCU’
menu item. It is very important to be
sure that you have selected the correct
programming mode (DAC-03, DAC2200, Coastal or Direct) and the correct
destination (ACU, PCU or DVB). If you
select the incorrect destination and
actively override the self-check
warnings, you will most certainly render
your system inoperable
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Check the status bar at the bottom edge of the
ProgTerm window. It displays the selected
serial interface (baud rate and port), the
operating mode (DAC Style), and program
destination (ACU, PCU, or DVB).
6. From the “CommPort” menu, select
“Properties”.
7. Verify the correct COM port is selected.
Select correct Maximum Speed (9600
for DAC2200/2202) and 4800 for
DAC03).
8. Press “OK” to confirm any changes.
9. Verify the LED on the right side of the
program is GREEN indicating the port is
open and functional. Click on the LED
or select Port Open from the Comm
Port menu to change the active state of
the port and the LED.
10. Click on the Paper Clip
button and
then click on the EyeBall
button in
the tool bar. These query the PCU for
Module Status and Module Version.
The responses will be the Status and
Version of the PCU which the ACU is
connected to (such as “3004 VER
2.xxL”). Both of these data requests
must function properly before you can
continue.
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If the PCU does not respond to a status request
(Paper Clip button), the module may have been
erased by a previous action. It can still be
programmed but you need to reboot the loader
by typing “S9<enter>”
11. Press “Tools>Remote Upload / Reboot
Module” to enable PCU software
upload mode. The ACU front panel
should now read “Remote Upload”
12. Press ‘START’ to put the selected
module into programming mode. After
2 to 3 seconds, you should see an echo
of something like graphic to the right
0050 (Checksum of memory after serial load,
0050 for initial start)
V14 or V01 (Version number of module
bootloader)
13. Press ‘ERASE’ to clear the current
Flash program memory. The screen
should now respond ’0578*’ for PCU
programming. If it responds with some
other characters or the ‘*’ is not
present, check to be sure that Tracking
has been turned off and press ‘ERASE’
again. Do not continue until a proper
response is achieved.
14. Press ‘UPLOAD’ to begin sending the
new hex file program update to the
ACU module. A dialog box will appear
to allow you to select the file to be
programmed.
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15. Program Terminal will send the new file
to the desired module and you will see
an “Upload” dialog box with a “Cancel”
button.
For each line of hex data that is programmed
during the PCU software upload procedure
ProgTerm will display one of the following
characters:
“*” (successful programming),
“_“ (failed programming),
“!” (protected memory access)
If you see any “_” characters while
programming you should press Cancel to abort
the upload and determine the source of the
problem.
16. If the bootload is successful, the
module will reboot, you will not see any
text after the last S9 record. Press
“Tools>Restore ACU Operation and it
will respond correctly to the Paper Clip
and EyeBall tool bar button requests to
display the new versions you’ve just
Uploaded. In this case, you are done.
7.8.
Communications Interface (CommIF PCB) Software Upload Instructions
The newly released antenna control has implemented an embedded Rabbit© 3720 controller (known as
the “Comm IF PCB”) into the 68HC908 based DAC-2202. The addition of the Comm If PCB adds 3
serial ports (M&C, NMEA A, and NMEA B) 2 TCP/IP connections, 1 UPD connection (Rabbit Module
update port), a Web server and processing power for future ACU releases. This document describes the
process of uploading software to the Rabbit Module using 3rd party Network Download Utility Software
(UDPDownload.exe, Contact the Sea Tel Service Dept for a copy).
1. Connect the “ETHERNET” port on DAC2202 to a Local Area Network (LAN)
Connection using a standard CAT5 cable
that has its IP address, subnet mask, and
Gateway parameters match that of the
DAC2202’s Ethernet port.
2. Power on DAC2202
3. Start the Network Download Utility called
“UDPDownload.exe”
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Factory default IP address for all ACU Ethernet
Ports is 192.168.30.195. If this has been changed
to match an existing network, refer to the
instructions in the Maintenance & Troubleshooting
section (Configuring the COMM IF ports of the
DAC-2202 ACU) in the DAC2202 Manual
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4. Ensure that the “RAM Loader” displays
as PDL-Generic.bin
5. Ensure that the “User Program” field
displays the file location & is current
software version. If correct, skip ahead
to step 9. If incorrect, continue on to
step 6
6. Select the
icon
7. Browse to the location where the bin file
is stored.
8. Select the
icon.
9. Click on “Ping/Config” then “UDP Port”
and enter 3000
10. Press “Reset” key on front panel of ACU.
11. Click on “Ping/Config” then “Ping
Specific IP” and enter the address of the
DAC2202 then click OK. (One time only)
12. Verify “Search/Ping Response from:
192.168.30.195 port 3000: DAC-2202
UDP Download Interface” is displayed in
bottom Dialog Box and skip ahead to step
13 if this step fails continue on to 12a.
12a. If “Searching for boards on port 3000.”
continuously displays on bottom dialog box after
sending Ping Request, then the Comm IF PCB is
NOT communicating with computers Ethernet
port.
Possible Failure: Network Download Utility not
configured correctly
Check: Verify IP address and Port Number
entered in step 11 matches that of the ACU.
(Factory Default IP address is 192.168.30.195
with a Subnet mask of 255.255.255.248)
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Check: Verify “RAM Loader” and “User
Program” parameters entered in Steps 4 and 5.
Possible Failure: Laptop Ethernet Port settings
not configured correctly.
Check: Verify computer LAN port has been
configured with a static IP address on the same
Subnet as DAC2202.
Possible Failure: UDP Port Lockout
Check: The UDP port is only open for a limited
time frame after ACU is powered up or Reset
button is pressed. First verify ability to Ping ACU
Ethernet Port using windows Command Prompt.
If successful, go back to step 7.
13. Click on “Download” in the upper right
hand corner to start the download
process.
14. Verify dialog box displays “Download
Complete:)”
15. Verify the Network Download Utility
sends a Reboot command to the ACU
and that the ACU echo’s back “Board at
192.168.30.195 is rebooting”
16. Close Network Download Utility by
clicking on “Exit”
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7.9.
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
Internal HTML Page
The following procedure(s) define the process of connecting and logging into the DAC2202’s internal
HTML page. **If the IP address for your DAC2202 has been changed from a factory default of
192.168.30.195 or if is unknown use the procedure in section 5.21 to view or change the existing
parameters.
1. Connect the “ETHERNET” port
on DAC-2202 to a Local Area
Network (LAN) Connection or
directly to an available Ethernet
port on a Laptop/Desktop using
a standard CAT5 cable.
2. Power on DAC2202
3. Configure the connected LAN
connection with a static IP
address which is on the same
sub net as the DAC2202.
4. Start up your Internet Browser
(i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla
Firefox, etc.) and type in the IP
address of the DAC2202 into
the address bar.
5. Log into the DAC2202 by typing
in Username and Password
information .
USERNAME: seatel
PASSWORD: 1234
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7.9.1. System Information
Number
Description
1
Click to redirect to the Port Settings Page. This page presents the TCP connection and baud rate
settings for the Comm If Module.
2
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 1 Page. This page presents the current ACU
configuration parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor.
3
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 2 Page. This page presents the current Satellite Tracking
parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor. This page also contains the currently defined
blockage zones (Az Limits 1-6).
4
The ACU Model field displays the software version currently installed in the DAC2202 M/B.
5
Click to redirect to the Status page. This page presents current system status, including Tracking
condition, Antenna Position, Vessel Location / Orientation, and decoded error conditions.
6
The PCU Model field displays the Antenna model configuration and the software version currently
installed in the PCU.
7
The Comm Interface field displays the currently software version installed onto the Comm If
Module.
8
The Serial Number display fields are NOT currently being used.
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7.9.2. Communication Port Settings
Number
Description
1
The IP Address field presents the Static Internet Protocol address value currently stored in the
Comm IF module (Flash). To change the IP address to match an existing LAN info structure, type
in the desired value and click on the SUBMIT button. If the parameter change causes desirable
operation click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. This address must conform to the
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn format where nnn is a number between 0 and 255.
2
The Net Mask field presents the Subnet Mask address value currently stored in the Comm IF
module. To change the Subnet to match an existing LAN info structure, type in the desired value
and click on the SUBMIT button. If the parameter change causes desirable operation click on the
SAVE button to store value to Flash. This address must conform to the nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn format
where nnn is a number between 0 and 255.
3
The Gateway field presents the Static Gateway Internet Protocol address value currently stored
in the Comm IF module. To change the Gateway IP address to match an existing LAN info
structure, type in the desired value and click on the SUBMIT button. If the parameter change
causes desirable operation click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. This address must
conform to the nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn format where nnn is a number between 0 and 255.
4
The TCP Port 0 field presents the Transmission Control Protocol Port 0 value currently stored in
the Comm IF Module. To change the Port value to match an existing LAN info structure, type in
the desired value and click on the SUBMIT button. If the parameter change causes desirable
operation click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. This address must conform to the
nnnn format where nnnn is a number between 0 and 65535.
5
The TCP Port 1 field presents the Transmission Control Protocol Port 1 value currently stored in
the Comm IF Module. To change the Port value to match an existing LAN info structure, type in
the desired value and click on the SUBMIT button. If the parameter change causes desirable
operation click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. This address must conform to the
nnnn format where nnnn is a number between 0 and 65535.
6
The UDP Port presents the User Datagram Protocol Port value stored in the Comm IF Module.
This port is specifically used to perform software upgrades to the Comm IF Module and should
NOT be changed.
7
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 1 Page. This page presents the current ACU
configuration parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor.
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8
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 2 Page. This page presents the current Satellite Tracking
parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor. This page also contains the currently defined
blockage zones (Az Limits 1-6).
9
Click to redirect to the Status page. This page presents current system status, including Tracking
condition, Antenna Position, Vessel Location / Orientation, and decoded error conditions.
10
Click to redirect to the Home page. This page presents current system software versions and
antenna model configuration.
11
Click the SAVE button to store all current parameters in the operating software variables table to
Flash (Comm IF).
**THIS DOES NOT SAVE DISPLAYED PARAMETERS UNLESS THE SUBMIT BUTTON IS
PRESSED FIRST**
12
The M&C Baudrate field presents the J3 M&C Port Baud rate value currently stored in the Comm
IF Module. To change the Baud rate, type in the desired value and click on the SUBMIT button or
click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. Acceptable baud rate values are 4800 or 9600.
13
The NMEA A Baudrate field presents the J2 NMEA Port A Baud rate value currently stored in the
Comm IF Module. To change the Baud rate, type in the desired value and click on the SUBMIT
button or click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. Acceptable baud rate values are 4800
or 9600.
14
The NMEA B Baudrate field presents the J2 NMEA Port B Baud rate value currently stored in the
Comm IF Module. To change the Baud rate, type in the desired value and click on the SUBMIT
button or click on the SAVE button to store value to Flash. Acceptable baud rate values are 4800
or 9600.
15
Click the SUBMIT button to transfer all currently displayed parameters to the Comm IF module
operating software variables table. NOTE: The submit button will not store the values to flash; an
ACU reset (hard or soft) will revert to the old settings.
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7.9.3. DAC Parameters Page 1
Number
Description
1
Click to redirect to the Port Settings Page. This page presents the TCP connection and baud rate
settings for the Comm If Module.
2
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 1 Page. This page presents the current ACU
configuration parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor.
3
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 2 Page. This page presents the current Satellite Tracking
parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor. This page also contains the currently defined
blockage zones (Az Limits 1-6).
4
Click to redirect to the Status page. This page presents current system status, including Tracking
condition, Antenna Position, Vessel Location / Orientation, and decoded error conditions.
5
Click to redirect to the Home page. This page presents current system software versions and
antenna model configuration.
6
Click the “RELOAD” button to refresh the screen to the current ACU parameter values
7
Click the SAVE button to store all currently displayed parameters to Flash (68HC08).
8
These fields present the ACU parameter values currently stored in Flash. To change a parameter
value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the desired value and click on the SUBMIT
button. If the parameter value change(s) causes desirable operation click on the SAVE button to
store value to Flash. Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values and
definitions of these parameters.
9
This List box presents the decoded System Type parameter currently stored in Flash. When the
entered System Type value enables an available ACU system options it is highlighted in blue.
No changes to this list box is possible, any desired changes to the System Type parameter are
done via the System Type entry field.
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10
This drop-down list box presents the Gyro Type parameter value currently stored in Flash. To
change to Gyro type, mouse click on the selection arrow and choose the desired gyro source
which is interfaced with the DAC2202.
11
Click the SUBMIT button to transfer all currently displayed parameters to the 68HC08 module
operating software variables table. NOTE: The submit button will not store the values to flash, an
ACU reset (hard or soft) will revert to the old settings.
7.9.4. DAC Parameters Page 2
Number
Description
1
Click to redirect to the Port Settings Page. This page presents the TCP connection and baud rate
settings for the Comm If Module.
2
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 1 Page. This page presents the current ACU
configuration parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor.
3
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 2 Page. This page presents the current Satellite Tracking
parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor. This page also contains the currently defined
blockage zones (Az Limits 1-6).
4
Click to redirect to the Status page. This page presents current system status, including Tracking
condition, Antenna Position, Vessel Location / Orientation, and decoded error conditions.
5
Click to redirect to the Home page. This page presents current system software versions and
antenna model configuration.
6
Click the RELOAD button to refresh the screen to display the current ACU parameter values
7
Click the SAVE button to store all currently displayed parameters to Flash (68HC08).
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8
The SATELLITE field(s) present longitudinal position of the currently stored (or last targeted)
satellite. To change a parameter value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the desired
value. Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
9
These fields present 2 of the required 6 tracking parameters of the currently stored (or last
targeted) satellite. To change a parameter value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the
desired value. Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
10
These fields present 3 of the required 6 tracking parameters of the currently stored (or last
targeted) satellite. To change this parameter value mouse click on the drop down menu arrow
and select desired parameter from list. Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable
range values.
11
This field presents the Network Identification parameter currently stored for the desired satellite.
To change a parameter, value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the desired HEX
format value. Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
12
The BAND field presents the currently stored Tracking Band Selection in memory. To change this
parameter value mouse click on the drop down menu arrow and select desired parameter from
list. Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
13
The Tx Polarity field presents the default Transmit Polarity parameter currently stored. To
change a parameter value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the desired value Refer to
Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
14
The Az Limits 1-6 fields presents the defined blockage zones currently stored. To change a
parameter value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the desired value Refer to Setup
(Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
15
Click the SUBMIT button to transfer all currently displayed parameters to the 68HC08 module
operating software variables table. NOTE: The submit button will not store the values to flash, an
ACU reset (hard or soft) will revert to the old settings.
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7.9.5. Status Page
Number
Description
1
These fields presents the current antenna status.
2
Click to redirect to the Port Settings Page. This page presents the TCP connection and baud rate
settings for the Comm If Module.
3
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 1 Page. This page presents the current ACU
configuration parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor.
4
Click to redirect to the DAC Parameters 2 Page. This page presents the current Satellite Tracking
parameter values stored in the 68HC08 processor. This page also contains the currently defined
blockage zones (Az Limits 1-6).
5
Click to redirect to the Status page. This page presents current system status, including Tracking
condition, Antenna Position, Vessel Location / Orientation, and decoded error conditions.
6
Click to redirect to the Home page. This page presents current system software versions and
antenna model configuration.
7
The Refresh field allows the user to adjust the page refresh settings, AUTO is selected by default,
which refreshes the displayed page every 5 seconds
8
These fields presents the antenna’s positional and signal strength information currently stored.
To change a parameter value mouse click inside the entry field and type in the desired value
Refer to Setup (Section 5) of this manual for acceptable range values.
9
The Control field buttons allow the user to Toggle the antennas’ current tracking condition or to
clear any reported errors as reported in fields 10 and 11.
10
The ACU Errors box is a read only field that presents the decoded ACU reported errors that are
currently triggered. Refer to the Maintenance section of this manual for troubleshooting frequent
or constant errors.
11
The PCU Errors box is a read only field that presents Pedestal reported errors currently triggered.
Refer to the Maintenance section of this manual for troubleshooting frequent or constant errors.
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8.
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
The technical specifications for the DAC-2202 ACU and some of the specifications for general Below Decks are:
8.1.
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The technical specifications for the DAC-2202 ACU are:
8.1.1. General
Physical Dimensions:
Rackmount: 1.75" x 17" x 14"
Input Voltage:
110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Requirements:
160 Watts maximum (including the stabilized antenna
pedestal and TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller)
8.1.2. Front Panel
Status Indicator Display:
6 LED enunciators for Tracking, Searching, Target, Power,
Initializing, and Error
Alpha Numeric Display:
2 Line 20 Character Alpha Numeric
Next Button
Cycles display between Ship, Satellite, Antenna, and Status
4-Position Keypad
Cycles cursor Up / Down / Left / Right
Enter Button
Reset Button
Soft reset to ACU ONLY
Controls:
AC Power On/Off
8.1.3. Rear Panel
Connectors:
J1 “Ship Gyro”
25 pin female D-Subminiature
J2 “NMEA” RS-422 Serial I/O
9 pin male D-Subminiature
J3 “M&C” RS-422 Serial I/O
9 pin female D-Subminiature
J4A “Antenna” RS-422
9 pin female D-Subminiature
Pedestal M&C
J4B “Antenna” Control IF and
Pedestal DC Power Type F female
J6 “RF IN” Tracking Receiver
IF Input
Type F female
J7 “RF OUT” Tracking Receiver
IF Output
“Ethernet”
Type F female
RJ-45
“AC Input Power 95-250VAC” IEC receptacle
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8.1.4. J4A “Antenna” Pedestal M&C Interface
Communications Parameters:
9600 Baud, 8 bits, No parity, 1Stop Bit
Interface Protocol:
Full Duplex RS-422
Base Modem Power:
30 Volts DC
Interface Connector:
9 pin male D-Subminiature
8.1.5. J4B “Antenna” Pedestal M&C Interface
Communications Parameters:
9600 Baud, 8 bits, No parity, 1Stop Bit
Interface Protocol:
Full Duplex FSK Modulated at 70 KHz (TX) & 120 KHz (RX)
Antenna Power:
30 Volts DC
Interface Connector:
Type F female
8.1.6. J3 “M&C” Aux Serial Interface
Communications Parameters:
9600 Baud, 8 bits, No parity, 1Stop Bit
Interface Protocol:
Optically Isolated RS-422/RS232
Interface Connector:
DE9S
8.1.7. J2 “NMEA A” Interface
Communications Parameters:
(Selectable) 4800 Baud, 8, N, 1
Interface Protocol
Optically isolated RS-422 Receive
RS-232 Transmit (Pseudo GGA echo sentence)
Interface Connector
DE9P
NMEA GPS Sentence:
xxGLL typically GPGLL or LCGLL
NMEA Heading Sentence:
xxHDT or xxHDM typically HCHDM or HCHDT
8.1.8. J2 “NMEA B” Interface
Communications Parameters:
(Selectable) 4800 Baud, 8, N, 1
Interface Protocol
Optically isolated RS-422 Receive
Interface Connector
DE9P
NMEA GPS Sentence:
xxGLL typically GPGLL or LCGLL
NMEA Heading Sentence:
xxHDT or xxHDM typically HCHDM or HCHDT
8.1.9. Ethernet
Interface Protocol
10BaseT
Interface Connector
RJ-45
Interface Ports
2 TCP M&C (Ports 2000, 2001)
1 UPD Upload (Port 3000)
1 Multi-User HTML (Port 80)
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8.1.10. DVB Compliant Tracking Receiver
Internal Satellite Identification Receiver
Tuning range
950 to 2150 MHz in 1 MHz increments in DVB Mode.
Input RF Level
-85 to -25 dBm typical
Output RF Level
Input level +/- 1 dB typical
Sensitivity
30 mV / dB typical
Bandwidth
Selectable 7.5-30 MHz in DVB Mode,
Polarity switching
13 VDC output to select Vertical or RHCP polarity.
18 VDC to output select Horizontal or LHCP polarity
Band Switching:
22kHz continuous tone output to select High band, No tone
to select Low band.
Satellite ID
Network ID for DVB signals. QPSK demodulator and FEC
decoder lock for DSS, or DVB without NID (forced NID).
QPSK Demodulator
3000 to 30000 baud (ksps)
FEC Decoder
1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, or Automatic.
Pipeline Decoder
DVB or DSS compatible.
8.1.11. L-Band SCPC Narrow Band Tracking Receiver
Internal Satellite Identification Receiver
Tuning range
950 to 2150 MHz in 1 KHz increments.
Input RF Level
-85 to -25 dBm typical
Output RF Level
Input level +/- 1 dB typical
Sensitivity
30 mV / dB typical
Bandwidth
300 KHz
Polarity switching
13 VDC output to select Vertical or RHCP polarity.
18 VDC to output select Horizontal or LHCP polarity
Band Switching:
22kHz continuous tone output to select High band, No tone
to select Low band.
8.1.12. Narrow Band SCPC receiver:
Frequency Range:
60 - 80 MHz (70 MHz SCPC) Narrow Tuning Range
52 - 88 MHz (70 MHz SCPC) Wide Tuning Range
110 - 170 (140 MHz SCPC)
Input Level:
-90 to -30 dBm
Detection Bandwidth:
30 kHz
8-3
Technical Specifications
8.2.
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
Terminal Mounting Strip
8.2.1. Synchro Interface:
Connectors
5 screw terminal connections
Input Voltage Level
36-110 VDC, 400 or 60 hertz
Synchro Ratios
1:1, 36:1, 90 or 180:1 and 360:1 with Synchro-Digital
converter
360:1 with Synchro-SBS converter
Impedance:
1M ohm
8.2.2. SBS Interface
Connectors
4 screw terminal connections
Input Voltage Level
20-90 VDC
Interface
Opto-Isolated,
Polarity
Auto switching
Ratio
6 steps per degree
Impedance:
10K ohm
8.2.3. Control Interface
8.2.3.1.
External AGC
External AGC or Satellite Modem Lock Input.
Connections
2 screw terminal connections (AGC and GND)
Voltage Level:
0-5 VDC
Impedance:
30K ohm
Control:
Low Level (<1.25Vdc) = Modem Lock*
High Level (>1.25Vdc) = Modem Unlock*
*The logic sense of the external Satellite Modem Lock input can be reversed by
adding 128 to the SYSTEM TYPE Parameter.
8.2.3.2.
SW1 Local Band Select Output
Control local (BDE) band select switch(s) or tone generator(s).
Connections
1 screw terminal connection (SW1)
Control Level:
Low Band = OPEN circuit
High Band = SHORT to ground
Controlled by MODE – TRACKING – Band Selection.
Current sink of 0.5 amps max
8-4
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
8.2.3.3.
Technical Specifications
SW2 Blockage / TX Mute Output
Blockage output to Dual Antenna Arbitrator coax switch panel OR TX Mute output to
Satellite Modem for RF radiation hazard and/or FCC compliance.
Connections
1 screw terminal connection (SW2)
Control Level:
Not Blocked or Not mispointed = OPEN circuit*
Blocked or mispointed = SHORT to ground *
Current sink of 0.5 amps max
*You may reverse the factory default logic level output by adding 16 to the current
SYSTEM TYPE parameter.
8.2.4. NMEA Interface
This interface allows up to two simultaneous external GPS or NMEA 0183 compliant Heading
inputs and an echoed GPS (GPGGA) output.
Connections
8.3.
5 Screw terminal connections (RXA+ / RXA- input, RXB+ /
RXB-input, and TXA+ output)
Environmental Conditions
The following requirements apply to equipment installed in weather-protected locations.
Temperature
0 to 40 degrees C
Humidity
Up to 100% @ 40 degrees C, Non-condensing
8.4.
Cables
8.4.1. DAC-2200 AC Power Cable
Voltage:
110 or 220 volts AC
Cycle:
50 or 60Hz
Power:
160 Watts maximum
8.4.2. Antenna Control Cable
Refer to your antenna manual for connection to J4A using a multi-conductor cable assembly or
to J4B using a coax cable.
8.4.3. IF Signal Cables
Please refer to the “Antenna L-Band IF Coax Cables” section of the specification chapter of your
antenna manual for coaxial cable recommendations.
8.4.4. SBS/Synchro Gyro Compass Interface Cable (Customer Furnished)
Type:
Multi-conductor, Shielded
Number of wires
4 Conductors for Step-By-Step Gyro, 5 Conductors for
Synchro
Wire Gauge:
18 AWG
Insulation:
600 VAC
8.4.5. Audio / Video cables
Customer supplied. Connects the DSS receiver outputs to you video monitor, TV, or stereo
system.
8-5
Technical Specifications
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9.
Drawings
Drawings
The drawings listed below are provided as a part of this manual for use as a diagnostic reference.
9.1.
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit Drawings
Drawing
Title
125411-1_C1
DAC-2202 w/ DVB Rackmount General Assembly
9-3
125411-3_C1
DAC-2202 w/ SCPC Rackmount General Assembly
9-6
9-1
Drawings
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
This Page Intentionally Left Blank
9-2
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND
QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1
EA
124265
A
ENCLOSURE, 1U RACKMOUNT, DAC-2200
2
1
EA
122300
E
LID, DAC-2200 SERIES ENCLOSURE
5
1
EA
120385-2
A
BRACKET, LID, ACU ASS'Y
7
1
EA
122445
A
FRONT PANEL ASS'Y, DAC-2200
8
1
EA
119667-5
A
POWER ENTRY MODULE, 120V, 3A
9
1
EA
122307-1
G
DVB RECEIVER ASS'Y, STD ACU
11
1
EA
124813-1
E
PCB ASS'Y, DAC ACU
16
1
EA
114836
A
PCB ASS'Y, S/D CONVERTER, 12 BIT
17
1
EA
123046-3
A2
HARNESS, DC POWER
18
1
EA
125343-6
19
1
EA
112646-13
A2
PCB ASS'Y, DC-DC CONVERTER
21
1
EA
122660-4
A
HARNESS, AC ENTRY, SINGLE
24
1
EA
112918-9
B1
CABLE ASS'Y, RIBBON, 20 PIN
25
1
EA
120740
A
CABLE ASS'Y, DVB RECEIVER
30
1
EA
123070
41
8
EA
110941-3
42
1
EA
114587-106
SCREW, RND HD, PHIL, 4-40X1/4, S.S
44
7
EA
114588-144
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 6-32 x 1/4, S.S.
45
6
EA
114576-106
SCREW, FLAT HD, PHIL, 4-40 x 1/4, S.S.
46
1
EA
114588-146
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 6-32 x 3/8, S.S.
47
6
EA
114580-007
WASHER, FLAT, #6, S.S.
48
2
EA
114583-007
NUT, HEX, 6-32, S.S.
49
4
EA
119967
A
NUT, HEX, PANEL, 3/8-32
50
3
EA
119952-031
A1
WASHER, STAR, INTERNAL TOOTH, 3/8, S.
58
1
EA
120090-17
MICRO ASS'Y, 12-BIT SDC
65
2
EA
120452-32
SCREW, RND HD, PHIL, 6-32 X 3/8, BLACK
68
5
EA
119961-007
NUT, HEX, SMALL PATTERN, 6-32, S.S.
72
4
EA
120077-118
SCREW, FLAT HD, PHIL, M3 X 8, S.S.
73
1
EA
125193
POWER SUPPLY, COSEL PBA150F-24
DECAL, HIGH VOLTAGE WARNING
B
SCREW, JACK, 4-40 X 5/16
0.71 SOFTWARE, DAC-2202 I/O, RABBITCORE
DAC-2202, DVB RCVR, COAX IF
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
21-Dec-07
SHT 1 OF 2
DRAWING NUMBER
125411-1
REV
D
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND
QTY
PART NO
74
1
EA
124871
76
1
EA
108929-2
77
1
EA
109752-3
78
1
EA
110959-1
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
6.02B SOFTWARE, DAC-2202 ACU, GP32, STD
C1
A1
POWER CORD, 110V AC
(NOT SHOWN)
POWER CORD, 220V AC
(NOT SHOWN)
DECAL, MODEL & P/N, SMALL
DAC-2202, DVB RCVR, COAX IF
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
21-Dec-07
SHT 2 OF 2
DRAWING NUMBER
125411-1
REV
D
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND
QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1
EA
124265
A
ENCLOSURE, 1U RACKMOUNT, DAC-2200
2
1
EA
122300
E
LID, DAC-2200 SERIES ENCLOSURE
5
1
EA
120385-2
A
BRACKET, LID, ACU ASS'Y
7
1
EA
122445
A
FRONT PANEL ASS'Y, DAC-2200
8
1
EA
119667-5
A
POWER ENTRY MODULE, 120V, 3A
9
1
EA
127166-1
B
SCPC RECEIVER ASS'Y, ACU
11
1
EA
124813-1
E
PCB ASS'Y, DAC ACU
16
1
EA
114836
A
PCB ASS'Y, S/D CONVERTER, 12 BIT
17
1
EA
123046-3
A2
HARNESS, DC POWER
18
1
EA
125343-6
19
1
EA
112646-13
A2
PCB ASS'Y, DC-DC CONVERTER
21
1
EA
122660-4
A
HARNESS, AC ENTRY, SINGLE
24
1
EA
112918-9
B1
CABLE ASS'Y, RIBBON, 20 PIN
25
1
EA
120740
A
CABLE ASS'Y, DVB RECEIVER
30
1
EA
123070
41
8
EA
110941-3
42
1
EA
114587-106
SCREW, RND HD, PHIL, 4-40X1/4, S.S
44
7
EA
114588-144
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 6-32 x 1/4, S.S.
45
6
EA
114576-106
SCREW, FLAT HD, PHIL, 4-40 x 1/4, S.S.
46
1
EA
114588-146
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 6-32 x 3/8, S.S.
47
6
EA
114580-007
WASHER, FLAT, #6, S.S.
48
2
EA
114583-007
NUT, HEX, 6-32, S.S.
49
4
EA
119967
A
NUT, HEX, PANEL, 3/8-32
50
3
EA
119952-031
A1
WASHER, STAR, INTERNAL TOOTH, 3/8, S.
58
1
EA
120090-17
MICRO ASS'Y, 12-BIT SDC
65
2
EA
120452-32
SCREW, RND HD, PHIL, 6-32 X 3/8, BLACK
68
5
EA
119961-007
NUT, HEX, SMALL PATTERN, 6-32, S.S.
69
4
EA
124791
72
2
EA
120077-118
POWER SUPPLY, COSEL PBA150F-24
DECAL, HIGH VOLTAGE WARNING
B
A
SCREW, JACK, 4-40 X 5/16
LABEL CAUTION, MICROWAVE HAZARD
SCREW, FLAT HD, PHIL, M3 X 8, S.S.
DAC-2202, SCPC RCVR, 9 WIRE IF
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
21-Dec-07
SHT 1 OF 2
DRAWING NUMBER
125411-3
REV
D
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND
QTY
PART NO
73
1
EA
125193
74
1
EA
124871
76
1
EA
108929-2
77
1
EA
109752-3
78
1
EA
110959-1
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
0.71 SOFTWARE, DAC-2202 I/O, RABBITCORE
6.02B SOFTWARE, DAC-2202 ACU, GP32, STD
C1
A1
POWER CORD, 110V AC
(NOT SHOWN)
POWER CORD, 220V AC
(NOT SHOWN)
DECAL, MODEL & P/N, SMALL
DAC-2202, SCPC RCVR, 9 WIRE IF
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
21-Dec-07
SHT 2 OF 2
DRAWING NUMBER
125411-3
REV
D
Drawings
DAC-2202 Antenna Control Unit
9-8
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