Sea Tel 6012-33 Installation manual

INSTALLATION MANUAL
FOR SEA TEL 6012-33 KU-BAND
BROADBAND-AT-SEA VSAT ANTENNA SYSTEM
Sea Tel, Inc.
4030 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Tel: (925) 798-7979
Fax: (925) 798-7986
Web: http://www.cobham.com/seatel
Sea Tel Europe
Unit 1, Orion Industrial Centre
Wide Lane, Swaythling
Southampton, UK S0 18 2HJ
Tel: 44 (0)23 80 671155
Fax: 44 (0)23 80 671166
Web: http://www.cobham.com/seatel
Sea Tel Inc is also doing business as Cobham SATCOM - Maritime
November 20, 2013
Document. No. 138223 Revision D
These commodities, technology or software were exported from the United States in
accordance with the Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is
prohibited.
Sea Tel Marine Stabilized Antenna systems are manufactured in the United States of America.
Sea Tel is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company.
Certificate Number 13690 issued March 14, 2011.
R&TTE
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The Series 12 Maritime Satellite Earth Station complies with the requirements of directive
1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on Radio
equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment. A copy of the R&TTE Declaration of
Conformity for this equipment is contained in this manual.
The Sea Tel Series 12 antennas will meet the off-axis EIRP spectral density envelope set forth in FCC 47 C.F.R. §
25.222(a)(1)(i) when the input power density limitations, listed in our FCC Declaration, are met..
These antenna systems also contain FCC compliant supervisory software to continuously monitor the pedestal
pointing accuracy and use it to control the “Transmit Mute” function of the satellite modem to satisfy the
provisions of FCC 47 C.F.R. § 25.222(a)(l)(iii).
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Copyright © 2012 Sea Tel Inc 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 prior written consent of Sea Tel, Inc. The
information in this document is subject to change without notice. Sea Tel Inc, is also doing business as Cobham Antenna
Systems.
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Cobham SATCOM
Marine Systems, Sea Tel Products
4030 Nelson Ave., Concord
California, 94520 USA
Tel: +1 (925) 798-7979
Fax:+1 (925) 288-1420
R&TTE Declaration of Conformity
Sea Tel Inc. declares under our sole responsibility that the products identified below are in
compliance with the requirements of:
DIRECTIVE 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on Radio
equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment and the mutual recognition of their
conformity.
Product Names:
3612 Ku Band 8/16 Watt Tx/Rx Maritime Satellite Earth Station
4009 MK3 Ku Band 16 Watt Tx/Rx Maritime Satellite Earth Station
5012 Ku Band 8/16 Watt Tx/Rx Maritime Satellite Earth Station
6012 Ku Band 8/16 Watt Tx/Rx Maritime Satellite Earth Station
These products have been assessed to Conformity Procedures, Annex IV, of the above Directive by
application of the following standards:
EMC:
EMC standard for Radio Equipment (Maritime)
ETSI EN 301 843-1 V1.4.1 (2004-06)
EMC standard for Radio Equipment (Common)
ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.4.1 (2002-08)
EMC standard for Radio Equipment (General)
ETSI EN 300 339 (1998-03)
Marine Navigational and Radio Communication
Equipment and Systems – General Requirements:
IEC EN 60945:2002
Satellite Earth Stations and System (SES):
Harmonized EN for Very Small Aperture
Terminals (VSAT):
ETSI EN 301 428-1 V1.3.1 (2006-02)
Harmonized EN for satellite Earth Stations
on board Vessels (ESVs)
ETSI EN 302 340 V1.1.1 (2006-04)
Safety:
Safety of Information Technology Equipment:
IEC EN 60950-1:2001 (1st Edition)
Certificates of Assessment were completed and are on file at NEMKO USA Inc, San Diego, CA and
BACL Labs, Santa Clara, CA.
Peter Blaney, Chief Engineer
Sea Tel, Inc., doing business as Cobham SATCOM
Date: 03-04-2013
Doc Number 138634 Revision B
Sea Tel Inc.
4030 Nelson Ave., Concord
California, 94520, USA
T: +1 (925) 798-7979
F: +1 (925) 798-7986
FCC Declaration of Conformity
1.
Sea Tel, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and services marine stabilized antenna systems for
satellite communication at sea. These products are in turn used by our customers as part of their Kuband Earth Station on Vessels (ESV) networks.
2.
FCC regulation 47 C.F.R. § 25.222 defines the provisions for blanket licensing of ESV antennas
operating in the Ku Band. This declaration covers the requirements for meeting § 25.222 (a)(1) by
the demonstrations outlined in paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (b)(1)(iii). The requirements for meeting §
25.222 (a)(3)-(a)(7) are left to the applicant. The paragraph numbers in this declaration refer to the
2009 version of FCC 47 C.F.R. § 25.222.
3.
Sea Tel hereby declares that the antennas listed below will meet the off-axis EIRP spectral density
requirements of § 25.222 (a)(1)(i) with an N value of 1, when the following Input Power spectral
density limitations are met:
*0.6 Meter Ku Band, Models 2406 and USAT-24 are limited to
-21.6 dBW/4kHz
*0.75 Meter Ku Band, Models 3011 and USAT-30 are limited to
-21.6 dBW/4kHz
0.9 Meter Ku Band, Model 3612 is limited to
-20.3 dBW/4kHz
1.0 Meter Ku Band, Models 4003/4006/4009/4010 are limited to
-16.3 dBW/4kHz
1.0 Meter Ku Band Model 4012 is limited to
-16.6 dBW/4kHz
1.2 Meter Ku Band, Models 4996/5009/5010/5012 are limited to
-14.0 dBW/4kHz
1.5 Meter Ku Band, Models 6006/6009/6012 are limited to
-14.0 dBW/4kHz
2.4 Meter Ku Band, Models 9797 and 9711QOR are limited to
-14.0 dBW/4kHz
4.
Sea Tel hereby declares that the antennas referenced in paragraph 3 above, will maintain a
stabilization pointing accuracy of better than 0.2 degrees under specified ship motion conditions,
thus meeting the requirements of § 25.222 (a)(1)(ii)(A). Those antennas marked with * will
maintain a stabilization pointing accuracy of better than 0.3 degrees. The Input Power spectral
density limits for these antenna have been adjusted to meet the requirements of§ 25.222 (a)(1)(ii)(B).
5.
Sea Tel hereby declares that the antennas referenced in paragraph 3 above, will automatically cease
transmission within 100 milliseconds if the pointing error should exceed 0.5 degrees and will not
resume transmission until the error drops below 0.2 degrees, thus meeting the requirements of §
25.222 (a)(1)(iii).
6.
Sea Tel maintains all relevant test data, which is available upon request, to verify these declarations.
Peter Blaney, Chief Engineer
Sea Tel, Inc
Concord, CA
Document Number 130445 Revision J
24-Jan-2013
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SERIES 12 KU-BAND SYSTEM CONFIGURATION(S)........................................................................................................... 1-1
1.1. SYSTEM CABLES ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 1-1
1.2. OTHER INPUTS TO THE SYSTEM .................................................................................................................................................................. 1-1
1.3. SIMPLIFIED BLOCK DIAGRAM OF A SERIES 12 KU-BAND SYSTEM ...................................................................................................... 1-1
1.4. DUAL ANTENNA CONFIGURATION ............................................................................................................................................................. 1-2
1.5. OPEN ANTENNA-MODEM INTERFACE PROTOCOL (OPENAMIP™) SPECIFICATION:........................................................................ 1-3
1.5.1. Overview: ........................................................................................................................................................................................1-3
1.5.2. Interface requirements: .........................................................................................................................................................1-3
1.5.3. Utilized OpenAMIPTM Commands: ...................................................................................................................................1-4
SITE SURVEY .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2-1
2.1. SITE SELECTION ABOARD THE SHIP .......................................................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.2. ANTENNA SHADOWING (BLOCKAGE) AND RF INTERFERENCE .............................................................................................................. 2-1
2.3. MOUNTING FOUNDATION ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
2.3.1. Mounting on Deck or Deckhouse......................................................................................................................................2-2
2.3.2. ADE Mounting Considerations ...........................................................................................................................................2-2
2.3.3. Sizing of the support pedestal ............................................................................................................................................2-2
2.4. MOUNTING HEIGHT ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-3
2.5. MAST CONFIGURATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................................. 2-3
2.5.1. Vertical Masts ..............................................................................................................................................................................2-4
2.5.2. Raked Masts..................................................................................................................................................................................2-4
2.5.3. Girder Masts .................................................................................................................................................................................2-4
2.5.4. Truss Mast .....................................................................................................................................................................................2-5
2.6. SAFE ACCESS TO THE ADE .......................................................................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.7. BELOW DECKS EQUIPMENT LOCATION ..................................................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.8. CABLES ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2-5
2.8.1. ADE/BDE Coaxial Cables........................................................................................................................................................2-6
2.8.2. Antenna Power Cable ..............................................................................................................................................................2-6
2.8.3. Air Conditioner Power Cable ...............................................................................................................................................2-6
2.8.4. ACU Power Cable/Outlet ........................................................................................................................................................2-6
2.8.5. Gyro Compass Cable ................................................................................................................................................................2-6
2.9. GROUNDING.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-7
INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3-1
3.1. UNPACKING AND INSPECTION .................................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.2. ASSEMBLY NOTES AND WARNINGS ........................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.3. INSTALLING THE ADE ................................................................................................................................................................................... 3-2
3.3.1. Prepare the 40”, 50”, 60”, 66” or 76” Radome Assembly .......................................................................................3-2
3.3.2. Install 76” Radome to mounting deck. ...........................................................................................................................3-3
3.3.3. Preparing and Installing the Single Piece 81” Radome Assembly ...................................................................3-4
3.4. GROUNDING THE PEDESTAL ......................................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
3.5. REMOVING THE SHIPPING/STOW RESTRAINTS PRIOR TO POWER-UP .............................................................................................. 3-5
3.5.1. Removing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint ..................................................................................................................3-5
3.5.2. Removing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint ...................................................................................................................3-6
3.5.3. Removing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint ...................................................................................................................3-8
3.6. INSTALLING THE BELOW DECKS EQUIPMENT. .......................................................................................................................................... 3-9
3.6.1. General Cautions & Warnings .............................................................................................................................................3-9
3.7. CONNECTING THE BELOW DECKS EQUIPMENT ........................................................................................................................................ 3-9
3.7.1. Connecting the ADE AC Power Cable.............................................................................................................................3-9
3.7.2. Connecting the BDE AC Power Cables...........................................................................................................................3-9
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3.7.3. Media Xchange Point™ (MXP) Connections ................................................................................................................ 3-9
3.7.4. Other BDE connections ...................................................................................................................................................... 3-12
3.8. FINAL CHECKS.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3-12
3.8.1. Visual/Electrical inspection ............................................................................................................................................... 3-12
3.8.2. Electrical - Double check wiring connections ......................................................................................................... 3-12
3.9. SETUP - MEDIA XCHANGE POINT™ (MXP) ......................................................................................................................................... 3-12
CONFIGURING A COMPUTER FOR THE MXP .......................................................................................................................... 4-1
SETUP – USING THE COMMISSION WIZARD ........................................................................................................................ 5-1
5.1. STARTING THE COMMISSION WIZARD ..................................................................................................................................................... 5-1
5.2. COMMISSIONING WIZARD .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5-2
SETUP – SHIP’S GYRO COMPASS ..................................................................................................................................................... 6-1
6.1. SETTING THE GYRO TYPE.............................................................................................................................................................................. 6-1
6.2. IF THERE IS NO SHIPS GYRO COMPASS..................................................................................................................................................... 6-2
SETUP – TRACKING RECEIVER – VSAT ....................................................................................................................................... 7-1
7.1. DETERMINING THE IF TRACKING FREQUENCY (MHZ) ........................................................................................................................... 7-1
7.2. SAT SKEW..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7-1
SETUP – HOME FLAG OFFSET (IMA SOFTWARE 1.04 OR LESSER) ........................................................................... 8-1
8.1. YOU FOUND A LARGE AZ TRIM VALUE: ................................................................................................................................................... 8-1
8.1.1. You Observe “Home” Pointing is LEFT of the Bow-line (minus HFO): ............................................................ 8-2
8.1.2. You Observe “Home” Pointing is RIGHT of the Bow-line (positive HFO) : ................................................... 8-2
8.1.3. Entering a large value as Home Flag Offset ................................................................................................................ 8-3
8.1.4. Entering a small value as AZ TRIM .................................................................................................................................. 8-4
SETUP – AZIMUTH TRIM (IMA VER 1.05 OR GREATER) ................................................................................................. 9-1
SETUP – BLOCKAGE & RF RADIATION HAZARD ZONES .............................................................................................. 10-1
10.1. RADIATION HAZARD AND BLOCKAGE MAPPING ................................................................................................................................... 10-1
10.2. PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS: .............................................................................................................................................................. 10-2
CONFIGURING THE SATELLITE MODEM INTERFACE. .................................................................................................. 11-1
11.1. SATELLITE MODEM INTERFACE ................................................................................................................................................................ 11-1
11.1.1. Reflector setting ..................................................................................................................................................................... 11-2
11.1.2. Modem Type setting ............................................................................................................................................................ 11-2
11.1.3. Modem I/O setting ................................................................................................................................................................ 11-2
11.1.4. Modem I/O – Custom Settings ....................................................................................................................................... 11-3
11.2. QUICK REFERENCE: COMMON MODEM LOCK & MUTE SETTINGS ................................................................................................... 11-5
SETUP – TARGETING ............................................................................................................................................................................. 12-1
12.1. AUTO TRIM .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 12-1
12.2. MANUALLY OPTIMIZING TARGETING ..................................................................................................................................................... 12-2
SETUP – SATELLITE CONFIGURATION .................................................................................................................................... 13-1
13.1. SEARCHING PATTERNS ............................................................................................................................................................................... 13-1
13.1.1. Default “Spiral” (Box) Search Pattern .......................................................................................................................... 13-1
13.1.2. Inclined Orbit Search Pattern ......................................................................................................................................... 13-1
13.1.3. Sky Search Pattern ................................................................................................................................................................ 13-2
13.2. TX POL SELECT............................................................................................................................................................................................. 13-2
13.3. BAND SELECT................................................................................................................................................................................................ 13-2
13.4. X-POL / CO-POL SELECT ............................................................................................................................................................................. 13-2
13.5. SELECTING/CONFIGURING YOUR SATELLITE CONFIGURATION ......................................................................................................... 13-2
QUICK START OPERATION ............................................................................................................................................................... 14-1
14.1. IF SATELLITE SIGNAL IS FOUND AND NETWORK LOCK IS ACHIEVED: ................................................................................................ 14-1
14.2. IF NO SIGNAL IS FOUND: ............................................................................................................................................................................ 14-1
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14.3. IF SATELLITE SIGNAL IS FOUND BUT NETWORK LOCK IS NOT ACHIEVED:.........................................................................................14-3
14.4. TO TARGET A DIFFERENT SATELLITE ........................................................................................................................................................14-4
OPTIMIZING CROSS-POL ISOLATION ...................................................................................................................................... 15-1
15.1. OPTIMIZING CROSS-POL ISOLATION.......................................................................................................................................................15-1
CODAN LBUC SERIAL M&C INSTALL & OPERATION....................................................................................................... 16-1
16.1. CABLE INSTALLATION .................................................................................................................................................................................16-1
16.2. COMMUNICATING WITH THE CODAN LBUC .........................................................................................................................................16-1
STOWING THE ANTENNA .................................................................................................................................................................. 17-1
17.1. INSTALLING THE STOW RESTRAINTS .......................................................................................................................................................17-1
17.1.1. Installing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint ................................................................................................................17-1
17.1.2. Installing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint .................................................................................................................17-2
17.1.3. Installing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint .................................................................................................................17-4
17.2. REMOVING THE SHIPPING/STOW RESTRAINTS PRIOR TO POWER-UP ............................................................................................17-4
17.2.1. Removing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint ...............................................................................................................17-4
17.2.2. Removing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint ................................................................................................................17-5
17.2.3. Removing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint ................................................................................................................17-7
6012-33 KU-BAND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................... 18-1
18.1. ABOVE DECKS EQUIPMENT ........................................................................................................................................................................18-1
18.2. BELOW DECKS EQUIPMENT .......................................................................................................................................................................18-8
18.3. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE.....................................................................................................................................................................18-11
18.4. CABLES ........................................................................................................................................................................................................18-12
18.4.1. Antenna L-Band IF Coax Cables (Customer Furnished).................................................................................. 18-12
DRAWINGS ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19-1
19.1. 6012-33 KU-BAND MODEL SPECIFIC DRAWINGS ............................................................................................................................19-1
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Series 12 Ku-Band System Configuration(s)
The Series 12 Ku-Band Stabilized Antenna system is to be used for Transmit/Receive (TX/RX) satellite communications. It is
comprised of two major groups of equipment: the Above Decks Equipment (ADE) and the Below Decks Equipment (BDE). There
will also be interconnecting cables between the ADE & BDE and cables to provide other inputs to the system.
It is initially equipped for Ku-Band operation; however, an optional Ka-Band upgrade kit is available for when the Ka-Band
services are available.
1.1.
System Cables
AC power and coaxial cables are discussed in a separate chapter.
1.2.
Other Inputs to the System
Multi-conductor cables from Ship’s Gyro Compass, GPS, phone, fax and computer equipment may be connected in the
system.
1.3.
Simplified Block Diagram of a Series 12 Ku-Band System
Your Series 12 Ku-Band TXRX system consists of two major groups of equipment: an above-decks group and a belowdecks group. Each group is comprised of, but is 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 inputs,
this system requires only an unobstructed line-of-sight view to the satellite, Gyro Compass input and AC electrical
power.
A. Above-Decks Equipment (all shown as the ADE) Group
• Stabilized antenna pedestal
• Antenna Reflector
• Feed Assembly with Cross-Pol and Co-Pol LNBs
• 8W Ku-Band Solid State Block Up-Converter (BUC)
• Radome Assembly
B. Below-Decks Equipment Group
• Media Xchange Point™ (MXP)
• Customer Furnished Equipment - Satellite Modem and other below decks equipment required for the desired
communications purposes (including LAN and VOIP equipment).
• Appropriate Coax, Ethernet, and telephone cables
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Series 12 Ku-Band System Configuration(s)
Dual Antenna Configuration
Due to very large blockage conditions, you may need to install a dual antenna configuration to provide uninterrupted
services. Two full antenna systems are installed and the MXP control outputs are connected to an arbitrator switch
panel which then is connected to the below decks equipment. The connection scheme is required for MXP “A” to
control ONLY Antenna “A” AND MXP “B” to control ONLY Antenna “B.”.
You will program the blockage zone(s) for each of the two antennas (refer to Setup – Blockage Zones). The blockage
output from each MXP is fed to the arbitrator. The blockage output is a transistor “short” to ground when the antenna
is within a programmed blockage zone and is an “open” when not blocked.
When one antenna is blocked, its blockage output will command the arbitrator panel to switch services to the modem
from that antenna to the other antenna. The arbitrator panel provides a logic latch to prevent excess switching when
the ship heading is yawing, therefore, causing if the antenna to be repeat blocked – unblocked – blocked.
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Open Antenna-Modem Interface Protocol (OpenAMIP™) Specification:
1.5.1.
Overview:
OpenAMIPTM, an ASCII message based protocol invented and Trademarked by iDirect, is a specification for
the interchange of information between an antenna controller and a satellite modem. This protocol allows
the satellite modem to command the MXP (via TCP port 2002) to seek a particular satellite and allows
exchange of information necessary to permit the modem to initiate and maintain communication via the
antenna and the satellite. In general, OpenAMIPTM is ONLY intended to permit a modem and the MXP to
perform synchronized automatic beam switching when using an iDirect Network. It is NOT a status logging
system or a diagnostic system. In addition, OpenAMIPTM is intended for a typical installation whereby a
specific satellite modem and antenna system is properly configured to work together. The protocol does not
make specific provisions for auto-discovery or parameter negotiation. It is still the responsibility of the
installer to ensure that the parameters of both the satellite modem (proper option files) and the MXP/ICU
(setup parameters) are compatible for the intended satellite(s).
1.5.2.
Interface requirements:
1.5.2.1.
Hardware
Sea Tel Media Xchange Point (MXP)
Any Satellite modem manufacturer that is compatible with OpenAMIPTM
CAT5 Patch cable
1.5.2.2.
Software
Sea Tel MXP software version (latest).
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Utilized OpenAMIPTM Commands:
1.5.3.
1.5.3.1.
Command
S f1 f2 f3
P c1 c2
H f1 f2
B f1 f2
F
Ai
L b1 b2
Wi
I s1 s2
Description
Satellite Longitude, 3 parameters:
Degrees E/W (-value equals West), Latitude Variance (Inclined
Orbit), Sat Skew Offset
Polarization, 2 parameters:
H,V,L,, or R
Tracking Frequency: 2 Parameters:
Center Frequency and Bandwidth in MHz
Down Conversion Offset: 2 parameters:
LNB (Receive) Local Oscillator and BUC (TX) L.O.
Find,
Target satellite using existing S, P,R, and H Parameters
Set keep alive in seconds (0 = off)
Modem Lock and free to transmit. 2 parameters:
b1 indicates Rx lock and b2 (not utilized) enables/disables Tx
Mute to BUC
GPS Update:
Sets GPS Update period in seconds (0 = Off)
Set modem vendor (s1) and device (s2) 2 parameters:
1.5.3.2.
Command
ai
i s1 s2
s b1 b2
w b1 f1 f2 t1
Antenna Commands:
Example
“S -20.1 1.0 3.5”
“P L R”
“H 1100.500 0.256”
“B 10750”
“A 5”
“L 1 1”
“W 300”
“I iDirect 5100”
Modem Commands:
Description
Set keep alive in seconds (0 = off)
Set Antenna Vendor (s1) and device (s2) 2 parameters:
Antenna Status: 2 parameters:
b1 is functional status and b2 is Tx allowed
Set GPS Position: 4 parameters:
b1 is validity flag, f1 is latitude, f2 is longitude, and t1 is
timestamp
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Example
“a 5”
“i Sea Tel DAC-2202”
“s 1 1”
“w 1 38.222 122.123
0”
Site Survey
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Site Survey
There are three objective of the site survey. The first is to find the best place to mount the antenna and the BDE. The second is
to identify the length and routing of the cables and any other items or materials that are required to install the system. The third
is to identify any other issues that must be resolved before or during the installation.
2.1.
Site Selection Aboard The Ship
The radome assembly should be installed at a location aboard ship where:
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The antenna has a clear line-of-sight to view as much of the sky (horizon to zenith at all bearings) as is
practical.
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X-Band (3cm) Navigational Radars:
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The ADE should be mounted more than 0.6 meters/2 feet from 2kW (24 km) radars
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The ADE should be mounted more than 2 meters/8 feet from 10kW (72 km) radars
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The ADE should be mounted more than 4 meters/12 feet from 160kW (250km) radars
S-Band (10cm) Navigational Radars:
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If the ADE is/has C-Band it should be mounted more than 4 meters/12 feet from the S-band Radar.
The ADE should not be mounted on the same plane as the ship's radar, so that it is not directly in the radar
beam path.
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The ADE should be mounted more than 2.5 meters/8 feet from any high power MF/HF antennas (<400W).
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The ADE should be mounted more than 4 meters/12 feet from any high power MF/HF antennas (1000W).
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The ADE should also be mounted more than 4 meters/12 feet from any short range (VHF/UHF) antennae.
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The ADE should be mounted more than 2.5 meters/8 feet away from any L-band satellite antenna.
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The ADE should be mounted more than 3 meters/10 feet away from any magnetic compass installations.
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The ADE should be mounted more than 2.5 meters/8 feet away from any GPS receiver antennae.
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Another consideration for any satellite antenna mounting is multi-path signals (reflection of the satellite
signal off of nearby surfaces arriving out of phase with the direct signal from the satellite) to the antenna.
This is particularly a problem for the onboard GPS, and/or the GPS based satellite compass.
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The ADE and the BDE should be positioned as close to one another as possible. This is necessary to reduce
the losses associated with long cable runs.
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This mounting platform must also be robust enough to withstand the forces exerted by full rated wind load
on the radome.
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The mounting location is robust enough that it will not flex or sway in ships motion and be sufficiently well
re-enforced to prevent flex and vibration forces from being exerted on the antenna and radome.
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If the radome is to be mounted on a raised pedestal, it MUST have adequate size, wall thickness and gussets
to prevent flexing or swaying in ships motion. In simple terms it must be robust.
If these conditions cannot be entirely satisfied, the site selection will inevitably be a “best” compromise between the
various considerations.
2.2.
Antenna Shadowing (Blockage) and RF Interference
At the transmission frequencies of C and Ku band satellite antenna systems, any substantial structures in the way of
the beam path will cause significant degradation of the signal. Care should be taken to locate the ADE so that it has
direct line-of-sight with the satellite without any structures in the beam path through the full 360 degree ships turn.
Wire rope stays, lifelines, small diameter handrails and other accessories may pass through the beam path in limited
numbers; however, even these relatively insignificant shadows can produce measurable signal loss at these
frequencies.
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Mounting Foundation
2.3.1.
Mounting on Deck or Deckhouse
While mounting the ADE on a mast is a common solution to elevate the ADE far enough above the various
obstructions which create signal blockages, sometimes the best mounting position is on a deck or deckhouse
top. These installations are inherently stiffer than a mast installation, if for no other reason than the design of
the deck/deckhouse structure is prescribed by the ship’s classification society. In the deck/deckhouse design
rules, the minimum plating and stiffener guidelines are chosen to preclude high local vibration amplitudes.
Most installations onto a deck or deckhouse structure will require a mounting pedestal to raise the ADE above
the deck for radome hatch access and to allow the full range of elevation (see ADE mounting considerations
above). Some care must be taken to ensure the mounting pedestal is properly aligned with the stiffeners
under the deck plating.
2.3.2.
ADE Mounting Considerations
Mounting the radome directly on the deck or platform
prevents access to the hatch in the base of the radome
unless an opening is designed into the mounting surface. If
there is no access to the hatch, the only way to service the
antenna is to remove the radome top. Two people are
required to take the top off of the radome without cracking
or losing control of it, but even with two people a gust of
wind may cause them to lose control and the radome top
may be catastrophically damaged (see repair information in
the radome specifications).
If access to the hatch cannot be provided in the mounting
surface, provide a short ADE support pedestal to mount the
ADE on which is tall enough to allow access into the radome
via the hatch.
Ladder rungs must be provided on all mounting stanchions
greater than 3-4 feet tall to allow footing for personnel
safety when entering the hatch of the radome.
The recommended cable passage in the 50, 60 and 66 inch
radomes is through the bottom center of the radome base,
down through the ADE support pedestal, through the deck
and into the interior of the ship.
2.3.3.
Sizing of the support pedestal
The following should be taken into account when choosing the height of a mounting support stand:
1. The height of the pedestal should be kept as short as possible, taking into account recommendations
given in other Sea Tel Guidelines.
2. The minimum height of the pedestal above a flat deck or platform to allow access into the radome
for maintenance should be 0.6 meters (24 inches).
3. The connection of the ADE mounting plate to the stanchion and the connection of the pedestal to
the ship should be properly braced with triangular gussets (see graphic above). Care should be taken
to align the pedestal gussets to the ship’s stiffeners as much as possible. Doublers or other
reinforcing plates should be considered to distribute the forces when under-deck stiffeners are
inadequate.
4. The diameter of the pedestal stanchion shall not be smaller than 100 millimeters (4 inches). Where
the ADE base diameter exceeds 1.5 meters (60 inches), additional stanchions (quantity greater than
3) should be placed rather than a single large stanchion.
5. Shear and bending should be taken into account in sizing the ADE mounting plate and associated
gussets.
6. Shear and bending must be taken into account when sizing the pedestal to ship connection.
7. All welding should be full penetration welds –V-groove welds with additional fillet welds – with
throats equivalent to the thickness of the thinnest base material.
8. For an ADE mounted greater than 0.6 meters (24 inches) above the ship’s structure, at least one (1)
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2.4.
foot rung should be added. Additional rungs should be added for every 0.3 meter (12 inches) of
pedestal height above the ship’s structure.
For an ADE mounted greater than 3 meters (9 feet) above the ship’s structure, a fully enclosing cage
should be included in way of the access ladder, starting 2.3 meters (7 feet) above the ship’s
structure.
Mounting Height
The higher up you mount the antenna above the pivot point of the ship the higher the tangential acceleration (gforce) exerted on the antenna will be (see chart below).
When the g-force exerted on the antenna is low, antenna stabilization and overall performance are not affected.
If the g-force exerted on the antenna is high enough (> 1 G), antenna stabilization and overall performance are
affected.
If the g-force exerted on the antenna is excessive (1-2 Gs), the antenna does not maintain stabilization and may be
physically damaged by the g-force.
2.5.
Mast Configurations
Sea Tel recommends mounting the ADE in a location that has both a clear line-of-sight to the target satellites in all
potential azimuth/elevation ranges and sufficient support against vibration excitement. If possible, mounting the ADE
pedestal directly to ship deckhouse structures or other box stiffened structures is preferred. However, in many cases,
this imposes limits on the antenna system’s clear line-of-sight.
Often the solution for providing the full azimuth/elevation range the antenna needs is to mount the ADE on the ship’s
mast. Unfortunately, masts do not consider equipment masses in design and often have harmonic frequencies of their
own.
There are many designs of masts used on ships – masts are nearly as unique in design as the ship is – but the designs
often fall into a few categories. These categories can be addressed in terms of typical responses and problems with
regards to vibration and mounting of ADE. The most common categories of masts are:
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Vertical Masts
Vertical masts are a very ancient and common mast design. In essence, it is the mast derived from the sailing
mast and adapted for mounting the ever-increasing array of antennae which ships need to communicate with
the world. This drawing of a vertical mast shows
the preferred mounting of the ADE center-line
above the plane of the radar. Alternatively the ADE
is mounted below the plane of the radar signal
Vertical masts are most commonly found on cargo
ships – they are simple, inelegant and functional.
They are also fairly stiff against torsional reaction
and lateral vibrations, as long as the ADE is
mounted on a stiff pedestal near the vertical
centerline of the mast. If centerline mounting is
impractical or otherwise prohibited, the mast
platform the ADE is mounted on should be checked
for torsional vibration about the centerline of the
mast and the orthogonal centerline of the platform.
If the estimated natural frequency of the mast or platform is less than 35 Hertz, the mast or platform should
be stiffened by the addition of deeper gussets under the platform or behind the mast.
2.5.2.
Raked Masts
Raked masts are found on vessels where the style
or appearance of the entire vessel is important.
Again, the inclined mast is a direct descendant from
the masts of sailing ships – as ship owners wanted
their vessels to look more unique and less
utilitarian, they ‘raked’ the masts aft to make the
vessel appear capable of speed. This drawing
shows a raked mast, again with the preferred ADE
mounting above the radar and alternate with the
ADE below the radar.
Raked masts pose special problems in both
evaluating the mast for stiffness and mounting of
antennae. As can be seen in the drawing, all
antennae must be mounted on platforms or other
horizontal structures in order to maintain the
vertical orientation of the antenna centerline. This
implies a secondary member which has a different
natural frequency than the raked mast’s natural frequency. In order to reduce the mass of these platforms,
they tend to be less stiff than the main box structure of the raked mast. Thus, they will have lower natural
frequencies than the raked mast itself. Unfortunately, the vibratory forces will act through the stiff structure
of the raked mast and excite these lighter platforms, to the detriment of the antenna.
2.5.3.
Girder Masts
Girder masts are large platforms atop a pair of
columns. Just like girder constructions in buildings,
they are relatively stiff athwart ship – in their
primary axis – but less stiff longitudinally and
torsionally. An example of a girder mast is shown in
this drawing, with the preferred ADE mounting
outboard and above the radar directly on one of the
columns and alternate with the ADE centered on
the girder above the plane of the radar.
The greatest weakness of girder masts is in torsion –
where the girder beam twists about its vertical
centerline axis. As with all mast designs discussed so far, mounting the antenna in line with the vertical
support structure will reduce the vibration tendencies. Mounting the antenna directly above the girder
columns provides ample support to the antenna pedestal and locates the antenna weight where it will
influence the natural frequency of the mast the least.
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2.5.4.
Truss Mast
Truss masts are a variant on the girder mast
concept. Rather than a pair of columns supporting a
girder beam, the construction is a framework of
tubular members supporting a platform on which
the antennae and other equipment are mounted. A
typical truss mast is shown in this photograph.
Like a girder mast, truss masts are especially stiff in
the athwart ship direction. Unlike a girder mast, the
truss can be made to be nearly as stiff in the
longitudinal direction. Truss masts are particularly
difficult to estimate the natural frequency – since a
correct modeling includes both the truss structure
of the supports and the plate/diaphragm structure
of the platform. In general, the following guidelines
apply when determining the adequate support for
mounting an antenna on a truss mast:
1. Antenna ADE pedestal gussets should align
with platform stiffeners which are at least
200 millimeters in depth and 10 millimeters in thickness.
2. When possible, the antenna ADE pedestal column should align with a vertical truss support.
3. For every 100 kilograms of ADE weight over 250 kilograms, the depth of the platform stiffeners
should be increased by 50 millimeters and thickness by 2 millimeters.
Sea Tel does not have a recommended arrangement for a truss mast – the variability of truss mast designs
means that each installation needs to be evaluated separately.
2.6.
Safe Access to the ADE
Safe access to the ADE should be provided. Provisions of the ship’s Safety Management System with regard to men
aloft should be reviewed and agreed with all personnel prior to the installation. Installations greater than 3 meters
above the deck (or where the access starts at a deck less than 1 meter in width) without cages around the access
ladder shall be provided with means to latch a safety harness to a fixed horizontal bar or ring.
The access hatch for the ADE shall be oriented aft, or inboard, when practical. In any case, the orientation of the ADE
access hatch shall comply with the SMS guidelines onboard the ship. Nets and other safety rigging under the ADE
during servicing should be rigged to catch falling tools, components or fasteners.
2.7.
Below Decks Equipment Location
The Antenna Control Unit, Terminal Mounting Strip and Base Modem Panel are all standard 19” rack mount, therefore,
preferred installation of these items is in such a rack. The ACU mounts from the front of the rack. The Terminal
Mounting Strip and Base Modem Panel mount on the rear of the rack.
The Satellite Modem, router, VIOP adapter(s), telephone equipment, fax machine, computers and any other associated
equipment should be properly mounted for shipboard use.
Plans to allow access to the rear of the ACU should be considered.
2.8.
Cables
During the site survey, walk the path where the cables will be installed. Pay particular attention to how cables will be
installed; such as what obstacles they will be routed around, difficulties that will be encountered and the overall length
of the cables. The ADE should be installed using good electrical practice. Sea Tel recommends referring to IEC 60092352 for specific guidance in choosing cables and installing cables onboard a ship. Within these guidelines, Sea Tel will
provide some very general information regarding the electrical installation.
In general, all cable shall be protected from chaffing and secured to a cableway. Cable runs on open deck or down a
mast shall be in metal conduit suitable for marine use. The conduit shall be blown through with dry air prior to passing
cable to ensure all debris has been cleared out of the conduit and again after passing the cable to ensure no trapped
moisture exists. The ends of the conduit shall be sealed with cable glands (preferred), mastic or low VOC silicon
sealant after the cables have been passed through.
Cables passing through bulkheads or decks shall be routed through approved weather tight glands.
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ADE/BDE Coaxial Cables
The first concern with the coaxial cables installed between the ADE & BDE is length. This length is used to
determine the loss of the various possible coax, Heliax or fiber-optic cables that might be used. You should
always provide the lowest loss cables to provide the strongest signal level into the satellite modem.
Signal cable shall be continuous from the connection within the ADE radome, through the structure of the
ship to the BDE. Splices, adapters or dummy connections will degrade the signal level and are discouraged.
Be careful of sharp bends that kink and damage the cable. Use a proper tubing bender for Heliax bends.
Penetrations in watertight bulkheads are very expensive, single cable, welded penetrations that must be
pressure tested.
Always use good quality connectors that are designed to fit properly on the cables you are using. Poor
quality connectors have higher loss, can allow noise into the cable, are easily damaged or fail prematurely.
In as much as is possible, don’t lay the coaxes on power cables. Try to have some separation from Inmarsat &
GPS cables that are also passing L-band frequencies or radar cables that may inject pulse repetition noise –as
error bits - into your cables.
2.8.2.
Antenna Power Cable
Be cautious of length of the run, for voltage loss issues, and assure that the gauge of the wires is adequate for
the current that is expected to be drawn (plus margin). Antenna power is recommended (but not required) to
be from a UPS, generally the same one that supplies power to the below decks equipment.
Power cables shall comply with the provisions of IEC 60092-350 and -351 as practical. Power cables may be
routed through the same conduit as the signal cable from the junction box to the base of the ADE. Power
cables shall pass through separate radome penetrations from the signal cable.
The power cable shall be continuous from the UPS (or closest circuit breaker) to the ADE connections within
the radome. The power circuits shall be arranged so that ‘active,’ ‘common’ and ‘neutral’ (ground) legs are all
made or broken simultaneously. All circuit legs shall be carried in the same cable jacket.
2.8.3.
Air Conditioner Power Cable
If your system includes a marine air conditioner (available with the 81 inch radome ONLY), run an AC power
cable to it from a breaker, preferably from a different phase of the electrical system than supplies power to
the ADE & BDE. Be EXTREMELY cautious of length of the run for voltage loss and gauge of the wires for the
current that is expected to be drawn.
Power cable shall comply with the provisions of IEC 60092-350 and -351 in so far as practical. Power cables
may be routed through the same conduit as the signal cable from the junction box to the base of the ADE.
Power cables shall pass through separate radome penetrations from the signal cable.
The power cable shall be continuous from the closest circuit breaker to the ADE connections within the
radome. The power circuits shall be arranged so that ‘active,’ ‘common’ and ‘neutral’ (ground) legs are all
made or broken simultaneously. All circuit legs shall be carried in the same cable jacket.
2.8.4.
ACU Power Cable/Outlet
The AC power for the ACU and the ADE is not required to be from a UPS (same one that supplies power to
the ADE), but it is recommended.
Power cable shall comply with the provisions of IEC 60092-350 and -351 in so far as practicable.
2.8.5.
Gyro Compass Cable
Use good quality shielded cables (twisted pairs, individually foil wrapped, outer foil with braid overall is best).
You only need 2-wire for NMEA signal, 4-wire for Step-By-Step and 5-wire for Synchro … always use shielded
cable. Be cautious of length and gauge of the run for voltage loss issues.
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Grounding
All metal parts of the ADE shall be grounded to bare metal that is common to the hull of the ship. This is most
commonly accomplished by attaching a ground wire/cable from the upper base plate ground point to a ground stud on
the mounting pedestal/stanchion/mast near the base of the radome. Preservation of the bare metal contact point
should be done to prevent loss of ground due to rust and/or corrosion.
Grounding by exposing bare metal under all mounting bolts of the under-side of the radome base prior to final
tightening does NOT provide adequate grounding of the ADE.
Grounding should be ensured throughout the entire mounting to the hull. While it is presumed the deckhouse is
permanently bonded and grounded to the hull, in cases where the deckhouse and hull are of different materials a
check of an independent ground bonding strap should be made. Masts should be confirmed to be grounded to the
deckhouse or hull.
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Your antenna pedestal comes completely assembled in its radome. This section contains instructions for unpacking, final
assembling and installing of the equipment. It is highly recommended that trained technicians install the system.
The installation instructions for your system are below.
3.1.
Unpacking and Inspection
Exercise caution when unpacking the equipment.
1. Unpack the crates. Carefully inspect the radome surface for evidence of shipping damage.
2. Unpack all the boxes.
3. Inspect everything to assure that all materials have been received and are in good condition.
3.2.
Assembly Notes and Warnings
NOTE: All nuts and bolts should be assembled using the appropriate Loctite thread-locker
product number for the thread size of the hardware.
Loctite # Description
222
Low strength for small fasteners.
242
Medium strength
638
High strength for motor shafts & sprockets.
2760
Permanent strength for up to 1” diameter fasteners.
290
Wicking, High strength for fasteners which are already
assembled.
WARNING: Assure that all nut and bolt assemblies are tightened according to the
tightening torque values listed below:
SAE Bolt Size
Inch Pounds
Metric Bolt Size
Kg-cm
1/4-20
75
M6
75.3
5/l6-18
132
M8
150
3/8-16
236
M10
270
1/2-13
517
M12
430
WARNING: Hoisting with other than a webbed four-part sling may result in catastrophic
crushing of the radome. Refer to the specifications and drawings for the fully assembled
weight of your model antenna/radome and assure that equipment used to lift/hoist this
system is rated accordingly.
CAUTION: The antenna/radome assembly is very light for its size and is subject to large
swaying motions if hoisted under windy conditions. Always ensure that tag lines, attached
to the radome base frame, are attended while hoisting the antenna assembly to its
assigned location aboard ship.
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Installation
Installing the ADE
The antenna pedestal is shipped completely assembled in its radome. Please refer to the entire Site Survey chapter of
this manual.
Base Hatch Access - Mounting the radome directly on the deck or
platform prevents access to the hatch in the base of the radome unless an
opening is designed into the mounting surface to allow such entry. If there is
no access to the hatch the only way to service the antenna is to remove the
radome top. Two people are required to take the top off of the radome
without cracking or losing control of it, but even with two people a gust of
wind may cause them to lose control and the radome top may be
catastrophically damaged (see repair information in the radome
specifications) or lost.
If access to the hatch cannot be provided in the mounting surface, provide a
short ADE mounting stanchion to mount the ADE on which is tall enough to
allow access into the radome via the hatch.
Ladder rungs must be provided on all mounting stanchions greater than 3-4
feet tall to allow footing for personnel safety when entering the hatch of the
radome.
Cable Passage - The radome base is designed with a bottom center cable
passage and Roxtec® Multidiameter® blocks for cable strain relief. The
recommended cable passage in the 50, 60, 61 and 66 inch radomes is through
the bottom center of the radome base, down through the ADE mounting
stanchion, through the deck and into the interior of the ship.
Bottom center cable passage is recommended, however, a strain relief kit is provided with the system if off-center
cable entry is required. Note: Strain relief installation procedure, provided in the Drawings chapter, MUST
be followed to assure that the cored holes are properly sealed to prevent moisture absorption and delamination of the radome base.
3.3.1.
Prepare the 40”, 50”, 60”, 66” or 76” Radome Assembly
1.
2.
3.
Remove the side walls of the radome crate.
Lift the pallet using a forklift and/or jacks.
From the underside of the pallet, remove the
four shipping bolts which attach the ADE to
its’ pallet. Discard this shipping hardware.
4.
Remove four equally spaced bolts around the
radome flange. Save these nuts and bolts to
be reinstalled later.
Install four lifting eyebolts in the vacant holes
in the flange of the radome.. (Hardware
provided in the radome installation kit). Keep
the original perimeter bolt hardware to be
reinstalled after the ADE has been installed.
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3.3.2.
Attach shackles and four part web lifting sling
arrangement to the eyebolts.
Attach a suitable length tagline to one of the
eyebolts.
After hoisted into place the lifting eyes are to
be removed and replaced with the stainless
hardware that was removed in step 4 (the
eyes are galvanized with bare thread that will
rust if left exposed to the weather).
Install 76” Radome to mounting deck.
The antenna pedestal is shipped completely assembled, restrained for shipping, in its radome.
1. Man the tag line(s).
2. Remove four equally spaced bolts around the radome flange. Save these nuts and bolts to be reinstalled later.
3. Install four lifting eyebolts in the vacant holes in the flange of the radome. (Hardware provided in
the radome installation kit). Keep the original perimeter bolt hardware to be reinstalled after the
ADE has been installed.
4. Attach shackles and four part web lifting sling arrangement to the eyebolts.
5. Attach a suitable length tagline to one of the eyebolts.
6. Hoist the antenna assembly off the shipping pallet, by means of a suitably sized crane or derrick, to
allow access to bottom of radome assembly.
7. Open the hatch by pressing the round release button in the center of the black latches and gently
push the hatch up into the radome. Place the hatch door (gel coat surface up) inside the radome on
the far side of the antenna pedestal.
8. Inspect the pedestal assembly and reflector for signs of shipping damage.
9. Peel the paper off of the mounting pad (provided in the radome installation kit) to expose the sticky
side of the pad, align it to the mounting holes and press it in place on the underside of the radome
base.
10. Using Loctite 271, install the twelve mounting bolts (provided in 123549-2 mounting kit) into the
radome base. ALL twelve mounting holes must be used when securing above decks
equipment to vessel.
11. Hoist the antenna assembly up onto the ship and hover above the mounting site on the ship.
12. Route AC power, ground strap/cable (see Grounding info below) and IF coax cables through the
cable passage in center of the bottom of the radome base and through the cable channel under the
lower base plate of antenna. Allow enough service loop to terminate these cables to the circuit
breaker assembly and connector bracket respectively (see cable termination information below).
13. Lower radome assembly into the mounting holes, positioned with the BOW reference of the radome
parallel with centerline of the ship. Any variation from actual alignment can be compensated with
the Home Flag Offset and AZIMUTH TRIM adjustment, so precise alignment is not required.
14. Using Loctite 271, install the twelve fender washers and hex nuts (provided in mounting kit) from
the underside of the mounting surface.
15. Remove the tag lines.
16. Remove the lifting sling.
17. Remove the four lifting eye nuts and reinstall the original perimeter bolt hardware (the eyes are
galvanized with bare thread that will rust if left exposed to the weather). Save the lifting eye
hardware in case lifting of the ADE is required in the future.
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Preparing and Installing the Single Piece 81” Radome Assembly
The antenna pedestal is shipped completely assembled in its 81” single piece radome.
1. Remove the shipping hold-down bolts which mount the ADE to its’ pallet.
2. Install four lifting eye bolts, provided in the radome installation kit, in holes around the perimeter of
the baseframe.
3. Attach a four-part lifting sling to the four lifting eyes in the
base of the radome and lift the radome assembly free of
its shipping pallet. Place the radome assembly on
temporary support blocks at least 22 inches high.
4. Loosely assemble the radome base frame's eight legs and
eleven braces as shown in the Radome Base Frame
Assembly drawing using the hardware provided. Insure
that a split washer is used under each nut. When
assembled, apply Loctite and tighten all hardware.
5. Using the four-part lifting sling, and with a tag line
attached to the radome base frame, hoist the antenna
assembly to its assigned location aboard ship by means of
a suitably-sized crane or derrick.
6. The radome assembly should be positioned with the BOW
marker aligned as close as possible to the ship centerline.
Any variation from actual alignment can be compensated with the Home Flag Offset and AZIMUTH
TRIM adjustment, so precise alignment is not required.
7. Bolt or weld the legs of the radome base frame directly to the ship's deck or suitable mounting
surface. If the deck is uneven or not level, weld clips to the deck and attach them to the legs of the
radome base frame. When completed the radome should be as near to level as is practical.
8. Disconnect the lifting sling from the four lifting eyes in the base of the radome.
9. Remove the four lifting eye bolts. Save the lifting eye hardware in case lifting of the ADE is required
in the future.
10. Route AC Power and IF coax cables through the strain reliefs installed in the basepan of the radome.
Allow enough service loop to terminate these cables to the circuit breaker assembly and connector
bracket respectively (see cable termination information below).
3.4.
Grounding the Pedestal
The antenna pedestal must be grounded to the hull of the ship. A grounding point is provided on the upper base plate
to ground the pedestal. A ground wire, of appropriate gauge for it’s length, must be provided to ground the pedestal to
the mounting platform that it will be bolted to (this is usually on or near the mounting surface). This mounting must
also be electrically common with the hull of the vessel.
If a longer ground connection is required to reach a common metal connection to the hull, you must provide that
longer cable/strap that is of sufficient gauge and length to ground the pedestal to the nearest grounding point of the
hull.
Solid strap is the conductor of choice for low impedance RF ground connections because the RF currents tend to
flow along the outer surface and the strap has a large smooth surface area to take full advantage of this effect.
Braid is the conductor of choice where flexibility is required. Sea Tel uses braid to cross axes of the antenna pedestal
and to connect various subassemblies together.
Wire is the easiest to install and connect and is readily available with a weather protective jacket. 4 awg and 6 awg
bare solid copper wire is commonly used as safety grounds and very basic lightning protection grounds. 2 awg
stranded wire is often used for lightning grounding and bonding and it much more flexible.
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Connect the ground wire (of
adequate gauge for the length) to a
burnished ground point on, or near,
the mounting surface. This
burnished grounding point must be
electrically common with the hull.
Bi-metal coupling plate may be
required to get good electrical
coupling to the hull of the ship.
Protective coating should be
applied to prevent the grounding
point, and ground wire, from rusting
or corroding.
NOTE: Minimum gauge should not be
smaller than 10 AWG, even for a short cable
run.
2. Route the ground cable/strap up
through the radome base with the
coax and power cables.
3. Route the ground strap/cable
through one of the Roxtec®
Multidiameter® blocks with the
other power and coax cables.
4. Connect the grounding strap/cable
to the burnished ground point on
the upper base plate.
3.5.
Removing the Shipping/Stow Restraints PRIOR to Power-Up
The order the restraints are removed is not critical.
CAUTION: There are three shipping/stow restraints on this antenna pedestal
that MUST be removed, before energizing the antenna, for normal operation.
3.5.1.
1.
2.
Removing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint
The AZ shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
pin bolt that is lowered into a channel in a
stowage block on the upper plate of the
pedestal (as shown).
To un-stow the antenna, remove the pin bolt
from the LOCK position.
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Install the pin bolt into the STOW hole and
tighten. This assures that it does not get lost
and will be ready for re-use if the antenna
needs to be stowed again at a later date.
Verify that the antenna is able to rotate freely
in azimuth.
3.5.2.
1.
2.
Removing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The EL shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
stow pin-bolt mounted through a bracket and
is engaged into a hole/slot in the elevation
driven sprocket when the dish is at zenith (90
degrees elevation).
In the stowed position, the hardware from left
to right is stow pin-bolt head, washer, bracket,
washer, hex nut, hex nut so that the pin
section of the stow pin-bolt is inserted into
the hole in the elevation driven sprocket.
EL Stow Pin-Bolt head
Bracket
2 Hex Nuts
Pin inserted into Elevation Driven Sprocket
Elevation Driven Sprocket
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4.
5.
6.
7.
To un-restrain the elevation axis of the
antenna, unthread the two hex nuts. Using a
¾” open end wrench, remove the hex nuts
and washer from the stow pin-bolt.
Remove the stow pin-bolt from the bracket.
Remove the washer from the stow pin-bolt
and thread one of the two hex nuts onto the
bolt and tighten.
Put one of the washers onto the stow pin-bolt
and insert it into the bracket toward the
elevation driven sprocket.
Put the other washer, and then the other hex
nut onto the bolt.
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Tighten the hex nut to prevent the hardware
from loosening while in the un-stowed
configuration.
Verify that the antenna rotates freely through
its full elevation range of motion.
Removing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The CL shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
red locking bar with adjustable bumpers at
each end of the bar. This mechanism is
placed under the cross-level beam to lock it in
place.
Cross-Level Beam
CL Shipping/Stow bar
Adjustable CL Locking Bumpers (only one end shown)
2.
To un-restrain the cross-level axis of the
antenna use a 7/16“ open end wrench to
loosen the nut on the top side of the locking
bar (either end of the bar).
3.
Remove the bottom nut off of that adjustable
bumper.
Remove the adjustable bumper from the
locking bar.
4.
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6.
3.6.
Extract the locking bar from the underside of
the cross-level beam and retain these parts for
later re-use if it becomes necessary to stow
the antenna.
Verify that the antenna rotates (tilts left and
right from level) freely through its full crosslevel range of motion.
Installing the Below Decks Equipment.
3.6.1.
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 MXP.
CAUTION - Allow only an authorized dealer to install or service the Sea Tel
System components. Unauthorized installation or service can be dangerous and may
invalidate the warranty.
3.7.
Connecting the Below Decks Equipment
Connect this equipment as shown in the System Block Diagram. Install the equipment in a standard 19 inch
equipment rack or other suitable location. Optional slide rails are available.
3.7.1.
Connecting the ADE AC Power Cable
Connect the AC Power cable that supplies power to the ADE to a suitably rated breaker or UPS.
3.7.2.
Connecting the BDE AC Power Cables
Connect the AC Power cables that supply power to the Below Decks Equipment (MXP, Satellite Modem,
phone, fax, computer and all other equipment) to an outlet strip fed from a suitably rated breaker or UPS.
3.7.3.
Media Xchange Point™ (MXP) Connections
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3.7.3.1.
Ships AC Mains
Connect the power cord from the rear panel of the MXP to AC voltage power source (UPS power
recommended).
3.7.3.2.
J1 Modem RX
Connect this RXIF Output to the satellite modem RX Input using an appropriate coaxial cable.
3.7.3.3.
J2 Antenna RX
Connect this RXIF Input from the antenna to this port on the rear panel of the MXP using coaxial
cable provided
3.7.3.4.
J3 A/B & J4 A/B - Ethernet 4 Port 10/100 switch
Ethernet connections to computer, satellite modem LAN devices as desired.
3.7.3.5.
J5 SFP Fiber Interface
SFP Gigabit Ethernet connection.
3.7.3.6.
J6 Mini-USB Computer M&C Connection
Mini-USB Antenna M&C connection, if desired.
3.7.3.7.
J7 USB Host
Not connected - -Future development.
3.7.3.8.
J8 Console
Antenna M&C Serial connections.
3.7.3.9.
J9 A/B Serial
Computer RJ-45 Serial M&C connections. A is mapped to the Radio serial M&C port of the ICU and
B is mapped to the Pass through serial M&C port of the ICU.
3.7.3.10.
J10C Modem
RJ-45 Serial M&C connection to Satellite Modem Console Port.
3.7.3.11.
J10D OBM
RJ-45 Serial M&C connection to Out of Band Management equipment, if used.
3.7.3.12.
J11 Gyro
Terminal Strip for SBS or Synchro Gyro Compass interface connections. Wiring is:
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
Synchro R1
Synchro R2
Synchro S1 / SBS A
Synchro S2 / SBS B
Synchro S3 / SBS C
SBS COM
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3.7.3.1.
J13 NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183 I/O connections. Wiring is:
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin6
Pin 7
Pin 8
Pin 9
RX+
RXTXN/C
GND
N/C
GND
TX+
+12 VDC
3.7.3.2.
J12 Aux 232
Auxiliary wired RS-232 connection. Wiring is:
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
-
GND
Aux IN1
Aux IN2
GND
SW1
Pin 6 - SW2
Pin 7 - SW3A
Pin 8 - SW3B
Pin 9 - SW4A
Pin 10 - SW4B
3.7.3.3.
Ground
Modem Lock Input 1 - See modem setup chapter.
Modem Lock Input 2 - See modem setup chapter.
Ground
Blockage/Modem Mute Output 1 - See blockage & modem setup
chapters.
Blockage/Modem Mute Output 2 - See blockage & modem setup
chapters.
Dry Contact set 1 - Dry alarm contacts used to provide
(programmable) alarm output to other equipment/systems. Switched
outputs have ability to use 4.7K pull up or Pull Down and can provide
Current sink of 0.5 amps max. Contacts are Normally Open for No
Alarm state and are Closed/Shorted when the programmed alarm
state exists.
Dry Contact set 2 - Same as dry alarm contact set 1.
J14 Aux 232
Wiring is:
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin6
Pin 7
Pin 8
Pin 9
N/C
RX
TX
N/C
GND
N/C
GND
N/C
+12 VDC
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3.7.3.4.
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J15 NMEA 2000
NMEA 2000 I/O connection. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
3.7.4.
Other BDE connections
Connect your other Below Decks Equipment (ie, telephone, fax machine and computer equipment) to
complete your configuration.
3.8.
Final Checks
3.8.1.
Visual/Electrical inspection
Do a visual inspection of your work to assure that everything is connected properly and all cables/wires are
secured.
3.8.2.
Electrical - Double check wiring connections
Double check all your connections to assure that it is safe to energize the equipment.
3.9.
Setup - Media Xchange Point™ (MXP)
Now that you have installed the hardware, you will need to setup, calibrate and commission the antenna.
You may also need to load/update the modem option file, which is not part of the scope of this manual, contact the
airtime provider NOC for guidance.
At the very least, you will need to set up the antenna system for:
•
Connect & configure a ships computer for accessing the MXP.
•
The gyro compass signal being provided by the ship.
•
The tracking receiver frequency settings for the satellite to be used (configure satellites).
•
Set up / configure all satellites that the system might use as the ship travels.
•
Check/Set Home Flag Offset.
•
Set up Blockage zone(s) as needed.
•
Acquire the desired satellite.
•
Optimize targeting (Auto or manual trim).
•
Arrange for commissioning & cross-pol isolation testing with the NOC.
•
Conduct cross-pol isolation testing with the NOC.
•
Conduct other commissioning testing with the NOC (ie P1dB compression point).
•
If this is a Dual Antenna installation configuration, you will have to balance the TX levels of the two antennas
while online with the NOC (refer to procedure in the Dual Antenna Arbitrator manual).
•
It is strongly recommended that you download, and save, the system INI file (contains all of the system
parameters). Save this file in a convenient location.
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Configuring a Computer for the MXP
The first thing you need to do is to configure your computer so that it will display the MXP screens. Follow these instructions to
accomplish that.
1.
Connect a LAN cable to the back of your
computer. If you are connecting into a LAN,
instead of a single computer, you will need to
provide a connection from your LAN
router/hub/switch to the MXP.
2.
Connect the other end of the LAN cable to the
back of the MXP.
3.
Power on the MXP.
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Configuring a Computer for the MXP
From your computer desktop, click the Control
Panel button.
NOTE: The following displayed screen captures are form
Window 7 OS, Your screens may differ, refer to your PC
manual for changing network adapter settings.
5.
Click on “View network status and tasks”.
6.
Click “Change adapter settings”.
7.
Click on “Local Area Connection.”
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8.
Click on “Properties”.
9.
Double-Click on “Internet Protocol Version 4
(IPv4)”.
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11. In the IP Address boxes, enter “10.1.1.102” (This
is for the IP address of your computer).
NOTE: You could use 101, 102, 103, etc. as long as it is
not the same as the address of the MXP, which is
“10.1.1.100” (default).
12. On the second line, enter Subnet Mask of
“255.255.255.0”.
13. Then click the “OK” button.
14. Back at the Local Area Connection Properties
screen, click the “OK” button.
15. Click the “Close” button.
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16. Close the Control Panel.
17. Open your browser, and enter the URL:
“10.1.1.100”.
18. At the log in screen enter the user name (Dealer,
SysAdmin, or User). Contact Sea Tel Service for
the password.
19. After you log in you will see the System Status
screen
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Setup – Using the Commission Wizard
5.1.
Starting the Commission Wizard
When the system is powered up for the first time (or whenever desired) the Commission Wizard can be run to set the
system up for use on this ship, with this gyrocompass and this modem. To begin, log in as dealer, and select Wizard –
Commission from the left side of the page:
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5.2.
Setup – Using the Commission Wizard
Commissioning Wizard
After selection of the commissioning wizard, you will follow the procedure below to fill in the information. Also refer
to following setup chapters for more information on specific entries in this wizard.
1.
On the welcoming page, click on “Start”.
In the Network Configuration section, you will configure
the MXP’s Network information.
2. Enter in the desired IP address, Subnet Mask
and Gateway for the MXP’s four port
unmanaged switch (J3 A/B & j4 A/B).
Note: Although any class IP address may be used, ABS
based installations must set these values to be on the
same subnet mask as the interfaced satellite modem.
3. Click on “Next”.
The MXP Serial Port section allows you to configure the
MXP’s bps settings for serial based communications with
various 3rd party devices (i.e. laptop, Out of Band
Management devices, etc).
4. Select the applicable baud rate using the drop
down menu selections list for the port in which
you are defining.
5. Click on “Next”.
The Gyro section allows you to define that type of Gyro
Compass (if any) integrated with the MXP. For more
information, refer to the Setup – Ship’s Gyro Compass
chapter.
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6. Using the Type drop down menu selection,
select the Gyro Compass type.
7. In the Heading Field, enter in the Vessel’s
current heading value (xxx.x Degrees format).
Note: NMEA, No Gyro, and 1:1 Synchro Type selections
do not require heading entry.
8. Click on “Next”.
The Modem section allows you to define the satellite
modem “Type” and “I/O”.
For more information, refer to the Configuring The
Satellite Modem Interface chapter.
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9. Using the drop down menu selection list, select
the manufacture of the integrated satellite
modem.
10. Using the drop down menu selection list, select
which of the MXP ports interfaced with the
integrated satellite modem.
11. Click on “Next”.
The Blockage Zones section allows you to define
known vessel structural blockages and/or radiation
hazard zones.
For more information, refer to the Setup – Blockage &
RF Radiation Hazard Zones chapter.
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12. In the Zone entry field(s), type in a read only
descriptive name of said blockage.
13. In the REL start entry field(s), type in the
starting relative azimuth position of defined
zone. NOTE: This is the more counter
clockwise positional value, as referenced to the
bow of the vessel.
14. In the REL end entry field(s), type in the
ending relative azimuth position of defined
zone. NOTE: This is the more clockwise
positional value, as referenced to the bow of
the vessel.
15. In the EL entry field(s), type in the Elevation
angle of defined zone. NOTE: This elevation
angle is based on beam center of the radome
and the highest point of the blocking structure.
16. Click on “Next”.
The Satellite Selection section allows you to select or
define the satellite in which the system will use for the
remainder of the commissioning process.
For more information, refer to the Setup – Satellite
Configuration chapter.
17. Click on “Add” to create a new satellite preset.
NOTE: If this system has been previously
commissioned, as may be the case if the wizard is being
used as part of a post-install maintenance procedure
and/or repair, you may use the Satellite Selection drop
down menu to select a pre-existing satellite
18. Using spacecraft information, as provided by
the service provider:
 Type in Satellite Name (you are
defining the preset name)
 Type in the Longitude (orbital)
position and then use the drop down
menu selection to determine
East/West for this preset.
 Type in the L-Band tracking
Frequency for this preset..
 Type in the known satellite Skew for
this preset.
 Using the drop down menu selection,
define the Transmit Polarity for this
preset.
 Using the drop down menu selection,
define the required LNB Band of
operation for this preset.
 Using the mutually exclusive radio
buttons, define whether to use the
Xpol or CoPol LNB for tracking
purposes.
19. Click on “Next”.
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The wizard will save the newly defined, or selected
preset satellite information to the systems INI file
Upon successfully saving the above information, the
system will automatically begin to the process of
targeting and/or searching for the preset satellite.
NOTE: If the satellite modem is not connected, or is
not setup correctly, the system may not be able to find
and lock on the satellite. In this case, you will have to
exit the wizard and (later) star over.
20. After the system has reported that is has
located and identified the desired satellite
select “Auto” to calibrate the Azimuth and
Elevation angular values.
Note: Systems, with IMA software ver 105 installed, and
with accurate gyro compass input, will calibrate both
Relative and True North Azimuth values simultaneously.
The wizard will save the calibration parameters to the
systems INI file
21. Once completed, the wizard will display the
Elevation and Azimuth Trim values calculated
and saved in the step above.
22. Click on “Auto” to set the auto-threshold value
for the system.
The wizard will calculate the required Threshold Offset
parameter value used for setting the actual AGC
threshold.
Once calculated, the wizard will save the Threshold
Offset parameter to the systems INI file.
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23. Once completed, the wizard will display the
Threshold Offset parameter value calculated
and saved in the step above.
Next is the sub-procedure for performing
commissioning tests with the Network. You need to
contact your service provider to arrange to do these
tests. The technician at the network will guide you
through a process of operating the modem and the MXP
to do pure carrier settings in the modem, adjusting
modem power output up to P1Db and adjusting the
polarity angle of the feed (from the MXP) to optimize
cross-pol isolation.
While communicating with the network and under the
direction of the network technician, perform Cross Pol
Isolation and 1Db compression tests.
24. Re-enter the wizard, return to this step and
Select “Perform Test”
25. Because you have already completed these
tests, Click on “Next”.
This section allows you to download the “commissioned
state” INI file to a location of your choice (i.e. USB
Drive, hard drive, LAN Location, etc.)
26. Click on “Download”.
27. Select to either Open or save the file to a
location of your choice.
28. Click on “Finish”.
This will take you back to the System Configuration
screen. Once there, you may continue to use the
system in normal operation.
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Setup – Ship’s Gyro Compass
The Ships Gyro Compass connection provides true heading (heading of the ship relative to true North) input to the system. This
allows the ICU to target the antenna to a “true” Azimuth position to acquire any desired satellite.
After targeting, this input keeps the antenna stabilized in Azimuth (keeps it pointed at the targeted satellite Azimuth).
6.1.
Setting the Gyro Type
The GYRO TYPE parameter selects the type of gyro compass interface signal, the appropriate hardware connections,
and the ratio of the expected input signal for ship turning compensation. Default GYRO TYPE parameter for all
systems is Step-By-Step so that the ICU will properly follow for Step-By-Step or NMEA gyro signals.
If the Ships Gyro Compass output is Synchro, or there is NO Gyro Compass, the GYRO TYPE parameter must be set
correctly to properly read and follow the Ships Gyro Compass signal that is being provided. To manually update the
Gyro Type parameter:
1.
2.
Go to the Communications Interface screen.
Click the Gyro Type drop down menu..
3.
Select the correct Gyro type.
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6.2.
Setup – Ship’s Gyro Compass
Click Save, at the bottom left area of the
screen.
If there is NO Ships Gyro Compass
Without heading input to the system the MXP will NOT be able to easily target, or stay stabilized ON, a “true” azimuth
pointing angle. This will make satellite acquisition much more difficult and the true azimuth value that any given
satellite should be at will not be displayed correctly.
This mode of operation is NOT recommended for ships or any other vessel that turns in the water. A better solution
would be to provide a Satellite Compass (multiple GPS Antenna device) to provide true heading input to the MXP.
These devices are readily available and are much less expensive than a Gyro Compass.
If there is NO Gyro Compass (ie on a large stationary rig which is anchored to the ocean floor) set the GYRO TYPE
parameter to “No Gyro” or to “Fixed”.
Fixed mode is used when you do not have a gyro compass, but the ship/vessel/rig is stationary at a fixed
heading that you can manually enter for satellite targeting. This allows you to use a standard (small) search
pattern and acquire the satellite relatively quickly.
No gyro mode is used when you do not have a gyro compass, the ship does turn and you will use “Sky
Search” to initially acquire the satellite. The Sky Search drives the antenna to the calculated elevation angle
and then drives azimuth CW 450 degrees, steps elevation up and then drives azimuth CCW 450 degrees and
continues to alternately steps elevation up/down and drives azimuth alternately CW/CCW 450 degrees.
Because of this large search area, acquiring the satellite will take MUCH longer than if you have valid heading
input.
1.
2.
Go to the Reflector Configuration page
To change: Set the Scan Rate parameter to 5
deg/sec.
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Turn on SAT REF Mode. (It must be turned on.)
This combination of settings will cause “No Gyro” Search pattern to be use to find the desired satellite (refer to the
setup – Searching chapter).
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Setup – Tracking Receiver – VSAT
If your system is using OpenAMIP these parameters will be set by the modem for the satellite/beam that the modem is using
(this also allows for automatic beam switching to be controlled from the model, remotely controlled from the network).
Follow the instructions below to manually set these parameters. .
7.1.
Determining the IF Tracking Frequency (MHz)
The IF Tracking frequency parameter is a value entered into the MXP MHZ Sub-Menu. The value itself may be
provided by your air-time provider and the MHz value will be entered directly in this sub-menu.
Or, the RF downlink frequency of a specific carrier on the desired satellite can be obtained from a satellite website and
calculated by using the formula RF- LO = IF. When you take the Satellite Transponder Downlink RF value and subtract
the LNB’s Local Oscillator (LO) Value, the resultant value will equal the Intermediate Frequency (IF). It is this IF value
that will be entered into the MXP for tracking purposes. The MHz and KHz are entered as a single value.
Example: Assuming an LNB LO value of 11.25GHz: We want to track a satellite downlink carrier at 12268.250 MHz
12268.250 MHz – 11250.000 MHz = 1018.250 MHz IF
Enter the entire six digits of the “megahertz and
kilohertz” is simply entered as one value. This is done in
the Position Antenna screen.
7.2.
SAT SKEW
SKEW is used to optimize the polarization of the feed to the desired satellite signal. It is entered when a known
satellite is skewed.
Use Polang to peak the polarity.
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Setup – Home Flag Offset (IMA Software 1.04 or lesser)
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Setup – Home Flag Offset (IMA Software 1.04 or lesser)
If you have IMA software version 1.05 or greater, please refer to the next chapter (Setup – Azimuth Trim.
In IMA software versions 1.04 and earlier Home Flag Offset is used to calibrate the relative azimuth value of the antenna to the
bow line of the ship. This assures that the encoder input increments/decrements from this initialization value so that the
encoder does not have to be precision aligned. When the antenna is pointed in-line with the bow (parallel to the bow) the
“Relative” display value should be 000.0 Relative (360.0 = 000.0). Good calibration is especially important if blockage mapping is
used, because the values entered into the AZ LIMIT parameters are entered in Relative Azimuth. The default Home Flag Offset
value saved in the ICU is 000.
The default mounting of the radome is with its bow reference
in-line with the bow and the base hatch in-line with the stern
(aft reference of the radome). There are valid reasons for
mounting the ADE in a different orientation than the default.
One of these would be that the hatch of radome needs to be
oriented inboard of the ship for safe entry into the dome (ie
ADE is mounted on the Port, or Starboard, edge of the ship and
safe entry is only available from inboard deck or inboard mast
rungs).
Observe initialization of the antenna. When Azimuth drives CW
and then stops at “Home” position, VISUALLY compare the
antennas pointing, while at Home position, to the bow-line of
the ship (parallel to the Bow).
If it appears to be very close to being parallel to the bow, you
will not need to change the HFO and should proceed with
Optimizing Targeting. When “Optimizing Targeting” small
variations (up to +/- 5.0 degrees) in Azimuth can be easily
corrected using the AZ TRIM feature.
If it is NOT close (stops before the bow or continues to drive
Figure 8-1 Antenna stops In-line with Bow
past the bow) Sea Tel recommends that HFO be adjusted to
calibrate the relative position of the antenna.
If the antenna is pointing to the LEFT of the bow line: If the antenna stops driving before the bow line, when targeting a
satellite it will fall short of the desired satellite by exactly the same number of degrees that it fell short of the bow line. You
must calibrate HFO using either of the methods below.
If the antenna is pointing to the RIGHT of the bow line: If the antenna continues to drive past the bow line, when targeting a
satellite it will overshoot the desired satellite by exactly the same number of degrees that it went past the bow line. You must
calibrate HFO using either of the methods below.
If you find that a large value of AZ TRIM parameter has been used to calibrate the antenna, This indicates that the Relative
position is incorrect and should be “calibrated” using the correct HFO value instead of an Azimuth Trim offset.
If the radome was purposely rotated, has a large value of AZ TRIM or was inaccurately installed (greater than +/- 5 degrees),
there are two ways of setting Home Flag to compensate for the mounting error. They are Electronic, or Mechanical, Calibration
of Relative Antenna Position (Home Flag Offset).
Above, you VISUALLY compared the antenna pointing, while at “Home” position, to the bow-line of the ship and found that the
antenna pointing was NOT close to being parallel to the bow-line. It stopped before the bow or went past the bow OR you
found AZ TRIM has been set to a large value, therefore, HFO needs to be adjusted.
Ascertain the exact amount of error using the appropriate procedure below, enter the HFO to calibrate the antenna to the ship,
save the value and re-initialize the antenna to begin using the new value.
8.1.
You Found a Large AZ TRIM value:
If Targeting has been optimized by entering a large value of AZ TRIM; First, verify that you are able to repeatably
accurately target a desired satellite (within +/- 1.0 degrees). Then you can use the AZ TRIM value as the HFO value (so
you can set AZ TRIM to zero). Set Home Flag to the AZ Trim value that was calculated (and click SAVE) and then set
the AZ Trim value to zero (and click SAVE). Both AZ TRIM and Home Flag are entered as the number of degrees and
tenths of degrees.
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8.1.1.
Setup – Home Flag Offset (IMA Software 1.04 or lesser)
You Observe “Home” Pointing is LEFT of the Bow-line (minus HFO):
In this example, I observe that the Home
position is short of the bow line.
I estimate that it is about 45 degrees.
I target my desired satellite and record the
Calculated Azimuth to be 180.5.
I drive UP (I estimated that I will need to go UP
about 45 degrees) and finally find my desired
satellite.
Turn tracking ON to let the ACU peak the signal
up. When peaked, the Azimuth is 227.0
degrees.
I subtract Calculated from Peak (227 – 0180.5
= 46.5) and difference is 46.5 degrees.
Because the antenna initialized to the left of
the bow, I enter the offset as a minus value (46.5). If you use AUTO TRIM, it will enter the
correct offset for you.
Figure 8-2 Antenna stopped before the Bow
I can calculate what the correct value for the
Home position of the antenna by subtracting
(because “home” was to the left of bow) this difference of 46.5 from the bow line position 360.0. Therefore
“home” should be -46.5 Relative.
I set, and Save, HFO to 46.5 using the Home Flag entry window, located on the System Configuration screen.
After I re-initialize the relative position of the antenna is now calibrated.
8.1.2.
You Observe “Home” Pointing is RIGHT of the Bow-line (positive HFO) :
In this example, I observe that the Home
position is past the bow line.
I estimate that it is about 90 degrees.
I target my desired satellite and record the
Calculated Azimuth to be 180.0.
I drive DOWN (I estimated that I will need
to go DOWN about 89 degrees) and finally
find my desired satellite.
Turn tracking ON to let the ACU peak the
signal up. When peaked, the Azimuth is
90.0 degrees.
I subtract Calculated from Peak (180.0 –
90.0 = 90.0) and difference is 90.0 degrees.
Because the antenna initialized to the right
of the bow, I enter the offset as a positive
value (90.0). If you use AUTO TRIM, it will
enter the correct offset for you.
I can calculate what the correct value for
Figure 8-3 Antenna stops past the Bow
the Home position of the antenna by
adding (because “home” was to the right of
bow) this difference of 09.0 to the bow line position 000.0. Therefore “home” should be 90.0 Relative.
I set, and Save, HFO to 90.0 using the Home Flag entry window, located on the System Configuration screen
(as shown in the previous section).
After I re-initialize the relative position of the antenna is now calibrated.
If there is a small amount of error remaining, I will use AZ TRIM in the Optimizing Targeting procedure to
correct it (as shown in the previous section).
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Entering a large value as Home Flag Offset
If the amount of offset is greater than +/-5 degrees, enter it as Home Flag Offset. If it is within +/-5 degrees,
you should enter it in AZ TRIM.
1.
Access the System Configuration
screen
2.
Enter new Home Flag value (positive
or negative value)
3.
Click SAVE
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Setup – Home Flag Offset (IMA Software 1.04 or lesser)
Entering a small value as AZ TRIM
If the amount of offset is greater than +/-5 degrees, Sea Tel recommends that you enter it as Home Flag
Offset. If it is within +/-5 degrees, you should enter it in AZ TRIM.
1.
Access the Reflector Configuration
screen
2.
Use Auto Trim, or enter the small
amount of AZ Trim positive or
negative value.
3.
Click SAVE
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Setup – Azimuth Trim (IMA Ver 1.05 or greater)
Beginning in IMA software version 1.05, calibrating the targeting of your antenna is much easier. This is accomplished
improving Sky Search and changing the way that Azimuth Trim works so that the need for Home Flag Offset is eliminated.
Azimuth Trim now corrects the relative position of the antenna in all configurations which have valid/accurate gyrocompass
input.
If the antenna has been purposely mounted with the bow mark of the ADE not in alignment with the bow of the ship, such as
for safe entry into the radome hatch, note and enter the approximate offset into the AZ TRIM parameter before searching for
the satellite for the first time. EXAMPLE: The antenna is being mounted on the port side of the ship where it is unsafe for the
hatch to be oriented directly in line with the stern. The installer rotates the ADE so that the bow mark is facing directly to the
port and bolts that ADE into place. When first powering the system up, he will enter +90 in the AZ TRIM parameter to indicate
that the ADE was rotated CW 90 degrees during the installation. This will make initial satellite acquisition faster (even though
sky search would still find the satellite). This entry is only needed on a new installation that AUTO TRIM has not been run on
yet. If the ADE had been similarly installed on the starboard side -90 degrees would have been entered to indicate that the ADE
was rotated CCW 90 degrees during the installation.
1.
Access the Satellite Configuration screen.
2.
Select Sky Search as your desired type of search
pattern to use for this initial satellite acquisition on
a newly installed antenna system.
3.
Select the satellite that your airtime services will be
provided on in the Satellite Selection dropdown.
Refer to the next chapter to enter blockage zones
as desired.
After the desired satellite has been acquired, allow
the antenna to track for about 2 minutes BEFORE
clicking Auto Trim.
Refer to Setup – Targeting – and follow the
instruction for AUTO TRIM to optimize the
targeting of the antenna.
4.
5.
6.
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Setup – Blockage & RF Radiation Hazard Zones
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Setup – Blockage & RF Radiation Hazard Zones
The Blockage Zones function inhibits the antenna from transmitting within certain pre-set zones. This is typically some
structure of the ship that prevents satellite signal from getting to the Sea Tel antenna when the ship is at headings that put that
structure in-between the satellite and the satellite antenna,
However, it can also be used as an RF Radiation Hazard zone. If there is an area where people may be near the antenna (within
2 meters), in the antennas transmitted beam for extended periods of time the zone can be set up so that transmit from the
satellite antenna will be disabled whenever the antenna is pointed in that zone.
10.1. Radiation Hazard and Blockage Mapping
The MXP 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 MXP software allows you to set four zones.
When you create these ZONES (up to four), several things happen when the antenna is within any one of the zones:
1. 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. Timeout and re-target will continue until the satellite is re-acquired and tracking
can resume.
2. The satellite modem transmission will be disabled
until the antenna exits the zone.
The lower and upper azimuth limits are entered into the
REL start, REL stop and EL fields within the MXP for each of
the blockage zones you wish to create (up to four). Each
zone can also be given a name (ie Mast, Deckhouse or
Stack:
REL Start is the Lower Relative AZ limit (this is
the more counter-clockwise of the two points,
even if it is numerically larger). REL Stop is the
Upper Relative AZ limit (the more clockwise of
the two points) for pattern mapping of each.
Enter the elevation value that represents the top
of the blockage between the two azimuth limit
points in the EL field.
Repeat for up to four zones, click SAVE when
completed.
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.
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Setup – Blockage & RF Radiation Hazard Zones
EXAMPLE - 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 named “Fwd Deckhouse” begins (REL Start) at 334 degrees Relative and ends (REL Stop) at 026
degrees Relative. Enter REL Start value of 334.0
and REL Stop value of 26.0. In this case the
mast height only causes blockage up to an
elevation of 40 degrees, so we set EL to 40.0. If
the antenna is between these two AZ Limit points
but not in the “mast” zone AND the elevation is
greater than 40 degrees, the antenna will no
longer be blocked.
ZONE 2 named “Mast” begins (REL Start) at 352
degrees Relative and ends (REL Stop) at 008
degrees Relative. Enter REL Start value of 352.0
and REL Stop value of 8.0. In this case the mast
height only causes blockage up to an elevation of
70 degrees, so we set EL to 70.0. 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 named “Aft Deckhouse” begins (REL Start) at 155 degrees Relative and ends (REL Stop) at 205
degrees Relative. Enter REL Start value of 155.0 and REL Stop value of 205.0. In this case the aft
deckhouse height only causes blockage up to an elevation of 30 degrees, so we set EL to 30.0. 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 named “Stack” begins (REL Start) at 173 degrees Relative and ends (REL Stop) at 187 degrees
Relative. Enter REL Start value of 173.0 and REL Stop value of 187.0. In this case the stack height only
causes blockage up to an elevation of 55 degrees, so we set EL to 55.0. 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.
10.2.
1.
Programming Instructions:
To set up the blockage zones go to the
System Configuration screen.
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2.
3.
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Enter a readily identifiable name for the
zone (ie Mast, Deck House or Stack).
Moving to the right, enter the relative of
the starting point of this blockage zone
(the more counter-clockwise bearing).
Then enter the relative bearing of the stop
point of this blockage zone (the more
clockwise of the two bearings).
5.
Likewise, for Elevation, you need only to
enter the elevation angle, below which you
want the transmitter inhibited (blocked).
6.
Repeat steps 2-5 to describe up to 4
blockage zones.
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Configuring The Satellite Modem Interface.
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Configuring The Satellite Modem Interface.
The configuration setup of an integrated satellite modem to the MXP is accomplished via the Communication Interface Page
(Configuration>Interfaces link on the navigational panel on the left hand side of the screen). In order to access this page, the
user must be logged in as either “Dealer” or “SysAdmin”. The current software load, IMA Ver 105 at the time of this release)
contains 6 commonly used satellite Modems (iDirect, Comtech, Gilat, Hughes, STM, and Viasat) as selectable presets and is
typically a prompted selection when using the new Commissioning Wizard. However, the MXP allows configuration of a
“Custom” modem type. The primary focus of this procedure is to define all of the parameter options made available to allow
the commissioning technician to properly integrate any compatible L-Band Satellite modem.
11.1.
Satellite Modem Interface
1.
If not already, log into the system using
the “Dealer” or “SysAdmin” credentials.
2.
On the left hand side of the screen, under
Configuration, select the “Interfaces”
link.
3.
On the right side of the screen,
approximately half way down is the
“Modem Lock Mute” section. This section
is where the user, via drop down menu
selection and/or mutually exclusive radio
buttons, defines:
•
Reflector
•
Modem Type
•
Modem I/O
•
Lock Input
•
Block Output
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11.1.1.
Configuring The Satellite Modem Interface.
Reflector setting
Use: In a dual reflector based antenna system, the
“Reflector” selection defines which reflector the modem
configuration applies to.
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: Primary or Secondary
Notes: In the current Series 12 antennas this setting
should always be set to PRIMARY. Failure to do so may
in abnormal system operation.
11.1.2.
result
Modem Type setting
Use: This selection defines which manufacturer of
satellite modem is to be interfaced with the system.
Selection Type: Drop down menu selection
Options: iDirect, ComTech, Gilat, Hughes, STM, Viasat,
or Custom.
Notes: The selection of modem type (along with the
modem I/O) allows the IMA software to configure the
appropriate RX Network Lock, and TX Mute/Block output
Lock interfaces per the modem manufacturers’
specifications.
Once you select one of the manufacturers and I/O from
the dropdown list the other settings that are appropriate for that modem will be set for you (and greyed out).
If your modem manufacturer is not listed, you will need to select “Custom” and manually configure the
modem I/O properties. Refer to the custom settings information below.
11.1.3.
Modem I/O setting
Use: This selection defines which type (and location) of
communication interface between the MXP and the
satellite modem.
Selection Type: Drop down menu selection
Options: OpenAMIP, ROAM, TS1, TS2, or CLI.
Notes: The Modem I/O selections of iDirect’s
OpenAMIP or ComTech’s ROAM, both forms of ABS
(Automatic Beam Switching), communicate via TCP/IP
traffic between the MXP’s J9 or J10 Ethernet port and
the applicable modems Ethernet port. It should also be
said that, to use these I/O types, there is a requirement
that the integrated satellite modem and NOC (hardware and software) are properly configured and capable to
support said feature.
Modem RJ45 is used for standard console port type connections where GPS forwarding is required (i.e.
iDirect Console Port) in addition to Positive Satellite ID (RX Network Lock) and TX Mute/Blockage zone
functionality
TS1 and TS2 are hard wired interfaces used only for positive satellite ID (RX Lock) and TX mute functionality.
In some installations, CLI (Command Line Interface) may be desired. CLI is used when a third party ABS
device (separate from satellite modem itself) is interfaced to provide antenna control, positive satellite ID (Rx
Lock), and TX mute functionality via TCP/IP traffic between the MXP’s J9 or J10 Ethernet port, or Serial Traffic
(Console), and the applicable devices Ethernet port.
Figure 4 Available MXP Rear Panel Modem IO Ports
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Modem I/O – Custom Settings
Use: The individual Modem I/O selections allow the user to manually define the expected driver (output) and
detector (input) circuit(s) as well as positive satellite ID
functionality between the MXP and the satellite modem.
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: Lock Input: On or Off, Polarity, 12V Pull up.
Block Output: Polarity and 12V Pull up
Notes: The lock input and Block output radio button
selections may only be modified if the Modem Type
“Custom” Modem Type has been selected.
If any of the other Modem Types are selected, the Lock
Input and Block Output radio buttons are predefined for
you by software and therefore become read only. This is
evidenced to the user by disabling the selections, see image to right for an example of this.
11.1.4.1.
Modem I/O – Lock ON/OFF
Use: The Modem I/O Lock Input “Lock” selection defines whether or not the MXP will use positive
satellite ID functionality.
When OFF, the system will simply use the tracking receiver settings and the subsequent AGC from
the receiver to track an acquired satellite. This may be the desired satellite or it may be an adjacent
satellite that was acquired during a search for the desired satellite.
When ON, the system must get AGC and ALSO receive a network lock logic signal from the modem
to continue tracking the acquired satellite. This prevents tracking the wrong satellite and verifies
that the antenna is in fact on the desired satellite (to get network lock from the modem the antenna
must be on the correct polarity of the correct satellite). If during a search an adjacent satellite is
found, good AGC from the tracking receiver will cause the system to initially track/peak this satellite
but be waiting for a network lock signal from the satellite. If the lock signal is not received within
30-40 seconds, that system will return to the search track line and resume searching for the satellite
which provides AGC & Lock. Lock Input settings below MUST be set correctly for this functionality
to work properly.
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: Lock ON or OFF.
Notes: Modem Type “Custom” must have been selected to allow changes to these settings. Setting
Modem Lock to “ON” will enable the positive satellite ID feature whereas setting modem Lock to
“OFF” disables the feature. With the exception of the some calibration procedures (ie during CrossPol isolation and 1dB compression tests) it highly recommended to leave this setting to ON. By
doing so, you eliminate tracking on adjacent satellites for any extended amount of time (typically
30-40 seconds)
11.1.4.2.
Modem I/O – Lock Input – Polarity
Use: The Modem I/O Lock Input Polarity selection defines whether the hard lined wire input
provides a logic level high or logic level low as indication of Positive Satellite ID (RX Network Lock
indication).
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Button
Options: Polarity Low or Hi.
Notes: Modem Type “Custom” must have been selected to allow changes to this setting.
You must refer to your satellite modems manufacturers written specifications for its nominal receive
lock indication output. Example if you have a satellite modem that provides a nominal 5VDC output
when in a NON-Locked condition (off satellite) and 0Vdc when in a locked condition (on satellite),
you would set Polarity to “Low”.
If your modem provides a continuity based output, short to ground is Low, and Open is High. If your
modems output is continuity based logic the Voltage must be set to 12V and the 12V pull up must
be set to “ON” (See Modem I/O Voltage & 12V Pull up sections below). Failure to do so may result in
a false Rx Lock trigger when the applicable modem interface cable is removed for any reason.
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11.1.4.3.
Configuring The Satellite Modem Interface.
Modem I/O – Lock Input - Voltage
Use: The Modem I/O Lock Input Voltage selection defines the nominal voltage range for the hard
lined wire input for indication of Positive Satellite ID (RX Network Lock indication).
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: Voltage 3V, 5V or 12V.
Notes: Modem Type “Custom” must have been selected to allow changes to this setting.
You must refer to your satellite modems manufacturers written specifications for the receive lock
indication voltage range that it provides as an output. The receive logic level itself is interpreted by
the MXP based on the above mentioned Polarity selection (the actual Low versus Hi polarity trigger
is 50% of selected voltage range). Example: You have a satellite modem that provides a 12VDC
output range and Polarity has been set to Low. When the detected voltage is between 0 to 6Vdc,
the MXP would interpret this as a Positive Satellite ID. Voltage between 6.1 and 12Vdc would be
interpreted as a failed Positive Satellite ID (because it is High).
If your modem provides a continuity based output (short to ground is Low, and Open is high), you
must set this selection to 12V.
11.1.4.4.
Modem I/O – Lock Input - 12V Pull Up
Use: The Modem I/O Lock Input 12V Pull Up selection defines whether or not to use a built-in
12VDC Pull up resistor for the hard lined wire input for indication of Positive Satellite ID (RX Network
Lock indication). The MXP requires a voltage input for this satellite ID functionality.
If your modem outputs continuity based logic, the pull up circuit (ON) converts the continuity to
voltage. For all voltage based modem outputs, it MUST be set to OFF to prevent false Positive Sat
ID indications (voltage high & higher, but never low).
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: 12V Pull Up Off or On.
Notes: Modem Type “Custom” must have been selected to allow changes to this setting.
If your modem provides a continuity based output (short to ground is Low, and Open is high) this
selection must be set to “ON”. For all voltage based modem outputs, it MUST be set to OFF.
11.1.4.5.
Modem I/O – Block Output – Polarity
Use: The Modem I/O - Block Output selection defines whether or not the MXP will provide a logic
level Low or logic level Hi output when a condition exists that requires muting the IF transmission of
the system. This is known as TX Mute functionality and is a signal from the MXP to the Satellite
Modem (which in turn removes drive to the Block Up Converter mounted on the antenna assembly).
The signal flow for this feature is from the MXP to the Satellite Modem.
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: Polarity Low or Hi.
Notes: Modem Type “Custom” must have been selected to allow changes to this setting.
You must refer to your satellite modems manufacturers written specifications for the input required
to mute the modems output to the BUC. Ascertain whether the input signal must be Hi or Low logic
to mute and whether it is continuity based logic or voltage based.
Example: If your satellite modem requires a Hi logic input (continuity or voltage) to cease
transmissions you must select Hi.
There are numerous compliance laws (FCC and other worldwide entities) that mandate the ability
and/or need to immediately mute transmit on a VSAT system when at least one of numerous
predefined conditions are met. In most cases, these are conditions that ultimately determine that
the system is not accurately pointed to the desired satellite. However there are some conditions
where this may not be true, as is the case of the antenna being pointed at a pre-defined “Radiation
Hazard Zone”, which discussed in detail within another chapter of this manual, is programmed in as a
Blockage Zone, thus the name Block Output.
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There may be an area on board the vessel in which crew and/or guests may be in the direct path of
the terminals transmission to the satellite and might possibly be harmed by long term exposure to
the microwave signal. This sector would be described as a blockage zone so that the transmissions
from the antenna would cease when pointed in that area. Similarly a mast or other structure on the
ship, directly in the beam path of the transmission, which would prevent transmitted signal from
reaching the satellite and cause reflections which may degrade the signal or even be harmful to the
antenna. These obstructions would also be described as a blockage zones. This similar in concept to
“sector blanking” a radar array.
11.1.4.6.
Modem I/O – Block Output – 12V Pull Up
Use: The Modem I/O Block Output 12V Pull Up selection defines whether or not use a built-in
12VDC Pull up resistor for the hard lined wire input for Blockage output (TX Mute).
If your modem requires a continuity based input (Short to ground is Low, and Open is High) this
selection must be set to OFF. For all voltage based modem inputs, it MUST be set to ON.
Selection Type: Mutually Exclusive Radio Buttons
Options: 12V Pull Up OFF or ON.
Notes: Modem Type “Custom” must have been selected to allow changes to this setting.
Example: Your modem requires a high, voltage based, input to mute the modem. You would set
Polarity to Hi and 12V Pull Up to ON.
If your modem required a low, continuity based, input to mute the modem. You would set Polarity
to Low and 12V Pull Up to OFF.
11.2.
Quick Reference: Common Modem Lock & Mute Settings
Modem
Type
Compatibl
e ABS
Mode
Lock
Input Lock
Lock
Input –
Polarity
Lock
Input –
Voltage
iDirect
ComTech
Gilat
Hughes
STM
Viasat
Custom
OpenAMIP*
ROAM*
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
CLI*
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
Low
Low
Low
Hi
Low
Low
As Required
12
12
12
12
3
12
As Required
Lock
Input 12V Pull
Up
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
As Required
Block
Output Polarity
Hi
Low
Low
Hi
Low
Low
As Required
*NOTE: When interfacing ABS (via Ethernet connection) Lock input and Block Output selections have no operational impact.
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Output 12V Pull
Up
On
On
Off
On
Off
Off
As Required
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Setup – Targeting
Optimize the targeting of the antenna to track on or near a desired satellite (within +/-1 degree.
12.1.
AUTO TRIM
The Auto Trim function will automatically calculate and set the required Azimuth and Elevation trim offset parameters
required to properly calibrate the antennas display to the mechanical angle of the antenna itself, while peaked ON
satellite.
After locating the satellite, with Tracking ON, wait at least 2 minutes before performing the AUTO TRIM, this will
allow sufficient time for the antenna to peak up on the satellite signal and for the targeting loops to completely
stabilize. It is equally important that you verify that the system is tracking the CORRECT satellite (verify a RX lock
indication on the satellite modem).
NOTE: The AUTO TRIM feature is NOT allowed unless all of these conditions are met:
•
The antenna must be actively tracking a satellite (AGC above threshold) AND
•
The antenna must have positive SAT ID (RX lock input from the Satellite Modem) AND
•
The elevation angle of the antenna must be LESS than 83 degrees AND
•
The antenna must NOT be set for Inclined Orbit Search AND
•
The system must NOT be set for “No Gyro” mode.
1.
To activate the Auto Trim function go to
the Reflector Configuration screen.
2.
Click on the Auto Trim button.
This does not save these parameters to NVRAM, in
order to save to memory, click the Save button.
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Setup – Targeting
Click SAVE
Manually Optimizing Targeting
1.
First, assure that all of your Ship & Satellite
settings in the MXP are correct.
2. Access the Satellite Search screen
3. Target the desired satellite by selecting it
from the drop down list. You will see a
message “Acquiring Satellite Signal…Please
Wait” displayed.
4. Watch the Azimuth and Elevation values
displayed in the center area of the banner
and prepare to click the Track OFF button.
When targeting the antenna will initially drive to an
elevation position that is 8 degrees above (or below
if the elevation is greater than 83 degrees) the
actual calculated position that the satellite should
be at. After azimuth and polarization also finish
driving, the elevation will drive to the actual
elevation of the satellite
5. As soon as the elevation drives (up or
down) 8 degrees click the Track OFF
button and record the Azimuth and
Elevation positions (these are the
Calculated positions)..
6. Click Track ON button and allow the
antenna to search, acquire and track the
desired satellite.
As this happens you will see “Satellite Signal Found”
and “Modem Lock: LOCKED” messages displayed.
Select the Position Antenna screen., turn Tracking
OFF and click Save.
7. After the antenna has been tracking for
several minutes, record the Azimuth and
Elevation positions of the antenna (these
are the Peak positions).
8. Subtract the Peak Positions from the
Calculated Positions to determine the
amount of Trim which is required.
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Access the Reflector Configuration page.
10. Enter the Elevation Trim in the EL field.
11. Enter the Azimuth Trim in the AZ field.
12. Click Save.
13. 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.
EXAMPLE: The antenna initially targets to an
Elevation position of 38.0 degrees and an Azimuth
position of 180.2. Shortly after that the Elevation
drives to 30.0 degrees and Azimuth stays at 180.2
(Calculated), you find that Peak Elevation while ON
your desired satellite is 31.5 degrees and Peak
Azimuth is 178.0. You would enter an EL TRIM
value of –1.5 degrees and an AZ TRIM of +2.2
degrees. After these trims values have been set,
your peak “ON” satellite Azimuth and Elevation
displays would be very near 180.2 and 30.0
respectively.
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Setup – Satellite Configuration
If you are using a remotely controlled ABS network control configuration (ie OpenAMIP, ROAM or legacy ABS direct connection
to the MXP disregard this chapter as the network will make all changes in the MXP for the new beam or satellite to be used.
The values that these parameters are set to depends on the hardware configuration required for each satellite. Configure each
of the satellites that airtime services will be provided on so that any one of them can be selected, remotely or by the user
onboard. The satellite selection will in turn control the hardware on the antenna pedestal to select the correct TX & RX
hardware and the correct tracking settings.
Sea Tel provides quad-band LNBs as standard on the Ku-Band feed assemblies.
13.1.
Searching Patterns
The MXP 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 MXP will
wait after AGC has fallen below the threshold value before it starts a search. Below are the choices of patterns that
each satellite can be set to.
13.1.1.
Default “Spiral” (Box) Search Pattern
The factory default search pattern in the MXP is a “Spiral” pattern.
When a search begins;
The antenna will then 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 MXP will retarget the antenna to the calculated
Azimuth and Elevation position of the desired satellite (start
point).
If the desired signal is found (AND network lock is achieved
in the satellite modem) at this position, or anywhere within
the search pattern, the MXP will terminate search and go
into Tracking mode. If the desired signal is not found the MXP 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.
13.1.2.
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
figure-eight 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.
When a search begins;
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
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Setup – Satellite Configuration
the search pattern is reached, the MXP will retarget the antenna to the calculated Azimuth and Elevation
point.
If the desired signal is found (AND network lock is achieved in the satellite modem) at this position, or
anywhere within the search pattern, the MXP will terminate search and go into Tracking mode. If the desired
signal is not found the MXP 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.
13.1.3.
Sky Search Pattern
A Sky Search pattern does a hemispheric pattern. It behavior is different if you have a gyro compass input or
not::
No Gyro - If you do not have gyro compass set the gyro type to “no gyro”. When in this mode, Sky Search
drives the antenna to the calculated elevation angle and then drives azimuth CW 450 degrees, steps elevation
up and then drives azimuth CCW 450 degrees and continues to alternately steps elevation up/down and
drives azimuth alternately CW/CCW 450 degrees. Because of this large search area, acquiring the satellite will
take longer than if you have valid heading input. If the end of the search pattern is reached, the MXP will
retarget the antenna back to the start point shown in the graphic below.
With Gyro - If you have gyro compass set the gyro type to the appropriate selection. When in this mode,
Sky Search drives the antenna to the calculated elevation angle and then drives azimuth CW 360 degrees,
steps elevation up and then drives azimuth CCW 360 degrees and continues to alternately steps elevation
up/down and drives azimuth alternately CW/CCW 360 degrees. Because of this large search area, acquiring
the satellite will take less time because you have valid heading input. If the end of the search pattern is
reached, the MXP will retarget the antenna back to the start point shown in the graphic below.
If the desired signal is found (AND network lock is achieved in the satellite modem) at any position within the
search pattern, the MXP will terminate search and go into Tracking mode.
If the desired signal is not found within the search pattern the MXP 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.
13.2.
TX Pol select
Is used to select the transmit polarity of the C-Band Linear/Circular selectable feed, or the Ku-Band linear feed,
whichever is currently installed.
13.3.
Band select
Controls the band selection of the selected LNB (X-Pol or Co-Pol ) on the Ku-Band linear feed ONLY. This setting works
in conjunction with the X-Pol / Co-Pol selection setting.
13.4.
X-Pol / Co-Pol select
Selects the desired (X-Pol or Co-Pol) on the Ku-Band linear feed ONLY. This setting works in conjunction with the band
selection setting.
13.5.
Selecting/Configuring Your Satellite Configuration
Choose a predefined satellite configuration or create a new one using the steps below.
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Setup – Satellite Configuration
1.
2.
Access the Satellite Configuration screen.
Select the satellite that your airtime
services will be provided on.
3.
Select the desired type of search pattern
to use for this satellite.
4.
Select desired TX Polarity from the drop
down menu.
5.
Select desired Band from its drop down
menu.
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6.
7.
Assure that reflector is set to “Primary”.
Select Cross-Pol LNB (XPol) or Co-Pol LNB
(CoPol) as is appropriate for this satellite.
8.
Click the Save button.
Setup – Satellite Configuration
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Quick Start Operation
If your system has been set up correctly, and if the ship has not moved since the system was used last, the system should
automatically acquire the satellite from a cold (power-up) start. Once the satellite has been acquired, the modem then should
achieve lock and you should be able to use the system.
14.1.
1.
If satellite signal is found AND network lock is achieved:
Tracking will take over (front panel
Tracking LED will be ON) and
automatically peak the antenna
position for highest receive signal
level from the satellite.
2.
When the ICU has signal above
threshold AND modem has network
lock the antenna will continue to track
the satellite.
3. Satellite Name (if entered), Tracking
indicator, Modem Lock indicator and
signal level (number value and bar
graph) will be displayed in the header
of the MXP GUI pages.
Upon completion of the above, the system will
continue to operate automatically, indefinitely
until:
14.2.
•
AC power to the system is
interrupted OR
•
The satellite signal is blocked OR
•
The ship sails into an area of
insufficient satellite signal
strength/level.
If no signal is found:
If the system does NOT automatically find the satellite from a cold start, follow the steps below:
1.
2.
The Tracking LED will flash for a short
period of time (Search Delay)
followed by the Search LED coming
ON.
The ICU will automatically move the
antenna in the selected Search
pattern until looking for a signal value
that is greater than the threshold
value (red bar in the bar graph).
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Quick Start Operation
Not finding a signal greater than
Threshold, the bar graph will stay red
and the antenna will reach the end of
the prescribed search pattern.
The antenna will retarget and the
cycle will repeat (Search Delay
timeout, conduct search pattern
followed by retarget).
Check Latitude, Longitude and
Heading. These should be correct, but
may be updated if necessary.
Access the System Status screen.
Find the Latitude, Longitude (under
Ship) and Heading (in the banner)
displayed values. If they are correct
skip to step 12.
8.
If the Latitude & Longitude values are
not correct, access the
Communication Interfaces screen and
enter the ships Latitude & Longitude
position in the fields provided.
9. If the Heading value is not correct,
enter the correct value in the lower
right field of the Communication
Interfaces screen. If the system is set
for NMEA or 1:1 type, you will not be
able to enter a heading value.
10. Click Save.
11. Check for blockage (this is the MOST
common cause of not being able to
acquire the desired satellite).
12. Verify that the correct satellite is
selected.
13. Check cable connections to assure
that a cable has not been
disconnected.
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If satellite signal is found but network lock is NOT achieved:
1.
The Tracking LED will flash for a short
period of time (Search Delay)
followed by the Search LED coming
ON.
2.
The ICU will automatically move the
antenna in the selected Search
pattern until it receives a signal value
that is greater than the threshold
value (red bar in the bar graph). If
signal above Threshold is found,
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. The system will
wait for the modem to achieve lock.
If the modem does not get lock, the
antenna will resume its search pattern.
If the system does not acquire the
correct satellite within the prescribed
search pattern, the antenna will
retarget and the cycle will repeat
(Search Delay timeout, conduct
search pattern followed by retarget).
Check Latitude, Longitude and
Heading. These should be correct, but
may be updated if necessary.
Access the System Status screen.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Find the Latitude, Longitude and
Heading displayed values. If they are
correct skip to step 11.
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7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
14.4.
1.
Quick Start Operation
If the Latitude & Longitude values are
not correct, access the
Communication Interfaces screen and
enter the ships Latitude & Longitude
position in the fields provided.
Click Save.
If the Heading value is not correct,
enter the correct value in the lower
left field of the Communication
Interfaces screen.
Click Save.
Check for blockage (this is the MOST
common cause of not being able to
acquire the desired satellite).
Verify that the correct satellite is
selected.
Check for polarization drive failure.
Check for improper polarization
alignment/position.
Check cable connections to assure
that a cable has not been
disconnected.
Verify that the modem option file is
correct.
Check the modem for failure.
To Target a different satellite
To target a different satellite go to the
Satellite Search Auto screen and select
the desired satellite from the drop
down list.
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When you make that selection you will
see the temporary message:
Acquiring Satellite Signal…Please Wait
3.
Shortly after that you will see the
temporary message:
Satellite Signal Found.
Modem Lock: LOCKED
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Optimizing Cross-Pol Isolation
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Optimizing Cross-Pol Isolation
Now that all of the other setup items have been checked and changed as necessary, it is time to contact the NOC to arrange for
cross-pol isolation testing and whatever other commissioning the NOC asks for. Read this procedure thoroughly before you are
asked to begin. Assure that you are on the correct satellite and have RX network lock. (the NOC may have you adjust TX
Frequency and/or modem TX level prior to beginning cross-pol isolation). At the appointed time follow the steps below for the
cross-pol isolation testing.
15.1.
Optimizing Cross-Pol Isolation
1.
Access the Tools - Position Antenna
screen.
NOTE: You will use Skew to optimize polarization
because it drives the feed immediately (Linear
Offset is slower, longer term drive).
2. Record the value in the Skew field in the
upper section of the screen. If this
satellite has a known Skew, it will be
entered in the satellite configuration
displayed here. If this satellite is not
skewed this field will be 0.0.
3. While talking to the technician at the NOC
make adjustments to the Skew value to
adjust polarity of the feed under his/her
direction (minus values are accepted –
type a minus sign before the number
value). It is best to adjust in one degree
increments to get close to best isolation
and then half degree steps and then
tenths as needed. Click “Submit” after
each numeric change is typed in.
4. Record the DIFFERENCE in Skew value
which was required to achieve optimum
cross-pol isolation.
5. Set Skew back to the value recorded in
step 2.
6. Access the Reflector Configuration
screen.
7. Change the “Linear Offset” value by the
amount of difference recorded in step 4.
Examples:
Skew was 0.0, you increased it to 2.5 to optimize
TX polarization. You set Skew back to zero and go
to the Reflector Configuration screen where you
find Linear Offset to be 0.0, so you increase Linear
Offset to 2.5 degrees and click Save.
Skew was 3.0, you decrease it to 1.0 to optimize TX
polarization. You set Skew back to 3.0 and go to
the Reflector Configuration screen where you find
Linear Offset to be 0.0, so you set Linear Offset to
minus 2 (-2.0) degrees and click Save.
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8.
9.
Optimizing Cross-Pol Isolation
Double check with the NOC to assure that
cross-pol is still optimized.
Conduct any other testing as directed by
the NOC (ie P1dB compression).
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Codan LBUC Serial M&C Install & Operation
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Codan LBUC Serial M&C Install & Operation
Below are general instructions only. Please refer to your Codan Manual for more detailed instructions, updated information and
a complete list of commands.
16.1.
Cable Installation
1.
2.
16.2.
Connect the DB-9 connector of the
138691-1 serial cable, to the Com
Port of your computer.
Connect the RJ-45 connector to J9
A (only) serial connector on the rear
panel of the MXP.
Communicating with the Codan LBUC
This procedure is based on ProgTerm, but HyperTerminal or similar program may be used.
1.
2.
3.
Open ProgTerm on the computer.
Click the “CommPort” tab.
Select “Properties”.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Codan LBUC Serial M&C Install & Operation
Select Serial
Select COM1
Set Baud to 9600
Set Data Bits to 8
Set Parity to None
Set Stop Bit to 1
Set Echo OFF
Set Flow Control to None
Click OK
13. Type VSS (hit return) to get status.
14. Type any other M&C commands as
desired (refer to the Codan
commands in their manual or type
“HELP” for list of all commands
available.
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Stowing the Antenna
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Stowing the Antenna
This antenna must be properly stowed if the ship will be underway while AC power to the Above Decks Equipment (ADE) is deenergized. Failure to do so may void your warranty.
CAUTION: There are three stow restraints that MUST be installed on this
antenna pedestal if the ship will be underway while the Above Decks
Equipment is de-energized.
It is strongly recommended that AC Power to the ADE and BDE be supplied from an adequately rated Un-interruptible Power
Supply (UPS) to protect the antenna against short power outages while underway.
17.1. Installing the Stow Restraints
The order the restraints are installed is not critical.
17.1.1.
1.
2.
3.
Installing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint
The AZ shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
pin bolt that is lowered into a channel in a
stowage block on the upper plate of the
pedestal (as shown).
Remove the pin bolt from the “STOW” hole
(this only stows the pin bolt, not the antenna).
Rotate the antenna to center the LOCK hole
directly over the stow block channel.
Pin bolt (this is the UN-Stowed position of the
antenna)
Stow Block Channel
4.
5.
To restrain azimuth rotation of the antenna,
install the pin bolt in the “Lock” hole and
assure that the pin drops into the channel in
the stow block below.
Verify that the stow pin is engaged in the
channel of the stow block and that the
antenna does NOT rotate in azimuth.
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17.1.2.
1.
2.
Stowing the Antenna
Installing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The EL shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
stow pin-bolt mounted through a bracket and
is engaged into a hole/slot in the elevation
driven sprocket when the dish is at zenith (90
degrees elevation).
In the un-stowed position the hardware from
left to right is the stow pin-bolt head, hex nut,
washer, bracket, washer, hex nut. So the pin
section of the stow pin-bolt is NOT inserted
into the hole in the elevation driven sprocket.
EL Stow Pin-Bolt head
Hex Nut & Washer
Bracket
Washer & Hex Nut
Elevation Driven Sprocket
3.
4.
To restrain the elevation axis of the antenna,
unthread the hex nut nearest the elevation
driven sprocket. Using a ¾” open end wrench,
remove the hex nut and washer from the stow
pin-bolt.
Remove the stow pin-bolt from the bracket.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Remove the washer from the stow pin-bolt
and unthread the hex nut from the bolt.
Put one of the washers onto the stow pin-bolt
and insert it into the bracket toward the
elevation driven sprocket.
Put the other washer, and then thread the two
hex nuts onto the bolt.
Tighten the hex nuts to prevent the hardware
from loosening while in the stowed
configuration.
Verify that the antenna does not rotate in
elevation.
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17.1.3.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Stowing the Antenna
Installing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The CL shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
red locking bar with adjustable bumpers at
each end of the bar. This mechanism is
placed under the cross-level beam to lock it in
place (at level).
If not already removed, remove an adjustable
bumper by removing the bottom nut from
one end of the locking bar.
If not already loosened, loosen the top nut up
toward the rubber bumper.
Insert vacant end of the locking bar through
the opening under the cross-level beam.
Insert the adjustable bumper into the vacant
hole on the end of the locking bar.
To restrain the cross-level axis of the antenna
use a 7/16“ open end wrench to tighten the
nut on the top side of the locking bar until the
rubber bumper is forced up against the
bottom of the cross-level beam.
Verify that the antenna does NOT rotate (tilt
left & right from level).
Re-install and tighten the bottom nut on the
underside of the locking bar.
17.2. Removing the Shipping/Stow Restraints PRIOR to Power-Up
The order the restraints are removed is not critical.
CAUTION: There are three shipping/stow restraints on this antenna pedestal
that MUST be removed, before energizing the antenna, for normal operation.
17.2.1.
1.
Removing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint
The AZ shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
pin bolt that is lowered into a channel in a
stowage block on the upper plate of the
pedestal (as shown).
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2.
To un-stow the antenna, remove the pin bolt
from the LOCK position.
3.
Install the pin bolt into the STOW hole and
tighten. This assures that it does not get lost
and will be ready for re-use if the antenna
needs to be stowed again at a later date.
Verify that the antenna is able to rotate freely
in azimuth.
4.
17.2.2.
1.
2.
Removing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The EL shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
stow pin-bolt mounted through a bracket and
is engaged into a hole/slot in the elevation
driven sprocket when the dish is at zenith (90
degrees elevation).
In the stowed position, the hardware from left
to right is stow pin-bolt head, washer, bracket,
washer, hex nut, hex nut so that the pin
section of the stow pin-bolt is inserted into
the hole in the elevation driven sprocket.
EL Stow Pin-Bolt head
Bracket
2 Hex Nuts
Pin inserted into Elevation Driven Sprocket
Elevation Driven Sprocket
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Stowing the Antenna
To un-restrain the elevation axis of the
antenna, unthread the two hex nuts. Using a
¾” open end wrench, remove the hex nuts
and washer from the stow pin-bolt.
Remove the stow pin-bolt from the bracket.
Remove the washer from the stow pin-bolt
and thread one of the two hex nuts onto the
bolt and tighten.
Put one of the washers onto the stow pin-bolt
and insert it into the bracket toward the
elevation driven sprocket.
Put the other washer, and then the other hex
nut onto the bolt.
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8.
9.
17.2.3.
1.
Tighten the hex nut to prevent the hardware
from loosening while in the un-stowed
configuration.
Verify that the antenna rotates freely through
its full elevation range of motion.
Removing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The CL shipping/stow restraint is formed by a
red locking bar with adjustable bumpers at
each end of the bar. This mechanism is
placed under the cross-level beam to lock it in
place.
Cross-Level Beam
CL Shipping/Stow bar
Adjustable CL Locking Bumpers (only one end shown)
2.
To un-restrain the cross-level axis of the
antenna use a 7/16“ open end wrench to
loosen the nut on the top side of the locking
bar (either end of the bar).
3.
Remove the bottom nut off of that adjustable
bumper.
Remove the adjustable bumper from the
locking bar.
4.
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5.
6.
Stowing the Antenna
Extract the locking bar from the underside of
the cross-level beam and retain these parts for
later re-use if it becomes necessary to stow
the antenna.
Verify that the antenna rotates (tilts left and
right from level) freely through its full crosslevel range of motion.
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6012-33 Ku-Band Technical Specifications
The specifications of your antenna system are below. For Naval Engineering level information on this subject, please refer to
Antenna Installation Guideline – Site Arrangement, document number 130040_A available on the Sea Tel Dealer Support Site.
18.1.
Above Decks Equipment
System Weight (ADE)
Weight
182.8 kg / 403lbs
Stabilized Antenna Pedestal Assembly
Type
Stabilization
Stability Accuracy
Three-axis (Level, Cross Level and Azimuth)
Torque Mode Servo / Two Axis W/Pol
0.1° RMS, 0.2° peak in presence of specified ship
motions (see below).
Size 23 Brushless DC Servo, Double Stacked
W/Encoder
Size 23 Brushless DC Servo W/Brake
Size 23 Brushless DC Servo W/Brake
3 Solid State Rate Sensors
2 MEMS Tilt Sensors
256 line optical encoder / home switch
Azimuth Motor
Level Motor
Cross Level Motor
Inertial Reference
Gravity Reference
AZ transducer
Pedestal Range of Motion:
Elevation Joint Angle
Cross Level (Inclined 30°)
Azimuth
Elevation Pointing
-15° to +115°
+/- 35°
Unlimited
10 to 90 degrees at 25 degrees roll
5 to 95 degrees at 20 degrees roll
0 to 100 degrees at 15 degrees roll
Unlimited
Relative Azimuth Pointing
Maximum Ship Motions
Roll
Pitch
Yaw
Turning rate
Headway
Heave
Surge
Sway
Specified Ship Motion (for stability
accuracy tests)
Roll
Pitch
Relative Azimuth (Heading)
+/-25° at 8-12 sec periods
+/-15° at 6-12 sec periods
+/-8 degrees at 15-20 sec periods
Up to 12 deg/sec and 15 deg/sec/sec
Up to 50 knots
0.5G
0.2G
0.2G
+/- 20° at 8 second period
10° Fixed
0, 45 and 90° with respect to roll input
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Mounting Height
Sea Tel recommends you do not exceed tangential
accelerations of 0.5G (See below chart)
Antenna Reflector Ku-Band
Type
Diameter
TX Gain
RX Gain
G/T (30° elevation, clear sky)
FCC Input Power Spectral Density Limitation
Minimum EIRP (TVRO)
Spun Aluminum
1.47 m / 58"
45.1 dBi @ 14.25 GHz
44 dBi @ 12.50 GHz
21.9 dB/k (In Radome, typical)
-14.0 dBW / 4 KHz
NA
KU-band Feed
Type
Port to Port Isolation (XPol)
Port to Port Isolation (CoPol)
Cross Pol Isolation
Polarization
Polarization Control
Polarization Range of Motion
Receive Frequency Range
Transmit Frequency Range
Center Focus Cassegrain feed with TX reject filter
and Cross-Pol OMT
> 120 dB
> 90 dB
> 35 dB typical ( 30dB within 1dB contour)
Linear w/motorized skew adjustment
24 volt DC motor with pot feedback
270 degrees
10.70 - 12.75 GHz
13.75 - 14.50 GHz
Co-Pol Diplexer
Type:
Common Port (to feed)
Transmit Output (from SSPB)
Receive Output (to Co-Pol LNB)
Co-Pol LNB
DPX75K-002
WR-75 Flange, 10.70-14.5 GHz
WR-75 Flange, 13.75-14.5 GHz
WR-75 Flange, 10.70-12.75 GHz
Refer to LNB spec
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SMW Quad LNB
Band 1
Voltage Required
Input RF Frequency
Local Oscillator Frequency
Output IF Frequency
Band 2
Voltage Required
Input RF Frequency
Local Oscillator Frequency
Output IF Frequency
Band 3
Voltage Required
Input RF Frequency
Local Oscillator Frequency
Output IF Frequency
Band 4
Voltage Required
Input RF Frequency
Local Oscillator Frequency
Output IF Frequency
13VDC
10.95-11.70 GHz
10.00 GHz
950 to 1700 MHz
13VDC + 22 KHz Tone
11.70-12.25 GHz
10.75 GHz
950 to 1500 MHz
18 VDC
12.25-12.75 GHz
11.30 GHz
950 to 1450MHz
18VDC + 22 KHz Tone
10.70-11.70 GHz
9.75 GHz
950 to 1950 MHz
KU-band TX Radio Package
SSPB
Output Flange
Input Connector
RF Input Frequency Range
RF Output Frequency Range
RF Output VSWR
RF Pout@ 1 dB GCP
Reference Frequency Level
Reference Frequency
M&C Options
Step attenuator
Alarms
Codan 8 or 16W LBUC 6908-W/E-48/EX-CE-NI
(Alternate Options available upon request)
WR-75
Type N
950 to 1700 MHz
13.75-14.5 GHz
1.5:1 max
39.0 dBm (8 Watt BUC)
-10 to +5 dBm
10 MHz ext
Ethernet, RS-232
1db Increments
Lock, Over Temp, Temperature
Power Supply (ADE / PCU / ICU)
A/C Input Voltage
Voltage
Wattage
Current Capacity
85-264 VAC, 47-63Hz, single phase
48VDC [24 VDC, 150W (QTY 2)]
300W (total)
13.0A (total)
Power Supply (BUC)
A/C Input Voltage
85-264 VAC, 47-63Hz, single phase
Voltage
48VDC
Wattage
300W
Current Capacity
7.0A
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GPS (On Board)
Waterproof
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
IPX7
-30°C to +60°C
-40°C to +60°C
Up to 95% non-condensing or a wet bulb
temperature of +35°C
-304m to 18,000m`
IEC 68-2-64
50G Peak, 11ms
RJ11
Altitude
Vibration
Shock
Connector
Input Voltage
Min
Typ
Max
NMEA output messages
Refresh Rate
4.75VDC
5.0VDC
5.25VDC
GGA, GLL
1s
Integrated Control Unit (ICU)
Connectors
J1
SMA (F) - RXIF Input from LNB 1 (Cross-Pol)
J2
SMA (F) - RXIF Input from LNB 2 (Co-Pol)
J3
SMA (F) - RXIF Output To Rotary Joint
J4 B/A
J5
Ethernet - RJ45 Serial M&C - A=Radio M&C,
B=Pass through
Mini USB Antenna M&C
J6
DE-9 (F) - Serial Console - Antenna Serial M&C
J7
DE-9 (F) - Serial Radio M&C
J8
RJ-11 (F) - GPS Antenna Input
J9
DE-15 (F) - Motor Control to MDE
J10
DE-25 (F) - Feed Harness Connection
J14
DE-9 (F) - Serial Pass through M&C
J16
F (F) - TXIF Output to BUC
J19
M16 (F) - Power Supply DC Voltage Output to
BUC
Modular AC Power Input Receptacle
J20
Status LEDs
Diagnostic Status of the EoC
Diagnostic Status of the ICU
AC Input Power
85-264 VAC, 47-63Hz, single phase, 2A-1A
Coax Switch
LNB-A (J1)
SMA (F)
LNB-B (J2)
SMA (F)
Rotary Joint (J3)
SMA (F)
Configurable from GUI
Controls
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Integrated SCPC Receiver
Tuning Range
950 to 1950 MHz in 1 KHz increments
Input RF Level
-85 to -25dBm typical
Output RF Level
Input level +/- 1dB typical
Sensitivity
30mV/dB typical (25 counts/dB typical)
Bandwidth (3dB)
150 KHz
Interfaces
Modem/MXP M&C Interface
OpenAMIP & Legacy
Network Interface
4-port managed fast Ethernet switch
User Interface
Web Browser/Console Port
Motor Driver Enclosure
Connectors
Drive
DA-15P
Home
DE-9S
Az
DA-15S
EL
DA-15S
CL
DA-15S
Status LEDs
CL Drive
Yes
EL Drive
Yes
Az Drive
Yes
MDE Status
Yes
ADE-BDE Interface Connections
Dual Channel Rotary Joint
SMA (F) x 2
Power Requirements
ADE
85-264 VAC, 47-63Hz, single phase, 450 Watts
MAX (brake release, pedestal drive and BUC drive)
Radome Assembly (76 Inch)
Type
Material
Size
Diameter
Height
Hatch Size
Weight
RF attenuation
Wind:
Frequency Tuned
A sandwich
1.93 m / 76" (2.01m max flange diameter)
1.61 m / 63.44"
X.XXm x X.XXm / XX" x XX" (min)
90.7 kg / 200 lbs
Less than 0.2 dB @ 10.75-14.5 GHz dry
Withstand relative average winds up to 56m/sec
(125 MPH) from any direction.
IP 56
Ingress Protection Rating
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Radome Assembly (81 Inch) w/ base frame
Type
Material
Size
Diameter
Height
Base Frame Height
Overall Height
Hatch Size
Radome Weight
Base Frame weight
RF attenuation
Wind:
Ingress Protection Rating
ADE Environmental Conditions
Temperature Range (Operating)
Humidity
Wind Speed
Solar Radiation
Spray
Standard
DIVINYCELL H100
2.05m / 80.8"
1.9m / 75" W/O base frame
0.55m / 21.75 in
2.46m (96.9")
158.76 Kgs / 350 lbs
140.16 Kgs / 309 Lbs
Typical 0.5 dB
Withstand relative average winds up to 56m/sec
(125 MPH) from any direction.
IP 56
-25º to +55º Celsius (-13º to +131º F)
100% Condensing
56 m/sec (125 mph)
1,120 Watts per square meter, 25º Celsius
Resistant to water penetration sprayed from any
direction.
Survive ice loads of 4.5 pounds per square foot.
Degraded RF performance will occur under icing
conditions.
Up to 101.6mm (4 inches) per hour. Degraded RF
performance may occur when the radome surface
is wet.
Parts are corrosion resistant or are treated to
endure effects of salt air and salt spray. The
equipment is specifically designed and
manufactured for marine use.
Icing
Rain
Corrosion
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Mechanical Conditions
Systematic Vibration
Amplitude (single peak)
Acceleration
Frequency Range
Shock (Transient Vibration)
Response Spectrum
Peak Accel., m/s2
Duration, ms
Number of Cycles
Directional Changes
Shock (Bump)
Peak Accel., m/s2
Duration, ms
Number of Cycles
Directional Changes
Transit Conditions
Drop (Transit Shock)
5.0 millimeters
2.0 G (20m/s2)
1Hz - 150Hz
I - II - III
100 - 300 - 500
11 - 6 - 3
3 each direction
6
250
6
100 ea. direction
6
Complies with ISTA Standard
Chemically Active Substances
Environmental Condition
Sea Salt
Test Level
5 percent solution
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18.2.
6012-33 Ku-Band Technical Specifications
Below Decks Equipment
Media Xchange Point (MXP)
Standard 19 Inch Rack mount
One Unit High
Physical Dimensions
Input Voltage
17 X 17 X 1.75 (Inches)/ 43.18 x 43.18 x 4.45
(cm)
85-264 VAC, 47-63Hz, single phase, 110 Watts
Weight
6.6lbs/ 3.0 kgs
Front Panel
4 Modem LEDs (On the MXP Board)
2 MXP status LEDs
Rear Panel Connections
AC Input
Modular AC Power Input Receptacle
J1
SMA (F) - RXIF Output to Satellite Modem
J2
SMA (F) - RXIF Input from ADE
J3 B/A
J5
Ethernet - 2 ports of the 4 Port 10/100 Ethernet
Switch 10.1.1.100
Ethernet - 2 ports of the 4 Port 10/100 Ethernet
Switch 10.1.1.100
SFP Gigabit Ethernet
J6
Mini USB Antenna M&C
J7
USB Host (Type A) - N/C - Future
Development
DE9 (F) - Serial Console - Antenna Serial M&C
J4 B/A
J8
J9 A/B
RJ45 Serial M&C - A=Radio M&C, B=Pass
through
RJ45 Serial M&C - C=Modem, D=OBM
J10 C/D
J11
J12
Terminal Strip - Gyro Compass (SBS-Synchro)
Interface Terminals
Terminal Strip - Auxiliary Interface Terminals
J13
DE-9 (M) - NMEA 0183 Interface Port
J14
DE-9 (M) - AUX (RS-232) Interface Port
J15
NMEA 2000 Interface Port - Future
Development
Gyro Compass Interface
Plug-in Terminal Strip
Connections
Pin 1
Synchro R1
Pin 2
Synchro R2
Pin 3
Synchro S1 / SBS A
Pin 4
Synchro S2 / SBS B
Pin 5
Synchro S3 / SBS C
Pin 6
SBS COM
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Synchro Interface
Connectors
5 screw terminal connections (Plug-In)
Input Voltage Level
36-110 VDC, 400 or 60 Hz
Synchro Ratios
1:1, 36:1, 90 or 180:1 and 360:1
Impedance
1M ohm
SBS Interface
Connectors
4 screw terminal connections (Plug-In)
Input Voltage Level
20-90 VDC
Interface
Opto-isolated
Polarity
Auto switching
Ratio
6 steps per degree
Impedance
10K Ohm
Auxiliary Interface
Plug-in Terminal Strip
Connections
Pin 1 - GND
Pin 2 - Aux IN1
Ground
Modem Lock Input 1
Pin 3 - Aux IN2
Modem Lock Input 2
Pin 4 - GND
Pin 6 - SW2
Ground
Modem Mute Output 1
Modem Mute Output 2
Pin 7 - SW3A
Dry Contact set 1
Pin 8 - SW3B
Dry Contact set 1
Pin 9 - SW4A
Dry Contact set 2
Pin 10 - SW4B
Dry Contact set 2
Pin 5 - SW1
External AGC (AUX Inputs)
Connectors
2 screw terminal connections
Input Voltage Level
0-5 VDC
Impedance
30K Ohm
Control (Logic Sense can be reversed)
Low Level (<1.25VDC) = Modem Lock :: High
Level (>1.25 VDC) = Modem Unlock
SW1 Blockage / TX Mute Output
Connections
1 screw terminal connection (SW1)
Connections
1 screw terminal connection (SW2)
Control Level
Not Blocked or Not mispointed=OPEN circuit
Blocked or mispointed=SHORT to ground
SW2 Blockage / TX Mute Output
Connections
1 screw terminal connection (SW2)
Control Level
Not Blocked or Not mispointed=OPEN circuit
Blocked or mispointed=SHORT to ground
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Dry Contact Output Sets (SW3 A-B & SW4 A-B )
Switched outputs
4.7K pull up or Pull Down
Current handling
Current sink of 0.5 amps max.
No Alarm State
Normally Open
Alarm State
Contact closure
NMEA 0183 Interface
Connections
Rx Sentence Format (Gyro)
5 screw terminal connections (RXA+ /RXA- input,
RXB+/ RXB- input, and TXA+ output)
$xxGLL,DDmm,mmmm,N,DDDmm.mmmm,W
(UTC optional) (*CS optional)
Heading $xxHDT,xxx.x
Tx Sentence Format (GPS)
$GPGGA,0,DDmm,N,DDDmm,W (configurable)
Rx Sentence Format (GPS)
NMEA string examples:
RX:
$GPGLL,3800.4300,N,12202.6407,W,231110,A*32
$GPGGA,231110,3800.4300,N,12202.6407,W,2,08,1.2,40.0,M,-31.3,M,,*4A
TX:
$GPRMC,231325,A,3800.4300,N,12202.6405,W,000.0,184.9,190412,014.1,E*67
$GPVTG,184.9,T,170.8,M,000.0,N,0000.0,K*74
BDE Environmental Conditions
Temperature
0 to 40 degrees C
Humidity
Up to 100% @ 40 degrees C, Non-Condensing
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18.3.
6012-33 Installation Manual
Regulatory Compliance
Regulatory Compliance
Survival Shock and Vibration
Operational Shock and Vibration
IEC-60721, MIL-STD-901D
Operational: IEC-60945, Survival: IEC-60721
and MIL-STD 901D
MIL-STD-167-1
ETSI EN 301 843-1 V1.4.1 (2004-06)
ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.4.1 (2002-08)
ETSI EN 300 339 (1998-03)
IEC EN 60945:1997
ETSI EN 301 428-1 V1.3.1 (2006-02)
ETSI EN 302 340 V1.1.1 (2006-04)
IEC EN 60950-1:2001 (1st Edition)
RoHS
Green Passport
NA
47 C.F.R. § 25.222
NA
Bluetooth
EMI/EMC Compliance Ku-Band
Satellite Earth Stations and System (SES)
Safety Compliance
Environmental Compliance
FCC ESV Compliance C-Band
FCC ESV Compliance Ku-Band
FCC ESV Compliance Ka-Band
Options
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18.4.
6012-33 Ku-Band Technical Specifications
Cables
18.4.1. Antenna L-Band IF Coax Cables (Customer Furnished)
Due to the loss across the length of the RF coaxes at L-Band, Sea Tel recommends the following 50 ohm coax
cable types (and their equivalent conductor size) for our standard pedestal installations. Type N male
connectors installed on the cables MUST be 50 Ohm connectors for the center pin to properly mate with the
female adapters we provide on the Base multiplexer panel and on the adapter bracket mounted inside the
radome next to the breaker box.:
Run
Length
Coax
Type
Typical. Loss @
1750Mhz
Shield
isolation
<100 ft
LMR-240
>90db
up to
150 ft
LMR-400
up to
200 ft
LMR-500
Up to
300 ft
LMR-600
10.704 db per
100 ft(30.48 m)
5.571 db per
100 ft(30.48 m)
4.496 db per
100 ft(30.48 m)
3.615 db per
100 ft(30.48 m)
18-12
>90db
>90db
>90db
Center
Conductor
Size
0.056 In.
(1.42 mm)
0.108 In.
(2.74 mm)
0.142 In.
(3.61 mm)
0.176 In.
(4.47 mm)
Installed
Bend
Radius
2.5 In. (63.5
mm)
4.0 in.
(101.6 mm)
5.0 In.
(127 mm)
6.0 In.
(152.4 mm)
Tensile
Strength
80lb
(36.3 kg)
160lb
(72.6 kg)
260lb
(118 kg)
350lb
(158.9 kg)
DRAWINGS
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DRAWINGS
19.1.
6012-33 Ku-Band Model Specific Drawings
Drawing
Title
138339-601_C1
138339-610_C2
138203-2_C
138204_A2
137389_A2
138342-1_B2
130387-1_A1
138658-1_A
130028-1_E
125749_D
130307-1_A3
135164-1_B
125804_A1
131226_A
134563-1_D
System, 6012-33 in 76” Radome
System, 6012-33 in 81” Radome
System Block Diagram, xx12-33, Ku-Band
Antenna Schematic, xx12-33
Pedestal Schematic, xx12 33
General Assembly 6012-33
Mounting Assembly, Codan MiniBuc
Mounting Assembly, ICU
76” Radome Assembly, Tuned
Installation Arrangement, 76” Radomes
81” Radome Assembly, Tuned
Baseframe Assembly
Installation Arrangement, 81” Radomes
Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
Below Decks Kit, MXP
19-1
19-3
19-5
19-7
19-10
19-11
19-12
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19-17
19-19
19-22
19-23
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1
1 EA 138342-1
B2 GENERAL ASS'Y, 6012-33
2
1 EA 133659-1
D
RADOME ASS'Y, GA INSTALL, 76 IN, WHIT
3
1 EA 134442-4
A
SSPB, KU, CODAN LBUC, 8W NI, 48VDC, 6
4
2 EA 136128-2
B
LNB, SMW, QUAD LO, KU BAND, TYPE N
5
1 EA 134725-1
H
ENCLOSURE ASS'Y, MXP
(NOT SHOWN) ,
6
1 EA 134563-1
D
BELOW DECK KIT, MXP
(NOT SHOWN) ,
7
1 EA 130929-1
B
BALANCE WEIGHT KIT, FEED
(NOT SHOWN) ,
8
1 EA 137387-1
A
CUSTOMER DOC PACKET, SERIES 12 KU-BAN (NOT SHOWN) ,
9
1 EA 124766-1
B
DECAL KIT, 66-81 IN RADOME, SEA TEL
10
1 EA 121711
B
BALANCE WEIGHT KIT, BASIC, MEDIUM SYS (NOT SHOWN) ,
(NOT SHOWN) ,
SYSTEM, 6012-33, LIN, 8W, QUAD, 76 IN
PROD FAMILY
XX12
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
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NUMBER
138339-601
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PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 138342-1
A
GENERAL ASS'Y, 6012-33
2
1 EA 130307-1
A2 RADOME ASS'Y, 81 IN, TUNED, WHITE
3
1 EA 134442-11
A
SSPB, KU, CODAN LBUC, 16W NI, 48VDC,
4
2 EA 136128-2
B
LNB, SMW, QUAD LO, KU BAND, TYPE N
5
1 EA 134725-1
E
ENCLOSURE ASS'Y, MXP
(NOT SHOWN) ,
6
1 EA 134563-1
B
BELOW DECK KIT, 4012GX (MXP)
(NOT SHOWN) ,
7
1 EA 130929-1
A4 BALANCE WEIGHT KIT, FEED
8
1 EA 137387-1
A
CUSTOMER DOC PACKET, SERIES 12 KU-BAN (NOT SHOWN) ,
9
1 EA 124766-1
B
DECAL KIT, 66-81 IN RADOME, SEA TEL
10
1 EA 121711
A1 BALANCE WEIGHT KIT, BASIC, MEDIUM SYS (NOT SHOWN) ,
11
1 EA 130290-1
B1 SHIP STOWAGE KIT, XX09
12
1 EA 130291-1
C
RADOME BASE ASS'Y, 80.8 STEEL, W/ AC
13
1 EA 123494-2
C
AIR CONDITIONER, R417A, 220VAC, DUAL
14
1 EA 134070-1
A
FIELD INSTALLATION KIT, AC BUCK TRANS
(NOT SHOWN) ,
(NOT SHOWN) ,
(NOT SHOWN) ,
SYSTEM, 6012-33, LIN, 16W EXT NI, QUAD, 81 IN, AC, TXFMR
PROD FAMILY
XX12
EFF. DATE
2/20/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
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A
A1
A2
A3
B
C
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REVISION HISTORY
DESCRIPTION
ECO# DATE
10147
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N/A
N/A
9979
10394
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11-28-12
11-30-12
1-20-13
1-24-13
02-26-13
3-12-13
09/18/13
1
BY
K.D.H.
K.D.H.
K.D.H.
K.D.H.
SL
K.D.H.
KRB
RELEASED TO PRODUCTION, WAS X1
ANTENNA SCHEMATIC REF DOC WAS 138204
REMOVE "76 INCH RADOME" FROM TITLE; FILL IN WEIGHT TABLE; SCHEMATIC WAS 138341
ADD -610
REMOVE ITEM 11, 130290-1 FROM -601, -606 AND -607.
DASH 601 & 607, ITEM 2 WAS 130028-1
ADDED DASH 611.
D
2
4
C
DASH
POL
WATT RF MFR
LNB
OTHER
-601
LIN
8W
CODAN
QUAD
76 IN DOME
-606
LIN
8W
CODAN
QUAD
81 IN DOME, AC RDY
-607
LIN
16W
CODAN
QUAD
76 IN DOME
-610
LIN
16W
CODAN
QUAD
81 IN, AC, TXFMR
-611
LIN
16W
CODAN
QUAD
81 IN, AC RDY
1
C
SYSTEM WEIGHTS 2
DASH
-601
-606
-607
GA
276
276
276
RADOME BASE FRAME AC KIT SYSTEM TOTAL
200
N/A
-N/A
476
N/A
N/A
200
N/A
N/A
476
REFERENCE DRAWINGS:
138204 ANTENNA SYSTEM SCHEMATIC
138203 SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM
137389 PEDESTAL SCHEMATIC
B
B
NOTES: UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
1. MANUFACTURE PER SEATEL STANDARD 122298.
2 RECORDED WEIGHTS ARE THE ACTUAL MEASURED
WEIGHTS OF SYSTEM AS ORDERED. FOR SYSTEM
LIFTING AND MOUNTING CUSTOMER SHALL FOLLOW
LOCAL SAFETY CODES
DESIGNER/ENGINEER:
DRAWN BY:
K.D.H.
76 INCH DOME SHOWN
K.D.H.
WEIGHT:
DRAWN DATE:
MATERIAL:
APPROVED BY:
10-3-12
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES.
A
X.X = .050
X.XX = .020
X.XXX = .005
ANGLES: .5
Tel. 925-798-7979 Fax. 925-798-7986
A
TITLE:
N/A
SYSTEM, 6012-33
APPROVED DATE:
FINISH:
N/A
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Sea Tel - Strictly Confidential & Proprietary.
Do Not Copy, Distribute or Disclose Without Prior
Written Approval From Sea Tel.
Copyright c Sea Tel, Inc 2011 - Unpublished Work
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7
6
5
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SURFACE ROUGHNESS:
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PROJECTION
SIZE
SCALE:
B
1:10
FIRST USED:
3
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DRAWING NUMBER
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1
1 EA 138342-1
B2 GENERAL ASS'Y, 6012-33
2
1 EA 127625-4
A5 ANTENNA INSTALLATION ASS'Y, 6009
4
1 EA 128043-3
J
FEED ASS'Y, 6009, KU-BAND
5
2 EA 136128-2
B
LNB, SMW, QUAD LO, KU BAND, TYPE N
6
1 EA 134442-X
20
1 EA 132956-1
F
CIRCUIT BREAKER BOX ASS'Y, 6 AMP
21
1 EA 134735-1
G
ENCLOSURE ASS'Y, ICU
22
1 EA 131227-1
H
ENCLOSURE ASS'Y, MOTOR DRIVER, 09G2
23
1 EA 121951-3
G
MOTOR, SZ 23, BLDC, 2 STK W/ ENCODER,
24
2 EA 125644-1
J1 MOTOR, SIZE 23, BLDC W/ BRAKE, 15 PIN
26
1 EA 131381-1
H
GPS ANTENNA, SERIAL, 118 INCH
27
1 EA 129543-24
C
KIT, CABLE ASS'Y AND PROXIMITY SENSOR
28
1 EA 131355-3
C4 POWER SUPPLY ASS'Y, 300W / 48V, CABL
31
1 EA 129526-84
D
HARNESS ASS'Y, PCU TO MOTOR DRIVER, X
32
1 EA 129527-36
B
HARNESS ASS'Y, MOTOR TO ELEVATION, 36
33
1 EA 131493-1
A2 HARNESS ASS'Y, REFLECTOR, G2, XX09/XX
34
1 EA 129741-84
D
40
1 EA 129254-3
B2 POWER RING, 20A, 3 CIRCUITS, WITH CON
41
1 EA 138428-36
A
POWER CORD, IEC-60320-C14 TO DUAL IE
42
1 EA 135832-84C
B
CABLE ASS'Y, AC POWER, SHIELDED, IEC
44
1 EA 128536-84
B
CABLE ASS'Y, 48VDC TO CODAN SSPB, 84
51
2 EA 114972-4
N1 CABLE ASS'Y, SMA(M) - SMA(M), 30 IN
52
1 EA 114972-2
N1 CABLE ASS'Y, SMA(M) - SMA(M), 72 IN
53
1 EA 123758-7
B2 CABLE ASS'Y, SMA(M)-N(M) 90 DEG, 7 FT
55
1 EA 123758-6ORG
B2 CABLE ASS'Y, SMA(M)-N(M) 90 DEG, 6 FT
56
1 EA 123758-6YEL
B2 CABLE ASS'Y, SMA(M)-N(M) 90 DEG, 6 FT
60
2 EA 115492-1
C8 ADAPTER, N(F)-SMA(F), W/FLANGE
61
1 EA 116466
G
(REF ONLY) SSPB, KU, CODAN LBUC, NI,
HARNESS ASS'Y, 400MHZ MODEM TO CODAN
ROTARY JOINT, 4.5 GHz, DUAL COAX.
SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM, 6012-33
PROD FAMILY
LIT
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 1 OF 2
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NUMBER
138203-2
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70
1 EA 128059
B1 FILTER, TX REJECT, WR-75, 13.75-14.5
71
1 EA 126144-1
D1 WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, 180 DEG E-BEND
80
1 EA 127280-2
A2 WAVEGUIDE FILTER, KU-BAND, RX/REJECT,
81
1 EA 128534-3
B
82
1 EA 110172-24
83
1 EA 125157-1
B
84
1 EA 128716-1
A1 WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, KU BAND, 4006RZA
85
1 EA 128290-1
A1 WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, 180 DEG H-BEND W/BR
86
1 EA 115477-6
C
WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, ROTARY JOINT, L-STY
100
1 EA 134725-1
H
ENCLOSURE ASS'Y, MXP
101
1 EA 134563-1
D
BELOW DECK KIT, MXP
103
1 EA 111115-6
C
CABLE ASS'Y, F(M)-F(M), 6 FT.
104
1 EA 111079-6
H
CABLE ASS'Y, SMA(M)-N(M), 6 FT.
105
2 EA 119479-10
C
CABLE ASS'Y, CAT5 JUMPER, 10 FT.
106
1 EA 119478-5
E
CABLE ASS'Y, RJ-45 SERIAL, 60 IN.
108
1 EA 133287-2
B
CABLE ASS'Y, USB 2.0, 6FT, A/M TO MIN
109
1 EA 138691-1
A
CABLE ASS'Y, RJ45 TO DB9F, CISCO CONS
110
1 EA 120643-25
C
CABLE ASS'Y, RS232, 9-WIRE, STRAIGHT,
120
1 EA 116700-6
G
CABLE ASS'Y, RG223, N(M)-F(M), 6 FT.
121
2 EA 110567-19
D
ADAPTER, N(F)-N(F), STRAIGHT, FLANGE
126
1 EA 135689-6
B
CONN, PHOENIX, PLUGGABLE, TERM BLOCK,
127
1 EA 135689-10
B
CONN, PHOENIX, PLUGGABLE, TERM BLOCK,
128
1 EA 136897
C
CONNECTOR, DE9 (F) - TERM. BLOCK
WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, H-BEND W/ FULL FLEX
G1 WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, 90 DEG E-BEND, 3.86
DIPLEXER, DPX75K-C02-A, WR-75
SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM, 6012-33
PROD FAMILY
LIT
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 2 OF 2
DRAWING
NUMBER
138203-2
REV
C
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 138344-1
A1 PEDESTAL ASS'Y, 6012
2
1 EA 138343-1
A1 ELECT. EQ FRAME ASS'Y, 6012-33
3
1 EA 127625-4
A5 ANTENNA INSTALLATION ASS'Y, 6009
4
1 EA 130396-1
A2 WAVEGUIDE ASS'Y, 60XX-33
5
1 EA 135696-1
C
CIRCUIT BREAKER BOX, KIT, 6A
9
1 EA 130294-1
B
BALANCE WEIGHT KIT, AZ, 6009
10
1 EA 138348-1
A
BALANCE WEIGHT KIT, 6012-33
11
1 EA 121655-4
J1 LABELS INSTALLATION, XX09
12
12 IN 130043-12
A
TAPE, PIPE THREAD SEALANT, 1/2 IN WID
15
1 EA 131645-1
B
INSTALL ASS'Y, GPS, NAVMAN, XX09/XX10
30
2 EA 115998-2
J6 STRAP, RIGID WAVEGUIDE, KU-BAND
31
1 EA 130808-1
A
34
1 EA 118294-6
A3 HARDWARE KIT, WR-75, UG FLANGE, M4
35
1 EA 118294-19
A1 HARDWARE KIT, WR-75, UG FLANGE, 6-32,
50
6 EA 114593-164
SCREW, SOCKET HD, 10-32 x 1/2, S.S.
57
6 EA 119952-011
A1 WASHER, STAR, INTERNAL TOOTH, #10, S.
58
8 EA 114580-011
59
4 EA 114583-011
(NOT SHOWN) ,
BRACKET, WAVEGUIDE SUPPORT, XX09
WASHER, FLAT, #10, S.S.
A
NUT, HEX, 10-32, S.S.
GENERAL ASS'Y, 6012-33
PROD FAMILY
XX12
EFF. DATE
2/20/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
138342-1
REV
A
8
6
7
5
4
2
3
3
REV
A
B
B1
B2
ECO# DATE
10147
10138
10569
10106
11-28-12
3-13-13
06-18-13
07-11-13
1
REVISION HISTORY
DESCRIPTION
BY
K.D.H.
K.D.H.
SL
SL
RELEASED TO PRODUCTION, WAS X1
REMOVE ITEMS 30, 31, 58 & 59; ITEM 50 WAS QTY 6; ITEM 57 WAS QTY 6; ADD NOTE 5
ADD SHEET 2 TO SHOW GAGE 132605 AND ADD NOTE 6
ITEM 11 WAS 121655-4
D
D
2
15
A
C
3
C
35
12
4
1
REFERENCE DRAWINGS:
138204 ANTENNA SYSTEM SCHEMATIC
138203 SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM
137389 PEDESTAL SCHEMATIC
10
D
34
2X DETAIL D
NOTES: UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
1. MANUFACTURE PER SEATEL SPEC. 122298.
5
DETAIL B
2 SET 20 MM GAP AS SHOWN BETWEEN YOKE BOTTOM
AND PEDESTAL FRAME. TO ACHIEVE THIS GAP
USE SHOWN NUT SET TO MOVE YOKE UP OR DOWN.
B
3 AFTER COMPLETION OF NOTE 2 INSTALL ADAPTERS
AND CHECK VALVES (METER SIDE IN, READ ON VALVES)
PROVIDED WITH PEDESTAL USING ITEM 12 ON EACH
PIECE (ADAPTERS AND CHECK VALVES). WRAP 2-3 TIMES
AROUND EXTERNAL THREADS FOR PROPER SEAL.
MUST NOT USE LOCTITE FOR THESE PARTS.
4 AFTER ADJUSTING GAP PER NOTE 2 SECURE LOWER
JAM NUT WITH LOCTITE 222.
5 LOCTITE & TORQUE INDICATED HARDWARE.
9
4X
B
5
20±1MM
6 VERIFY CLEARANCE BETWEEN REFLECTOR AND AZ WIGHTS WITH
GAGE 132605, WITH VERTICAL ISOLATION FULLY COMPRESSED.
GAGE MUST BE MOVING FREELY, SEE DETAIL “E”.
DESIGNER/ENGINEER:
DRAWN BY:
K.D.H.
2
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES.
A
2X
50
X.X = .050
X.XX = .020
X.XXX = .005
ANGLES: .5
57
K.D.H.
WEIGHT:
DRAWN DATE:
MATERIAL:
APPROVED BY:
264.602 LBS
10-2-12
Tel. 925-798-7979 Fax. 925-798-7986
N/A
GENERAL ASS'Y,
APPROVED DATE:
FINISH:
6012-33
N/A
INTERPRET TOLERANCING PER ASME Y14.5 - 2009
4
Sea Tel - Strictly Confidential & Proprietary.
Do Not Copy, Distribute or Disclose Without Prior
Written Approval From Sea Tel.
DETAIL A
Copyright c Sea Tel, Inc 2011 - Unpublished Work
8
7
6
5
4
A
TITLE:
SURFACE ROUGHNESS:
3rd ANGLE
PROJECTION
SIZE
SCALE:
B
1:9
FIRST USED:
3
REV
DRAWING NUMBER
138342
6012-33
2
B2
1 OF 2
SHEET NUMBER
1
8
7
6
5
4
2
3
1
D
D
C
C
B
B
6 DETAIL "E"
A
A
SIZE
SCALE:
B
1:9
DRAWING NUMBER
REV
138342
B2
2 OF 2
SHEET NUMBER
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 123861
B
MOUNTING PLATE
2
2 EA 126288-17
B
UNISTRUT, 1-5/8 H-CHANNEL, 17 IN, AL
3
2 EA 124716
B
RF INTERFACE, BAR, CODAN, BUC
4
4 EA 118328-4
D
STANDOFF, RND, F/F, 1/4-20 X .5 OD X
10
4 EA 114592-544
STUD, FULLY THREADED, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4,
11
4 EA 114592-540
STUD, FULLY THREADED, 1/4-20 x 3/4, S
21
8 EA 126279-3
50
4 EA 114586-538
SCREW, HEX HD, 1/4-20 x 1, S.S.
51
4 EA 114586-540
SCREW, HEX HD, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4, S.S.
56
4 EA 114580-027
WASHER, FLAT, 1/4, SMALL PATTERN, S.S
57
4 EA 114581-029
WASHER, LOCK, 1/4, S.S
58
12 EA 114580-029
WASHER, FLAT, 1/4, S.S.
59
8 EA 114583-029
NUT, HEX, 1/4-20, S.S.
A4 NUT, 1 5/8 UNISTRUT, 1/4-20, W/SPRING
MOUNTING ASS'Y, CODAN LBUC, 6009-23/33
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
11/30/2012
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
130387-1
REV
A1
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 123861
B
MOUNTING PLATE
2
2 EA 126288-17
B
UNISTRUT, 1-5/8 H-CHANNEL, 17 IN, AL
3
1 EA 134735-1
E2 ENCLOSURE ASS'Y, ICU
4
1 EA 131355-3
C3 POWER SUPPLY ASS'Y, 300W / 48V, CABL
5
1 EA 131374-1
A
WEIGHT, COUNTER, 1-1/2 X 3/4 X 17
10
4 EA 124588-1021
A
STANDOFF, HEX, F/F, 1/4-20 X .50 OD X
11
4 EA 131572-5321
A
STANDOFF, HEX, M/F, M4 X 14, BRASS W/
14
8 EA 126279-3
A4 NUT, 1 5/8 UNISTRUT, 1/4-20, W/SPRING
50
4 EA 114593-202
SCREW, SOCKET HD, 1/4-20 x 3/8, S.S.
51
4 EA 114586-536
SCREW, HEX HD, 1/4-20 x 5/8, S.S.
52
4 EA 114586-538
SCREW, HEX HD, 1/4-20 x 1, S.S.
53
2 EA 114586-541
SCREW, HEX HD, 1/4-20 x 1-1/2, S.S.
57
4 EA 114580-027
WASHER, FLAT, 1/4, SMALL PATTERN, S.S
58
12 EA 114580-029
WASHER, FLAT, 1/4, S.S.
59
2 EA 114583-029
NUT, HEX, 1/4-20, S.S.
60
4 EA 119973-117
SCREW, SOCKET HD, M4 X 12, S.S.
68
4 EA 114580-230
WASHER, FLAT, M4, S.S.
ICU/PSU MOUNTING ASS'Y, 300W/48V, 6012
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
2/20/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
138658-1
REV
A
8
6
7
5
4
ECO# DATE
REV
58
51
2
3
A
4X
10147
11-28-12
1
REVISION HISTORY
DESCRIPTION
BY
K.D.H.
NEW DRAWING, NO PRIOR REV
14
4X
D
D
2X
2
4X
14
4X
11
1
C
4
10
53
58
C
4X
2X
3
5
60
68
4X
B
B
2
58
59
50
57
4X
NOTES: UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
1. MANUFACTURE PER SEA TEL SPEC 122298.
2X
2 MUST USE LOCTITE 242.
DESIGNER/ENGINEER:
52
58
DRAWN BY:
K.D.H.
4X
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES.
A
X.X = .050
X.XX = .020
X.XXX = .005
ANGLES: .5
K.D.H.
WEIGHT:
DRAWN DATE:
MATERIAL:
APPROVED BY:
24.0 LBS
11-28-12
Tel. 925-798-7979 Fax. 925-798-7986
N/A
ICU/PWR SUPPLY MTG
APPROVED DATE:
FINISH:
ASS'Y, 300W/48V, 6012
N/A
INTERPRET TOLERANCING PER ASME Y14.5 - 2009
Sea Tel - Strictly Confidential & Proprietary.
Do Not Copy, Distribute or Disclose Without Prior
Written Approval From Sea Tel.
Copyright c Sea Tel, Inc 2011 - Unpublished Work
8
7
6
5
4
A
TITLE:
SURFACE ROUGHNESS:
3rd ANGLE
PROJECTION
SIZE
SCALE:
B
1:8
FIRST USED:
3
REV
DRAWING NUMBER
138658
6012-33
2
A
1 OF 1
SHEET NUMBER
1
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 128652-1
A2 RADOME TOP FAB, 76 IN, WHITE
2
1 EA 130395-1
A3 RADOME BASE ASS'Y, 76 IN, WHITE
3
1 EA 130390-2
B
KIT, HARDWARE, GA TO RADOME, RAISED
4
1 EA 130394-2
D
KIT, HARDWARE, RADOME TO MAST, 12-HOL
5
4 EA 119801-012
B
CABLE TIE, NYLON, 4 IN, NATURAL
(NOT SHOWN) ,
6
7 EA 119801-019
B
CABLE TIE, NYLON, 7.5 IN, NATURAL
(NOT SHOWN) ,
7
1 OZ 125948-1
A
ADHESIVE, HOT MELT, 3M SCOTCH-WELD 37 (NOT SHOWN) ,
8
2 EA 111679-7
B
CABLE CLAMP, NYLON, .50 DIA, #8 MTG H
9
1 EA 111679-25
B
CABLE CLAMP, NYLON, 3/4 DIA, #10 MTG
10
5 EA 124903-1
B3 STRAIN RELIEF ASS'Y (CABLE GLAND)
53
8 EA 119745-218
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, M4 x 8
54
16 EA 114580-230
WASHER, FLAT, M4, S.S.
56
4 EA 114589-141
SCREW, HEX HD M6X35
57
8 EA 130371-170
58
8 EA 120089-251
64
8 EA 125806-7
A
ROTALOC HEX NUT, SS-1-B38-M4 X 07-6H
101
1 EA 131412
A
CRATE, 76 IN RADOME, OD: 88 X 88 X 87
102
1 EA 131469-1
A1 SHIPPING KIT, ASS'Y
A
(NOT SHOWN) ,
WASHER, NYLON, 6.4 ID, 12 OD
NUT, HEX, M6, S.S.
RADOME ASS'Y, GA INSTALL, 76 IN, TX/RX, WHITE
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
2/20/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
130028-1
REV
E
8
6
7
5
4
2
3
REV
A
B
B1
B2
C
D
D
REVISION HISTORY
DESCRIPTION
ECO# DATE
6702
6749
7075
N/A
7122
9090
06-04-09
06-29-09
2-24-10
05/07/10
7-12-10
03/06/12
1
BY
ITEM 2 WAS 125605-1, ITEM 3 WS 118576, ITEM 4 WS 123549-2. CHG HW PER RED LINES. REV WS X5.
ADD SECTION B-B; ITEM 3 OF -1 & -2 WERE 130390-1 AND -3 & -4 WERE 118576
DASH 1 ONLY, DOOR LATCHES WAS BLACK, CHANGED TO WHITE.
ADDED DASH 5.
ALL DASH, ADD ITEM 10; ADD NOTES 4 & 5; UPDATE TITLE BLOCK.
ITEM 10 WAS QTY 3. ITEM 2 WAS 125605 OF CORRESPONDING COLOR. ITEM 4 WAS 123549-2. MISC. HARDWARE CHANGES.
SL
HT
K.D.H.
KRB
K.D.H.
KRB
D
1
C
C
A
2
B
B
4x
4X
56
4X
57
HARDWARE SHOWN
IS FOR TRANSIT ONLY.
REMOVE AND REPLACE
WITH KIT 130394-2
AT FINAL INSTALLATION.
4X
57
58
58
PARTS OF THE FULL ASS'Y
ARE OMITTED FOR CLARITY
NOTES: UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
1. MANUFACTURE PER SEA TEL SPEC. 122298.
2
3. BAG & ATTACH KIT (ITEM 4) AND STRAIN RELIEFS
TO INSIDE OF RADOME.
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES.
X.X = .050
X.XX = .020
X.XXX = .005
ANGLES: .5
A
DASH
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
DETAIL A
SCALE 2 : 3
8
7
DESIGNER/ENGINEER:
DRAWN BY:
WEIGHT:
DRAWN DATE:
MATERIAL:
APPROVED BY:
Simon L.
03-19-09
Tel. 925-798-7979 Fax. 925-798-7986
N/A
RADOME ASS'Y, GA
FINISH:
This drawing and specifications are the property
of Cobham PLC. Neither this document, the
N/A
information, or the specifications disclosed shall
be reproduced or transferred in whole or in part
SURFACE ROUGHNESS:
for any purpose without the specific written
authorization of Cobham PLC. This restriction
is applicable regardless of the source from which
the document is obtained. Any violation of this policy
3rd ANGLE
is a violation of the Trade Secrets Act and subject
PROJECTION
to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
WHITE
SNOW WHITE
US NAVY GREY
MATTERHORN WHITE
BLACK, RAL 9005
5
4
A
TITLE:
INTERPRET TOLERANCING PER ASME Y14.5 - 2009
COLOR
6
2 BOW MARKER LOCATION DIRECTLY OPPOSITE
FROM ACCESS DOOR.
APPROVED DATE:
SIZE
SCALE:
B
1:16
FIRST USED:
3
INSTALL, 76 IN, TX/RX
REV
DRAWING NUMBER
130028
6006
D
1 OF 2
SHEET NUMBER
2
1
8
6
7
5
4
2
3
SEE SECTION B-B
1
PART OF
ITEM 3
PART OF G.A.
D
D
Towards Hatch Door (AFT)
(BOW)
C
53
54
8
54
SECTION B-B (4 PLS)
SCALE 1 : 4
ROTATE: 90 CW
64
53
2X
54
2X
54
PART OF
RADOME BASE
C
2X
64
DETAIL C
2X
B
B
SEE DETAIL D
53
53
54
9
54
64
SEE DETAIL C
MOUNT INDICATED ITEMS IN
APPROXIMATE LOCATIONS AS SHOWN
(PARTIAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SHOWN FOR REFERENCE ONLY)
A
3X
54
3X
54
3X
64
3X
DETAIL D
BONDING FASTENER
SIZE
SCALE:
B
1:10
DRAWING NUMBER
REV
130028
D
2 OF 2
SHEET NUMBER
8
7
6
5
A
4
3
2
1
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 130306-1
A4 RADOME TOP FAB, 81 IN, TUNED, WHITE
2
1 EA 120881
A
HARDWARE KIT, 80.8 INCH RADOME
3
3 EA 117762-1
B
SILICONE ADHESIVE, WHT RTV 122, 10.1
RADOME TOP ASS'Y, 81 IN, TUNED, WHITE
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
130307-1
REV
A3
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 119707-1
B
BASE FRAME ASS'Y, 80.8 INCH, STEEL, 2
2
1 EA 135180-1
A
RADOME BASE, 80.8 INCH, WHITE, A/C CU
3
1 EA 123729-2
H
A/C INSTALL ASS'Y, EXTERNAL, 81" BASE
4
1 EA 120191-2
C4 RADOME PAN ACCESS ASS'Y, WHITE
5
3 EA 124903-1
B3 STRAIN RELIEF ASS'Y (CABLE GLAND)
6
1 EA 111679-25
B
CABLE CLAMP, NYLON, 3/4 DIA, #10 MTG
7
3 EA 111679-23
B
CABLE CLAMP, NYLON, 5/8 DIA, #10 MTG
8
1 EA 135171-1
A
FIBER INTERFACE BOX, ADE, DUPLEX ST
9
3 EA 121226-7014
10
1 EA 130524-1
A
BRACKET, AC CONTROLLER
11
1 EA 135170-1
A
CABLE EZENTRY KIT, ROXTECH
12
1 EA 122360-1
B1 CONN, CIR, C16 FEMALE , 3+PE, C016 20
13
1 EA 135586-50
A
CABLE ASS'Y, AC PWR TO 48VDC PSU
14
1 EA 135467-3
A
CIRCUIT BREAKER BOX ASS'Y, 16 AMP W/A
15
2 EA 114973-12
G
CABLE ASS'Y, COAX, TYPE N, 12 IN.
16
4 EA 125806-7
A
ROTALOC HEX NUT, SS-1-B38-M4 X 07-6H
41
3 EA 119745-216
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, M4 X 6, S.S.
42
1 EA 119745-118
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, M3 X 8, S S
48
4 EA 114580-230
WASHER, FLAT, M4, S.S.
51
2 EA 114588-833
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 10-32 X 1, S.S.
54
1 EA 114588-831
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 10-32 x 3/4, S.S
55
12 EA 114580-011
WASHER, FLAT, #10, S.S.
56
6 EA 114583-011
57
6 EA 114622-546
SCREW, HEX HD, FULL THRD, 1/4-20 x 1-
58
12 EA 114625-107
WASHER, FENDER, 1/4, (1 IN OD), S.S.
59
6 EA 114583-029
NUT, HEX, 1/4-20, S.S.
60
4 EA 114586-675
SCREW, HEX HD, 1/2-13 x 1-3/4, S.S.
61
8 EA 114580-033
WASHER, FLAT, 1/2, S.S.
SPACER, #10 X .38 OD X .13, ALUM, ALO
A
NUT, HEX, 10-32, S.S.
RADOME BASE ASS'Y, 80.8 STEEL. W/AC & FIBER INTERFACE
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 1 OF 2
DRAWING
NUMBER
135164-1
REV
B
SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
62
4 EA 114583-033
NUT, HEX, 1/2-13, S.S.
63
3 EA 114588-832
SCREW, PAN HD, PHIL, 10-32 x 7/8, S.S
64
4 EA 117762-1
B
SILICONE ADHESIVE, WHT RTV 122, 10.1
101
1 EA 131413-2
A
CRATE ASS'Y, 81" RADOME, W/AC OR AC R
102
1 EA 131414-2
A
CRATE ASS'Y, 81" BASE FRAME, W/AC OR
(NOT SHOWN) ,
RADOME BASE ASS'Y, 80.8 STEEL. W/AC & FIBER INTERFACE
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 2 OF 2
DRAWING
NUMBER
135164-1
REV
B
Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
1.0
Purpose. To define the installation procedure for installing strain reliefs in “smooth base”
radomes.
2.0
Scope. This installation procedure applies to fiberglass radomes having Sea Tel’s standard
four-hole mounting pattern, and M12 mounting hardware, in the 80-180 cm (34-66 in)
nominal size range, typically referred to as “smooth” base radomes. It also applies to our
larger 193 cm (76-inch) radome having a twelve-hole mounting pattern. It is to be used where
the preferred center cable exit may not be desired.
3.0
Tools/materials.
1. Electric drill.
2. Small drill bit 1/8” dia. (3-4mm dia.).
3. Hole saw, 1 3/8” dia. (35 mm), with mandrel and ¼” dia. pilot drill.
4. Medium file.
5. Two 1-1/2” (38 mm) adjustable pliers.
6. #2 Phillips screwdriver.
7. Fiberglass resin & catalyst, (marine grade) - at least 2 oz (50 cc).
Such as Tap Plastics Marine Vinyl Ester Resin with MEKP Catalyst.
Note: Use liquid resin, instead of paste type, due to better penetration.
8. Mixing cup – 4 oz (100 cc).
9. Disposable brush.
10. Strain Relief Assembly 124903-1, (one per cable).
4.0
Responsibilities. It is the responsibility of the installer to observe all standard safety
precautions, including eye, slip, and chemical protection when performing this procedure.
4.1
Procedure.
Remove the standard cable pass through assembly 130818-1*
* N/A for 193 cm (76-inch) nominal size radomes. Refer to Fig 1, then use #2 Phillips
screwdriver to remove 4 ea. attachment screws.
Use #2 Phillips
screwdriver to
remove 4 ea.
screws.
Fig. 1 – Cable pass-thru assembly
Page 1 of 6
Form # 117140-B
Document No
131226 Rev A
Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
4.2
Making the holes
PLANNING: Space has been allowed for
up to 5 ea. strain reliefs, but, install only
B
as many as needed. (Typically only 2-3
for TX/RX systems). Refer to Fig 2 then
plan which hole positions to use.
For 76-inch radomes lowest holes may
be approx 1.5 inches from inside wall
corner with floor (ref drawing 129416).
Note: The hole center-to-center distance
given is the MINIMUM.
Follow good engineering practice and
provide the largest spacing possible
D
between holes as follows:
1 Hole pattern - "A".
2 Hole pattern - "B", "C".
3 Hole pattern - "A", "B", "C", ("A", "D", "E" PERMITTED).
4 Hole pattern - "B", "C", "D", "E".
5 Hole pattern - “A”, "B", "C", "D", "E".
A
C
E
Fig. 2 – Planning
Measure in place or use
template drawing 132234
Fig. 3 – (Up to) 5-Hole Pattern
Page 2 of 6
Form # 117140-B
Document No
131226 Rev A
Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
4.3
Measure, mark and drill pilot holes
CAUTION: The hole locations cannot be determined accurately from outside of the radome.
Using full scale drawing 132234, provided in the strain relief kit, measure mark and drill pilot holes from
the inside out, and using only light pressure, use the small drill bit, (~1/8” dia) to make a pilot hole
through each planned location.
4.4
Use the hole saw from the outside with light pressure.
CAUTION: Using the hole saw from the inside is likely to damage the Gel Coat.
CAUTION: Heavy pressure on the hole saw from the inside is likely to damage the Gel Coat and
splinter the fiberglass.
Working from the outside, use a 1-3/8” hole saw to make the holes for the planned strain reliefs.
4.5
4.6
After holes are drilled CAREFULLY use a file to clean the hole edges.
Test fit the strain reliefs in each location, then, make adjustments as
necessary.
Sealing the hole edges.
4.7
CAUTION: Cut edges can allow water and/or ice ingress and weaken the fiberglass laminate or
structural foam. It is essential to seal all cut edges thoroughly with fiberglass resin to preserve the
radome’s structural strength.
CAUTION: Fiberglass paste or RTV silicone sealant will not wick into and seal the fiberglass strands as
well as fiberglass resin, ONLY use fiberglass resin (such as TAP PLASTICS MARINE VINYL ESTER,
or equivalent) for sealing the cut edges.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to mix a small amount of fiberglass resin and catalyst, then
working quickly, use a disposable brush to apply mixed fiberglass resin to the hole edges, both inside
and out.
Allow the fiberglass resin to set per resin manufacturer’s instructions.
Note: Like all chemical reactions, set time will be temperature/humidity dependent.
4.8
Refer to strain relief assembly drawing 124903
Being careful not to damage either the radome or the strain relief threads, use adjustable pliers to install
strain reliefs.
Fig. 4 – Outside view.
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Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
Fig. 5 – Outside view.
4.9
Rotate General Assembly (G.A.)
Once cables have been installed, rotate General Assembly (G.A.), to ensure cables are routed
properly and do not interfere with azimuth rotation.
Fig. 6 – Inside view.
5.0
Records. N/A.
6.0
Training. N/A
7.0
References.
Strain relief assembly drawing (P/N: 124903)
Template drawing (P/N 132234)
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Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
8.0
Strain relief positioning for 80-180 cm (34-66 in) smooth based radomes,
(May use Sea Tel drawing 132234 as template.)
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Procedure, Radome Strain Relief Installation
9.0
Strain relief positioning for 193 cm (76-inch) radomes.
(May use Sea Tel drawing 132234 as template.)
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Form # 117140-B
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SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL
FIND QTY
PART NO
REV DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE DESIGNATOR
1
1 EA 138633-4
B
BDE CABLE KIT, 4012GX (MXP)
2
1 EA 136872
A1 BRACKET ASS'Y, CONNECTOR, RACK MOUNT
3
1 EA 139410
B
BOX, ACCESSORY
BELOW DECK KIT, MXP
PROD FAMILY
COMMON
EFF. DATE
11/8/2013
SHT 1 OF 1
DRAWING
NUMBER
134563-1
REV
D