3100 Series Ku-Band VSAT System Operator`s Manual

3100 Series Ku-Band VSAT System Operator`s Manual
3100 Series Ku-Band VSAT System
Operator's Manual
Paradise Datacom LLC
1012 East Boal Avenue
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Email: [email protected]
Drawing No. 3100-9900
Phone:
Fax:
Web:
Rev. I
(814) 466-6275
(814) 466-7351
www.paradise.co.uk
Date: 06/30/02
PROPRIETARY NOTICE
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prior written permission of Paradise Datacom.
Paradise Datacom has made every effort to ensure that the instructions
contained in this document are adequate and free of errors and omissions.
Paradise Datacom will, if necessary, explain issues, which may not be
covered by this document. Paradise Datacom's liability for any errors in this
document is limited to the correction of errors and the aforementioned advisory
services.
This document has been prepared to be used by professional and properly trained
personnel, and the customer assumes full responsibility when using this
document. Paradise Datacom welcomes customer comments as part of the
process of continual development and improvement of the documentation in the
best way possible from the user’s viewpoint. Please submit your comments to
your Paradise Datacom sales representative at the following address.
1012 E. Boal Ave.
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Telephone: 814-466-6275
Fax: 814-466-7351
E-mail: [email protected]
To allow for the introduction of design improvements, specifications are subject
to change without notice.
©2002 Paradise Datacom LLC
Printed in the USA
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Table Of Contents
Contents:
Table of Contents ........................................i - viii
Important Safeguards ................................. ix - xii
Warranty & Service Information............. xiii - xiv
1. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION ...........................................................................1-1
1.2 SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE............................................................................1-1
1.3 3100 SERIES ELEMENTS...............................................................................1-6
1.3.1 Indoor Unit (IDU) .................................................................................1-6
1.3.2 Outdoor Unit (ODU) (Block Upconverter "BUC") ..............................1-7
1.3.2.1 ODU (BUC) Configurations ..................................................1-7
1.3.2.1.1
1.3.3
1.3.4
1.3.5
1.3.6
2/4-Watt Ku-Band Configuration.........................1-7
1.3.2.1.2 8-Watt Ku-band Configuration ............................1-8
1.3.2.2 16 Watt or Higher Configurations..........................................1-8
Amp Controller (3131-0000 or 3135-0000)........................................1-10
LNB.....................................................................................................1-11
VSAT 3, 1+1 Protection Switch..........................................................1-11
IDU to ODU Interface Requirements..................................................1-12
2. C-BAND SPECIFICATIONS
2.1 UNIT WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS .............................................................2-2
2.2 KU BAND SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................2-4
2.2.1 Transmit Specifications ..........................................................................2-4
2.2.2 Receive Specifications............................................................................2-4
2.3 ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS...................................................2-5
2.3.1 Outdoor Unit .........................................................................................2-5
2.3.2 Indoor Unit ............................................................................................2-5
2.4 AC POWER REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................2-5
2.4.1 AC Wattage ...........................................................................................2-5
2.4.2 Current Draw.........................................................................................2-5
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3. IDU INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
3.1 UNPACKING THE INDOOR UNIT................................................................3-1
3.1.1 Mechanical Inspection...........................................................................3-2
3.1.2 Inventory the Equipment.......................................................................3-2
3.1.3 Installation Considerations....................................................................3-2
3.1.4 Installation Tools...................................................................................3-3
3.2 MOUNTING THE IDU ....................................................................................3-3
3.3 IDU USER INTERFACE CONNECTIONS ....................................................3-4
3.4 INSTALLATION VERIFICATION.................................................................3-7
3.5 IDU INDICATORS AND USER CONTROLS................................................3-8
3.5.1 IDU Front Panel Indicators ...................................................................3-8
3.5.2 IDU USER Controls..............................................................................3-9
4. KU-BAND ODU INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
4.1 UNPACKING THE OUTDOOR UNIT (ODU) ...............................................4-2
4.1.1 Mechanical Inspection...........................................................................4-2
4.1.2 Inventory the Equipment.......................................................................4-3
4.1.3 Installation Tools...................................................................................4-3
4.2 IFL CABLE INSTALLATION GUIDELINES ................................................4-3
4.2.1 General Cable Installation Considerations ............................................4-4
4.3 MOUNTING THE TYPICAL 2/4 WATT KU-BAND ODU...........................4-5
4.3.1 BUC Miscellaneous Hardware Kit Descp.(Ku-band 3110-0001).........4-5
4.3.2 ODU Mounting Kit ...............................................................................4-5
4.3.2.1 Focal Point Mounting Kit.......................................................4-5
4.3.2.2 Univ. BUC & Offset Mounting Kits ......................................4-6
4.4 INTERFACE CONNECTIONS FOR THE 2/4 WATT KU BAND ODU
(BUC) ................................................................................................................4-8
4.5 MOUNTING THE TYPICAL 8 WATT/16 WATT OUTDOOR UNIT
(BUC) ..............................................................................................................4-11
4.6 INTERFACE CONNECTIONS FOR THE 8 WATT/16 WATT OUTDOOR
UNIT (BUC) ...................................................................................................4-13
4.7 INSTALLATION VERIFICATION...............................................................4-14
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5. AMP CONTROLLER INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
5.1 AMP CONTROLLER DESCRIPTION............................................................5-2
5.2 UNPACKING THE AMP CONTROLLER .....................................................5-3
5.2.1 Mechanical Inspection...........................................................................5-3
5.2.2 Installation Considerations....................................................................5-3
5.2.3 Installation Tools...................................................................................5-4
5.3 MOUNTING THE AMP CONTROLLER .......................................................5-4
5.4 AMP CONTROLLER INTERFACE CONNECTIONS...................................5-5
5.5 INSTALLATION VERIFICATION.................................................................5-9
5.6 AMP CONTROLLER INDICATORS..............................................................5-9
6. REMOTE OPERATION & SET-UP
6.1 LOCAL OPERATION......................................................................................6-2
6.2 REMOTE OPERATION...................................................................................6-2
6.2.1 Interconnect Requirements....................................................................6-2
6.2.2 ASCII Character Code ..........................................................................6-3
6.2.3 Terminal Program Set-Up & Configuration..........................................6-4
6.2.4 Commands and Responses. ...................................................................6-6
6.2.4.1 Start Character........................................................................6-6
6.2.4.2 Device Address. .....................................................................6-6
6.2.4.3 Command/Response Structures..............................................6-6
6.2.4.4 End of Message Character......................................................6-6
7. OPERATIONAL SET-UP AND CONTROL
7.1 USER SET-UP INFORMATION .....................................................................7-2
7.1.1 Input Power Level Considerations ........................................................7-2
7.1.2 Optimizing for IFL Cable Losses..........................................................7-3
7.1.2.1 Optimizing for RX IFL Cable Losses ....................................7-3
7.1.3 Baud Rate ..............................................................................................7-3
7.2 SYSTEM SET-UP & CONFIGURATION.......................................................7-4
7.2.1 Initial Set-Up .........................................................................................7-4
7.2.2 AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Mode..................................................7-5
7.2.3 ALC (Automatic Level Control) Mode.................................................7-6
7.2.4 OOC (Optional Outside Control) Mode................................................7-7
7.3 REMOTE COMMAND MATRIX ...................................................................7-9
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8. REMOTE COMMANDS
8-1
8.1 CHECK REMOTE COMMUNICATION (REM)............................................8-2
8.2 BAND SELECTION (BAND)..........................................................................8-2
8.3 SET TRANSMIT FREQUENCY (TXF) ..........................................................8-3
8.4 SET TRANSMIT CARRIER (TC) ...................................................................8-3
8.5 INITIATE INPUT POWER TRAINING MODE (TTI) ...................................8-4
8.6 INITIATE OUTPUT POWER TRAINING MODE (TTO)..............................8-4
8.7 CABLE LENGTH COMMAND (CBL) ...........................................................8-4
8.8 TRANSMIT IFL CABLE TYPE (TCBT) ........................................................8-5
8.9 SET POWER CONTROL VVA (VVA)...........................................................8-5
8.10 SET AGC MODE GAIN CALIBRATION POINT (GCAL) ...........................8-5
8.11 SET TRANSMIT GAIN BACKOFF (TGB) ....................................................8-6
8.12 SET TRANSMIT POWER (TP) .......................................................................8-7
8.13 SET OPTIONAL OUTSIDE CONTROL (OOC).............................................8-8
8.14 TEMPERATURE (TMP)..................................................................................8-8
8.15 REQUEST TRANSMIT CONFIGURATION STATUS (TCS) ......................8-8
8.16 SET RECEIVER FREQUENCY (RXF)...........................................................8-9
8.17 SET RECEIVE IFL CABLE TYPE (RCBT)..................................................8-10
8.18 RECEIVER ATTENUATOR (RA) ................................................................8-10
8.19 SET CABLE COMPENSATION MODE (CCM) ..........................................8-11
8.20 REQUEST RECEIVE CONFIGURATION STATUS (RCS)........................8-11
8.21 FAULT TOLERANT RECEIVER (FTR) ......................................................8-11
8.22 REQUEST BULK CONSOLIDATED STATUS (BCS)................................8-12
8.23 SET REMOTE RS-232 ADDRESS................................................................8-13
8.24 SET REMOTE RS-485 ADDRESS................................................................8-13
8.25 SET THE BAUD RATE .................................................................................8-14
8.26 FAULT STATUS (FS)....................................................................................8-14
8.27 STORED FAULT STATUS (SF) ...................................................................8-14
8.28 CLEAR STORED FAULTS (CSF) ................................................................8-15
8.29 SYSTEM RESET............................................................................................8-15
8.30 ADJUST OCXO FREQUENCY.....................................................................8-16
8.31 OUTDOOR UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION..................................................8-16
8.32 INDOOR UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION......................................................8-16
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9. GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
9.1 GENERAL CLEANING AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS .........................9-1
9.1.1 Cleaning ................................................................................................9-1
9.1.2 Safety.....................................................................................................9-1
9.1.3 ESD Warning ........................................................................................9-1
9.1.4 Product Performance .............................................................................9-1
9.2 SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................9-2
9.2.1 Polling Faults ........................................................................................9-2
9.2.1.1 Fault Status (FS).....................................................................9-2
9.2.1.2 Stored Fault Status (SF) .........................................................9-3
9.2.1.3 Clear Stored Faults (CSF) ......................................................9-3
9.2.1.4 System Reset ..........................................................................9-3
Appendix A. IDU / ODU CONNECTOR DETAIL KU-BAND
A.1 INDOOR UNIT (IDU) ..................................................................................... A-2
A.1.1 RS-232.................................................................................................. A-2
A.1.2 RS-485.................................................................................................. A-2
A.1.3 RJ-45 to 9-Pin ...................................................................................... A-3
A.1.4 TX IFL and RX IFL ............................................................................. A-3
A.1.5 70 MHz From Modem, 70 MHz to Modem, and RX Monitor ............ A-3
A.2 OUTDOOR UNIT (ODU) (BUC).................................................................... A-3
A.2.1 RS-485 / 48VDC, SSPA I/F................................................................. A-4
A.2.2 L-Band / 48VDC / 10 MHz Reference / FSK Input Connector ........... A-4
A.2.3 12VDC / 10 MHz Reference Output Connector .................................. A-4
A.2.4 Output Flange Ku-Band ....................................................................... A-4
A.3 SSPA (BOOSTER) .......................................................................................... A-5
A.3.1 BUC Interface Connector..................................................................... A-5
A.3.2 RS-485 / 48VDC Connector ................................................................ A-6
A.3.3 Input and Output Flange(s) Ku-Band................................................... A-6
A.4 AMP CONTROLLER...................................................................................... A-6
A.4.1 3131-0000 AMP Controller to SSPA Interface Cable Wiring............. A-7
A.4.2 3135-0000 AMP Controller to SSPA Interface Cable Wiring............. A-7
A.4.3 AMP Controller to IDU Interface Cable Wiring.................................. A-7
A.5 LOW NOISE BLOCK DOWN-CONVERTER (LNB) ................................... A-8
A.5.1 Input Flange C-Band RF ...................................................................... A-8
A.5.2 12 VDC Input & L-Band Output Connector........................................ A-8
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A.6 REDUNDANT SWITCHING.......................................................................... A-9
A.6.1 Redundant Waveguide Switch (RX and TX) ....................................... A-9
A.6.2 Switch Controller to IDU Wiring......................................................... A-9
A.6.3 Switch Controller to RX Waveguide Switch ..................................... A-10
A.6.4 Switch Controller to TX Waveguide Switch...................................... A-10
A.7 NULL MODEM............................................................................................. A-10
Appendix B. KU-BAND 3100 SERIES OUTLINE DRAWINGS
FIGURE B-1: Indoor Unit (IDU) Outline Drawing ................................................. B-2
FIGURE B-2: 2/4-Watt KU-Band BUC Outline Drawing....................................... B-3
FIGURE B-3: 8-Watt KU-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing......................... B-4
FIGURE B-4: 16-Watt KU-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing....................... B-4
FIGURE B-5: 25-Watt KU-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing....................... B-5
FIGURE B-6: Optional 30-Watt KU-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing........ B-5
Appendix C.
OPTIONAL HAND HELD CONTROLLER OPERATION
C.1 FUNCTIONALITY.......................................................................................... C-2
C.2 DISPLAYS, MENUS, AND SCREENS ......................................................... C-3
C.2.1 Default Display .................................................................................... C-3
C.2.2 Main Menu ........................................................................................... C-3
C.2.3 Sub Menus............................................................................................ C-3
C.2.4 Error Messages ..................................................................................... C-3
C.3 SETTING SYSTEM PARAMETERS AND VALUES................................... C-5
C.3.1 System Reset ........................................................................................ C-5
C.3.2 Band Selection...................................................................................... C-6
C.3.3 Setting the RS-232 or RS 485 Address ................................................ C-6
C.3.4 Setting the RS-232 or RS-485 Baud Rates .......................................... C-7
C.3.5 Setting IFL Cable Compensation Mode............................................... C-8
C.4 SETTING TRANSMITTER PARAMETERS AND VALUES ...................... C-8
C.4.1 Set Transmit Frequency ....................................................................... C-9
C.4.2 Set TX IFL Cable Type and Length..................................................... C-9
C.4.3 Perform the TX Input Training .......................................................... C-10
C.4.4 TRANSMIT Enable / Disable (Turn Carrier “ON/OFF”).................. C-10
C.4.5 Perform the TX Output Training........................................................ C-11
C.4.6 Setting Transmit Output Power.......................................................... C-11
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C.4.7 Setting TRANSMIT VVA (Voltage Variable Attenuator) ................ C-12
C.4.8 Set Gain Calibration Point ................................................................. C-12
C.4.9 Transmit Gain Backoff....................................................................... C-13
C.4.10 Set Open Loop Mode ......................................................................... C-13
C.5 SETTING RECEIVER PARAMETERS AND VALUES............................. C-14
C.5.1 Set RX Summary Fault ...................................................................... C-14
C.5.2 Set RX IFL Cable Type and Length................................................... C-15
C.5.3 Select LNB Range (Ku Band System Only) ...................................... C-15
C.5.4 Set Receive Frequency ....................................................................... C-16
C.5.5 Perform the RX Input Training .......................................................... C-16
C.5.6 Setting the Receive Attenuator........................................................... C-17
C.6 MONITOR FAULTS AND SYSTEM STATUS........................................... C-18
C.6.1 Current Fault Status............................................................................ C-18
C.6.2 Stored Fault Status ............................................................................. C-19
C.6.3 Clearing Stored Faults........................................................................ C-19
C.6.4 AGC / ALC Loop Status .................................................................... C-21
C.6.5 Transmit Mode Status ........................................................................ C-21
C.6.6 Power Output Status........................................................................... C-21
C.6.7 LNB Band Status (Ku Band Only)..................................................... C-21
C.6.8 ODU Temperature Status ................................................................... C-21
C.6.9 IDU Software Version........................................................................ C-21
C.6.10 ODU Software Version ...................................................................... C-21
C.6.11 Booster Amplifier Status.................................................................... C-21
Terms and Glossary
Document History
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Important Safeguards
Safety points you should know about this Paradise DataCom product
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Read all of these instructions.
Adhere to all notes, warnings, cautions and instructions within this document.
Read Instructions
All safety, note, warning and caution statements should be read before operating this product.
Retain Instructions
The safety and installation instructions should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings
All notes, warning and caution statements in this document should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions
All notes, cautions and warnings should be followed.
ESD Warning
These Terminal Units (IDU and ODU) contain ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) sensitive products.
While servicing this equipment the technician must be wearing either a wrist strap or heel strap
grounded to the workstation.
Cleaning
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Attachments
Do not use attachments which are not listed within this document or which are not recommended
by Paradise DataCom.
Water and Moisture
The Outdoor Unit (ODU) is designed to withstand moisture conditions typically encountered
when installed outdoors. It is not designed for operation under water. Indoor units (IDU) are not
designed to withstand water or moisture beyond the limits noted in the product specifications.
Mounting Equipment and Accessories
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product could
fall, causing serious injury to personnel, and serious damage to the product. Any mounting of the
radio should follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by Paradise DataCom.
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Power Sources
This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the unit or in
this document.
Object or Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind through openings in this product; such actions could result in fire
or electric shock. Never spill liquids of any kind on this product.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the product from its power source and refer to service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product does not operate normally, adjust only those controls that are covered by
this document. Improper adjustment of any other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal
operation.
d. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance this change indicates the
need for service.
Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, ensure that parts are specified by Paradise DataCom.
Unauthorized substitutions could result in improper operation or other hazards.
Safety Check
Upon completing any service or repairs to this product, ensure that safety checks are performed
to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
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Safety Summary
The following are general safety precautions and instructions that personnel must understand and
apply during various phases of operation and maintenance to ensure personal safety.
1. Warning and Caution Statements
NOTE, WARNING AND CAUTION statements have been strategically placed in the text to
emphasize certain steps or procedures.
(NOTE) for general information.
(WARNING) for protection of personnel.
(CAUTION) for protection of equipment.
A WARNING or CAUTION, once provided, will apply each time the related step is repeated,
regardless of the number of times the WARNING or CAUTION is repeated throughout the text.
Prior to starting any task, the WARNINGS or CAUTIONS included in the text for that task will
be reviewed and understood.
Keep Away From Live Circuits
Service personnel must at all times observe safety regulations. Do not replace components or
make adjustments inside the equipment with the voltage supply turned on. Under certain
conditions, the potential for danger may still exist even when the power controls are in the OFF
position, due to charges retained by capacitors. To avoid injuries, always remove power from,
discharge, and ground a circuit before touching it.
Do Not Work In Front Of An Energized Antenna
Prior to working on the Antenna or RF Assembly, ensure that the RF Assembly is not radiating
energy. When power is applied to the RF Assembly and Antenna, proper precautions must be
made to avoid placing any part of the human body in front of the antenna.
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Warranty and Service Information
All products manufactured or supplied by Paradise Datacom LLC carry the following warranty
unless otherwise stated at time of order.
1. LIMITED WARRANTY. Seller warrants to the original purchaser that each item manufactured by
it will be free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of delivery. This warranty
shall not apply to materials or components not of Seller's manufacture and shall not apply to any
product which has been subject to misuse or damage or which has not been operated in
accordance with recommended safe operating procedures. The obligation of Seller hereunder
shall be limited to repair or replacement, at Seller's option, provided the following conditions are
met:
a) Seller shall be satisfied, as a result of an engineering review, that the warranty applies.
b) Units are returned to Seller within two (2) years of original shipment, transportation prepaid,
following Seller's written authorization of appropriate return request stating model number, serial
number and requested action.
c) Product identification markings are not removed, defaced or altered, and the product has not
been subjected to abuse, improper installation or application, alteration, accident or negligence in
use, storage, transportation or handling.
The products of Paradise Datacom LLC are warranted against any above named defects which
appear within two (2) years of original shipping date, and will be replaced or repaired at the
discretion of Paradise Datacom LLC after engineering review of the complaint, providing the
procedure below is followed.
This warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including
without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose
is expressly disclaimed. This warranty can be amended only by a written instrument signed by an
officer of Paradise Datacom LLC. No other employee or sales representative is authorized to
make any commitments on warranty matters.
2. Return units will undergo complete test and evaluation as necessary to determine an appropriate
disposition. Replacements and/or repair will be determined only after Paradise Datacom LLC has
determined the cause of failure. All units returned are subject to a standard evaluation charge
when the warranty coverage as set forth above is not applicable for any reason, or if the customer
authorizes non-warranty repairs. Paradise Datacom LLC is not responsible for failures due to
improper handling, faulty power sources or from excessive stresses caused by rough handling
during test, installation or return shipment. Customers are expected to advise their incoming
inspection and test personnel as to the precautions required when testing the equipment.
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3. Procedure for return of equipment: All Paradise Datacom LLC equipment is factory repairable only
and must be returned to Paradise Datacom for service. Please follow this procedure to maintain
warranty coverage:
a) Contact Paradise Datacom LLC to request an RMA number.
b) Have the following information available:
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Paradise Datacom part number and serial number
Original purchase order number and date
Complete description of the failure
c) After being assigned an RMA number the unit may return to unit to the appropriate repair
center.
d) Please be advised that if no failure is found, a minimum evaluation charge will be incurred
regardless of warranty status.
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1. Section
1
System Architecture
About this section
This section provides the USER with an overview of the Paradise Datacom LLC 3100 product
family elements.
1.1 General Information
The 3100 Series has been designed to serve the needs of satellite communications users wishing
to implement either point to point systems or small to large networks.
Ku-Band Power options available:
2-Watt, 4-Watt, 8-Watt, 16-Watt, 25-Watt Optional to 30-Watt.
The 3100 Series uses an industry standard 70 MHz interface for both the transmit and receive
channels. This allows the user to integrate modems manufactured by virtually any vendor.
1.2 System Architecture
The 3100 Series VSAT products can be configured to adhere to individual customer
requirements. Refer to the following figures for typical configurations.
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System Architecture
From LNB
* RX IFL L-Band (950-1450 MHz)
* 15 vdc
WR75
LNB
"F" Female
TNC (10 MHz)(12 VDC)
MON Port
70 MHz To Modem
"N" Female
"N" Female
BUC
WR75
"N" Female
*
*
*
*
IDU
To BUC
TX IFL L-Band (950-1450 MHz)
10 MHz Reference
FSK
48 vdc
SSPA RS485 Interface
Port
RJ45 I/O for Optional Hand Held Terminal
70 MHz From Modem
RS485 (DB9)
RS232 (DB9)
Serial Expansion (DB9)
Figure 1-1
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2-Watt & 4-Watt Ku Band Configurations
Figure 1-1: 2/4-Watt Configuration. A typical 2-Watt or 4-Watt Ku-band system consists
of an Indoor Unit (IDU) and an Outdoor Unit (ODU). The ODU consisting of an RF
Unit (BUC) and LNB.
From LNB
* RX IFL L-Band (950-1450 MHz)
* 15 vdc
LNB
WR75
"F" Female
TNC (10 MHz)(12 VDC)
MON Port
70 MHz To Modem
"N" Female
BUC
SSPA
WR76
"N" Female
SSPA SPI Interface Port / 48VDC
IDU
RJ45 I/O for Optional Hand Held Terminal
70 MHz From Modem
RS485 (DB9)
*
*
*
*
To BUC
TX IFL L-Band (950-1450 MHz)
10 MHz Reference
FSK
48 vdc
RS232 (DB9)
Serial Expansion (DB9)
Figure 1-2
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8-Watt Ku Band Configuration
Figure 1-2: 8-Watt Configuration. For applications requiring an output power level of
8-Watts Ku-band, an SSPA amplifier is integrated with the IDU and ODU.
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From LNB
* RX IFL L-Band (950-1450 MHz)
* 15 vdc
LNB
WR75
"F" Female
"N" Female
TNC (10 MHz)(12 VDC)
MON Port
70 MHz To Modem
TX IFL
BUC
SSPA
WR75
SSPA SPI Interface Port
IDU
RJ45 I/O for Optional Hand Held Terminal
70 MHz From Modem
RS485 (DB9)
RS232 (DB9)
Serial Expansion (DB9)
SSPA 48VDC
AMP Controller
Amphenol Connector (See Appendix A)
IDU Interface (DB9 Female)
Figure 1-3
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16W, 25W-(Optional 30W) Ku Band Configurations
Figure 1-3: 16-Watt, 25-Watt (Optional 30-Watt), Configurations For applications
requiring an output power level of 16-Watts or higher for Ku-band an SSPA amplifier
and an AMP Controller are integrated with the IDU and ODU.
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System Architecture
LNB "A"
I DI DUU" A "
Waveguide Switch
From Modem
Splitter
To Modem
Monitor
LNB "B"
Switch
Controller
ODU "A"
From Modem
Splitter
BUC
SSPA
BUC
SSPA
I D U"B"
IDU
ODU "B"
Figure 1-4
!
Redundant Configurations
Figure 1-4: 1+1 Redundant Configuration. For applications where equipment
redundancy by means of 1+1 redundant protection is required, a Paradise DataCom
1+1 VSAT 3 Protection Switch is integrated with two identical systems (Primary “A”)
and (Secondary “B”).
Note: Though not shown, an AMP controller may be required for high power configurations.
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LNB
DC Input +15V
IFL Loss should not exceed 20dB
Output 10MHz - 0dBm (+/-5)
L-Band Input
-55dbm to -10 dBm
ODU
Input to BUC
* L-Band -30dBm for rated power.
* FSK 2 Tone 650 KHz
IDU
* 48 vdc
Figure 1-5
Input to SSPA from Amp
Controller +48vdc
Typical System Level Diagram
Note: With reference to Figures 1-1 through 1-5, the following items are NOT provided as part
of these systems:
"
"
"
"
"
TX IFL Cables, L-Band & 70MHz
RX IFL Cable, L-Band & 70MHz
AMP Controller to SSPA 48VDC Cable
BNC Cables between IDU and VSAT 3 Protection Switch
VSAT 3 to Waveguide Switch Cables (Switch mating connectors are provided.)
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System Architecture
1.3 3100 Series Elements
This section provides an overview of the various 3100 Series elements.
1.3.1 Indoor Unit (IDU)
AC
U/C
D/C
ODU
TX
FLT
LOCAL
INTERFACE
Model: 3130-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
RS485
Tx IFL
70 MHz
FROM MODEM
70 MHz
to MODEM
Rx
MONITOR
Rx IFL
RS232
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
Figure 1-6
IDU
The Indoor Unit (IDU) serves as an interface between the “USER” system equipment and
the Outdoor Unit (ODU). The IDU accepts a customer provided 70 MHz modulated signal
and outputs a modulated L-Band signal to the ODU. The IDU will work with both C and
Ku Band ODUs
The IDU is a two-rack-unit chassis (3.5”) designed to mount in a standard 19” (48.26 cm)
equipment rack. Located within the IDU is the following circuitry: The IF modem interface,
synthesizers, transmit power control, local / remote monitor and control, and the system power
supplies. The monitoring feature provides verification of system status and fault isolation of the
field replaceable unit. The control feature provides the local or remote capabilities to select
uplink and downlink operating channels and to adjust transmitted power.
AC Power – The IDU is equipped with an auto ranging, variable power supply that will operate
from an AC source of 110 to 230 VAC at 50 to 60 Hz. The nominal 110 VAC range is from 90
to 132 VAC. The nominal 230 VAC range is from 180 to 264 VAC. If the AC Main power
fluctuates outside of the nominal range, system shut down will occur. If the system is converted
from 110 VAC operation to 230 VAC operation, or vice versa, the system must be turned off
then turned back on again to reset the power supply.
!
!
!
!
1-6
The AC Fuse position on the AC Power Switch must be left in the “110-120V” position
for operation at all power inputs.
This unit will not operate with the AC Fuse in the “220-230V” position.
For information pertaining to installation refer to Section 3, IDU Installation
Procedure.
For information pertaining to integration, controls, set-up and operation refer to
Section 6, USER Controls, Set-Up and Operation.
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1.3.2 Outdoor Unit (ODU) (Block Upconverter “BUC”)
Figure 1-7
2/4-Watt Ku Band ODU (BUC) Amplifier
The ODU is a weatherized enclosure in which the Up Converter & transmit RF power amplifier
are located. The ODU enclosure is designed to mount on or adjacent to the antenna feed support.
!
For information pertaining to installation and integration, refer to Section 4, ODU
Installation Procedures.
1.3.2.1 ODU (BUC) Configurations
The 3100 Series ODU can be configured for the following Ku-band configurations:
2-Watt, 4-Watt, 8-Watt, 16-Watt, 25-Watt, 30-Watt, or 40-Watt.
1.3.2.1.1
!
2/4-Watt Ku-Band Configuration
Refer to Figure 1-1, 2/4-Watt BUC Configuration.
The 2-Watt & 4-Watt Ku-band BUCs have a WR75 waveguide output flange. Both units
have the same overall form, fit and function with the exception of a 3dB difference in gain.
The BUC provides block up conversion of the IDU L-Band (950 - 1450 MHz) to Ku-band (14.0
– 14.5 GHz). The IDU to ODU (BUC) interface consists of a customer supplied 50Ω coaxial
cable, which carries the modulated L-Band signal, a 10 MHz reference, 48 VDC power, and an
FSK monitor and control (M&C) link.
For remote operation the BUC is equipped with a monitor and control function that is enabled
through a modulated FSK signal multiplexed onto the IFL cable.
All M&C functions are microprocessor controlled. The M&C is used to turn the BUC ON
and OFF, to change address, provide status information and to monitor the unit’s output
power and temperature.
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Both the gain and the reported power are calibrated over temperature and frequency to
provide exceptional stability and accuracy.
The BUC is equipped with a calibrated power sensor for measuring the power delivered
to the antenna from rated output to 20 dB backed off. This value, in dBm, is available via
the M&C for power level monitoring and AGC. The reported power accuracy is ± 1.0 dB
absolute and ± 0.5 dB relative.
1.3.2.1.2
!
8-Watt Ku-band Configuration
Refer to Figure 1-2, 8-Watt BUC Configuration.
For applications requiring a RF output power level of 8-Watts Ku-band, an SSPA amplifier
is integrated with the ODU. Note: Through out this document the terms Booster and SSPA
are interchangeable.
8W Ku Band SSPA
Figure 1-8
Ku Band ODU (2W BUC)
8-Watt Ku Band ODU (BUC) and SSPA (Booster)
The booster amplifier (SSPA) is a microwave solid state power amplifier designed to
interface with a standard BUC for higher power applications. For Ku-band a 2-Watt BUC is
utilized. The SSPA is GaAs FET based for highly linear operation. Both the gain and the
detected power are calibrated over temperature and frequency. Control data for these
functions are stored in lookup tables.
A serial interface between the SSPA and the BUC provides status of the SSPA to the IDU.
This interface also provides control of a digital variable attenuator in the BUC IF chain. The
purpose of the digital variable attenuator is to limit excess SSPA (Booster) gain thus
allowing the inter-modulation performance to be dominated by the SSPA.
1.3.2.2 16 Watt or Higher Configurations
!
Refer to Figure 1-3, 16-Watt or higher system configurations.
For applications requiring an output level of 16 Watts or higher, an SSPA amplifier along
with an AMP Controller are integrated with the IDU and ODU.
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SSPA
ODU (BUC)
Figure 1-9
Ku-Band High Power ODU (BUC) and SSPA (Booster)
The 16-Watt through optional 30-Watt Ku-band booster amplifier (SSPA) is a microwave
solid state power amplifier designed to interface with a standard 2-Watt BUC for higher
power applications. The SSPA is designed for highly linear operation. Both the gain and the
detected power are calibrated over temperature and frequency. Control data for these
functions are stored in lookup tables.
A serial interface between the SSPA and the BUC provides status of the SSPA to the IDU.
This interface also provides control of a variable attenuator in the BUC IF chain. The
purpose of the digital variable attenuator is digital to limit excess SSPA (Booster) gain thus
allowing the inter-modulation performance to be dominated by the SSPA.
These high power configurations require an external AMP Controller to route 48 vdc and
control signals between the IDU and SSPA.
A temperature out of range function ensures that the amplifier will not overheat and damage heat
sensitive components. In addition, special attention has been given to the thermal design through
the use of heat sinks and a cooling fan.
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1.3.3 Amp Controller (3131-0000 or 3135-0000)
1
Model: 3131-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
SUMMARY
FAULT
ODU POWER
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
7
2X
AC ODU S U M
Figure 1-10
SSPA Amp Controller
The AMP Controller provides the source 48 VDC for the booster amplifiers (SSPA) configured
for 20-Watts and above. The power supply is rated for 300-700Watts continuous power
depending on the configuration. In addition, it provides a serial interface to the IDU for monitor
and control of the booster amplifier.
AC Power – The IDU is equipped with an auto ranging, variable power supply that will operate
from an AC source of 110 to 230 VAC at 50 to 60 Hz. The nominal 110 VAC range is from 90
to 132 VAC. The nominal 230 VAC range is from 180 to 264 VAC. If the AC Main power
fluctuates outside of the nominal range, system shut down will occur. If the system is converted
from 110 VAC operation to 230 VAC operation, or vice versa, the system must be turned off
then turned back on again to reset the power supply.
!
!
!
1-10
The AC Fuse position on the AC Power Switch must be left in the “110-120V” position
for operation at all power inputs.
This unit will not operate with the AC Fuse in the “220-230V” position.
For information pertaining to installation and integration, refer to Section 5, AMP
Controller Installation Procedure.
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System Architecture
1.3.4 LNB
!
Three types of LNBs are available for Ku-band receive frequencies :
Part Number
2660-3005
2660-3006
2660-3007
2660-3008
Frequency Range
11.7 – 12.2 GHz
10.95 – 11.45 GHz
11.2 – 11.7 GHz
12.25 – 12.75 GHz
The LNBs consist of a three-stage low noise amplifier and block down converter. The frequency
stability of the block down converter is maintained via a phased locked local VCO based
oscillator derived from an internal reference. The input interface for Ku-band is WR75. The
output is a female type “F” connector.
For applications requiring high frequency stability and tracking, LNBs with external phase-lockloops (P.L.L.) are available. An optional transmit reject filter providing 50 dB of rejection is
also available upon request.
1.3.5 VSAT 3, 1+1 Protection Switch
The Paradise DataCom VSAT 3 is a 1+1 uplink / downlink protection switch. Its function is to
monitor two independent 3100 Series terminals where equipment redundancy by means of 1+1
redundant protection is required.
The basic configuration consists of two identical co-located terminals (“A” and “B”), a VSAT 3
Protection Switch and two waveguide switches. Each terminal consists of one each IDU, ODU
and LNB. The VSAT 3 is equipped with both 70 MHz and L-Band switches, which allows a
single USER Modem interface.
The active terminal (“A” or “B”) is selected by the VSAT 3 Protection Switch based on the
switching mode selected and/or operational status of the individual terminals.
The VSAT 3 provides four switching modes: Local AUTOMATIC, Local MANUAL, Remote
AUTOMATIC and Remote MANUAL. Normally, the VSAT 3 will be set in automatic mode.
If there are no alarms present, the switching logic will favor the “A” Terminal.
Upon detection of a summary alarm fault from either system, the VSAT 3 sounds an audible
alarm, activates the corresponding fault indicator on the front panel of the VSAT 3 and switches
traffic automatically to the operational system with minimal outage.
When operating in automatic mode a summary alarm will cause a switchover. If an alarm is
detected in the standby terminal the switching logic takes no action. Summary alarms on both
main and standby terminals will cause the switching logic to take no action, until one terminal is
free of alarms. Under NO condition will the VSAT 3 switch into a faulted terminal in the
automatic mode.
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System Architecture
1.3.6 IDU to ODU Interface Requirements
The interface between the Indoor Unit (IDU) and Outdoor Unit (ODU) is accomplished
using two coaxial cables.
The TX IFL cable carries +48 VDC, the 10 MHz reference, FSK communications link, and the
modulated L-Band signal from the IDU to the ODU.
The Rx IFL cable carries the down-converted receive signal from the LNB to the IDU as well as
the +15VDC source voltage from the IDU for the LNB.
The length of the inter-connecting (IFL) cables will depend on the site layout.
!
It is important to note that Paradise DataCom does not provide the IFL interface
cables between the IDU and ODU. The User must supply these cables.
The TX IFL inter-connection requires one double shielded 50Ω coaxial cable with a Type “N”
Male Connector at each end. The RX IFL inter-connection requires one 50Ω or 75Ω coaxial
cable with a Type “N” Male Connector at the IDU end and a Type “F” Male at the LNB end.
For lengths up to 200 ft, RG-214 cable or equivalent is recommended for the IFL cables.
Alternate cable types may be used as long as the attenuation at 1 GHz and the center conductor
DC resistance is similar to RG-214 specifications. For lengths between 200 and 300 feet, a low
loss foam dielectric cable such as Belden 9914 is required. Such cable must have an insertion
loss of less than 6 dB per 100 feet at 1 GHz and a center conductor DC resistance of less than
0.12 ohms per 100 feet.
!
WARNING:
Refer to Table 1-1 for Cable Types.
Failure to use the lower loss cable for extended lengths will result in
significant reduction in ODU output power and excessive signal
distortion.
Table 1-1
Cable Type
1-12
Typical IFL Cable Types
Impedance
Loss per 100 Meters
RG-214
50 Ω
36.60 dB
Belden
8214
50 Ω
23.00 dB
Belden
9914
50 Ω
19.70 dB
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2. Section
2
Specifications
About this section
The specifications listed in this section pertain to the SierraCom 3100 Series VSAT Ku -Band
Transceiver Systems. The specifications listed below are subject to change without notice
based on specific applications and / or equipment revision.
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Refer to Appendix B for unit outline drawings.
Table 2-1 Section Contents
Content / Topics
Unit Weight and Dimensions
Section
2.1
Ku-Band Specifications
2.2
Environmental Characteristics
AC Power Requirements
2.3
2.4
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Specifications
2.1
!
Unit Weight and Dimensions
Note: Weights and dimensions are approximated. Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Length
13”
Width
19”
Height
3.5”
Weight
15 lbs.
Length
5.68”
Width
13.25”
Height
5.0”
Weight
9 lbs.
8W Ku
Length
12.2”
SSPA
Width
6.2”
Height
7”
Weight
12.5 lbs.
16W-25W Ku
Length
10.8”
SSPA
Width
6.2”
Height
9.3”
IDU
AC
U/C
D/C
ODU
TX
FLT
LOCAL
INTERFACE
Model: 3130-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
RS485
Tx IFL
70 MHz
FROM MODEM
70 MHz
to MODEM
RS232
SERIAL
EXP
Rx
MONITOR
Rx IFL
T5A 250V
Ku-band BUC
2-2
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Specifications
SSPA
8W Ku
ODU (BUC)
BUC/Booster
SSPA
16W-25W Ku
ODU (BUC)
BUC/Booster
Model: 3131-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
5.68”
Width
26”
Height
10.21”
Weight
22 lbs.
Length
29”
Width
6.2”
Height
12.75”
Weight
31 lbs.
Length
13”
Width
19”
Height
3.5”
Weight
15 lbs.
1
AMP
Controller
Length
SUMMARY
FAULT
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
7
2X
S U M ODU AC
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Specifications
2.2
Ku Band Specifications
2.2.1 Transmit Specifications
2.2.1.1
Input Frequency Range
! IDU: 70 MHz (± 18MHz)
! BUC: 950 – 1450 MHz
2.2.1.2
RF Output Frequency Range
! Standard: 14.000 to 14.500 GHz
! Offset: 13.750 to 14.250 GHz
2.2.1.3
Frequency Agility
! 1 MHz
2.2.1.4
Frequency Stability
! 1 x 10
-7
2.2.1.5
Rated Power Output
! @ 1 dB compression point
2W Unit - 33 dBm 16W Unit - 42 dBm
4W Unit – 36 dBm 25W Unit - 44 dBm
8W Unit - 39 dBm 30W Unit – 44.8 dBm
2.2.1.6
Spurious Output
! -20 dBm/4KHz in band
2.2.1.7
Input Level for Saturation
! -5 dBm (IDU)
2.2.1.8
Power Stability Time and
Temperature
! ±0.5 dB max
2.2.1.9
2.2.2
2.2.2.1 Optional Input Frequency Bands
! Domestic / NORAM - 11.70 to 12.20
GHz
! INTELSAT Low Band - 10.95 to
11.45 GHz
! INTELSAT High Band - 11.20 to
11.70 GHz
! AUSSAT - 12.25 to 12.75 GHz
2.2.2.2
! 36 MHz: ±1.0 dB maximum
! 500 MHz: ± 2.0 dB
Frequency Agility
! 1.0 MHz
2.2.2.3
Output Frequency Range
! IDU: 70 MHz (± 18MHz)
2.2.2.4
Noise Figure (LNB)
! 1.0 dB maximum
2.2.2.5
RX Gain (Ku-Band to 70 MHz)
! Adjustable (>80 dB)
2.2.2.6
Frequency Stability vs. Temperature
Based on stability of LNB +/- 25 KHz Max.
2.2.2.7
Spurious Output
! < -60 dBc
2.2.2.8
Gain Flatness over Freq. and Temp.
Receive Specifications
Output Level
! Adjustment Range: 40 dB
2.2.2.9
1 dB Compression Point
! 0 dBm Typical
2.2.1.10 Phase Noise @ Offset from Carrier
Complies with INTELSAT integrated phase noise
specifications IESS 308/309. 2.8°
2.2.2.10 Gain
Temperature
2.2.1.11
2.2.2.11
Input Impedance
! 75 Ohms (IDU)
2.2.1.12
Input Connector
! IDU: BNC Female
! BUC: “N” Female
2.2.1.13
Input VSWR
2.2.1.14
Output Connector
! IDU: “N” Female
! ODU: WR-75
2.2.1.15
Power Monitor Accuracy
! ±1 dB Absolute
! ±.05 dB Relative
Time
and
! ±2.0 dB Maximum
Gain Flatness
! 36 MHz: ±1.0 dB
! 500 MHz: ± 4.0 dB
2.2.2.12 Phase Noise @ Offset from Carrier
The limits of INTELSAT 308/309 Integrated
Specifications.
2.2.2.13
! 1.5: 1
Stability
Output Impedance
! 75 Ohms (IDU)
2.2.2.14
Input Flange
! WR-75 (ODU TX)
2.2.2.15
Output Connector (LNB)
! “F” Female
2.2.2.16
Output VSWR
! 1.5: 1
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Specifications
2.3
Environmental Characteristics
2.3.1
Outdoor Unit
! ODU Operating Temperature
! Outdoor Humidity
! Outdoor Environment
! Shock and Vibration
-40° to +55° C
To 100%
Must operate in rain, snow, dust and salt
air environment.
Survivability as normally encountered
when mounted on antenna withstanding
winds of 125 MPH or less.
2.3.2 Indoor Unit
! IDU Operating Temperature
! Indoor Humidity
! Shock and Vibration
2.4
+10° to +40° C
5 to 95% Non-Condensing
Survivability as normally encountered in
shipping.
Power Requirements
2.4.1 AC Wattage
Terminal Type
1 or 2-Watt Ku-Band
AC Watts Typical
100 watts
4-Watt Ku-Band
125 watts
8-Watt Ku-Band
200 watts
16-Watt Ku-Band
25 or 30-Watt Ku-Band
300 watts
450 watts
2.4.2 Current Draw
!
Unit
2-Watt BUC
4-Watt BUC
Current Draw @ 48VDC
1.0 Amps (2.0 A @24V)
1.5 Amps (3.0 A @24V)
8-Watt SSPA
1.5 Amps
16-Watt SSPA
3.5 Amps
25 or 30-Watt SSPA
6.0 Amps
All current draws are at 48VDC at P1dB over temperature.
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3. Section
3
IDU Installation Procedure
About this section
This section provides instructions to integrate and install the Paradise DataCom VSAT 3100
Series Indoor Unit. Refer to the suggested installation sequence listed in Table 3-1.
Table 3-1
Suggested IDU Installation Sequence
Procedure
Section
Unpacking the System
3.1
Mechanical Inspection
3.1.1
Inventory the Equipment
3.1.2
Installation Considerations
3.1.3
Installation Tools
3.1.4
Mounting the IDU
3.2
IDU User Interface Connections
3.3
Installation Verification
3.4
3.1 Unpacking the Indoor Unit
Ensure that all parts and accessories are removed from the shipping container and packing
material.
Please DO NOT discard the container or any packing material until both a physical and
mechanical inspection of the content has been performed. The container and packing material
must be available if a damage claim is to be made with the carrier.
!
The IDU and ODU are shipped in separate cartons. The cartons contain the specified
cable connectors, hardware, etc. depending on the system configuration as ordered.
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IDU Installation Procedure
3.1.1 Mechanical Inspection
Inspect the equipment for mechanical shipping damage. Make sure that the equipment is free of
damage and that no connectors, controls or indicators are broken, damaged or loose. Should any
damage be discovered after unpacking the system, immediately file a claim with the carrier. A
full report of the damage should be made and a copy forwarded to Paradise DataCom. Paradise
DataCom will then advise on disposition of the equipment.
!
Subject to terms of the Service Policy, Paradise DataCom will repair all defective
equipment at its Boalsburg, PA factory. A Return Material Authorization number must
accompany material forwarded to Paradise DataCom. To obtain a RMA number, call
Customer Service at (814) 466-6275.
3.1.2 Inventory the Equipment
The equipment and accessories should be inspected for damage that may have occurred during
shipment. If the containers are damaged notify Paradise DataCom and the freight carrier
immediately. Inventory the equipment as follows:
The standard VSAT package should include:
Qty (1) 3130-0000 (3100 series) VSAT Indoor Unit (IDU)
Qty (1) 3100 Series Outdoor Unit (ODU)
Qty (1) Low Noise Block (LNB)
Qty (1) Ancillary hardware kit
(Optional Booster and Amp Controller and connector kit as required)
3.1.3 Installation Considerations
The following points should be considered when planning the installation of the terminal:
1)
The IDU should be located within a sheltered environment, away from sources of
water, heat, extreme cold, vibration, dust or excessive electromagnetic interference
(EMI).
2)
The IDU shall be secured to a stable flat surface or in a rack with adequate air
circulation. If installed within an equipment enclosure, adhere to the following
specifications.
"
"
5)
3-2
IDU Humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing.
Temperature: +10° C to +40° C.
3)
If the terminal is installed in a rack, L-brackets or mechanical supports should be used
to support the unit. Threaded holes on the side of the Indoor Unit have been provided
for this purpose.
4)
For optimum operation, the IDU should be connected to a stable, conditioned AC
power source and proper ground grid.
A socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. (Per
BSEN60950 Sec. 1.7.2.)
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3.1.4 Installation Tools
A list of basic tools required to install the VSAT Satellite System is provided for reference:
1)
Box end wrenches and/or crescent wrenches
2)
Phillips blade screwdriver
3)
Sealing tape (butyl rubber type) and plastic tape to protect / waterproof
3.2 Mounting the IDU
The 3100 Series IDU was designed to mount in a standard 19-inch equipment rack or equipment
cabinet. The shelf occupies two rack units of vertical height and does not require forced
convection cooling. Adhere to the following guidelines:
1) Avoid direct heat. If unavoidable, use deflector plates or air conditioning.
2) Locate equipment near sufficient AC power outlets as to provide AC power for test
equipment.
3) Eliminate conditions that could cause water to drip onto the equipment from leaking
roofs, waveguide and/or cable openings in walls or roofs. Cold water pipe condensation
must also be eliminated.
4) Bond and ground the IDU to the station ground bus using a #6 copper cable and clip
attached to the unit rack ears.
!
Note: The unit is not designed to be supported from the front panel. Installation by this
method could result in damage.
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IDU Installation Procedure
3.3 IDU User Interface Connections
The following describes the various “USER” connections located on the front and rear panels
of the IDU.
1
AC
U/C
D/C
ODU
TX
FLT
LOCAL
INTERFACE
2
3130IDUI.VSD
Model: 3130-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
RS485
70 MHz
to MODEM
70 MHz
FROM MODEM
Tx IFL
Rx
MONITOR
Rx IFL
RS232
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
5
Figure 3-1
1
IDU Connector Details
Optional Hand Held Terminal Connection (RJ45)
Function: Local Operation
Local operation is accomplished via the front panel of the IDU using an optional hand held
terminal.
Pin 1
+15 vdc Output. Reference provided by IDU.
Pin 2
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Pin 3
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Pin 4
Ground
Pin 5
Receive Data (RXD). IDU Input Data
Pin 6
Transmit Data (TXD). IDU Output Data
Pin 7
Clear to Send (CTS)
Pin 8
Request to Send (RTS)
Pin 9
Not Used
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Note: Information is provided to adapt the RJ45 connection to a 9-pin “D”.
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2
RS-485 Connection (9 Pin Female “D”)
Function: Remote Monitor and Control
Remote monitoring and control of the 3100 Series VSAT product is accomplished through the
RS-232 or RS-485 connection.
Pins 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 Not Used
Pin 4 TX Data (+)
Pin 5 TX Data (-)
Pin 8 RX Data (+)
Pin 9 RX Data (-)
3
TX IFL Connection (AMPHENOL Female “N”)
Function: IDU to ODU Interface for Transmit Signals
The TX IFL cable carries +48 VDC, the 10 MHz reference, FSK communications link and the
modulated L-Band signal from the IDU to the ODU.
!
!
!
4
Refer to Section 4.2, IFL Cable Installation Guidelines
Refer to Section 4.2.1, General Cable Installation Considerations prior to installing
the cable.
Refer to Table 4-2, IDU to ODU Interface Cable Requirements
70 MHz from Modem (BNC Female)
Function: “USER” Transmit Traffic Interface
!
!
Input Frequency Range: 70 MHz (± 18MHz)
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms
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5
RS-232 Connection (9 Pin Female “D”)
Function: Remote Monitor and Control (PC Interface)
Remote monitoring and control of the 3100 Series VSAT product is accomplished through the
RS-232 or RS-485 connection.
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A null modem is required between the PC controller and the RS-232 port. Refer to
Table 6-4: RS-232 Null Modem Cross Connections .
Pin 1 Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Pin 6 Data Set Ready (DSR)
Pin 2 Receive Data (RXD)
Pin 7 Request to Send (RTS)
Pin 3 Transmit Data (TXD)
Pin 8 Clear to Send (CTS)
Pin 4 Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Pin 9 Ring Indicator
Pin 5 Ground
6
Serial EXP (9 Pin Female “D”)
Function: Summary Alarm Relay, interface based on application: Summary Alarm for 1Watt, 2-Watt, and 4-Watt Units. Summary Alarm bridge to AMP Controller for
16-Watt and 25-Watt Units. If system is configured for 1+1 protection, Summary
Alarm Bridge to VSAT 3 1+1 Protection Switch.
!
!
Current Rating .5 Amps @ 60 vdc. (Reed Relay)
Normally Closed, Open on fault.
Pins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Not Used
Pin 8 Normally Closed
Pin 9 Ground
7
AC Power
Function: AC Source Input
The IDU is equipped with an AC power supply and will operate from an AC source of 110 to
230 VAC at 50 to 60 Hz. The nominal 110 VAC range is from 90 to 132 VAC. The nominal 230
VAC range is from 180 to 264 VAC. If the AC Main power fluctuates outside of the nominal
range, system shut down will occur.
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!
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The AC Fuse position on the AC Power Switch must be left in the “110-120V” position
for operation at all power inputs. This unit will not operate with the AC Fuse in the
“220-230V” position.
Refer to Section 2 for total AC wattage and current draws for the various
configurations.
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8
70 MHz to Modem (BNC Female)
Function: “USER” Receive Traffic Interface
!
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Output Frequency Range: 70 MHz (± 18MHz)
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms
9
RX Monitor (BNC Female)
Function: Test Equipment Interface
!
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Output: L-Band Downlink 950 to 1525 MHz
Measurable Parameters: The Signal Strength can be used to drive a Spectrum
Analyzer or L-Band Receiver. The Signal strength signal is DC Blocked.
10
RX IFL Connection (AMPHENOL Female “N”)
Function: LNB Interface
The RX IFL cable carries the +15 VDC to the LNB. The RX cable also carries the received
signal from the LNB to the IDU.
3.4 Installation Verification
Verify the following after installing the IDU.
1)
All equipment located within a common rack is bonded together and grounded to a
proper station ground.
2)
All outdoor cable connections are properly seated, secured and waterproofed. A
connector strain relief has been added to each cable end.
3)
The IDU is secured to a stable flat surface or in an equipment rack with adequate air
circulation and mechanical supports.
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3.5 IDU Indicators and USER Controls
3.5.1 IDU Front Panel Indicators
1
2
3
4
5
6
AC
U/C
D/C
ODU
TX
FLT
LOCAL
INTERFACE
Figure 3-2
IDU Front Panel Indicators
Table 3-2
Description
AC Main
Power (AC)
Upconverter
(U/C)
Color
Green
Normal
Status
ON
Green
ON
3
Downconver
ter (D/C)
Green
ON
4
Outdoor
Unit Status
(ODU)
Transmitter
Status (TX)
Green
ON
Green
ON / OFF
Summary
Fault Alarm
(FLT)
Yellow
ON / OFF
Item
1
2
5
6
3-8
IDU Indications
Function
Indicates AC power has been applied to the unit.
Illuminates to indicate that the communications link
between the M&C card and the upconverter is
operational and that the upconverter synthesizer is
locked on frequency.
Illuminates to indicate that the communications link
between the M&C card and the downconverter is
operational and that the downconverter synthesizer is
locked on frequency.
Illuminates to indicate that the communication link
between the indoor unit and outdoor unit is operational
and that the ODU PLO is locked on frequency.
Illuminates to indicate that the Transmitter is enabled.
Illuminates when any of the following occurs:
1. Synthesizer is out of phase lock (corresponding LED
is not illuminated).
2. The AGC / ALC loop experiences a tracking or range
error after 45 seconds @ its set point.
3. The ODU PLO is out of lock.
4. M&C cannot communicate with either the
upconverter, down converter or ODU.
5. When used in conjunction with a High Power Booster
(SSPA) the AMP Controller is summed in.
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3.5.2 IDU USER Controls
USER interface connections for both Local and Remote control of the VSAT 3100 IDU
(Indoor Unit) are available as follows:
1
AC
U/C
D/C
ODU
TX
FLT
LOCAL
INTERFACE
2
Model: 3130-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
RS485
Tx IFL
70 MHz
to MODEM
70 MHz
FROM MODEM
Rx
MONITOR
Rx IFL
RS232
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
3
Figure 3-3
IDU Local and Remote Interface Connections
Table 3-4
Item
1
!
!
IDU Interface Connections
Description
Optional Hand Held Terminal
Connection (RJ45)
2
RS-485 Connection
(9 Pin Female “D”)
3
RS-232 Connection
(9 Pin Female “D”)
(PC Interface)
Function
Local operation is accomplished from the
front panel of the IDU via the optional hand
held terminal.
Remote monitoring and control of the 3100
Series VSAT product is accomplished
through the RS-485 connection.
Remote monitoring and control of the 3100
Series VSAT product is accomplished
through the RS-232 connection.
A null modem is required between the PC controller and the RS-232 port. Refer
to Table 6-4: RS-232 Null Modem Cross Connections .
Refer to Section 3.3, IDU USER Interface Connections for wiring information.
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4.
Section
4
Ku-band ODU Installation Procedures
About this section
This section provides instruction to integrate and install the 3100 Series Ku-band Outdoor Unit
(ODU) configured for any power level. Within this text ODU refers to any combination of the
following elements: BUC (Block Upconverter), SSPA (Booster Amplifier) and LNB (Low Noise
Block Downconverter). The combination of the noted elements is based on the system
configuration.
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Adhere to the installation sequence listed in Table 4-1.
Table 4-1
Installation Sequence
Procedure
Section
Unpacking the System
4.1
Mechanical Inspection
4.1.1
Installation Tools
4.1.2
IFL Cable Installation Guidelines
4.2
General Cable Installation Considerations
4.2.1
Mounting the Typical 1, 2 or 4 Watt Outdoor Unit
4.3
Interface Connections for the 1, 2 or 4 Watt Outdoor Unit
4.4
Mounting the Typical 8 Watt or higher Outdoor Unit
4.5
Interface Connections for the 8 Watt or higher Outdoor Unit
4.6
Installation Verification
4.7
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4.1 Unpacking the Outdoor Unit
Ensure that all parts and accessories are removed from the shipping container and packing
material.
Please DO NOT discard the container or any packing material until both a physical and
mechanical inspection of the content has been performed. The container and packing material
must be available if a damage claim is to be made with the carrier.
!
The IDU and ODU are shipped in separate cartons. For higher power applications, the
BUC/Booster are usually mounted and shipped together in a single carton. The
cartons contain the specified cable connectors, hardware, etc. depending on the system
configuration as ordered.
4.1.1 Mechanical Inspection
Inspect the equipment for mechanical shipping damage. Make sure that the equipment frame is
free of damage and that no connectors, controls or indicators are broken, damaged or loose.
Should any damage be discovered after unpacking the system, immediately file a claim with the
carrier. A full report of the damage should be made and a copy forwarded to Paradise
Datacom. Paradise Datacom will then advise on disposition of the equipment.
Note: Subject to terms of the Service Policy, Paradise Datacom will repair all defective
equipment at its Boalsburg, PA factory. A Return Material Authorization number must
accompany material forwarded to Paradise Datacom. To obtain a RMA number, call
Customer Service at (814) 466-6275.
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4.1.2 Inventory the Equipment
The equipment and accessories should be inspected for damage that may have occurred
during shipment. If the containers are damaged notify Paradise Datacom and the freight
carrier immediately. Inventory the equipment as follows:
Check the contents of the cartons against the packing slip provided or the list below, to ensure
that the shipment is complete. The standard VSAT package should include:
Qty (1) 3130-0000 (3100 series) VSAT Indoor Unit (IDU)
Qty (1) 3100 Series Outdoor Unit (ODU)
Qty (1) Low Noise Block (LNB)
Qty (1) Ancillary hardware / connector kit
(Optional Booster and Amp Controller as required)
4.1.3 Installation Tools
A list of basic tools required to complete installation of the VSAT Satellite System is provided
for reference:
1) Box end wrenches and/or crescent wrenches
2) Phillips blade screwdriver
3) Sealing tape (butyl rubber type) and plastic tape to protect / waterproof
4) Antenna mounting hardware
4.2 IFL Cable Installation Guidelines
The interface between the Indoor Unit and Outdoor Unit is accomplished using two coaxial
cables. The length of the (IFL) cables will depend on the site layout.
Note: It is important to note that the IFL interface cables between the IDU and ODU
are NOT included. The User must supply these cables.
The TX IFL inter-connection requires one double shielded 50Ω coaxial cable with a Type “N”
Male Connector at each end. The RX IFL inter-connection requires one 50Ω or 75Ω-coaxial
cable with a Type “N” Male Connector at the IDU end and a Type “F” Male at the LNB end.
For lengths up to 200 ft, RG-214 cable or equivalent is recommended for the IFL cables.
Alternate cable types may be used as long as the attenuation at 1 GHz and the center conductor
DC resistance is similar to RG-214 specifications. For lengths between 200 and 300 feet, a low
loss foam dielectric cable such as Belden 9914 is required. Such cable must have an insertion
loss of less than 6 dB per 100 feet at 1 GHz and a center conductor DC resistance of less than
0.12 ohms per 100 feet.
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Refer to Table 4-2, IDU to ODU Interface Cable Requirements.
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Failure to use the lower loss cable for extended lengths will result in significant
reduction in ODU output power and excessive signal distortion.
Table 4-2
IDU to ODU Interface Cable Requirements
Cable Type
Impedance
Loss per 100 Meters
RG-214
Belden 8214
50 Ohms
50 Ohms
36.6 dB
23.0 dB
Belden 9914
50 Ohms
19.7 dB
4.2.1 General Cable Installation Considerations
General guidelines to ensure that the IDU to ODU Coaxial Cables are properly prepared and
installed are listed below:
4-4
1)
Plan the route that the IFL cables will follow. Plan the route to minimize the cable
length between the IDU and ODU. Keep in mind that approximately five feet at both
ends should be added for drip loops and service loops.
2)
Ensure that a strain relief is added to both cable connections.
3)
Ensure that the external connector is sealed and waterproofed.
4)
When running the cable between the IDU and ODU, follow standard installation
practices. Avoid sharp corners. Secure the cable to the tower members, cable runways
or other using hangers or manufacturer’s approved tie-wraps at one meter (three-foot)
intervals.
5)
Ensure that the center pin of the type “N” male connector does not protrude beyond the
inner metal ground shield. An improper terminated cable will damage the mating
connectors of the IDU and ODU.
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4.3 Mounting the Typical 2 or 4 Watt Ku-Band Outdoor Unit
The following diagram and instructions pertain to mounting a 3100 Series Ku-band ODU
and LNB to an antenna using a Paradise Datacom supplied mounting plate. The mounting
plate along with the miscellaneous hardware kits are not provided with the system unless
specified or requested per the USER purchase order.
4.3.1 BUC Miscellaneous Hardware Kit Description (Ku -3110-0001)
The BUC miscellaneous hardware kit is provided with all systems and contains the hardware
and “O” ring for connecting the BUC to waveguide or directly to the feed system. This
hardware may be provided separate from the mounting kit.
4.3.2 ODU Mounting Kit
The BUC mounting kit requirements are specific to each type of antenna. Paradise Datacom
offers a universal mounting kit and other kits may be available. Please consult the factory for
more information.
4.3.2.1 Focal Point Mounting Kit
Focal Point Mounting Kits are usually available from the antenna manufacturer when specifying
the Paradise Datacom ODU. Please refer to Figure 4-1 for typical BUC focal point mount
diagram.
LNB
Optional Transmit Reject
Filter
Feed Support
Figure 4-1
Typical Antenna Focal Point Mounting Configuration
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The OMT assembly is not included with the unit. Paradise Datacom can provide the
transmit reject filter as an option.
4.3.2.2 Universal BUC Mount Kit and Off-Set Mounting Kit
Paradise Datacom offers the optional Universal BUC Mount Kit - P/N 3110-0016 and
Off-set Mounting Kit – P/N 3110-0002 for mounting a 2-Watt or 4-Watt ODU (BUC) to an
antenna feed support. This Universal BUC Mount Kit is supplied with a separate assembly
drawing. (Please consult the factory for pricing and availability.) The following diagram
and instructions pertain to mounting the BUC using the Universal BUC Mount and Off-set
Mounting Kits.
The Outdoor Unit should be assembled as shown in Figure 4-2. The User antenna type and
design determine the exact mounting location of this assembly. The flexible waveguide is not
provided with the mounting kit.
p2
Ste
4
Ste
6
p1
5
4
7
6
5
7
2
3
8
1
p3
Ste
Figure 4-2
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Table 4-3
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Part #
MS9068-022
2400-3038-610
2400-3044-136
36015
2400-3044-141
2400-3045-814
2400-3047-010
Offset Mounting Kit (3110-0002)
Description
“O” Ring Parker
SCRPNHD 6-32x5/5 LG
Washer, Medlock NO. 6
U-Bolt
Washer, Medlock 3/8
Washer, FL 3/8 OD. 81
Nut, Plain Hex 3/8-16
Qty
1
8
8
2
4
4
4
Important: Make sure that the “O” Ring is installed and that the waveguide flange is
properly sealed to prevent moisture from entering the waveguide.
Step 1.
First secure the bottom section of the ODU mounting assembly by placing the
ODU (BUC) mounting assembly onto the diagonal support member and secure
using (1) U-Bolt and noted hardware.
Step 2.
Secure the top section of the ODU (BUC) mounting assembly onto the cross
member (support pole/pipe) and secure using (1) U-Bolt and noted hardware.
Step 3.
If applicable, attach flexible waveguide between the ODU (BUC) and feed
assembly using the hardware noted.
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4.4 Interface Connections for the 1, 2 or 4 Watt Ku band ODU (BUC)
The following describes the various “USER” connections located on the 1-Watt, 2-Watt, or 4Watt ODU (BUC).
3
4
6
2
8
1
7
1
5
WR75 Waveguide Flange, Grooved
Function: ODU (BUC) RF Output port
2
WR75 Transmit Reject Filter (Optional)
Function: Ku-Band RF Connection to Reject Filter
3
Male Type “F” Female Connector
Function: LNB Interface for L-Band Output connection to IDU
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!
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4-8
Provides +15 VDC source for LNB from IDU.
Refer to Section 4.2, IFL Cable Installation Guidelines.
Refer to Section 4.2.1, General Cable Installation Considerations prior to installing
the cable.
Refer to Table 4-2, IDU to ODU Interface Cable Requirements.
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4
Female Type “N” Connector
Function: ODU (BUC) Interface for L-Band Input connection from IDU
!
!
!
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5
Receives the modulated L-Band (950 - 1450 MHz) signal from IDU.
Interface for a 10 MHz reference, 48 VDC power, and an FSK monitor and control
(M&C) link.
Refer to Section 4.2, IFL Cable Installation Guidelines.
Refer to Section 4.2.1, General Cable Installation Considerations prior to installing
the cable.
Refer to Table 4-2, IDU to ODU Interface Cable Requirements.
SSPA I/F / RS-485 / 48VDC
Function: Input for 48 vdc Source and RS-485 communications. Used to route 48 VDC and the
RS-485 communication channel between the ODU (BUC) and SSPA.
Pins A, C, D, E, H, N, P, and T
Not Used
Pin B
MISO
Pin F
PIC_CLK
Pin G
SS
Pin J
GND (Ground) See Note 1.
Pin K
+48 VDC, See Note 1.
Pin L
+48 VDC, See Note 1.
Pin M
GND (Ground) See Note 1.
Pin R
MOSI
Pin S
PIC_SEL
Note: Pins J, K, L and M are not used (Not Connected) when DC power is applied to the unit
via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor. It is important to note that when DC power is
applied via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor that pins K & L have +48 vdc present.
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6
Female type “TNC” Connector
Function: Optional LNB Interface 10 MHz reference and 15VDC or 12VDC Source
7
ODU (BUC) Mounting Kit
Function: Attaching ODU and LNB to antenna mounting structure
8
OMT / Reject Filter / Waveguide Elbow Assembly
Paradise Datacom does not provide this assembly. Paradise Datacom can provide the
transmit reject filter and/or the 90° waveguide elbow as an option.
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4.5 Mounting the Typical 8-Watt / 16-Watt Outdoor Unit (BUC)
The following diagram and instructions pertain to mounting an 8-Watt or 16-Watt ODU
(BUC) to an antenna using a Paradise Datacom supplied mounting plate and hardware kits.
The 8-Watt or 16-Watt Outdoor Unit is pre-assembled as shown in Figure 4-2. The User
antenna type and design determine the mounting location of this assembly. The flexible
waveguide is not provided with the mounting kit.
p2
Ste
4
6
5
7
p1
Ste
2
4
3
6
8
5
1
7
p3
Ste
16BUC1.VSD
Figure 4-3
8-Watt / 16-Watt Mounting
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Table 4-4
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Part #
MS9068-022
2400-3038-610
2400-3044-136
36015
2400-3044-141
2400-3045-814
2400-3047-010
Offset Mounting Kit (3110-0002)
Description
“O” Ring Parker
SCRPNHD 6-32x5/5 LG
Washer, Medlock NO. 6
U-Bolt
Washer, Medlock 3/8
Washer, FL 3/8 OD. 81
Nut, Plain Hex 3/8-16
Qty
1
8
8
2
4
4
4
Important: Make sure that the “O” Ring is installed and that the waveguide flange is
properly sealed to prevent moisture from entering the waveguide.
Step 1.
First secure the bottom section of the ODU mounting assembly by placing the
ODU (BUC) mounting assembly onto the diagonal support member and secure
using (1) U-Bolt and noted hardware.
Step 2.
Secure the top section of the ODU (BUC) mounting assembly onto the cross
member (support pole/pipe) and secure using (1) U-Bolt and noted hardware.
Step 3.
If applicable, attach flexible waveguide between the ODU (BUC) and feed
assembly using the hardware noted.
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4.6 Interface Connections for the 8-Watt / 16-Watt ODU (BUC)
The following describes the various “USER” connections located on the 8-Watt and 16-Watt
ODU (BUC).
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This section provides information pertaining to the SSPA interface connections. Refer
to Section 4.4 for ODU (BUC) Interface Connections.
SSPA
ODU (BUC)
4
3
1
Figure 4-4
1
2
8-Watt / 16-Watt ODU BUC Connector Details
48VDC / RS-485 Port
Function: 48 VDC Interface from AMP Controller
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16 Watt Configuration ONLY.
Paradise Datacom does not provide the AMP Controller to SSPA 48 VDC Cable
assembly as part of these systems, only cable connectors are provided. Refer to Table
4-5 for cable wiring information.
Table 4-5
Wiring for 48 VDC Connector to SSPA
Pin Assignment
Amp Controller
SSPA
Pin 1
Pin K
Pin 2
Pin L
Pin 3
Pin J
Pin 4
Pin M
* Remaining pins are not used.
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Description
+48 VDC
+48 VDC
GND
GND
Recommendation: Use AWG 18 or lower shielded multi-conductor cable.
Recommendation. Connect the shields to the ground pins on either end of the cable to
minimize radiated susceptibility and emissions.
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2
BUC / SSPA Interface Port
Function: Provides the serial interface for communications between the BUC and SSPA. When
configured as an 8-Watt system the 48VDC source voltage for the SSPA is routed
through this port. When configured as a 16-Watt system the AMP Controller
provides the 48VDC source voltage.
3
WR75 Waveguide Flange, Grooved
Function: SSPA RF Output port to antenna feed
4
Female Type “N” Connector
Function: ODU (BUC) Interface for L-Band Input connection from IDU
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Receives the modulated L-Band (950 - 1450 MHz) signal from IDU.
Interface for a 10 MHz reference, 48 VDC power, and an FSK monitor and control
(M&C) link.
Refer to Section 4.2, IFL Cable Installation Guidelines.
Refer to Section 4.2.1, General Cable Installation Considerations prior to installing
the cable.
Refer to Table 4-2, IDU to ODU Interface Cable Requirements.
4.7 Installation Verification
Verify that the following parameters have been adhered to while installing the unit.
1)
All equipment located around or mounted directly on the antenna are bonded together
and grounded to a proper earth ground.
2)
The unit is located within or in a manner that allows ease of service.
3)
The unit is properly secured in place.
4)
All outdoor cable connections are properly seated, secured and waterproofed. A
connector strain relief has been added to each cable end.
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5. Section
5
AMP Controller Installation
Procedure
About this section
This section provides instructions to integrate and install the 3100 Series AMP Controller. The
AMP Controller is required when the 3100 Series C or Ku Band System is configured for
16-Watts or higher.
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Follow the installation sequence listed in Table 5-1.
Table 5-1
Installation Sequence
Procedure
Amp Controller Description
Section
5.1
Unpacking the System
5.2
Mechanical Inspection
5.2.1
Installation Considerations
5.2.2
Installation Tools
5.2.3
Mounting the AMP Controller
5.3
AMP Controller Interface Connections
5.4
Installation Verification
5.5
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AMP Controller Installation Procedure
5.1 AMP Controller Description
When integrated, the AMP Controller provides the source 48 VDC as well as functional control
of the SSPA (booster amplifier).
The AMP Controller is provided in (3) configurations dependant on the power configuration for
each system.
Paradise Datacom does not provide the AMP Controller to SSPA 48 VDC Cable assembly as
part of these systems, only connectors are provided. Each AMP Controller is provided with an
AMP Connector Kit. The connector kit includes the connectors and hardware required for
integrating the system. Refer to tables 5.2 and 5.3 for connector kit parts lists.
AMP Controller Configurations:
Part Number
1)
2)
3)
4)
3131-0000
3135-0000-300
3135-0000-450
3135-0000-600
Used For
Connector Kit
20W C-Band System
20W C-Band System
40W C-Band System
60W C-Band System
3131-0001
3135-0001
3135-0001
3135-0001
Note: The 3135-0000-300 has replaces the 3131-0000.
Table 5-2
Item
Part #
3131-0001 – Connector Kit
Description
Qty
1
2
3
4
5
2400-3106-01S
CE3057-12A-3
202236-1
206062-3
206429-1
Connector, Female 3106 Type
Cable Clamp
Contact Pin
Cable Clamp
1
1
4
1
Connector
1
6
C7MMG-0906M-ND
6 Foot Ribbon Cable, DB9 to DB9
1
Table 5-3
Item
1
2
3
!
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AMP Controller 3131-0001 Connector Kit
Part #
2400-3106-01S
2400-3106-01P
C7MMG-0906M-ND
AMP Controller 3135-0001 Connector Kit
3135-0001 – Connector Kit
Description
Connector, Female 3106 Type
Connector, Male 3106 Type
6 Foot Ribbon Cable, DB9 to DB9
Qty
1
1
1
Refer to Tables 5.4 and 5.5 for AMP Controller Interconnect Wiring.
Refer to Figures 5.3 and 5.4 for configuration details.
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5.2 Unpacking the AMP Controller
Each product is completely assembled, tested and then shipped in its appropriate packaging.
Care should be taken when removing equipment from the shipping container to prevent
damage to the units. Ensure that all parts and accessories are removed from the shipping
container and packing material.
Please DO NOT discard the container or any packing material until both a physical and
mechanical inspection of the content has been performed. The container and packing material
must be available if a damage claim is to be made with the carrier.
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!
The cartons contain the necessary cable connectors, hardware, etc. required to
interconnect the units.
If the shipping container is to be discarded, do not discard the cartons until the
content has been inspected and all material as been accounted for.
5.2.1 Mechanical Inspection
Inspect the equipment for mechanical shipping damage. Make sure that the equipment is free
of damage and that no connectors, controls or indicators are broken, damaged or loose.
Should any damage be discovered after unpacking the system, immediately file a claim with
the carrier. A full report of the damage should be made and a copy forwarded to Paradise
Datacom. Paradise Datacom will then advise on disposition of the equipment.
Note: Subject to terms of the Service Policy, Paradise Datacom will repair all defective
equipment at its Boalsburg, PA factory. A Return Material Authorization number must
accompany material forwarded to Paradise Datacom. To obtain a RMA number, call
Customer Service at (814) 466-6275.
5.2.2 Installation Considerations
The following points should be considered when planning the installation of the terminal:
1) The AMP Controller should be located within a sheltered environment, away from
sources of water, heat, extreme cold, vibration, dust or excessive electromagnetic
interference (EMI).
2) The AMP Controller shall be secured to a stable flat surface or in a rack with adequate
air circulation. If installed within an equipment enclosure, adhere to the following
specifications.
"
"
IDU Humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing.
Temperature: +10° C to +40° C.
3) If the terminal is installed in a rack, L-brackets or mechanical supports should be used to
support the unit. Threaded holes on the side of the Indoor Unit have been provided for
this purpose.
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4) For optimum operation, the IDU should be connected to a stable, conditioned AC power
source and proper ground grid.
5) A socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. (Per
BSEN60950 Sec. 1.7.2.)
Note: The unit is not designed to be supported from the front panel. Installation by this method
could result in damage.
5.2.3 Installation Tools
A list of basic tools required to complete installation of the VSAT Satellite System is provided
for reference:
1) Box end wrenches and/or crescent wrenches
2) Phillips blade screwdriver
3) Sealing tape (butyl rubber type) and plastic tape to protect / waterproof
5.3 Mounting the AMP Controller
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Figure 5-1
AMP Controller Front Panel
The 3100 Series AMP Controller was designed to mount in a standard 19-inch equipment rack
or equipment cabinet. The unit occupies two rack units of vertical height and does not require
forced convection cooling. Adhere to the following guidelines:
1) Avoid direct heat. If unavoidable, use deflector plates or air conditioning.
2) Locate equipment near sufficient AC power outlets as to provide AC power for test
equipment.
3) Eliminate conditions that could cause water to drip onto the equipment from leaking
roofs, waveguide and/or cable openings in walls or roofs. Cold water pipe condensation
must also be eliminated.
4) Bond and ground the AMP Controller to the station ground bus using a #6 copper cable
and clip attached to the unit rack ears.
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5.4 AMP Controller Interface Connections
The following describes the various “USER” connections located on the AMP Controller.
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Refer to Figure 5.2. Typical High Power Configuration and Figure 5.3 and 5.4 AMP
Controller Connector Details
From LNB
* RX IFL L-Band (950-1525 MHz)
* 15 vdc
LNB
"F" Female
"N" Female
TNC (10 MHz)(12 VDC)
MON Port
70 MHz To Modem
TX IFL
BUC
SSPA
SSPA SPI Interface Port
IDU
RJ45 I/O for Optional Hand Held Terminal
70 MHz From Modem
RS485 (DB9)
RS232 (DB9)
Serial Expansion (DB9)
SSPA 48VDC
AMP Controller
Amphenol Connector (See Appendix A)
IDU Interface (DB9 Female)
Figure 5-2
Typical High Power Configuration
Note: Figure 5-2 represents a typical high power configuration of 16-Watts or higher.
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14
"
AMP Controller Installation Procedure
1
4
19"
Model: 3131-0000
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
3.5"
SUMMARY
FAULT
ODU POWER
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
5
3100 SERIES AMP
CONTROLLER
3
1
2
2
4
AMP Controller 3131-0000 Connector Details
14
"
Figure 5-3
3
1
4
19"
Model: 3135-0000-XXX
SERIAL No. XXX
Made in USA
3.5"
SUMMARY
FAULT
ODU POWER
SERIAL
EXP
T5A 250V
3100 SERIES AMP
CONTROLLER
5
3
2
Figure 5-4
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AMP Controller 3135-0000 Connector Details
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1
AC Power
Function: AC Source Input
The AMP Controller is equipped with an AC power supply and will operate from an AC source
of 110 to 230 VAC at 50 to 60 Hz. The nominal 110 VAC range is from 90 to 132 VAC. The
nominal 230 VAC range is from 180 to 264 VAC. If the AC Main power fluctuates outside of the
“normal” range, system shut down will occur.
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!
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The AC Fuse position on the AC Power Switch must be left in the “110-120V” position
for operation at all power inputs. This unit will not operate with the AC Fuse in the
“220-230V” position.
IEC Receptacle fused 5A.
Total AC wattage for the various configurations is:
20-Watt C-Band = 300 watts typical (Includes IDU & BUC)
40-Watt C-Band = 500 watts typical (Includes IDU & BUC)
60-Watt C-Band = 600 watts typical (Includes IDU & BUC)
2
ODU Power
Function: Supplies DC Power for SSPA
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!
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Paradise Datacom does not provide the AMP Controller to SSPA 48 VDC Cable
assembly as part of these systems, only cable connectors are provided. Refer to Table
5.4, AMP Controller to SSPA 48 VDC Interconnect Wiring. Connector Type:
Conexall 4 pin
Recommendation for 3131-0000 and 3135-0000-300 Amp Controller: Use AWG 18 or
lower shielded multi-conductor cable. Distance from Amp Controller to the SSPA
should not exceed 150 feet. Longer distances may require larger cable type.
Recommendation: Connect the shields to the ground pins on either end of the cable to
minimize radiated susceptibility and emissions.
Table 5-4
AMP Controller
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
AMP Controller 3131-0000 Interconnect Wiring
Pin Assignment
SSPA
Pin K
Pin L
Pin J
Pin 4
Pin M
* Remaining pins are not used.
Description
+48 VDC
+48 VDC
RTN
RTN
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Table 5-5
AMP Controller 3135-0000 Interconnect Wiring
AMP Controller
Pin K
Pin L
Pin J
Pin Assignment
SSPA
Pin K
Pin L
Pin J
Pin M
Pin M
* Remaining pins are not used.
3
Description
+48 VDC
+48 VDC
RTN
RTN
Fuse
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Refer to AC Power.
4
Summary Fault
Function: Summary Alarm Relay, interface based on application: Summary Alarm for
SSPA Units. If system is configured for 1+1 protection, Summary Alarm
Bridge to VSAT 3 1+1 Protection Switch.
Pin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Not Used
Pin 8 Normally Closed Relay (+)
Pin 9 Relay (-)
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!
5
Current Rating: .5 Amps @ 60 vdc. (Reed Relay)
Normally Closed, Open on fault.
Serial EXP (Cable provided with unit)
Function: IDU Interface
Pin 1 Master In/ Slave Out
Pin 6 Ground
Pin 2 Master Out / Slave In
Pin 7 Not Used
Pin 3 SCK
Pin 8 Relay (+)
Pin 4 SPI Select
Pin 9 Relay (-)
Pin 5 Ground
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5.5 Installation Verification
Verify the following after installing the AMP Controller.
1) All equipment located within a common rack is bonded together and grounded to a
proper station ground.
2) All outdoor cable connections are properly seated, secured and waterproofed. A
connector strain relief has been added to each cable end.
3) The AMP Controller is located within a sheltered environment, away from sources of
water, extreme cold and heat, vibration, dust or excessive electromagnetic interference
(EMI).
4) The AMP Controller is secured to a stable flat surface or in a rack with adequate air
circulation and mechanical support.
5.6 AMP Controller Indicators
The VSAT 3100 AMP Controller is equipped with three front panel LEDs that provide
status of functionality and operation parameters. Function and description of each follows.
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Figure 6-4
AMP Controller Front Panel Indicators
Item
AC
Description
AC Main Power
Color
Green
Normal
Status
ON
ODU
Outdoor Unit
Green
ON
SUM
Summary Fault
Alarm.
Yellow
OFF
Function
Illuminates to indicate AC power has
been applied to the unit.
Illuminates to indicate that the SSPA
is enabled.
Illuminates when the SSPA current
consumption is outside of its normal
operating range.
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6. Section
6
Remote Operation & Set-Up
About this section
This section provides information required to establish communication with the Paradise
Datacom 3100 Series VSAT Transceiver. It includes information on interfaces, software
setup and command structures.
Table 6-1
Section Content
Content / Topics
Local Operation
Remote Operation
Interconnect Requirements
ASCII Character Code
Terminal Program Set-up & Configuration
Commands and Responses
Section
6.1
6.2
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.2.3
6.3.4
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6.1 Local Operation
Local operation can be accomplished through the RJ45 port on the front panel of the IDU
using the optional Hand Held Controller. A PC configured with a terminal program and a
null modem can provide local control via the RJ45 port or the RS232 and RS485 ports
located on the back of the IDU. Section 6.2 Remote Operation describes the setup
requirements for operation using a personal computer or laptop computer.
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System cannot be controlled with both the Hand Held Controller and the RS232 ports
connected. Refer to Appendix C for Operation Instructions for the Optional Hand
Held Controller.
6.2 Remote Operation
The following information is provided to allow set-up and control from a remote terminal or to
help the user integrate the VSAT into a network management program.
6.2.1 Interconnect Requirements
All monitor and control functions are available in the remote mode. Remote Monitor and
Control is accomplished through either the RS-232 or RS-485, half duplex, serial
communication links. US ASCII encoded character strings are used to represent commands and
data messages. A remote terminal or controller initiates communication and the VSAT
Terminal takes action and returns a report of requested status. The VSAT Terminal will not
initiate communication and will transmit data only when commanded to do so.
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Refer to Table 6-2 for RS-485 pin assignments.
Refer to Table 6-3 for RJ-45 pin assignments.
Note: A null modem is required between the PC controller and the IDU for RS-232
communication. Refer to Table 6-4, RS-232 Null Modem Cross Connections.
Table 6-2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
RS-485 Interface (9Pin Female “D”)
Description
NC
NC
NC
TX (+)
TX (-)
6
7
8
9
Table 6-3
Pin
1
2
3
4
6-2
Pin
Description
+15 vdc (Provided by IDU)
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Ground
Description
NC
NC
RX (+)
RX (-)
RJ-45 to 9 Pin “D”
Pin
6
7
8
9
Description
Transmit Data (TXD) (From IDU)
Clear to Send (CTS)
Request to Send (RTS)
Not Used
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Receive Data (RXD) (To IDU).
Table 6-4
RS-232 Null Modem Cross Connections
Female DB9
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Function
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Receive Data (RXD)
Transmit Data (TXD)
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Ground
Data Set Ready (DSR)
Request to Send (RTS)
Clear to Send (CTS)
Ring Indicator
Male DB9
Pin
4
3
2
6&1
5
4
8
7
NC
6.2.2 ASCII Character Code
The ASCII character is coded as 11 bits per character:
1 start bit,
7 data bits,
1 parity bit (even), and
2 stop bits.
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6.2.3 Terminal Program Set-Up & Configuration
The following four figures show the setup for the standard Hyperterminal program provided with
most Windows based PCs. This program can be used to interface to the Paradise Datacom
IDU. A null modem is required between the PC and the IDU for RS232 interface only.
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The screens shown here are for reference only. Your screens may vary depending on
the PC software and revisions used.
Step 1 – Open the Terminal Program and Choose
“File Properties”. Select the appropriate COM
port of your system to avoid conflicts. Make sure
that no ancillary devices are connected between
the COM port and the port on the IDU.
Figure 6.1 – File Properties
Step 2 –Press the “Configure…” button and
configure the Port Settings as defined in
Section 6.2.2 ASCII Character Codes.
Figure 6.2 – Configure Com Port Settings
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Step 3 – On the COM Settings window, select
the “Settings” tab and configure as shown in
Figure 6.3.
Figure 6.3 –Settings Tab
Step 4 – Press the ASCII Setup button and
configure as shown in Figure 6.4.
Step 5 – Press ‘OK’ twice, and configuration is
complete.
Figure 6.4 –ASCII Setup
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6.2.4 Commands and Responses.
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Table 7-6, Command Matrix provides a list of commands along with the associated
keystroke and purpose.
The two categories of messages are Commands and Responses.
Commands refer to messages being transmitted to the VSAT.
Responses refer to messages returned by the VSAT when requested.
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A message will have the following structure:
1. Start Character ⇒
Refer to Section 6.2.4.1
2. Device Address ("addr") ⇒
Refer to Section 6.2.4.2
3. Command/Response Mnemonics ⇒ Refer to Section 6.2.4.3
4. End of Message Character ⇒
Refer to section 6.2.4.4
6.2.4.1 Start Character
The start character consists of a single character. It is defined as:
"<" for commands
">" for responses
6.2.4.2 Device Address
The device address represents the address of the VSAT Terminal to which communication is
being directed. When the VSAT Terminal responds, it also includes its own address. This
allows many VSAT Terminals to be controlled by a single remote station. Valid addresses are
in 1 to 3 decimal characters, with a value between 1 to 255 followed by a "/". Address 0 is
reserved. The address is initially set to “1” @ the factory and can be changed by the user
through a local or remote command. The address will be remembered after power down. The
RS-232 address and the RS-485 address can be independently set.
6.2.4.3 Command/Response Structures
The command/response portion of a message is represented by a 2 to 4 character alphanumeric
string, followed by a "_" (underscore) and by variable length ASCII data, as required. The
ALPHA characters are case sensitive.
6.2.4.4 End of Message Character
Each message ends with a flag.
<cr> (carriage return) for commands
"]" (end bracket) for responses.
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7. Section
7
Operational Set-Up and Control
About this section
This section provides information pertaining to Set-Up and Operation of the Paradise Datacom
3100 Series VSAT Product.
Table 7-1
Section Content
Content / Topics
USER Set –Up Information
Input Power Level Considerations
Optimizing IFL Cable Losses
Baud Rate
System Set-Up & Configuration
Initial Set-Up
AGC Mode
ALC Mode
OOC Mode
Remote Command Matrix
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Section
7.1
7.1.1
7.1.2
7.1.3
7.2
7.2.1
7.2.2
7.2.3
7.2.4
7.3
7-1
Operational Set-Up and Control
7.1 USER Set-Up Information
Depending on the options selected, the VSAT System can be operated in a remote, local, or
combination remote/local mode. In all modes, the IDU and ODU communicate with each other
over an FSK link.
Over-all maximum receive gain from the LNB to the IDU 70 MHz output is approximately 80
dB, less the IFL cable attenuation. Additional gain reduction of up to 40 dB may be set into the
IDU by entering the appropriate value (see Section 7.3 Remote Command Matrix).
7.1.1
Input Power Level Considerations
Refer to the vendor modem manual to set the proper input level to the IDU. The Paradise
Datacom Indoor Unit is set to operate most efficiently with a nominal input level from the
modem of -15 dBm. However, the system will accommodate input levels ranging from -5 to -25
dBm. Refer to Figure 7.1 Input to Output Level Diagram
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Caution: The total 70 MHz input power level from the external modem to the IDU
must not exceed -5 dBm. This is especially true when operating with multiple carriers
where the peak power will be up to 6 dB greater than the measured power of each
carrier.
!
Caution: Failure to properly adjust the input level may result in significant signal
compression and distortion. Consult the factory before attempting to operate the
system at input levels outside this range.
INPUT LEVEL / CABLE LENGTH
OUTPUT LEVEL COMP
RG-214
@ 100 TO 200 FEET
2W OUTDOOR UNIT
@ P1dB
40
30
20
10
0
MODULATOR OUTPUT
LEVEL RANGE
RG-214 @ 200'
-10
-20
-30
RG-214 @ 100'
-40
-50
-60
RG214CUR.VSD
Figure 7-1
7-2
Input to Output Level Diagram
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When setting the external modem at the desired power level, the characteristics of the carrier can
be CW, modulated or multiple carrier. A burst modem will have to be in the CW mode for set
up. From the remote interface, you can then initiate the input power training session. The
session conditions the internal power levels of the upconverter for optimum performance. (See
Section 7.2 for step by step set-up commands.)
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If the modulator power level is changed the training session must be performed again.
7.1.2 Optimizing for IFL Cable Losses
Optimizing for IFL cable losses is accomplished by one of two methods. The user can toggle
back and forth between the Automatic and Manual modes as required.
The first method is to have the system automatically measure the output power of the
transmitter. The system does this by comparing the output of the ODU to the calibration point
(10dB back off from rated power). The terminal will adjust the drive level of the IDU
automatically. The transmit carrier must be enabled to accomplish the automatic training.
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The automatic training should be done Offline (Off the Satellite).
The second method of IFL cable loss optimization is executed by informing the system of the
Transmitter IFL length in meters and the type of the cable by comparing the loss in dB per 100
meters. (See Table 7.2)
At the completion of the IFL training session the transmit power and mode of operation can be
selected.
7.1.2.1 Optimizing for RX IFL Cable Losses
The maximum end-to-end gain of the down converter, less LNB gain and cable losses, is 50 dB
with both the input and output attenuators set to minimum. The input attenuator permits input
signal reduction of up to 20 dB. This attenuator is intended for RX cable loss compensation but
may also be used to compensate LNB and antenna gain. The output attenuator has a minimum
range of 40 dB and is intended to keep the front end of the modem out of saturation.
RX IFL calibration uses the cable length command discussed earlier with the RX IFL Cable
Type (RCBT) command. When performed in this sequence, the down converter sets an
optimum level to drive the modem.
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Both the TX and RX cable compensation will be set to the same mode, i.e.: either
automatic or manual.
7.1.3 Baud Rate
The baud rate for RS-232 is factory set at 9600. The baud rate for RS-485 is factory set at
2400. Both the RS-232 baud rate and the RS-485 baud rate can be independently set. Valid
settings are 1200, 2400, 4800, or 9600. Refer to Section 6.5.3.25 Setting the Baud Rate.
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7.2 System Set-Up & Configuration
Note: Before initializing the set-up of the VSAT terminal, you must establish communication
with the IDU as noted in Section 6 of this manual.
If you are using the optional Hand Held Controller, please refer to the Hand Held Controller
Operation Instructions provided in Appendix C.
The VSAT system is equipped with three transmission modes: AGC (Automatic Gain Control),
ALC (Automatic Level Control), and OOC (Optional Outside Control). Refer to the following
for step by step software set-up procedures.
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Operating in one mode automatically renders the other modes inactive. Refer to Section
8 for detailed Remote Commands and Responses
7.2.1 Initial Set-Up
Prior to setting up the transmission modes, the system requires some basic set-up commands to
set the frequency and cable compensation as noted in Section 7.1.
Table 7-1
Initial Set-Up Procedure
Step
Action
Comments
1
Verify communication between the
controller and IDU.
This will not change any system settings. The correct
response is: >1/REM_
Command: <1/REM_ <cr>
2
Set the desired frequency band.
]
0 = C Band, 1 = Std. Ku Band, 2 = Offset Ku Band
Command: <1/band_n<cr>
3
Set the IFL cable length.
Command: <1/CBL_nnn<cr>
4
Set the TX IFL cable type.
Command: <1/TCBT_n<cr>
This command informs the system of the IFL cable
length in meters.
Choose the cable type that is similar to the cable type
being used for the system. Refer to Section 1.3.6 for
cable details. Also see Table 7.2 below.
n=1 RG-214, n=2 Belden 8214, n=3 Belden 9913
5
Set the RX IFL cable type.
Command: <1/RCBT_n<cr>
Choose the cable type that is similar to the cable type
being used for the system. Refer to Section 1.3.6 for
cable details. Also see Table 7.2 below.
n=1 RG-214, n=2 Belden 8214, n=3 Belden 9913
6
Command: <1/CCM_n<cr>
This command allows the user to toggle between
Automatic and Manual Cable Compensation Modes.
n=0 – Manual; n=1 – Automatic
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Table 7-2
Cable Type
Typical IFL Cable Characteristics
Impedance
Loss per 100 Meters
RG-214
50 Ω
36.60 dB
Belden 8214
50 Ω
23.00 dB
Belden 9914
50 Ω
19.70 dB
7.2.2 AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Mode
The AGC mode is primarily used for Multiple Carriers Per Channel (MCPC) applications.
When selected, the AGC mode provides a constant gain block from the 70 MHz input to the
Ku or C-Band output. This is achieved by adjusting an internal voltage variable attenuator
(VVA), in conjunction with the satellite operator, to set the appropriate level of the individual
carriers. This VVA setting is then stored in memory. In the event of a power outage the
settings are restored upon power up. Precautions must be taken when adding additional carriers
to ensure that the total power output does not exceed the limits of the amplifier.
Table 7-3
Typical AGC Mode Setup Procedure (MCPC)
Step
Action
Comments
1
Set input IF power from modem to
–15dbm.
This will set the IF input to the IDU near mid-range.
(Optimum)
2
Set TX Frequency
The actual transmit frequency will be system specific.
Command: <1/TXF_nnnn<cr>
3
Set RX Frequency
The actual receive frequency will be system specific
Command: <1/RXF_nnnn<cr>
4
Train the IF Input
Command: <1/TTI_<cr>
5
Turn Carrier On
The TTI command reads the power detected at the input
to the IDU. The TTI attenuator is set to a value that
optimizes the performance of the IF input amplifier.
This attenuator remains set at this value until another
TTI is given.
This command turns the transmitter on.
Command: <1/TC_1<cr>
6
Train the L-Band Output
Command: <1/TTO_<cr>
7
Set the RF Output Level
Command: <1/VVA_n.n <cr>
The TTO command sets the VVA attenuator value to 10
and reads the RF power detector at the output of the
ODU. The TTO attenuator is set for maximum rated
power –10db (i.e. 23dBm for a 2W system) at the RF
output. The purpose of the TTO attenuator is to
compensate for varying lengths and losses of IFL
cabling.
This command sets the attenuation level of the VVA
attenuator at the output of the IDU. The VVA
attenuator value should be set according to the
requirements of the satellite provider. The value set at
this time will define the maximum power output that
can be provided by the system.
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Table 7-3
Typical AGC Mode Setup Procedure (MCPC) (Cont.)
Step
8
Action
Store VVA Setting
Command: <1/GCAL_<cr>
9
Set Gain Back Off
Command: <1/TGB_n<cr>
10
Train Receiver Input
Command: <1/RTI_<cr>
11
Receiver Attenuation
Command: <1/RA_nn.n<cr>
Comments
This command stores the value entered for VVA in
memory and brings the transmitter to a level that is
10dB backed off from the maximum level programmed
for with the VVA above.
This command sets the transmit gain back off to the
number entered here. The number in the command is
the number of dB that the transmitter will be backed off
from maximum output power.
This command sets the IDU L-band input attenuator to
provide proper input levels to the IDU down converter.
The RTI attenuator setting is determined by the IF
detector.
This command sets the IF level out of the IDU to the
modem (40 dB range).
Note: System should lockup without error. This setup will maintain a constant gain from
70 MHz input to RF output.
7.2.3 ALC (Automatic Level Control) Mode
The ALC mode is primarily used for Single Carrier per Channel (SCPC) applications. When
selected the ALC mode provides a constant output power at the flange of the outdoor unit. This
is achieved by setting the desired output level in dBm. The control loop utilizes the reported
power from the outdoor unit and a voltage variable attenuator (VVA) located in the indoor unit
to maintain a constant output level. Any fluctuations in the output power level as a result of
modem fluctuations or cable loss variability over temperature will be automatically compensated
for by the control loop.
Table 7-4
Typical ALC Mode Setup Procedure (SCPC)
Step
Action
Comments
1
Set input IF power from modem to
–15dbm.
This will set the IF input to the IDU near mid-range.
(Optimum)
2
Set TX Frequency
The actual transmit frequency will be system specific.
Command: <1/TXF_nnnn<cr>
3
Set RX Frequency
The actual receive frequency will be system specific
Command: <1/RXF_nnnn<cr>
4
Train the IF Input
Command: <1/TTI_<cr>
7-6
The TTI command reads the power detected at the input
to the IDU. The TTI attenuator is set to a value that
optimizes the performance of the IF input amplifier.
This attenuator remains set at this value until another
TTI is given.
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Table 7-4
Step
5
Typical ALC Mode Setup Procedure (SCPC) (Cont.)
Action
Turn Carrier On
Comments
This command turns the transmitter on.
Command: <1/TC_1<cr>
6
Train the L-Band Output
Command: <1/TTO_<cr>
7
Set Output Level (per satellite
operator)
Command: <1/TP_nn.n <cr>
8
Train Receiver Input
Command: <1/RTI_<cr>
9
Receiver Attenuation
Command: <1/RA_nn.n<cr>
The TTO command sets the VVA attenuator value to 10
and reads the RF power detector at the output of the
ODU. The TTO attenuator is set for maximum rated
power –10db (i.e. 23dBm for a 2W system) at the RF
output. The purpose of the TTO attenuator is to
compensate for varying lengths and losses of IFL
cabling.
This command checks the RF output of the ODU and
sets the VVA attenuator to control the output to the
level specified.
This command sets the IDU L-band input attenuator to
provide proper input levels to the IDU down converter.
The RTI attenuator setting is determined by the IF
detector.
This command sets the IF level out of the IDU to the
modem (40 dB range).
7.2.4 OOC (Optional Outside Control) Mode
The OOC mode is primarily used for burst applications or when a USER desires outside
(External) power control. When selected the ALC/AGC loop is disabled and runs in open loop.
This mode is invoked by first adjusting the output power level by setting the VVA then
disabling the loop. The OOC mode opens the loop and stores the VVA setting in memory in
the event that loss of power occurs. The outdoor unit is calibrated over temperature and
frequency to minimize any power fluctuations over temperature (± 0.5 dB). Power level control
is achieved via the modem.
Table 7-5
Typical OOC Mode Setup Procedure (Burst Mode)
Step
Action
Comments
1
Set input IF power from modem to
approximately –15dbm.
This will set the IF input to the IDU to “Optimum”.
2
Set TX Frequency
The actual transmit frequency will be system specific.
Command: <1/TXF_nnnn<cr>
3
Set RX Frequency
The actual receive frequency will be system specific
Command: <1/RXF_nnnn<cr>
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Table 7-5
Step
4
Typical OOC Mode Setup Procedure (Burst Mode) (Cont.)
Action
Train the IF Input
Command: <1/TTI_<cr>
5
Turn Carrier On
Comments
The TTI command reads the power detected at the input
to the IDU. The TTI attenuator is set to a value that
optimizes the performance of the IF input amplifier.
This attenuator remains set at this value until another
TTI is given.
This command turns the transmitter on.
Command: <1/TC_1<cr>
6
Train the L-Band Output
Command: <1/TTO_<cr>
7
Set the RF Output Level
Command: <1/VVA_n.n <cr>
8
Set Open Loop Control
Command: <1/OOC_<cr>
9
Train Receiver Input
Command: <1/RTI_<cr>
10
Receiver Attenuation
Command: <1/RA_nn.n<cr>
The TTO command sets the VVA attenuator value to 10
and reads the RF power detector at the output of the
ODU. The TTO attenuator is set for maximum rated
power –10db (i.e. 23dBm for a 2W system) at the RF
output. The purpose of the TTO attenuator is to
compensate for varying lengths and losses of IFL
cabling.
This command sets the attenuation level of the VVA
attenuator at the output of the IDU. The VVA
attenuator value should be set according to the
requirements of the satellite provider. The value set at
this time will define the maximum power output that
can be provided by the system.
This command opens the monitor loop and stores the
value of the VVA setting from Step 8 above.
This command sets the IDU L-band input attenuator to
provide proper input levels to the IDU down converter.
The RTI attenuator setting is determined by the IF
output detector.
This command sets the IF level out of the IDU to the
modem (40 dB range).
System should lockup without error. This setup will maintain a constant gain from 70 MHz input
to RF output. When operating in the OOC mode it is normal for the fault indicators to show a
LOO fault with no summary fault.
Note: If the VVA setting is adjusted after initial set-up, the <1/OOC_ command must be given
again to store the new VVA setting into memory. On power down the system will
remember the last VVA setting stored with the OOC command. Upon power up the
system will restore to the stored VVA setting.
Note: In the OOC Mode, when the TX carrier is commanded OFF, the VVA is automatically
re-set to maximum. When the TX carrier is commanded ON, the VVA value must be reset and the <1/OOC_ command must be given to store the value back into memory
(Repeat Steps 7 & 8). To find the last stored VVA setting, type <1/VVA_<cr>.
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7.3 Remote Command Matrix
!
See Section 8 for detailed remote command information.
Table 7.6
Command Matrix
Command
Keystroke
Set Remote Mode
<addr/REM_<cr>
Select Operating Band
<addr/band_n<cr>
Set TX Frequency
<addr/TXF_nnnnn<cr>
Set TX Carrier
<addr/TC_n<cr>
Transmit Input Training
Mode
<addr/TTI_<cr>
Transmit Output
Training Mode
<addr/TTO_<cr>
Cable Length Command
<addr/CBL_nnn<cr>
Set TX IFL Cable Type
<addr/TCBT_n<cr>
Set the VVA
<addr/VVA_nn.n<cr>
Calibrate the control
loop after setting the
VVA
Set TX Gain Backoff
<addr/GCAL_<cr>
Set TX Power Level
<addr/TP_nn.n<cr>
<addr/TGB_nn.n<cr>
Purpose
Does not affect settings. Checks
the communication between the
controller and IDU.
Sets the IDU to operate in one
of 3 TX bands.
Set the Transmit Frequency.
This command assumes an input
frequency of 70 MHz.
Used to turn the TX carrier on /
off.
Conditions the internal power
levels of the upconverter for
optimum performance with the
present modem output level.
Sets the output power level of
the upconverter to compensate
for IFL cable losses.
Optionally input TX/RX cable
lengths in meters.
Used to inform the system of
the TX IFL cable type.
RG-214 (n=1)
Belden 8214 (n=2)
Belden 9914 (n=3)
Manually set the VVA for a
value between 0 and 20 dB.
Sets previously entered cal level
into memory.
Used to set a gain back off from
the previously entered cal level
(10 dB range).
Maintains
constant
power
output of the transmitter in dBm
(20-dB range).
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Table 7.6
Command Matrix (Continued)
Command
Keystroke
Optional Outside
Control
<addr/OOC_<cr>
Temperature
<addr/TMP_<cr>
Request TX
configuration status
<addr/TCS_<cr>
Select Low Noise Block
(Ku only)
<addr/LNB_n<cr>
Set Rx Freq
<addr/RXF_nnnnn<cr>
Receive Input Training
<addr/RTI_<cr>
Set Rx IFL Cable Type
<addr/RCBT_n<cr>
Set Receiver Attenuation
<addr/RA_nn.n<cr>
Set Cable Compensation
Mode
<addr/CCM_n<cr>
Purpose
Used to relegate power level
control to an outside source.
This command stores the last
entered VVA setting.
Reports
present
ODU
temperature
in
degrees
centigrade.
Reports TX control settings:
TXF_nnnnn
TC_n
TGB_nn.n or TP_nn.n or
OOC_
TMP_nnn
TCBT_n
Used to select the LNB
frequency range.
LNB_1=INTELSAT Low
LNB_2=INTELSAT High
LNB_3=NORAM
LNB_4=AUSSAT
Set the Receive Frequency.
This command assumes an
output frequency of 70 MHz.
Causes
the
system
to
automatically adjust L-Band
input level to compensate for
IFL cable losses.
Used to inform the system of
the Rx IFL cable type.
RG-214 (n=1)
Belden 8214 (n=2)
Belden 9914 (n=3)
Sets the downconverter output
attenuation. (40dB range)
Uses cable info or data
generated during training.
0 = Manual
1 = Automatic
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Table 7.6
Command
Command Matrix (Continued)
Keystroke
Request Receive
Configuration Status
<addr/RCS_<cr>
Fault Tolerant Receiver
<addr/FTR_n<cr>
Query Fault Status
<addr/FS_<cr>
Bulk Consolidated
Status
<addr/BCS_<cr>
Purpose
Reports RX control settings:
RXF_nnnnn
RA_nn.n
LNB_n
RCBT_n
FTR_n
0 = Ignore the LNB Alarm
1 = Sums in the LNB Alarm
Provides the current status of
the fault indicators.
Reports overall system status:
TXF_nnnnn
TC_n
TGB_nn.n or TP_nn.n or
OOC_
POUT_nn.n
TMP_nnn
TCBT_n
RXF_nnnnn
RA_nn.n
LNB_n
RCBT_n
FTR_n
CBL_nnn
ADD1_nnn
ADD2_nnn
BD1_nnnn
BD2_nnnn
CCM_n
ISV_n.nn
OSV_n.nn
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Table 7.6
Command
Command Matrix (Continued)
Keystroke
Purpose
Set RS-232 Address
<addr/ADD1_nnn<cr>
Change the RS-232 address
from the factory setting of 1.
Set RS-485 Address
<addr/ADD2_nnn<cr>
Set the Baud Rate of the
RS-232 port
<addr/BD1_nnnn<cr>
Change the RS-485 address
from the factory setting of 1.
Change the Baud rate from the
factory setting of 9600. Valid
rates are 1200, 2400, 4800, and
9600 Baud.
Set the Baud Rate of the
RS-485 port
<addr/BD2_nnnn<cr>
7-12
Change the Baud rate from the
factory setting of 2400. Valid
rates are 1200, 2400, 4800, and
9600 Baud.
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8.
Section
8
Remote Commands
About this section
This section provides the command structures for Remote USER Set-Up and Operation of the
Paradise DataCom 3100 Series VSAT Product.
Table 8-1
Section
Command
Section Content
Section
Command
1
Check Remote Communication
17
Set Receive IFL Cable Type
2
Band Selection
18
Receiver Attenuator
3
Set Transmit Frequency
19
Set Cable Compensation Mode
4
Set Transmit Carrier On
20
Request Receive Configuration
Status
5
Input Power Training
21
Fault Tolerant Receiver
6
Output Power Training
22
Request Bulk Consolidated Status
7
Set Cable Length
23
Set Remote RS-232 Address
8
Set Transmit IFL Cable Type
24
Set Remote RS-485 Address
9
Set Power Control VVA
25
Set Baud Rate
10
Set AGC Mode Gain Calibration
Point
26
Fault Status
11
Set Transmit Gain Back Off
27
Stored Fault Status
12
Set Transmit Power
28
Clear Stored Faults
13
Set Optional Outside Control
29
System Reset
14
Temperature
30
Adjust OCX Frequency
15
Request Transmit Configuration
Status
31
Outdoor Unit Software Version
16
Set Receiver Frequency
32
Indoor Unit Software Version
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8.1 Check Remote Communication (REM)
Does not affect settings. This command checks the communication between the controller and
the VSAT IDU.
Command:
<addr/REM_<cr>
Response:
>addr/REM_
]
8.2 Band Selection (band)
The same IDU platform is used to control the standard Ku band (14.0 to 14.5 GHz), the
offset Ku band (13.75 to 14.25 GHz), and C band (5.85 to 6.425 GHz) operation.
band 0 =
C band
band 1 =
standard Ku
band 2 =
offset Ku.
Command:
<addr/band_n<cr>
Response:
>addr/band_n
]
Status only: <addr/band_<cr>
Response:
>addr/band_n
]
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8.3 Set Transmit Frequency (TXF)
Used to set the transmit frequency to be nnnnn MHz, where nnnnn equals frequency in one (1)
MHz steps.
band 0 =
5850 to 6425 MHz
band 1 =
14000 to 14500 MHz
band 2 =
13750 to 14250 MHz
Command:
<addr/TXF_nnnnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/TXF_nnnnn
]
!
When the transmit operating frequency is changed, the carrier is switched OFF. The
TC_1 command is required to turn it ON.
Status only: <addr/TXF_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TXF_nnnnn
]
8.4 Set Transmit Carrier (TC)
Set transmit carrier (TC) on/off.
n=
1 for on,
n=
0 for off.
Command:
<addr/TC_n<cr>
Response:
>addr/TC_n
]
Status only: <addr/TC_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TC_n
]
!
A "2" in the status response indicates a hardware forced mute which cannot be
overridden.
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8.5 Initiate Input Power Training Mode (TTI)
This command conditions the internal power levels of the up-converter for optimum
performance with the present modem output level. If the input power is outside of the normal
operating range, an error message “end of range will be displayed”.
Command:
<addr/TTI_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TTI
]
8.6 Initiate Output Power Training Mode (TTO)
This command sets the output level of the L-Band upconverter to compensate for IFL cable
losses and places the system into the Automatic Cable Compensation Mode. Transmit carrier
must be enabled. If the IFL cable loss is too great to be corrected an out of range error message
will be displayed.
Command:
<addr/TTO_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TTO_
]
8.7 Cable Length Command (CBL)
!
(Option to using the IFL Training Mode)
The operator is given the option of inputting the IFL cable length in meters. It is used with
the TX and RX cable type commands.
Command:
<addr/CBL_nnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/CBL_nnn
]
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8.8 Transmit IFL Cable Type (TCBT)
Used to inform the terminal of the TX IFL cable type. The information is used to set the IFL
cable compensation (VVA) when the system is in the manual cable compensation mode. Three
types of cable or equivalent may be used:
1. RG-214:
n=1
2. Belden 8214:
n=2
3. Belden 9914:
n=3
Command:
<addr/TCBT_n<cr>
Response:
>addr/TCBT_n
]
Status only:
<addr/TCBT_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TCBT_n
]
8.9 Set Power Control VVA (VVA)
Manually sets transmit power (VVA) to nn.n dB of attenuation and opens the Power Control
Loop. Valid parameter range is between 0.0 and 20.0 at the upper end of the power range, this
is not a linear function.
!
An OOC command is required to store VVA setting in memory.
Command:
<addr/VVA_nn.n<cr>
Response:
>addr/VVA_nn.n
]
8.10 Set AGC Mode Gain Calibration Point (GCAL)
Sets the system gain corresponding to 10.0 dB gain backoff to the present gain and enables the
AGC mode. This command is used in conjunction with the VVA command.
Command:
<addr/GCAL_<cr>
Response:
>addr/GCAL_
]
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8.11 Set Transmit Gain Backoff (TGB)
This command sets a gain backoff from the previously entered GCAL level. The values for
gain back off, nn.n range from 0.0 to 10.0 dB in 0.1 dB steps.
Calibration of the Transmit Gain Back-Off can be accomplished from the remote port or the
front panel and must be done with the assistance of the satellite controller.
Step 1.
Set the modem for a nominal power level of -15 dBm. After the training modes,
use the VVA command to set the TX attenuator to maximum. (20 dB). This is
the lowest possible output).
<addr/VVA_20.0<cr>
Step 2.
Enter a value in dB for the desired attenuation level, 0.0 to 20.0 dB in 0.1 dB
steps. Set the TX carrier to "1" (ON) (<addr/TC_1). While in contact with the
satellite controller via landlines, adjust the VVA setting until the desired TX
level has been achieved. Use the following key strokes to set the cal level in
memory:
<addr/GCAL_<cr>
Step 3.
Now the back off can be set (Automatically defaults to 10.0 dB). The M&C
will maintain this calibrated gain block regardless of modem fluctuations.
When the TGB command is executed, the M&C will automatically force the transmit power
mode to be inactive. If status only is requested, the M&C will respond with which mode is
active: TGB (AGC Mode) or TP (ALC Mode), or OOC (Optional Outside Control).
Command:
<addr/TGB_nn.n<cr>
Response:
>addr/TGB_nn.n
Status only: <addr/TGB_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TGB_nn.n
]
Transmit gain back-off if in the AGC mode
or:
>addr/TP_nn.nnn
]
Transmit power if in ALC mode
or:
>addr/OOC
]
OOC Mode indicator
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8.12 Set Transmit Power (TP)
Sets transmit power (TP) (20-dB range). This command will maintain the constant power
output point of the transmitter by compensating for ODU temperature fluctuations. The values
for transmit power range from P1dB to P1dB - 20 dB, in 0.1 dB steps.
!
!
If the transmit power is specified by using this command, the M&C will automatically
force the transmit gain back off to be inactive.
If status only is requested, the M&C will respond with information as to whether it is
operating in the transmit gain back-off (AGC) mode or in the transmit power (ALC)
mode.
This mode of operation is meant for temperature compensation of the ODU only. Although it
will compensate for modem fluctuations, it is not intended for that purpose.
Command:
<addr/TP_nn.n<cr>
Response:
>addr/TP_nn.n
]
Status only: <addr/TP_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TGB_nn.n
]
or:
>addr/TP_nn.n
]
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8.13 Set Optional Outside Control (OOC)
This mode is used when it is desirable to relegate the power level management function to an
outside source.
Step 1.
Set the modem for a nominal power level of -15 dBm. After the training modes,
use the VVA command set to the TX attenuator to 20.0 dB.
<addr/VVA_20.0<cr>
Step 2.
Enter a value in dB for the desired attenuation level, 0.0 to 20.0 dB in 0.1 dB
steps. Set the TX carrier to "1" (ON) (<addr/TC_1). While in contact with the
satellite controller via landlines, adjust the VVA setting until the desired TX
level has been achieved. Use the following key strokes to set the VVA level in
memory:
Command:
<addr/OOC_<cr>
Response:
>addr/OOC_
]
8.14 Temperature (TMP)
Used to request internal temperature information about the ODU. The response is in degrees
centigrade.
Status only: <addr/TMP_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TMP_nnn
]
8.15 Request Transmit Configuration Status (TCS)
Reports the current transmit control settings.
Command:
<addr/TCS_<cr>
Response:
>addr/TCS_
TXF_nnnnnn
TC_n
TBG_nn.n or TP_nn.n or OOC_
TMP_nnn
TCBT_n
]
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8.16 Set Receiver Frequency (RXF)
The IDU default setting can be set for any one of the four Ku-band LNBs in the factory. Upon
set-up this parameter must be verified and changed if required by the end user. LNB type
selection is not required for C-Band operation.
Step 1.
Select Low Noise Block (LNB) (Ku-Band Only)
Command:
<addr/LNB_n
Response:
>addr/LNB_n
]
where:
LNB_1 = INTELSAT Low
LNB_2 = INTELSAT High
LNB_3 = US Domestic
LNB_4 = AUSSAT
Step 2.
Set Receive frequency (RXF) in MHz
Command:
<addr/RXF_nnnnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/RXF_nnnnn
]
Status only:
<addr/RXF_<cr>
Response:
>addr/RXF_nnnnn
]
Where nnnnn
= The LNB receive frequency:
INTELSAT Low
= 10950 to 11450 MHz
INTELSAT High
= 11200 to 11700 MHz
DOMESTIC / NORAM
= 11700 to 12200 MHz
AUSSAT
= 12250 to 12750 MHz
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8.17 Set Receive IFL Cable Type (RCBT)
Used to inform the terminal of the Rx IFL cable type. The information is used to set the IFL
cable compensation VVA when the system is in the manual cable compensation mode.
Three types of cable or equivalent may be used:
1)
RG-214:
n=1
2)
Belden 8214: n=2
3)
Belden 9914: n=3
Command:
<addr/RCBT_n<cr>
Response:
>addr/RCBT_n
]
Status only: <addr/RCBT_<cr>
Response:
>addr/RCBT_n
]
8.18 Receiver Attenuator (RA)
Set receiver output attenuation (RA).
Command:
<addr/RA_nn.n<cr>
Response:
>addr/RA_nn.n
]
Status only: <addr/RA_<cr>
Response:
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>addr/RA_nn.n
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8.19 Set Cable Compensation Mode (CCM)
Causes the system to use cable compensation VVA settings generated from either cable length
and type information (n=0) or data generated during training modes (n=1).
Command:
<addr/CCM_n<cr>
Response:
>addr/CCM_n
]
Status only: <addr/ccm_<cr>
Response:
>addr/ccm_n
]
8.20 Request Receive Configuration Status (RCS)
Reports the current receive control settings.
Command:
<addr/RCS_<cr>
Response:
>addr/RCS_
RXF_nnnnn
RA_nn.n
LNB_n
RCBT_n
]
8.21 Fault Tolerant Receiver (FTR) (Software Version 1.05 & Above)
The Fault Tolerant Receiver (FTR) sums the LNB fault into the Summary Fault Indicator. “1”
Excludes the fault, “0” includes the LNB Fault.
Command:
<addr/FTR_<cr>
Response:
>addr/FTR_n
]
Status only: <addr/FTR_<cr>
Response:
>addr/FTR_n
]
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8.22 Request Bulk Consolidated Status (BCS)
Reports overall system status.
Command:
<addr/BCS_<cr>
Response:
>addr/BCS_
TXF_nnnnnn
TC_n
TBG_nn.n or TP_nn.n or OOC_
POUT_nn.n
TMP_nnn
TCBT_n
RXF_nnnnn
RA_nn.n
LNB_n
RCBT_n
CBL_nnn
ADD1_nnn
ADD2_nnn
BD1_nnnn
BD2_nnnn
CCM_n
ISV_n.nn
OSV_n.nn
]
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8.23 Set Remote RS-232 Address
Set RS-232 address (ADD1). Use this command to change the address from the factory
setting of 1.
Command:
<addr/ADD1_nnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/ADD1_nnn
]
nnn = 1 to 255
Status only: <addr/ADD1_<cr>
Response:
>addr/ADD1_nnn
]
8.24 Set Remote RS-485 Address
Set RS-485 address (ADD2). Use this command to change the address from the factory setting
of 1.
Command:
<addr/ADD2_nnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/ADD2_nnn
]
nnn = 1 to 255
Status only: <addr/ADD2_<cr>
Response:
>addr/ADD2_nnn
]
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Remote Commands
8.25 Set the Baud Rate
Individually set the baud rate of the RS-232 and the RS-485 communications ports. The RS232 port is factory set to 9600 Baud. The RS-485 port is factory set to 2400 Baud. Available
options are 1200, 2400, 4800, and 9600 baud.
RS-232 Baud Rate Command (BD1)
Command:
<addr/BD1_nnnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/BD1_nnnn
]
Status only: <addr/BD1_<cr>
Response:
>addr/BD1_nnnn
]
RS-485 Baud Rate Command (BD2)
Command:
<addr/BD2_nnnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/BD2_nnnn
]
Status only: <addr/BD2_<cr>
Response:
>addr/BD2_nnnn
]
8.26 Fault Status (FS)
With this command, the VSAT terminal will report the current status of the fault indicators.
Refer to Table 7-1.
Command:
<addr/FS_<cr>
Response:
>addr/FS_
]
8.27 Stored Fault Status (SF)
The (M&C) stores a record of all faults that have occurred since the last clear stored faults
(CSF) command. Any occurrence of a fault will result in a report. If no fault has occurred since
the last (CSF), all of the indicators will be 0. Refer to Table 7-1.
8-14
Command:
<addr/SF_<cr>
Response:
>addr/SF_
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]
8.28 Clear Stored Faults (CSF)
Command:
<addr/CSF_<cr>
Response:
>addr/CSF_
]
8.29 System Reset
System rest (SR). Resets the system to following conditions:
TXF = minimum
RXF = minimum
LNB = 2
TP = minimum
TGB = maximum
TC = 0
OOC VVA settings = 20.0
ALC mode is enabled
RA = 40.0
(Stored Faults are cleared)
Command:
<addr/SR_<cr>
Response:
>addr/SR_
]
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Remote Commands
8.30 Adjust OCXO Frequency
The frequency of the 10MHx Oscillator in the IDU is set in plant prior to shipment. It is
possible that frequency may shift over time or during shipment. The frequency can be adjusted
via remote interface by using the following commands:
Status only: <addr/ocxo_<cr>
Response:
>addr/ocxo_nnnn
]
Adjust nnnn to set the desired frequency. Valid inputs are from 0000 to 4095.
Command:
<addr/ocxo_nnnn<cr>
Response:
>addr/ocxo_nnnn
]
This command saves the value set above into memory:
Command:
<addr/calocxo_nnnn<cr>
8.31 Outdoor Unit Software Version
Software version (OSV). Reports the current version of the ODU firmware.
Status only: <addr/OSV_<cr>
Response:
>addr/OSV_n.nn
]
8.32 Indoor Unit Software Version
Software version (ISV). Reports the current version of the IDU firmware.
Status only: <addr/ISV_<cr>
Response:
>addr/ISV_n.nn
]
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9.
Section
9
General Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
About this section
This section provides information for system maintenance and troubleshooting.
9.1 General Cleaning and Safety Requirements
9.1.1 Cleaning
The Indoor and Outdoor enclosures may be cleaned using a soft cloth lightly moistened with
mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such
as alcohol or benzine.
9.1.2 Safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the IDU, unplug it and have it checked by qualified
personnel before further operation (See Warranty & Service section). Disconnect the plug from
the wall socket by grasping the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
9.1.3 ESD Warning
These Terminal Units (IDU and ODU) contain ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) sensitive
products. The service technician must be wearing either a wrist strap or heel strap grounded to
the workstation (See Warranty & Service section).
9.1.4 Product Performance
If the product does not operate normally, adjust only those controls that are covered by the
Operator’s manual. Improper adjustment of any other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal
operation.
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General Maintenance and Troubleshooting
9.2 System Troubleshooting
!
There are NO User Serviceable Parts Inside. Opening the IDU or the ODU will void
the warranty. The following procedure is designed to isolate the fault to the module
level only.
Troubleshooting of the 3100 Series VSAT System consists of checking the installation and setup of the system, as well as reviewing the fault indicators in either the Remote or Local mode.
If a system fault (Summary Alarm) is present perform the followings steps in sequence.
Step 1. First check to ensure that both the IDU and ODU are connected properly and are
receiving AC/DC power. Refer to Sections:
⇒
Section 3, IDU Installation Procedure
⇒
Section 4, ODU Installation Procedures
⇒
Section 5, AMP Controller Installation Procedure
Step 2. Check the IFL cables (if 1st time used) for proper connection.
⇒
Refer to Section 8.5 Input Power Training
Step 3. Poll the faults. This will allow the operator to isolate the problem to either the IDU
or the ODU.
⇒
Refer to Table 9-1. Fault Status and Stored Fault Status
Step 4. For further information refer to Table 9-2, Troubleshooting Guide
9.2.1 Polling Faults
!
Refer to Table 9-1, Fault Status and Stored Fault Status Matrix
9.2.1.1 Fault Status (FS)
With this command, the VSAT will report the current status of the fault indicators.
9-2
Command:
<addr/FS_<cr>
Response:
>addr/FS_
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9.2.1.2 Stored Fault Status (SF)
The M&C maintains a record of all faults occurring since the last clear stored faults (CSF)
command. Any occurrence of a fault will result in a report. If no fault has occurred since the last
(CSF), all of the indicators will be 0.
Command:
<addr/SF_<cr>
Response:
>addr/SF_
]
9.2.1.3 Clear Stored Faults (CSF)
Command:
<addr/CSF_<cr>
Response:
>addr/CSF_
]
9.2.1.4 System Reset
System Reset (SR). Resets the system to following conditions:
TXF = minimum
RXF = minimum
LNB = 2
TP = minimum
TGB = maximum
TC = 0
OOC VVA settings = 20.0
ALC mode is enabled
RA = 40.0
Stored Faults are cleared.
Command:
<addr/SR_<cr>
Response:
>addr/SR_
]
Note: Before initializing the System Reset command, be sure to make a notation of ALL
required system settings. This information will be needed to re-configure the
system parameters. Refer to Operational Set-up and Control section. (Command
does not change Address or Baud rates.)
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General Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 9-1
Fault Status and Stored Fault Status
In the following, x = 1 for FAULT, x = 0 for NO FAULT.
9-4
TXS_x
Transmit Synthesizer Out-of-Lock
RXS_x
Receive Synthesizer Out-of-Lock
LNB_x
LNB Fault Indicator (ODU)
FSK_x
Comm link between IDU and ODU
LOO_x
AGC or ALC Control Loop Open
TRK_x
AGC or ALC Tracking Error
RNG_x
AGC or ALC Out of Control Range
PIN_x
Power In Fault Indicator
PLO_x
ODU PLO Lock Indicator
SUM_x
Summary Fault Indicator
15V_x
IDU 15 VDC Power Supply
UC_x
M&C unable to communicate with the upconverter
DC_x
M&C unable to communicate with the downconverter
HPA_x
Amp Controller / Booster Fault
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Table 9-2
Fault
TXS_1
RXS_1
Troubleshooting Guide
Possible Cause
IDU Failure
IDU Failure
IFL Cable connections faulty.
LNB_1
Water intrusion
IFL Cable too long.
LNB Failure
IFL Cable connections faulty.
FSK_1
IDU or ODU Failure
Control Loop Open
LOO_1
TRK_1
RNG_1
PIN_1
PLO_1
SUM_1
15V_1
UC_1 or
DC_1
HPA_1
Occurs
when
attenuation
settings are changed.
ODU or IDU Failure
70MHz Modem not connected
properly.
70MHz Modem not turned on
or not operating correctly.
ODU not receiving 10MHzreference signal.
ODU or IDU Failure.
Summary Fault Indicator
IDU Failure.
IDU Failure.
Amp Controller not operating
or not connected properly.
SSPA Failure.
Corrective Action
Consult factory.
Consult factory.
Check all cable connections for proper
termination.
Check all cable ends and the antenna
feed/OMT assembly for water intrusion.
If RX signal is still present with an LNB
fault then see section 8.21 for turning off
the LNB faults indicator.
Replace LNB.
Check all cable connections for proper
termination.
Replace the units until the faulty unit
has been identified.
Normal for Operating in the OOC mode.
If ALC or AGC mode is required, refer
to Section 7 for system set-up and
configuration.
None required. Fault will go off once
system stabilizes.
Replace the units until the faulty unit
has been identified.
Check for proper termination of the IF
(70MHz) input cable.
Check all parameters of the modem to
ensure it is operating correctly.
Check IFL cable for 10MHz-reference
signal from IDU.
Consult Factory.
Check all other faults.
Consult Factory.
Consult Factory.
Check to see that the connections to the
Amp Controller are mated properly and
that the unit is functioning.
Check HPA current and Consult
Factory.
(CONTINUED)
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General Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 9-3
Problem
Troubleshooting Guide (Continued)
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
No input to IDU
ODU on, no TX
output
Connect 70 MHz to IDU.
Set TX power to proper level.
TX power set to low
TX gain back off set too
high.
ODU failure
TX Synthesizer is out of lock
RX Synthesizer is out of lock
Summary fault light
is on
LNB failure
ODU PLO failure
IDU/ODU Communication
link lost
AGC/ALC loop error
System will not
receive
LNB failure
Down converter failure
In OOC Mode,
unable to adjust the
Output power by
adjusting the Input
power.
Input training not set to
correct level.
Low output after
power recycles in the
OOC mode
9-6
VVA Attenuator set
maximum attenuation.
Set TX gain back off to proper
level.
Consult factory
Power cycle the terminal
Power cycle the terminal
Check
cable
connections,
replace LNB
Power cycle the terminal
Check cable connections
Check cable connections
Check
cable
connections,
replace LNB
Consult factory
to
Re-set the system parameters.
Re-set the VVA. First type
>1/VVA_ to query the last VVA
setting then type >1/VVA_xxx
to re-set. You must re-type the
<1/OOC_<cr> command to
store the setting.
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A. Appendix
A
IDU / ODU Connector Detail Ku Band
About this section
This section provides the USER descriptions and pin assignments for the connectors mounted on
the various 3100 series elements.
Note: Table A-1 provides an index to locate the connectors for the various 3100 series
elements.
Table A-1
VSAT 3100 Series Connectors
Description
Paragraph
Indoor Unit (IDU)
Outdoor Unit (BUC)
SSPA (Booster)
AMP Controller
Low Noise Block Down-converter (LNB)
Redundant Waveguide Switch
Null Modem
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
A.7
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A-1
IDU / ODU Connector Detail
A.1 Indoor Unit (IDU)
This section provides the USER descriptions and pin assignments for the connectors located on
the Indoor Unit (IDU).
Note: Refer to Table A-2 for a list of the IDU connectors.
Table A-2
Indoor Unit (IDU) Connectors
Paragraph
A.1.1
A.1.2
A.1.3
Description
RS-232
RS-485
RJ-45 (See Note 1).
A.1.1 RS-232
9-Pin Female “D”
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Description
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Receive Data (RXD)
Transmit Data (TXD)
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Ground
Pin
6
7
8
9
Description
Data Set Ready (DSR)
Request to Send (RTS)
Clear to Send (CTS)
Ring Indicator
Pin
6
7
8
9
NC
NC
RX (+)
RX (-)
A.1.2 RS-485
9-Pin Female “D”
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
A-2
Description
NC
NC
NC
TX (+)
TX (-)
Description
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A.1.3 RJ-45 to 9-Pin
Note: Information is provided to adapt to a 9-pin “D”.
9-Pin Female “D”
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Description
Pin
6
+15 vdc
(Provided by IDU)
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Ground
Receive Data (RXD)
(To IDU).
7
8
9
Description
Transmit Data (TXD)
(From IDU).
Clear to Send (CTS)
Request to Send (RTS)
Not Used
A.1.4 TX IFL and RX IFL
Female “N”
A.1.5 70 MHz From Modem, 70 MHz to Modem, and RX Monitor
BNC Female
A.2 Outdoor Unit (ODU) (BUC)
This section provides the User descriptions and pin assignments for the connectors located
on ODU.
Table A-3
Paragraph
A.2.1
A.2.2
A.2.3
A.2.4
A.2.5
Outdoor Unit (ODU) (BUC) Connectors
Description
RS-485 VDC
Input Connector Type “N”
Aux. Connector Type TNC
Output Flange Ku-Band
Output Flange C-Band
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IDU / ODU Connector Detail
A.2.1 RS-485, 48VDC, SSPA I/F
AMPHENOL
MS3102E20-29P
Pin Assignment
C
D
J
K
L
M
Remaining Pins
Description
RS-485 (-)
RS-485 (+)
GND (Ground) See Note 1.
+48 vdc See Note 1.
+48 vdc See Note 1.
GND (Ground) See Note 1.
Not Used
Note: Pins J, K, L and M are not used (Not Connected) when DC power is applied to the unit
via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor. It is important to note that when DC power
is applied via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor that pins K & L have +48 vdc
present.
A.2.2 L-Band / 48VDC / 10 MHz Reference / FSK Input Connector
Female Type “N”
A.2.3 12 VDC / 10 MHz Reference Output Connector
Female TNC 203/743-9272
Note: This connector is used only when the system utilizes an externally phase locked LNB.
A.2.4 Output Flange Ku-Band
WR-75 with Groove
A-4
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A.3 SSPA
This section provides the User descriptions and pin assignments for the connectors located
on SSPA.
Note: Refer to Table A-4 for a list of the SSPA connectors.
Table A-4
Paragraph
A.3.1
A.3.2
A.3.3
A.3.4
SSPA Connectors
Description
RS-485 VDC – BUC Interface Connector
Input Flange & Output Flange Ku-Band
Input Flange & Output Flange Ku-Band
Input Flange & Output Flange C-Band
A.3.1 BUC Interface Connector
AMPHENOL
MS3102E20-29P
Pin Assignment
B
F
G
J
K
L
M
R
S
Remaining Pins
Description
MISO
PIC_CLK
SS
GND (Ground) See Note 1.
+48 vdc See Note 1.
+48 vdc See Note 1.
GND (Ground) See Note 1.
MOSI
PIC_SEL
Not Used
Note: Pins J, K, L and M are not used (Not Connected) when DC power is applied to the unit
via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor. It is important to note that when DC power
is applied via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor that pins K & L have +48 vdc
present.
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IDU / ODU Connector Detail
A.3.2 RS-485 48VDC Connector
AMPHENOL
MS3102E20-29P
Pin Assignment
J
K
L
M
Remaining Pins
GND (Ground)
+48 vdc
+48 vdc
GND (Ground)
Not Used
Description
See Note 1.
See Note 1.
See Note 1.
See Note 1.
Note : Pins J, K, L and M are not used (Not Connected) when DC power is applied to the unit
via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor. It is important to note that when DC power
is applied via the IFL coaxial cable center conductor that pins K & L have +48 vdc
present.
A.3.3 Input and Output Flange(s) Ku-Band
Input: WR75 with Groove
Output: WR75 Flat Flange
A.4 AMP Controller
This section provides the User descriptions and pin assignments for the connectors mounted on
AMP Controller.
Table A-5
Paragraph
A.4.1
A.4.2
A.4.3
A-6
AMP Controller Connectors
Description
3131-0000 AMP Controller to SSPA Interface Cable
3135-0000 AMP Controller to SSPA Interface Cable
AMP Controller to IDU Interface Cable
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A.4.1 3131-0000 AMP Controller to SSPA Interface Cable Wiring
Conexall 4 Pin
1
2
3
4
Pin Assignment
AMP Controller
SSPA
Pin 1
Pin K
Pin 2
Pin L
Pin 3
Pin J
Pin 4
Pin M
Remaining Pins
Remaining Pins
Description
+48 VDC
+48 VDC
RTN
RTN
Not Used
A.4.2 3135-0000 AMP Controller to SSPA Interface Cable Wiring
AMPHENOL
MS3102E20-29P
Pin Assignment
AMP Controller
SSPA
Pin K
Pin K
Pin L
Pin L
Pin J
Pin J
Pin M
Pin M
Remaining Pins
Remaining Pins
Description
+48 VDC
+48 VDC
RTN
RTN
Not Used
A.4.3 AMP Controller to IDU Interface Cable Wiring
9-Pin Female “D”
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Description
Master In / Slave Out
Master Out / Slave In
SCK
SPI Select
Ground
Pin
6
7
8
9
Description
Ground
Not Used
Relay (+)
Relay (-)
Note: This cable is a 9 pin male type “D” ribbon cable wired pin to pin and is provided with
the AMP Controller for use with a co-located IDU.
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IDU / ODU Connector Detail
A.5 Low Noise Block Down-converter (LNB)
This section provides the User descriptions and pin assignments for the connectors located
on the Internally Phase Locked LNB.
Note: Refer to Table A-6 for a list of the Internally Phase Locked LNB connectors.
Table A-6
Low Noise Block Down-converter (LNB)
Paragraph
A.5.1
A.5.2
Description
Input Flange, WR75 – Ku-Band
Output Connector “F” Female
A.5.1 Input Flange Ku-Band RF
WR-75 with Choke
A.5.2 12 VDC Input & L-Band Output Connector
AMPHENOL Female “F”
A-8
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IDU / ODU Connector Detail
A.6 Redundant Switching
This section provides the User descriptions and pin assignments and wiring information for
connecting the redundant switching system. Note: Paradise DataCom does not provide
cables and connectors unless otherwise noted.
Table A-7
Redundant Switching Interfaces
Paragraph
A.6.1
A.6.2
A.6.3
A.6.4
Description
Redundant Waveguide Switch
Switch Controller to IDU
Switch Controller to RX Waveguide Switch
Switch Controller to TX Waveguide Switch
A.6.1 Redundant Waveguide Switch (RX and TX)
This connector is provided as part of the switch.
PT06A-10-6S-SR
Pin Assignment
A
B
C
D
E
F
Description
Select Position 1 (Voltage +28)
Common
Select Position 2 (Voltage +28)
IND Position 1
IND Common
IND Position 2
A.6.2 Switch Controller to IDU Wiring
Connects the Summary fault indicator for the IDU to the Switch Controller using a 9 pin male
type “D” cable. A Reed relay is used with a normally closed contact – open on fault.
Indoor Unit
Serial Exp. Port
IDU 1 – Pin 8
IDU 1 – Pin 9
IDU 2 – Pin 8
IDU 2 – Pin 9
Switch Controller
VSAT-3
J3 – Pin 3
J3 – Pin 4
J4 – Pin 3
J4 – Pin 4
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IDU / ODU Connector Detail
A.6.3 Switch Controller to RX Waveguide Switch
Switch Controller J1 - 15 pin Male “D”
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
RX Baseball Switch - PT06A-10-6S-SR
Pin A
Pin B
Pin C
Pin D
Pin E
Pin F
A.6.4 Switch Controller to TX Waveguide Switch
Switch Controller J2 - 15 pin Male “D”
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
TX Baseball Switch - PT06A-10-6S-SR
Pin A
Pin B
Pin C
Pin D
Pin E
Pin F
Note: The RX switch is the master. All other switch functions are slaved to the RX, including
the TX path. This is done intentionally because the 70 MHz switch and the L-Band
switch must follow the RX signal.
A.7 Null Modem
This section provides the User descriptions and pin assignments for the Null Modem
interface cable.
Female DB9
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A-10
Description
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Receive Data (RXD)
Transmit Data (TXD)
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Ground
Data Set Ready (DSR)
Request to Send (RTS)
Clear to Send (CTS)
Ring Indicator
Male DB9
Pin
4
3
2
6&1
5
4
8
7
NC
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B. Appendix B
3100 Series Outline Drawings
Table B-1
Description
Outline Drawings
Part Number
Figure
Indoor Unit (IDU)
3130-0000
B-1
2W/4W Ku-Band Outdoor Unit (BUC)
3110-0000
3111-0000
B-2
8W Ku-Band BUC and SSPA (Booster)
3112-0030
B-3
16W Ku-Band BUC and SSPA (Booster)
3113-0030
B-4
25W Ku-Band BUC and SSPA (Booster)
3114-0030
B-5
30W Ku-Band BUC and SSPA (Booster)
3117-0030
B-6
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B-1
3100 Series Outline Drawings
19.00
AC
U/C
D/C
ODU
TX
FLT
3.50
|
0
13.00
Figure B-1
B-2
Indoor Unit (IDU) Outline Drawing
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3100 Series Outline Drawings
12.74
2.31
5.00
10.06
SierraCom
RS 485
8.43
TNC FOR
EXTERNAL
PLL LNB
5.00
INPUT IFL
TYPE 'N' FEMALE
5.68
4.40
2.84
2.84
2.44
Figure B-2
OPTIONAL
RS485 CONN
2.45
2-Watt / 4-Watt Ku-Band BUC Outline Drawing
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B-3
3100 Series Outline Drawings
25.3000
10.7967
5.0150
6.9990
10.40\PMAX
3.0994
10.1951
26.0020
5.0000
28.0502
5.6998
8Watt Ku-Band BUC/Booster
3112-0030
6.1961
10.25
Figure B-3
8-Watt Ku-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing
25.3024
10.7967
5.0000
4.9950
9.3030
12.75\PMAX
12.75\PMAX
10.1951
26.0020
5.6998
28.5 MAX
6.1961
10.25
Figure B-4
B-4
16Watt Ku-Band BUC/Booster
3113-0030
16-Watt Ku-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing
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3100 Series Outline Drawings
25.3024
10.7967
4.9950
9.3030
12.75\PMAX
12.75\PMAX
10.1951
5.0000
26.0020
5.6998
28.5 MAX
6.1961
25Watt Ku-Band BUC/Booster
3114-0030
10.25
Figure B-5
25-Watt Ku-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing
25.3024
10.7967
5.0000
4.9950
9.3030
12.75\PMAX
12.75\PMAX
10.1951
26.0020
5.6998
28.5 MAX
6.1961
30Watt Ku-Band BUC/Booster
3117-0030
10.25
Figure B-6
Optional 30-Watt Ku-Band BUC and SSPA Outline Drawing
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B-5
3100 Series Outline Drawings
- Notes -
B-6
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C.
Appendix C
Optional Hand Held Controller
Operation
About this section
This section provides instruction for the operation of the Paradise Datacom 3100 Series optional
VSAT Hand Held Controller.
Please refer to the 3100 Series VSAT System Manual for theory of operation, system command
definitions and system capabilities.
Table C-1
Section Contents
Content / Topics
Section
Functionality
C.1
Displays, Menus and Screens
C.2
Setting System Parameters
C.3
Setting Transmitter Parameters
C.4
Setting Receiver Parameters
C.5
Monitor and Control
C.6
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Hand Held Unit
C.1 Functionality
The Hand Held Unit is keypad driven and allows the USER local access to quickly and easily
configure as well as monitor key parameters of the 3100 Series VSAT Terminal. Please refer to
the 3100 Series System Manual System Architecture Section for theory of operation and system
capabilities.
Note: The system cannot be operated with both the Hand Held Controller and the RS232 ports
connected.
The Hand Held Unit keypad software allows the user to navigate throughout the software menus.
An LCD display provides visual access on two lines of 16 characters each, on which two levels
of information can be displayed.
3100 Series Hand Held Unit Key Functions
MENU
When in any sub-menu, returns USER to
previous menu (Level)
Use the arrow key to scroll through
the main menu choices.
3100 Series
Remote Controller
7
8
9
4
5
6
1
2
3
Use arrow key to scroll up through
listing of configurable parameters.
Us arrow keys to select / make a
decision when a list of options are
provided.
MENU
ENTER
0
BACK
SP
ENTER
Use the "ENTER" key to view the
first parameter listed under the main
menu selection.
Use the “ENTER” to activate the
current MENU selection
BACK
SP
Press “BACK” to delete a keypad
entry mistake.
Note: User must be cautious when pressing the “ENTER” button. There are NO safety
warnings when changing critical parameters.
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C.2 Displays, Menus, and Screens
The keystrokes and displays shown in Section C.2 have been provided for demonstration. Refer
to Sections C.3 through C.6 for detailed instruction.
C.2.1 Default Display
When the IDU is operational the following will be displayed
when the Hand Held Unit is connected to the IDU front
panel RJ-45 jack.
3100 Series
Remote Controller
When power is first applied to the Hand Held Unit and after the default message appears, "Press
any key to enter the Main Menu Screen". The default sub-menu "SYSTEM" will appear.
C.2.2 Main Menu
The Main Menu consists of four sub-menus labeled:
and
SYSTEM,
TRANSMITTER,
RECEIVER
MONITOR. To select a sub-menu, scroll through the Main
Menu using the ARROW key.
SYSTEM
TRANSMITER
RECEIVER
MONITOR
C.2.3 Sub Menus
Pressing "ENTER" displays the first parameter listed under the selected sub-menu. Use the
ARROW keys to scroll through the USER configurable parameters.
!
!
Refer to Table C-2 (below) Hand Held Unit Command Tree for a list of parameters and
USER configurable settings for each sub-menu.
Refer to the following Sections and Tables for step by step instruction of the 3100
Series Hand Held Unit.
C.2.4 Error Messages
When a command cannot be accepted by the system due to a fault state an error message will
appear. The error message will consist of a question mark followed by ER and the message
code number.
Example:
“?ER5”
Note: Refer to Table C-8 Error Message Table on page 22 for a list of error message code
numbers and their definitions.
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Table C-2
3100 Series Hand Held Unit Command Tree
Default
3100 Series Remote Controller
Press any Key to Start
Note: Pressing "MENU" in any sub-menu, returns
the USER to the previous Level.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
System
Transmitter
System Reset: (Select) Y E S / N O
Band Selection: (Select) C-Band / Standard Ku / Offset Ku
Set RS-232 Address: ( Enter Address)
Set RS-485 Address: (Enter Address)
Set RS-232 Baud Rate: (Enter Baud Rate)
Set RS-485 Baud Rate: (Enter Baud Rate)
Cable Compensation Mode: (Select) 0 / 1
* Mode 0: Manual - Use cable info supplied by USER.
* Mode 1: Automatic - Use data generated from training modes.
(1) Set Transmit Frequency: (Enter Frequency in MHz)
(2) Set Tx IFL Cable Type: (Select) (1= RG-214) (2= Belden 9116) (3= Belden 9914)
(3) Set Tx IFL Cable Length: (Enter Length in Meters)
(4) Tx Input Training:
(5) Transmit Enable:(Select) Yes / No
(6) Tx Output Training:
(7) Set Tx Power Output: (Enter in dBm) or Select ALC Mode)
(8) Tx VVA1 (Enter dB between 0 to 20 dB)
(9) Set Gain Calibration Point: ( Range)
(10) Set TGBO: (Select AGC Mode)
(11) Set Open Loop Mode: (Select)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Receiver
Monitor
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Set Rx Summary Faults: (Select) Enable / Disable
Set Rx IFL Cable Type: (Select) ( 1= RG-214) (2= Belden 9116) (3= Belden 9914)
Set Rx IFL Cable Length: (Enter Length in Meters)
Select LNB Range: (Select) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
1= 10950 to 11450 MHz (Intelsat Low)
2= 11200 to 11700 MHz (Intelsat High)
3= 11700 to 12200 MHz (Noram)
4= 12250 to 12750 MHz (Aussat)
(5) Set Rx Frequency: (Enter Frequency in MHz)
(6) Rx Input Training: (Initiate by pressing "ENTER")
(7) Set Rx ATTENUATION: (Enter 0 to 40 dB)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
Faults: (Select) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Stored Faults: (Select) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Clear Stored Faults: (Select)
AGC / ALC Loop Status: (Displays current setting)
Tx Mode Status: (Displays current setting)
Power Output: (Displays current setting in dBm)
LNB Band Selection Status: (Displays current setting)
1= 10950 to 11450 MHz (Intelsat Low)
2= 11200 to 11700 MHz (Intelsat High)
3= 11700 to 12200 MHz (Noram)
4= 12250 to 12750 MHz (Aussat)
(8) ODU Temperature: (Display temperature in degrees)
(9) IDU Software Version: (Displays current version)
(10) ODU Software Version: ( Displays current version)
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C.3 Setting System Parameters and Values
Refer to Table C-2 Hand Held Unit Command Tree for a list of parameters and USER
configurable setting for each sub-menu.
The following System parameters and values are listed under the SYSTEM Sub-menu:.
Note: Depending on the version of software installed within the 3100 Series Terminal, the
information as well as the screen captions presented in the following sections may vary
slightly.
Table C-3
System Menu Functions
Function
Label
Section
System Reset
SYSTEM RESET
C.3.1
Band Selection
BAND SELECTION
C.3.2
Setting RS-232 or RS-485 Address
RS-232/485 ADDR
C.3.3
Setting RS-232 or RS-485 Baud Rate
RS232/485 BAUD RATE
C.3.4
Setting the IFL Cable Compensation
Mode
CABLE COMP. MODE
C.3.5
C.3.1 System Reset
Note: Before initializing the System Reset command, be sure to make a notation of ALL
required system settings. This information will be needed to re-configure the system
parameters. Refer to Operational Set-up and Control section. (Command does not
change Address or Baud rates.)
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Sub-Menu.
SYSTEM RESET
Press the "ENTER" key to display the current setting.
SYSTEM RESET
Reset: NO?
To change the current SYSTEM RESET state press the
"ARROW" key.
SYSTEM RESET
Reset: YES?
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Press the "ENTER " key the following message will be
displayed.
SYSTEM RESET
System was reset
Continue to press the "MENU " key to return to the desired Menu.
C.3.2 Band Selection
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
SYSTEM RESET
Use the "ARROW" key to select BAND SELECTION.
BAND SELECTION
Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears. Use
the "ARROW " key to view or select other options. 0 – CBand; 1- Standard Ku Band ; 2 – Off-Set Ku Band
BAND SELECTION
1 STANDARD Ku
To change and set the BAND SELECTION press the
"ENTER " key. The following will be displayed:
BAND SELECTION
Band Set
Continue to press the "MENU " key to return to the desired Menu.
C.3.3 Setting the RS-232 or RS 485 Address
Note: If the USER modifies the RS-232 and or RS-485 Baud Rate and/or Address settings these
entries must be recorded. Without these settings the USER may not be able to access the
3100 Series Terminal at a later date. The Hand Held Unit does not provide a lookup
table for the stored RS-232 or RS-485 site address. Please record the assigned site
address for safe keeping and future access.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
SYSTEM RESET
Use the "ARROW" key to select SET RS232 ADDR label.
SET RS232 ADDR
Press the "ENTER" key. The screen displays a flashing
cursor.
SET RS232 ADDR
RS232: "Flashing"
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Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
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Use the "NUMERIC " keys, to enter an address between 1 &
256. Default address is “1”.
SET RS232 ADDR
RS232: "75"
Press the "ENTER" key to set the RS-232 ADDRESS. The
following will be displayed.
SET RS232 ADDR
Address Set
Continue to press the "MENU " key to return to the desired Menu. Follow the same
procedure for setting the RS485 ADDRESS.
C.3.4 Setting the RS-232 or RS-485 Baud Rates
Note: If the USER changes the RS-232 and or RS-485 Baud Rate and or Address settings these
entries must be recorded. Without these settings the USER may not be able to access the
3100 Series Terminal at a later date. The Hand Held Unit does not provide a lookup table
for stored RS-232 or RS-485 Baud Rates. Remember to record the assigned Baud Rate
for safe keeping and future access.
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
SYSTEM RESET
Use the "ARROW" key to select RS232 BAUD RATE label.
RS232 BAUD RATE
Press "ENTER" key. The screen displays a flashing cursor.
RS232 BAUD RATE
RS232: "9600"
Using the "NUMERIC " keys, enter the required Baud
Allowable Baud rates are: (1200, 2400, 4800 & 9600).
RS232 BAUD RATE
RS232: "2400"
Press the "ENTER" key to set the RS-232 BAUD RATE. If an
improper Baud Rate is selected, the following will be displayed.
RS232 BAUD RATE
NOT VALID VALUE
If a valid Baud Rate is selected, the following will be displayed.
RS232 BAUD RATE
Baud Rate Set
Follow the same procedure for setting the RS485 BAUD RATE.
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C.3.5 Setting IFL Cable Compensation Mode
This command allows you to toggle between the manual or automatic cable compensation mode.
If the manual mode is desired, refer to section C.4 and C.5 to manually set the cable types and
lengths.
SYSYEM RESET
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
Use the "ARROW" key to select CABLE COMP MODE
label.
CABLE COMP. MODE
Press the "ENTER" key. The screen displays the current
setting.
CABLE COMP. MODE
0 MANUAL
To change the CABLE COMP. MODE scroll through the
options using the "ARROW" key
CABLE COMP. MODE
1 AUTOMATIC
Press the "ENTER" key to set the selected CABLE
COMP. MODE. The following will be displayed.
CABLE COMP. MODE
Mode Set
C.4 Setting Transmitter Parameters and Values
Refer to Table C-2 Hand Held Unit Command Tree for a list of parameters and USER
configurable setting for each sub-menu.
The following Transmit parameters and values are listed under the TRANSMITTER Sub-menu:.
Note: Depending on the version of software installed within the 3100 Series Terminal, the
information as well as the screen captions presented in the following sections may vary
slightly.
Table C-4
Transmitter Menu Functions
Function
Label
Section
Set Transmit Frequency
TRANSMIT FREQ.
C.4.1
Set TX IFL Cable Type and Length
Tx IFL TYPE / LENGTH
C.4.2
Perform the TX Input Training
Tx INPUT TRAIN
C.4.3
Transmit Enable / Disable (Carrier
On/Off)
TRANSMIT ENABLE
C.4.4
Perform TX Output Training
Tx OUTPUT TRAIN
C.4.5
Setting Transmit Output Power
Tx POWER OUTPUT
C.4.6
Setting Transmit VVA
Tx VVA
C.4.7
Set Gain Calibration Point
GAIN CAL
C.4.8
Set Transmit Gain Backoff
SET TGBO (AGC)
C.4.9
Set Open Loop Mode
OPEN LOOP MODE
C.4.10
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C.4.1 Set Transmit Frequency
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
the
Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Press the "ENTER" key to access the
Sub-Menu.
TRANSMIT FREQ
Press
the
"ARROW"
key
to
find
Press the "ENTER" key to display the current setting.
TRANSMIT FREQ
TXF:
nnnnn
To change the frequency, input the desired numeric
frequency in MHz. C-Band 5500– 6250 MHz; Ku Band
14000 to 14500 MHz.
TRANSMIT FREQ
TXF:
nnnnn
Press the "ENTER " key the following message will be
displayed. When a number is entered that is out of range the
system will default to the last valid setting.
TRANSMIT FREQ
TXF Set
C.4.2 Set TX IFL Cable Type and Length
Note: These commands can be skipped if the Automatic System Cable Compensation Mode is selected
under the SYSTEM sub-menu. To enable these settings you must activate the Manual Cable Compensation
Mode in the SYSTEM sub-menu.
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx IFL TYPE.
Tx IFL TYPE
Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears. Use
the "ARROW " key to view or select other options. 1 – RG214; 2- Belden 9116 ; 3 – Belden 9914.
Tx IFL TYPE
1 RG-214
To change and set the Tx IFL TYPE press the "ENTER "
key. The following will be displayed:
Tx IFL TYPE
Type Set
Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx IFL LENGTH.
Tx IFL LENGTH
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Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears
showing the estimated length in meters. Maximum setting is
100 meters. When entering a number out of range the setting
will default to the last valid setting.
Tx IFL LENGTH
Tx CBL : nnn
To change and set the Tx IFL LENGTH input the correct
length of the Tx IFL in meters then press “ENTER”. The
following will be displayed:
Tx IFL LENGTH
CBL Set
C.4.3 Perform the TX Input Training
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx INPUT TRAIN.
Tx INPUT TRAIN
Press the "ENTER" key to perform the input training. The
following will be displayed:
Tx INPUT TRAIN
In. Train Set
C.4.4 TRANSMIT Enable / Disable (Turn Carrier “ON/OFF”)
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find TRANSMIT ENABLE.
TRANSMIT ENABLE
Press the "ENTER" key and the current state appears
showing On or Off. If there is a system hardware fault, the
unit will display “Transmitter Mute”. The unit will remain
in this state until the fault is cleared.
TRANSMIT ENABLE
Transmitter Off
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Press the "ARROW " key to select either “Transmitter On”
or “Transmitter Off”.
TRANSMIT ENABLE
Transmitter On
Press the "ENTER" key and the following will be displayed:
TRANSMIT ENABLE
Transmitter Set
C.4.5 Perform the TX Output Training
Note: This command enables the Automatic Cable Compensation Mode. If the Manual Cable
Compensation Mode is desired, you must activate the Manual Cable Compensation
Mode in the SYSTEM sub-menu.
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx OUTPUT TRAIN.
Tx OUTPUT TRAIN
Press the "ENTER" key to perform the input training. The
following will be displayed:
Tx OUTPUT TRAIN
Out Train Set
C.4.6 Setting Transmit Output Power
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx OUTPUT POWER.
Tx POWER OUTPUT
Press the "ENTER" key and a blank screen appears. To
change and set the output power, input the desired level in
dBm then press “ENTER”. When entering a number out of
range
an
error
code
will
be
displayed.
Tx POWER OUTPUT
Tx Power= nn.nn
After the “ENTER” button is pressed, the following will be
displayed:
Tx POWER OUTPUT
Tx Power Set
Note: If this is done when the Tx is Disabled or if the Tx cable is too long, ?ER4 will be
reported.
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C.4.7 Setting TRANSMIT VVA (Voltage Variable Attenuator)
Note: Before changing this parameter, carefully review operational mode requirements in the
Operation Section of the 3100 Series manual. Changing this parameter may alter your
mode of operation.
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx VVA.
Tx VVA
Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears
showing the attenuation in dB from 0-20. When entering a
number out of range the system will default to the last
valid setting.
Tx VVA
Tx VVA : nn.n
To change and set the Tx VVA input the desired
attenuation in dB then press “ENTER”. The following will
be displayed:
Tx VVA
Tx VVA Set
Note: This command opens the control loop and sets the system in the OOC Mode.
C.4.8 Set Gain Calibration Point
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find GAIN CAL.
GAIN CAL
Press the "ENTER" key.
GAIN CAL
AGC Enable
Note: This command automatically sets the TX Back Off to 10dB.
Press the "ARROW " key to select Transmit Gain Back off command (See Below).
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C.4.9 Transmit Gain Backoff
C.4.10
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find SET TGBO (AGC).
SET TGBO (AGC)
Press the "ENTER" key. Transmit gain backoff defaults to
10.0 dB.
SET TGBO (AGC)
TGBO= 10.0
Input the desired attenuation level then press the "ENTER"
key.
SET TGBO (AGC)
TGBO Set
Set Open Loop Mode
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
TRANSMITTER
Use the "ARROW" key to find SET TGBO (AGC).
OPEN LOOP MODE
Press the "ENTER" key.
OPEN LOOP MODE
OOC Enable
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C.5 Setting Receiver Parameters and Values
Refer to Table C-2 Hand Held Unit Command Tree for a list of parameters and USER
configurable setting for each sub-menu.
The following Receive parameters and values are listed under the RECEIVER Sub-menu:
Note: Depending on the version of software installed within the 3100 Series Terminal, the
information as well as the screen captions presented in the following sections may vary
slightly.
Table C-5
Receiver Menu Functions
Function
Label
Section
Set RX Summary Fault
Rx FAULTS EN.
C.5.1
Set RX IFL Cable Type and Length
Rx IFL TYPE /
LENGTH
C.5.2
Select LNB Range
SELECT LNB
C.5.3
Set RX Frequency
Rx FREQUENCY
C.5.4
Perform the RX Input Training
Rx INPUT TRAIN
C.5.5
Set RX Attenuation
SET Rx ATTEN
C.5.6
C.5.1 Set RX Summary Fault
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ARROW" key to find the Sub-Menu.
RECEIVER
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Sub-Menu.
Rx FAULTS EN.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the current setting.
Rx FAULTS EN.
Rx Faults Off
Press the "ARROW" key to toggle to the desired setting.
Rx FAULTS EN.
Rx Faults On
Press the "ENTER" key the following message will be
displayed.
Rx FAULTS EN.
Rx Faults Enable
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C.5.2 Set RX IFL Cable Type and Length
Note: These commands can be skipped if the Automatic System Cable Compensation Mode is
selected under the SYSTEM sub-menu. To enable these settings you must activate the
Manual Cable Compensation Mode in the SYSTEM sub-menu.
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
RECEIVER
Use the "ARROW" key to find Rx IFL TYPE.
Rx IFL TYPE
Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears. Use
the "ARROW " key to view or select other options.
1 – RG-214; 2- Belden 9116 ; 3 – Belden 9914.
Rx IFL TYPE
1 RG-214
To change and set the Tx IFL TYPE select the desired
option and press the "ENTER " key. The following will be
displayed:
Rx IFL TYPE
Type Set
Use the "ARROW" key to find Rx IFL LENGTH.
Rx IFL LENGTH
Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears
showing the estimated length in meters. Maximum setting
is 100 meters. When entering a number out of range the
setting will default to the last valid setting.
Rx IFL LENGTH
Rx CBL : nnn
To change and set the Rx IFL LENGTH input the correct
length of the Rx IFL in meters then press “ENTER”. The
following will be displayed:
Rx IFL LENGTH
CBL Set
C.5.3 Select LNB Range (Ku Band System Only)
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
RECEIVER
Use the "ARROW" key to find SELECT LNB.
SELECT LNB
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Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears. Use
the "ARROW " key to view or select other options. The
frequency range is displayed in MHz. – Valid options are:
(10950, 11450); (11200, 11700); (11700, 12200); (12250,
12750).
SELECT LNB
11700, 12200
To change and set the frequency range select the desired
range and press the "ENTER " key. The following will be
displayed:
SELECT LNB
LNB Set
C.5.4 Set Receive Frequency
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
RECEIVER
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Sub-Menu.
Rx FREQUENCY
Press the "ENTER" key to display the current setting. CBand 3625– 4200 MHz; Ku Band 10950-12750 MHz.
When entering a number out of range the system will
default to the last valid setting.
Rx FREQUENCY
RXF:
nnnnn
To change the frequency, input the desired numeric
frequency in MHz.
Rx FREQUENCY
RXF:
nnnnn
Press the "ENTER " key the following message will be
displayed.
Rx FREQUENCY
RXF Set
C.5.5 Perform the RX Input Training
Note: This command enables the Automatic Cable Compensation Mode. If the Manual Cable
Compensation Mode is desired, you must activate the Manual Cable Compensation
Mode in the SYSTEM sub-menu.
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
RECEIVER
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Use the "ARROW" key to find Tx OUTPUT TRAIN.
Rx INPUT TRAIN
Press the "ENTER" key to perform the input training. The
following will be displayed:
Rx INPUT TRAIN
C.5.6 Setting the Receive Attenuator
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ENTER" key to enter the Sub-Menu.
RECEIVER
Use the "ARROW" key to find SET Rx ATTEN.
SET Rx ATTEN
Press the "ENTER" key. The current setting appears
showing the attenuation in dB. Note the maximum setting
is 40dB. When entering a number out of range the setting
will default to the last valid setting.
SET Rx ATTEN
Rx Atten: nn.n
To change and set the Rx Attenuation input the desired
level in dB then press “ENTER”. The following will be
displayed:
SET Rx ATTEN
Rx Atten Set
Continue to press the "MENU " key to return to the desired Menu.
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C.6 Monitor Faults and System Status
Refer to Table C-2 Hand Held Unit Command Tree for a list of parameters and USER
configurable setting for each sub-menu.
The following Receive parameters and values are listed under the MONITOR Sub-menu:
Note: Depending on the version of software installed within the 3100 Series Terminal, the
information as well as the screen captions presented in the following sections may vary
slightly.
Table C-6
Monitor Menu Functions
Function
Label
Section
Current Fault Status
FAULTS
C.6.1
Stored Fault Status
STORED FAULTS
C.6.2
Clearing Stored Faults
CLR S. FAULTS
C.6.3
AGC / ALC Loop Status
AGC/ALC LOOP
C.6.4
Transmit Mode Status
Tx MODE STATUS
C.6.5
Power Output Status
POWER OUTPUT
C.6.6
LNB Band Status (Ku Band Only)
LNB BAND STATUS
C.6.7
ODU Temperature Status
ODU
TEMPERATURE
C.6.8
IDU Software Version
IDU VERSION
C.6.9
ODU Software Version
ODU VERSION
C.6.10
Booster Amplifier Status
HPA1
C.6.11
C.6.1 Current Fault Status
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ARROW" key to find the Sub-Menu.
MONITOR
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Sub-Menu.
FAULTS
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Press the "ENTER" key to display the current faults. A
series of 14 numbers is displayed as either a “1” or a “0”.
“1” indicates a fault for that parameter. Refer to Table C7 for detailed status information.
FAULTS
00000000000000
C.6.2 Stored Fault Status
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ARROW" key to find the Sub-Menu.
MONITOR
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Sub-Menu.
STORED FAULTS
Press the "ENTER" key to display the current faults. A
series of 14 numbers is displayed as either a “1” or a “0”.
“1” indicates a fault for that parameter. Refer to Table C7 for detailed status information.
STORED FAULTS
00000000000000
C.6.3 Clearing Stored Faults
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Main Menu.
SYSTEM
Press the "ARROW" key to find the Sub-Menu.
MONITOR
Press the "ENTER" key to access the Sub-Menu.
CLR S. FAULTS
Press the "ENTER" key to clear the faults. The following
will be displayed:
CLR S. FAULTS
Faults CLR
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Table C-7
Fault Status and Stored Fault Status
The fault status numbers are displayed left to right and correspond to the fault numbers as listed
in the fault list below.
1 = FAULT, 0 = NO FAULT
Fault
Description
1
Transmit Synthesizer Out-of-Lock
2
Receive Synthesizer Out-of-Lock
3
LNB Fault Indicator ( O D U )
4
Comm link between I D U and O D U
5
A G C or A L C Control Loop Open
6
A G C or A L C Tracking Error
7
A G C or A L C Out of Control Range
8
Power In Fault Indicator
9
O D U PLO Lock Indicator
10
Summary Fault Indicator
11
I D U 15 VDC Power Supply
12
M&C unable to communicate with the up converter
13
M&C unable to communicate with the down converter
14
Amp Controller / Booster Fault
FAULTS
00000000000000
7
8
9
4
5
6
1
2
0
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MENU
3
BACK
SP
ENTER
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C.6.4 AGC / ALC Loop Status
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status.
AGC/ALC LOOP
C.6.5 Transmit Mode Status
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display either TGB or OOC Mode.
Tx MODE STATUS
C.6.6 Power Output Status
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display the current power output level in dB.
POWER OUTPUT
Tx Power= n.n
C.6.7 LNB Band Status (Ku Band Only)
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display the current Ku Band frequency range.
LNB BAND STATUS
C.6.8 ODU Temperature Status
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display the current ODU temperature in degrees
Fahrenheit.
ODU
TEMPERATURE
ODU TEMP= nn
C.6.9 IDU Software Version
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display the software version of the system Indoor Unit.
C.6.10
ODU Software Version
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display the software version of the system Outdoor Unit or
BUC.
C.6.11
IDU VERSION
IDU VER: n.nn
ODU VERSION
ODU VER: n.nn
Booster Amplifier Status
Press the "ARROW" key to find the desired monitor point.
Press the "ENTER" key to display the status. This will
display the status of the booster amplifier.
HPA1
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Table C-8
Error Code Definitions
Error
Code
Definition
?ER2
Invalid Parameter.
?ER3
Unrecognizable Command.
?ER4
IFL cable adjustment at End-of-Range.
?ER5
Input power too low.
?ER6
Unable to communicate with Up Converter and/or ODU.
?ER7
Unable to communicate with Up Converter.
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Terms / Glossary
Asynchronous
A term generally used to describe occurrences that are repetitions but
do not have a constant repetition period. In communications, a data
transmission format in which each character is defined with a “start
bit” at its beginning and a “stop bit” at its end. This allows the
receiving device to recognize, and to synchronize to each individual
character in a transmission, even though the time interval between
characters may vary.
Baseband
Baseband is a range of frequencies which encompasses the particular
frequency, or frequencies used to modulate a carrier.
BPSK
Binary Phase Shift Keying
BSS
Broadcast Satellite Service
BUC
Block Up Converter
DAMA
Demand Assigned Multiple Access
DBS
Direct Broadcast Satellite
DCE
Data Communications Equipment
ESD
Electro Static Discharge
FEC
Forward Error Correction
FSK
Frequency Shift Keying: An FM modulation technique where
frequency shifts occur due to binary digital level changes instead of a
modulating analog signal. The carrier shifts between pre-determined
frequencies.
GEO
Geostationary Earth Orbit
GPS
Global Positioning System
IDU
Indoor Unit
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Terms / Glossary
I/O
Input/Output
IESS
INTELSAT Earth Station Standards
IF
Intermediate Frequency
IFL
Inter Facility Link (Typically cable or waveguide)
INTELSAT
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAN
Local Area Network
ODU
Outdoor Unit
PAM
Pulse Amplitude Modulation
PCM
Pulse Code Modulation
PSK
Phase Shift Keying
RMA
Return Material Authorization
RS-232
DTE-DCE interface standard. Defines electromechanical interface,
with several related standards, define signal level, conditions and
polarity at each interface connection. CCITT counter part: V.24
RS-422
DTE-DCE interface standard. Specifies the functional and
mechanical characteristics of the interface between DTE -DCE.
RX
Receive
SSPA
Solid State Power Amplifier
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
TX
Transmit
VSAT
Very Small Aperture Terminal
WAN
Wide Area Network
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Documentation History
Revision
Additions, Changes and Remarks
Date
Rev A
- Preliminary Release
06/97
Rev B
- Update bulk consolidated status and fault Indicators
- Added warranty statement
08/97
Rev C
- Add band selection and summary fault indicator
08/97
Rev D
- Added connector pin assignment information for RS-232 and
RS-485
09/97
Rev E
- Added connector pin assignment information for band
selection and RJ-45
10/97
Rev F
- Added IFL shield requirements
- Incorporated burst mode update
02/98
Rev G
- Revised manual format and content
- Added Glossary and Terms
- Added Documentation History
- Added Safety Information
- Added Table of Contents
- Added Appendix A, System Connector Details
06/98
Rev H
- Revised manual format and content
- Added Section 6, Remote Set-up & Operation
- Added Appendix C, Hand Held Controller
07/00
Rev I
- Revised manual format and content
- Transferred ownership to Paradise Datacom LLC
06/02
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- Notes -
History 2
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