A compact lightweight smart directional antenna system, specially designed as an aerodynamic payload for UAV’s and mission aircrafts.
The Rotary Tracker - Airborne (RTA) is a single axis smart antenna positioner, which includes a circular polarized lightweight flat panel antenna assembled on a low profile 360° continuous rotation pan axis controlled by an internal MCU.
The RTA communicates with the UAV/aircraft’s FCC via Ethernet, and is capable of performing continuous automatic GPS pointing towards the ground RF terminal and to maintain a stable and reliable RF link.
The UAV/aircraft's GPS position and heading data, essential for the GPS automatic pointing, is provided to the RTA by the host's FCC (the "Embedded" configuration), or optionally by an internal GPS receiver & compass (the
The RTA has an excellent RF performance (low loss, low VSWR, high gain), providing client’s RF link with an improved link immunity to enemy ELINT,
RF interferences and multipath propagation, compared to the traditional airborne Omni-directional antennas.