IRAD - Pointing Systems

Internal Research and Development: 5000-series

The 5000-series provide deployed forces a portable mechanical or electronically-pointed antenna system that is able to locate and lock-on to LEO, HEO, and GEO satellites.

5000

TCS 5000

A lightweight, rugged UHF SATCOM pointing system, the TCS 5000 can point at multiple satellites, or double up coverage of a single satellite for an improved signal-to-noise ratio. These units automatically account for superstructure blockage zone when used on vessels. The units can be programmed via laptop or PDA-type interface, and can be used with one or more handheld or manpack TACSAT radios.

TCS 5500

TCS 5500

UHF TACSAT pointing system.

TCS 5700

TCS 5700

IMARSAT phased array / mechanical antenna pointer.