AD450 Submersible Antenna
Side view of submersible antenna AD450
The AD450 is a robust and compact GPS antenna designed to withstand submersion to 3000m (6000m on request) without compromising its GPS performance when in use.
The antenna element is a dielectric patch with right hand circular polarisation (RHCP) giving an omni-directional radiation pattern in azimuth and good reception down to 5 degrees in elevation.
The element is connected to a built in GaAs FET amplifier with dual ceramic filters. Phantom powered via the coaxial output lead with a 5V to 20Vdc supply at typically 30mA, the amplifier has a factory preset gain within the range 30 dB to 48 dB and a total noise figure of typically 2.5 dB including filters. The antenna complies with EMC requirements.
The antenna body is machined from a titanium block, and has a 110mm diameter hemispherical high-pressure glass radome.
Mass of the antenna is 2.5 kg. Operating temperature range is -30°C to +70°C. Storage temperature range is -40°C to +100°C.
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