AL-4018D - ORBIT Communication Systems


Pedestal system with an internal Dual Drive

The AL-4018D is a highly accurate, dual drive elevation over azimuth tracking positioner capable of supporting high torques with a relatively small pedestal. The AL-4018D may be ground-based, transportable or shipboard (with additional stabilization), which makes it suitable for diverse tracking applications such as test telemetry, tracking of earth observation LEO satellites, missile launch tracking and others.
The modular system can be modified to meet customers’ specific requirements based on ORBIT’s field-proven building blocks. The system is built for easy assembly and dismantling and includes comprehensive BIT (Built-In-Test) capabilities for the entire pedestal.

Key Features

  • Elevation Over Azimuth axes configuration (stabilization is optional)
  • Zero backlash enabling highest accuracy
  • Digital servo amplifier to control antenna motion
  • Dual drive for higher torque
  • Brushless motor and planetary gear assembly
  • Modular & easily maintainable
  • Robust, reliable and environmentally durable