Cobham Explorer 8100 1.0m Stabilized Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Antenna System

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Cobham EXPLORER 8100 20 Watt Ku Auto-Deploy VSAT Antenna

Price: $32,000.00

Availability:In stock

Quick Overview:

EXPLORER series features an industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick process.

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Description

Cobham EXPLORER 8100 Ku Auto-Deploy VSAT Antenna

A unique Dynamic Pointing Correction technology and an advanced carbon fiber reflector make the 1 meter EXPLORER 8100 the most advanced Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Land VSAT antenna available.  

Uninterupted Communication

Traditional vehicle mounted ‘Comms-On-The-Pause’ VSAT antennas can lose connection to the satellite with even the slightest movement of the vehicle on its suspension caused by high winds or people getting in and out. EXPLORER 8100 isn’t a traditional land VSAT antenna.

With EXPLORER 8100 you can enjoy continuous connectivity services even if the vehicle rocks thanks to a new and unique ‘Dynamic Pointing Correction’ system. Using lessons learned from Cobham SATCOM’s maritime stabilized VSAT antennas, EXPLORER 8100 offers the most reliable connectivity available in its class. 

Reliable EXPLORER 

EXPLORER 8100 is developed completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM. It features genuine EXPLORER design, which is already established and proven with Cobham SATCOM’s highly regarded EXPLORER BGAN and GX terminals. It is designed to offer unparalleled Comms-On-The-Pause performance, ensuring high-quality connectivity that is available even when other antennas would have lost their connection to the satellite. In the field, this means you can count on EXPLORER 8100 to provide you with vital communications whatever the conditions.

Industry Best

EXPLORER 8100 features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved typically in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process. The system is available in both Ka- and Ku-band configurations and works with all major satellite networks. A swappable feed system allows users to change frequency bands, ensuring full choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.

Additional Information

Part Number 408157A-50313
Features

- Carbon Fiber Reflector for Multi
- Band Operation
- Offset Ku Band Feed
- 20W Watt extended range BUC
- Multi-band LNB for International Use
- 1RU EXPLORER Antenna Control Unit (1000W Power Supply)
- Built-in Wifi
- Web-based User Interface for Easy Configuration

Specs

ANTENNA CHARACTERISTICS

Ku-band

Ka-band (ViaSat eTRIA)

 

Receive

Transmit

Receive

Transmit

Frequency (GHz)

10.7 -12.75

13.75 -14.5

19.2 - 21.2

29.0 - 30.0

Antenna Gain

39.3 - 40.8

42.0 - 42.2

43.9 - 44.5

47.6 - 47.8

Cross Pol Isolation  (dB)  within 1dB beamwidth

>21.4

>24

>20.4

>20.5

Cross Pol Isolation (dB) On-Axis

>24.7

>32.2

-

-

Feed Port Isolation - Tx to Rx (dB)

40

110 w/filter

-

-

Beamwidth (degrees) at -3dB

1.6° - 1.9°

1.4° - 1.5°

1.1

0.7

Beamwidth (degrees) at -10dB

2.8° - 3.4°

2.5° - 2.6°

1.9

1.3

Antenna Noise Temp. (°K) at 30° Elevation

55°

 

107°

 

G/T - Comm (dB/°K)

18.4 dB/°K @ 30° EL Midband

22.0 dB/°K (eTRIA 1.5 dB Noise Figure)

Radiation Pattern Compliance

FCC §25.209, ITU-R S.580

ITU-R S.580

Polarization

Linear Orthogonal Std. Optional Co-pol

RHCP or LHCP (eTRIA auto selectable)

Standard BUC Options

8 Watt Extended Band

3W ViaSat eTRIA

EIRP with Standard BUC Options (dBW)

50 dBW

54 dBW

Product number

408157A-50211

408157B-50551

 

 

 

 

 

MECHANICAL

 

 

 

Positioner

Harmonic Drive

 

 

 

Azimuth

± 195°

 

 

 

Elevation

0-100° antenna boresight (mechanical)

 

 

 

Polarization

± 95° (Ku-band)

 

 

 

Satellite Inclination

± 15°

 

 

 

Slewing & Deploying

Up to 9° per second

 

 

 

Acquisition time (typical)

< 4 minutes from cold start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFLECTOR

 

 

 

Size

1.0m single piece carbon fiber RTM reflector

 

 

 

Optics

Offset, Prime Focus

 

 

 

Mount Geometry

2-Axis, Elevation over Azimuth

 

 

 

Polarization

Ku-band: Linear with Motorized Rotation Ka-band: RHCP or LHCP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHT & MEASURES

 

 

 

Weight

63 kg / 139 lbs with BUC / LNB
56.5 kg / 124.5 lbs with eTRIA

 

 

 

Length

156 cm / 61”

 

 

 

Stowed:  Height / Width

35 cm / 14”  /  100 cm / 39”

 

 

 

Antenna Control Unit (1RU)
- Weight
- Dimensions

4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs.
4.4 x 48 x 33 cm / 1.75” x 19” x 13”

 

 

 

Shipping Crate Dimensions
- Weight
- Dimensions (L/W/D)

136.5 Kg / 300 lbs (Ku Antenna, ACU and Accessories) 130 kg / 286.6 lbs (Ka Antenna, ACU and Accessories) 162 x 107 x 59 cm / 63.2” x 42.1” x 23.2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL

 

 

 

RF

Rx  and  Tx:  Type  F  (75-ohm)  connectors  on ACU for modem interface

 

 

 

LNB (Ku)

Multi-band for international use included. (10.7 - 12.75 GHz)

 

 

 

Motors

Low noise, brushless, DC

 

 

 

Antenne Controller (1RU) Power Supply

90  -  264  VAC,  50/60Hz  Single  Phase  540W (peak)

 

 

 

Power Consumption

Motors Active – 290 Watts Motors Idle – 55 Watts

 

 

 

BUC Mounting (Ku)

8 watt extended range BUC included

 

 

 

       

ACCESSORIES

 

 

 

408157A-100

EXPLORER 8100 Ku to KA-SAT Conversion Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

 

 

 

Wind Speed:   Operational (anchored)
Survival, deployed Survival, stowed

72 km/h / 45 mph
118 km/h / 73 mph
161 km/h / 100 mph

 

 

 

Temperature:  Operational Survival

-33° to +55°C / -27° to 131°F
-40° to +80°C / -40° to 176°F

 

 

 

Rain

<100 mm/hr

 

 

 

Humidity

0 to 100% (condensing)

 

 

 

IP Rating:  Antenna
Antenna Control Unit

IP-55 IP-30

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Cobham
Airtime Rates

SatPhoneStore offers a variety of VSAT service plans designed to meet a wide rage of needs, from vessels at sea to remote work sites and everthing in between.  If you have questions about which plan is right for you, please reach out to us at 305-633-9636.  A qualified consultant will be happy to guide you through the process.

 

Flex Plans

Flex plans are regional plans allow the subscriber to maintain active service at a low rate and ramp up to faster speeds as necessary.

 

VSAT Rates

 

Day Plans

Day plans are regional plans that allow the subscriber to purchase service by the day.

 

VSAT Rates

 

Regional Plans

Regional Plans are available in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Eastern US, Northern Atlantic, Mediterranean, Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. They offer a discounted rate if service is kept active on the selected plan year round.

 

VSAT Rates

 

Global Plans

Global Plans are available throughout the globe and are not regionally resrticted.

 

VSAT Rates

 

Pro Plans

Pro Plans are global plans that are offered with a higher CIR (committed information rate) guarantee.

 

VSAT Rates

 

 

  •  - Requires Ku band VSAT system with minimum 75 cm antenna
  •  - $100 Service Activation Fee
  •  - 12 Month Contract Required
  •  - Day Plans, Flex Plans and Regional Plans are only available in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Eastern US, Northern Atlantic, Mediterranean, Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East
  •  - Day Plan requires a minimum purchase of 10 days per year
  •  - Minimum ramp up period for Flex Plans is 5 consecutive days
  •  - Additional VoIP lines are available for $20/month
  •  - Click here for VoIP Calling rates

 


For more information about starting service please contact us at 1.305.633.9636.

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