Skyware Global Active De-Icing System for Type 120 and 123 1.2M Antenna System
The Skyware Global De-Icing System
is custom designed for our line of
VSAT RxTx antenna systems. A de-icing
system prevents signal loss due to snow
and ice build-up on the surface of the
The Skyware Global half-aperture
reflector de-icing system consists of a
defrost panel that is attached to the
reflector by self-drilling screws.
This De-Icing system can easily be
installed in the field using a socket wrench
and cordless drill. Removal of two lower
reflector bolts is necessary to install the
Moisture and temperature sensors allow
the system to activate when temperatures
are below 38° F and when precipitation
exists. Heating elements supply heat
uniformly over the surface of the defrost
panel, which consists of the following
The outside layer is a heavy-duty,
vinyl-coated polyester material that is
especially designed for weather
The middle layer consists of high
The inside layer, next to the rear, lower
half of the reflector, contains the
All materials comply with EU directive
No. 2002/95/EC (RoHS)
The Skyware Global De-Icing System is lightweight and can be shipped via UPS. Models are available for the 1.2 m, 1.8 m and 2.4 m
offset reflectors. Models are available in 120 V or 240 V. Special models are available for 1.8 m and 2.4 m dual optics antennas.
An optional Ku-band feed horn heater is available in 120 V or 240 V for all de-icer models.
Active De-Icing System General Specifications
1.2m 500W / 1.8m 1000W / 2.4m 1800W
Heaters operate when temperature is below 38ºF and moisture is present. System remains on for one hour thereafter.
Low temperature lockout disables heaters below 17ºF when snow rarely forms.
Smart Bypass Switch
This switch allows for manual operation during installation or for testing purposes. If left on, it reverts to automatic mode
after 40 hours.