GD Satcom 1184 Series 1.8M Ku-Band Antenna System
The General Dynamics 1184 series antenna is ideally suited for demanding commercial and industrial VSAT applications. The one-piece compression molded reflector is precision manufactured for high-efficiency Ku-Band operation. The Az/El mount is designed for easy installation and features fine azimuth and elevation adjustments to dial in and optimize your satellite signal. The Az/El mount is constructed from heavy gauge, pre-galvanized steel for strength and corrosion resistance. An extended Ku-Band linear cross pol Rx/Tx feed comes standard with the Series 1184 Antenna.
The 1184 is one of the most popular medium size 1.8M antenna's available, it features a stout rear reflector support that interfaces directly with the center feed boom arm at the base of the reflector. This design enables the 1184 to carry and transfer more weight from the boom through the reflector support and off the reflector. This model is widely used for data, voice and video applications. and is available in both extended Ku and C-Band. A wide range of RF packages can be directly mounted to the feed for a streamlined installation. The feed mount bracket allows for feed rotation to set your required polarity and the feed collar can be tightened down to lock the feed position in place.
The team at Satcom Resources has worked with GD antenna’s for over 20 years dating back to the Prodelin days. Our technical staff is available to assist you with any GD Antenna requirements including antenna selection, sizing and integration with antenna mounts, BUC’s, LNB’s, cabling and modems. We specialize in providing complete VSAT systems and can typically ship a complete terminal in 24-48 hours.
Please contact us for assistance with any GD Satcom VSAT antenna for your next project.
- Antenna Size: 1.8M
- Antenna Optics: Prime Focus, Offset Feed
- Reflector Material: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyester SMC
- Mount Type: Elevation over Azimuth
- Mast Pipe Size: 3.5” SCH 40 Pipe (4.00” OD) 10.16 cm.
- Tx Operating Frequency: 13.75 - 14.5 GHz
- Rx Operating Frequency: 10.95 - 12.75 GHz
- Polarization: Linear Cross Pol
- Feed Interface: WR75 Waveguide Flange
- OMT/TRF, Tier 2 Feed Support
Satcom Staff Notes:
-Typical application: TDMA, SCPC, VSAT, Video
-Antenna assembly hardware: included
-Installation level of difficulty: easy
-Assembly time: 2 person, less than 30 minutes
-Tools required: basic hand tools
Installation notes: The 1184 features a Tier 2 feed that can support up to 20 lbs. of weight on the feed for BUC and LNB direct feed mounting. Additional weight support of up to 100 lbs. can be supported on the boom with addition of feed stabilizer arm. We find the fastest and easiest assembly method is to lay the reflector face down on the reflector box and attach the Az/El cap. Then with two people lift and place the reflector on the mount pedestal and assemble everything in front of the reflector