Designed for high transmission rates
The C2SAT C240 is a high performance stabilized VSAT antenna designed to meet increased demands on transmission rate. The antenna is easy to install as it is completely assembled and tested at factory before delivery. No mechanical adjustments or weight balancing of the antenna itself is required during installation on site.
Reliable Satellite Communication
The C2SAT C240 is the standard 4-axes marine stabilsed VSAT antenna compatible with C-band satellites. The reflector diameter is 2.4 m.
High elevation problems are experienced with traditional 3-axes systems and occurs in a wide belt around the equator when a vessel rolls back and forth and the satellite is close to zenith. The problem is provoking loss of signal, restarts and downtime. The 4-axes solution designed by C2SAT allowes the RF equipment to move freely and to maintain an optimal position towards the satellite without big and sudden movements even during harsh conditions and heavy seas. The 4-axes system does not experience dead angles and does therefore not experience any high-elevation problems.
The high reability makes the C2SAT antennas suitable for use as main connection point as the system can carry large volumes of information without interruption. C2SAT gradient track system identifies and finds any selected satellite within 8 seconds.
The system achieves superbly high tracking accuracy (only a loss of +-0,1 dB), comparable to a fixed antenna. C2SAT prefers to use the value of tracking accuracy to measure performance instead of pointing accuracy, because it includes both losses due to pointing and polarisation misalignments. The high tracking accuracy is a result of the C2SAT gradient tracking method, a predetermination tracking parameter and the 4-axes design, where the fourth axis refers to the cross-level elevation. Higher accuracy results in: improved availability; more effi cient use of shared lines and network bandwidth; and wider operational area in the satellite footprint.
The system is faster due to the gimbal design with AC servomotors on each axis, and the C2SAT gradient satellite tracking method on all axes. The system locks on the satellite within 6-8 seconds acquisition time, starting from its parking position. This speeds up the transition from one satellite to another and results in extremely fast recovery from sync loss.