To complement our offering of Limited Motion (LM) and Full Motion (FM) high end antenna systems, we do provide our customers with high end antenna components such as a Antenna Servo Kit, an Antenna Front Panel (HAFP™), de-icing systems or Antenna Control Units (HACU®).

Our Antenna Control Units series HACU® provides our customers with the ideal solution for refurbishment or upgrading of existing ground stations and is included in all our antenna products. The company has a full range of Antenna Control Units available: HACU® 1000 - Program Track Model, HACU® 2000 - Step-Track Model and HACU® 3000 - Monopulse Model.

 

Antenna Servo Kit - HASKTM

For almost 20 years, HITEC Luxembourg has been developing and building high-precision ground station antennas. In the last few years, there has been an increasing demand to refurbish antenna control systems of 3rd-party ground station antennas, in particular of limited motion antennas, for which HASK™ is the most convenient solution.For almost 20 years, HITEC Luxembourg has been developing and building high-precision ground station antennas. In the last few years, there has been an increasing demand to refurbish antenna control systems of 3rd-party ground station antennas, in particular of limited motion antennas, for which HASK™ is the most convenient solution.
To address these needs, HITEC Luxembourg has developed a reliable, precise and modular servo kit based on COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) parts which combines generic and application-specific modules to match customer needs.
Every HASK™ includes one of three different models of the HITEC Antenna Control Unit (HACU®), which can be interfaced with a wide range of compatible tracking receivers, and the HITEC Antenna Drive Unit (HADU™) comprising a HITEC Servo Control Unit (HSCU™), the drive system, a power supply system, a safety loop supervision, a portable maintenance unit and a customer interface.
For application-specific needs, HITEC Luxembourg supplies a series of options including a wide range of motor configurations, encoders with different levels of precision, polarization axis control, a tilt sensor, an advanced portable maintenance control unit, RF switch control, different cable lengths and indoor or outdoor cabinets.

For more information, have a look at our technical data sheet.

Antenna Front Panel - HAFPTM

The Antenna Front Panel (AFP) (Data sheet available here) is a modular solution for monitoring the antenna and controlling peripheral equipment like de-icing, HVAC, etc... It can be installed on a dedicated Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or be integrated in the antenna’s motion control system unit.

The AFP provides easy to handle graphical user interfaces offering advanced M&C functionalities and is an intelligent and flexible interface to remote Monitoring & Control systems:

  • Drive: Monitoring of antenna position, motor drives, motor positions, velocities & torques
  • Emergency Stops: Status of various emergency stop buttons
  • HVAC and de-icing: Status of system and relevant temperatures
  • Summary Alarms
  • Motion Warnings
  • System: Status of peripheral hardware modules, encoders and drive system
  • RF switches

Due to its modular design, the AFP can easily be customised with additional functionalities following customer specifications.

Antenna Control Units - HACU® 

 Our Antenna Control Units series HACU® provides our customers with the ideal solution for refurbishment or upgrading of existing ground stations and is included in all our antenna products.

Our offer comprises three models: HACU® 1000 - Program Track (Data Sheet), HACU® 2000 - Step-Track (Data Sheet) and HACU® 3000 - Monopulse (Data sheet).