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THE  NORTH  WEST  CHINA  RESEARCH  INSTITUTE  OF 


ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (NWIEE) 
No.30, Zhangba Sanlu, Xian, China 710065 
Tel: 86 29 88779383/88779382    Fax: 86 29 88779380 
  E‐mail: yang.wei@nwiee.com 
  Web: www.nwieesatcom.com
 

1. Introduction
The  13m  Ka‐Band  THA(Turning  Head  Antenna)  antenna  systems  mainly  consist  of  antenna  RF 
subsystem with monopulse tracking, Dual shaped Cassegrain reflectors, antenna structure subsystem, 
safety devices and motorization kits per Az and El axis and foundation anchoring kits as well.   
 

Applied Main Standards


 IESS-207 Rev.7 and ITU-Rs.580-6
 EIA Standard EIA-411-A

The main standards applied in NWIEE with reference to the associated standards of European
and American
 
 
 
2. RF Specification
 

No. Item Description Specifications


Frequency Range (GHz)   
Transmit (Tx)  27.5–30 

Receive (Rx)  17.7–20.2 
Tracking (Trk)    17.7–20.2 
Gain (dBi): Tx (at Tx port of feed)  69.5+20lg(f/30.00) dBi 
2  66.5+20lg(f/20.2) dBi 
          Rx (at Rx port of feed) 
3  Radiation Pattern: First Sidelobe  ‐14dB 
                  Wide Angle Sidelobes  Comply to regulations 
ITU R‐S.580‐6   
0.054 at30.00GHz 
4  Half Power Beam width 
0.080 at 20.2GHz 
Tx and Rx: RHCP/LHCP 
5  Polarization 
Trk: RHCP/LHCP 
6  Axial Ratio at BW(X‐POL Isolation in dB) 0.5dB(30.7dB) 
  Isolation (dB)      
  Rx to Rx    ≤20dB 
7  Tx to Tx    ≤20dB 
Tx to Rx  ≤85min. Provided by the feed itself. in Tx 
  band 
Rx to Tx    ≤50 dB in Rx band . 
Tx to Trk  85 dB min 
8  VSWR (at feed port)  Tx and Rx: 1.25:1 
9  Power Handling, W (CW)      500w (at Transmit per port ) 
G/T(dB/k) at GHz, El = 20,Clear Sky and 
10  >42.3+20Lgf/20.2dBk (Ta=140K) 
Light Wind (TLNA=120K)     
11  Air Pressure  Max.: 1.5 PSI, Normal: 0.5PSI 
Feed Flange:    Tx  WR34 
12  Rx  WR42 
Trk  N type 
13  Feed Insertion Loss    Tx:  ≤0.50dB    Rx:  ≤0.75dB 
14  Characteristic of Error Pattern  Null Depth:  ≤35 dB 
 
 
   
3. Structure Specification
 

No. Item Description Specifications


1 Antenna Type Dual Shaped Cassegrain Antenna
2 Diameter of main- 13m
reflector(m)
3 Surface accuracy of Main  0.3mm
Reflector
4 Surface accuracy of  0.15mm
sub- Reflector
3 Feed Type:Rx: 2-port 6-port Frequency Reuse Dual CP Feed
and TE21 model monopulse tracking
Tx:2-port
Trk: 2-port
El.over Az ,Kingpost mount
4 Pedestal Type
Ball jackscrew in El
Dual motor-gears in Az for anti-backlash
5 Antenna Steerability Az: 200 continuous
El: 0 to 90°continuous
6 Thermal balance system for 54KW(Hot air blower),10KW(wind
Main reflector (optional) blower)
7 HUB Air-conditioning 2P
8 Environmental Condition
Normal Operation Wind 72km/h gusting to 97km/h
Degraded Operation Wind 97km/h gusting to 130km/h
Survival Wind 210km/h at El = 90
Temperature outdoor: -40℃ to 55℃
Relative humidity
outdoor: 100%
Earthquake
0.3g horizontal, 0.1g vertical
Rain
100mm/hr
Solar Radiation 1.2kw/sqm
9 Design Life 20years
 
 
4. Tracking/Pointing Specification
 

No. Item Description Specifications


Tracking Frequency 17.7–20.2GHz
1
Range
Travel Range Az: 200 continuous
2
El: 0 to 90°continuous
3 Axis Velocity Max: Az. 0.3/s, El: 0.1/s;
4 Position Read-out  0.001
0.005 (at Monopluse Track for GEO No wind)
5 Tracking accuracy, 0.0075 (at Monopluse Track for GEO normal
wind)
6 Pointing accuracy 0.016 rms (No wind)
7 Power supply 220V+/- 10% single phase, 50Hz within 4.5%;
380V+/- 10% three phase, 50Hz within 4.5%;
Other power requirement available.
 
 
   
4. Outline Dimension
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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