ThinAir Eagle
Delivering General Business Aviation, Transport and Government Users Broadband Connectivity in a Low-Profile, Small Form-Factor Fuselage Mount Antenna

ThinKom’s agile, low-profile, high-efficiency antenna provides high throughput (up to 20 Mbps Downlink at 11.5 dB/K G/T and 8 Mbps Uplink at 44dBW EIRP) and highly efficient use of transponder bandwidth (1-2 bits/Hz). Our small swept volume, enables a similarly small form-factor fuselage mount radome which reduces fuel costs and provides flexibility for installation to a broad range of General Business Aviation and Government users looking for an effective alterna- tive to a 30cm parabolic tail pod installation. The superior high latitude and skew angle performance improves flexibility of fleet operations throughout the world. The ThinAir® Eagle-Ka1000 supports dual-use and global applications including WGS and all Commercial Ka-band services.


Product Datasheets

ThinAir Eagle-Ka1000 Data Sheet

General Information (Antenna)
Swept Volume Dimensions: 26”D x 6.5”H
(66 cm x 16.5 cm)
Transmit Band: 28.1-31.0 GHz
Receive Band: 18.3-21.2 GHz
G/T: 11.5 dB/K (20.2 GHz, cruise)
EIRP: 44.5 dBW (30 GHz, 12W BUC –
up to 61 dBW w/ 600W HPA)
Transmit Power Spectral Density: (per 47 CFR 25.138)
21 to 25 dBW/40 kHz at High Latitudes (to 65° N/S)
21 to 25 dBW/40 kHz PSD over CONUS (83W to 118W)
17 to 23 dBW/40 kHz PSD over Equator (Longitude +/- 35°)
Geo-Plane Beamwidth (Typ): 1.7° Transmit & 2.5° Receive
(18” diameter dish equivalent)
Geo-Plane Patterns (Typ): First Sidelobe -20 dB
Polarization: Fixed or Switchable Circular (Orthogonal-Pol)
Axial Ratio: < 2.0 dB Typical

Tracking
Azimuth Coverage: 360° (continuous)
Elevation Coverage: -10° to +90°
Agility {ARINC 429 Nav): >100°/sec, >100°/sec2
Tracking Accuracy: < 0.2°

Environmental
Operational Temperature: -55°C to +74°C (External)
Environmental Compatibility: RTCA/DO-160G & MIL-STD-810G

Performance
(Dependent on Modem, Waveform & Bandwidth)
Data Rates (Forward Link/Receive): up to 20 Mbps
Data Rates (Return Link/Transmit): up to 8 Mbps
(up to 200 Mbps at 61 dBW EIRP)

Advantages and Benefits
(relative to high profile radome antennas)
• Superior high latitude performance (low elevation angle operation)
• Small form-factor (26” Dia) and low-profile (6.5” H)
• Fuselage-mount compatible with nearly all aircraft types
• Equivalent performance to a 45 cm (18”) Ka-Band Parabolic Dish
• Up to 70% lower transponder cost ($/Mb) as compared to 30cm Ka-Band Parabolic Dish
• 70% lower profile than fuselage-mount 30cm Ka-Band Parabolic Dish
• Dual-use Commercial and Government Ka-band
• High-reliability direct-drive gimbal / Flight-proven!