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Low-Profile, High Performance Dual-Band (X/Ka) Integrated Antenna/Terminal Subsystem Provides High Data Rate Satellite Communications for the On-the-Move Tactical Warfighter

ThinKom’s ThinSat® Commander Integrated Antenna/Terminal Subsystem provides a high performance system capable of OTM operations for X/Ka supporting WGS, XTAR, Skynet, GX and other commercial Ka-Band, as well as future satellite constellations. Based on ThinKom’s patented CTS antenna technology, the ThinSat® Commander combines an agile low-profile Integrated Antenna/ Terminal Subsystem design (< 13” high) with superior high latitude and skew angle performance, ruggedized for the demands of the military environment, optimized for multi-vehicle platform compatibility (wheeled and track vehicles), and built for unparalleled performance.

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Product Datasheets

ThinSat Commander Data Sheet

General lnformation
(Integrated Antenna/Terminal Subsystem)
Dimensions: 30”L x 30”W x 13”H
(76cm x 76cm x 33cm)
System Weight: 193 lbs (88 kg)
Receive Band (X): 7.25-7.75 GHz
Transmit Band (X): 7.9-8.4 GHz
Receive Band (K): 19.2-21.2 GHz
Transmit Band (Ka): 29-31 GHz
G/T (X): 4.5 dB/K at 20° Elev
G/T (Ka): 10.5 dB/K at 20° Elev
EIRP (X): 42 dBW (with integrated 60W BUC)
EIRP (Ka): 51 dBW (with integrated 50W BUC)
Regulatory: Compliant to MIL-STD-188-164B and 47 CFR 25.138
Polarization: LHCP or RHCP (manually switchable)
Axial Ratio: 2.0 dB typical
Max Required Input Power: < 750W

Azimuth Coverage: 360° continuous
Elevation Coverage: -10° to +90°
Agility: > 500°/sec, > 500°/sec2
Max Pointing Loss: < 1.0 dB

Operational Temperature: -40°F to +131°F (-40°C to +55°C)
Storage Temperature: -58°F to +158°F (-50°C to +70°C)
Environmental Compatibility: MIL-STD-810
Churchville B compatible

Performance (40cm – 50cm Dish Equivalent)
Data Rates (Transmit/Receive): > 2 Mbps typical

Advantages and Benefits
• Dual Band integrated terminal package (includes all X and Ka-Band hardware except for modem)
• On-the-fly electronic switching between X and Ka-Band operation (No hardware changes)
• Terminal Compatibility: WGS, XTAR, GX & Commercial Ka-Band
• Compact footprint (30”x30”), low-profile (< 13”)
• Affordable production cost for tactical and strategic deployment
• Optimized for hemispherical operations with superior high latitude performance (low elevation angle operation)
• Ruggedized: Designed to operate in and withstand harsh tactical environments, including EMI
• Vehicle Compatibility: Various military wheeled and track vehicles (FMTV, JLTV, HMMWV, Stryker & Bradley)
• High-reliability high-agility direct-drive gimbal