PCTEL 12100 Series Airborne GPS Puck Antennas

PCTEL 12100 Series Airborne GPS Puck Antennas

The PCTEL 12100 series airborne GPS puck antennas (1210FW, 1213FW) are robust, rigorously tested and environmentally sealed units suitable for a wide variety of GPS applications such as vehicle tracking, marine navigation and airborne navigation.

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Overview

The PCTEL 12100 series airborne GPS puck antennas are robust, rigorously tested and environmentally sealed units suitable for a wide variety of GPS applications. They are ideal for vehicle tracking, marine or airborne navigation installations requiring maximum security and durability.

These antennas have been tested to DO-160 environmental test requirements and are designed to meet Arinc 743 specifications. They feature dual o-ring seals that protect them against severe environmental conditions for reliable, long-lasting performance. Their radome is constructed of high grade polymer resin for UV and abrasion resistance. They will resist all de-icing fluids, jet fuels, and standard cleaning solvents.

The antennas in this series are hard mounted through a unique single hole feed structure and include gaskets to prevent air and water leaks. They are available in passive form (no amplifier) or in a variety of active amplified gain configurations.

Features

  • Tested to stringent standards – Meet DO-160 environmental test requirements and Arinc 743 specifications
  • Built to withstand harsh environments and substances: dual o-ring seals, high-grade polymer resin radome and resistance to all de-icing fluids, jet fuels, and standard cleaning solvents
  • Available in passive form (no amplifier) or active amplified gain configurations

Applications

  • Vehicle tracking
  • Marine navigation
  • Airborne navigation
  • Wide variety of other GPS applications

Models

  • 1210FW – 26 dB version
  • 1213FW – 40 dB version

Technical Specifications

Signal Tracking
GPS:L1
Electrical
LNA Gain:26 dB (1210FW)
40 dB (1213FW)
Frequency Range:1575.42 ± 10 MHz (GPS L1)
Element Gain:+4.5 dBiC nominal at zenith
Noise Figure:2.5 dB maximum
Current Draw:25 mA typical ≤40 mA
DC Voltage:5-9 VDC through connector
VSWR:2.0:1 maximum
Nominal Impedance:50 ohms
Polarization:Right Hand Circular
Mechanical
Dimensions:2.7 in OD x 0.75 in (D)
Weight:3 oz nominal
NATO Stock Number:5820 99 147 2772 (for 1213FW only)
Housing Material:Aluminum
Connector:TNC Female Bulkhead
Mount:Through hole 5/8-18UNC-2A thread
Radome Color:White
Environmental
Temperature Range:-40 °C to +85°C (operating)
Humidity:95%

Ordering

The 12100 series airborne GPS puck antennas from PCTEL are available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like more information about this product, please feel free to get in touch with us by completing the Request Pricing form.

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