PCTEL 12700 Series Airborne GPS Antennas

PCTEL 12700 Series Airborne GPS Antennas

The 12700 series (1270FW, 1271FW, 1273FW) of airborne GPS antennas are robust, rigorously tested and environmentally sealed units suitable for a wide variety of GPS applications, including vehicle tracking, marine and airborne navigation.

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Overview

The PCTEL 12700 series of airborne GPS antennas are robust, rigorously tested and environmentally sealed units suitable for a wide variety of GPS applications, including vehicle tracking, marine and airborne navigation.

These antennas have been tested to five DO-160 environmental test requirements, including:

  • Altitude. RTCA/DO-160E, Section 4.6.1, Category F2
  • Temperature and Temperature Variation Test. RTCA/DO-160E, Sections 4 and 5, Categories F2 and A
  • Humidity. RTCA/DO-160D, Section 6. Category C-External Humidity Environment.
  • Mechanical Shock RTCA/DO-160E, Section 7.0, Category B, Operational
  • Vibration Test. RTCA/DO-160E, Section 8.0, Curves C, L, M, and Y

They feature a sealed o-ring that protects 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.

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

  • 1270FW – 26 dB @ 5 V
  • 1271FW – Passive
  • 1273FW – 35 dB @ 5 V

Technical Specifications

Signal Tracking
GPS:L1
Electrical
LNA Gain:26 dB @ 5 V (1270FW)
Passive (1271FW)
35 dB @ 5 V (1273FW)
Frequency Range:1575.42 ± 10 MHz (GPS L1)
Element Gain:+ 4.5 dBic nominal at zenith
Noise Figure:2.5 dB nominal
Current Draw:≤ 30 mA (1270FW)
– (1271FW)
≤ 40 mA (1273FW)
DC Voltage:3-9 VDC (working voltage)
VSWR:2.0:1 maximum
Nominal Impedance:50 ohms
Polarization:Right Hand Circular
Mechanical
Dimensions:3.4 in (H) x 2.2 in (W)
Weight:3.6 oz nominal
Connector:TNC Female
Mount:Surface mount four hole pattern
Housing Color:White
Environmental
Temperature Range:-40 °C to +85°C (operating)
Humidity:95%

Ordering

The 12700 series of airborne GPS 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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