Tallysman HC860 Dual-Band GNSS/Iridium Helical Antenna

Tallysman HC860 Dual-Band GNSS/Iridium Helical Antenna

The HC860 helical GNSS antenna supports coverage for GPS/QZSS-L1, GPS/QZSS-L2, GLONASS-G1, GLONASS-G2, Galileo-E1, BeiDou-B1 and Iridium.

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Overview

The dual-purpose (GNSS and Iridium signal reception) HC860 dual-band GNSS/Iridium helical antenna is designed for precision positioning, covering the GPS/QZSS-L1/L2, GLONASS-G1/G2, Galileo-E1, and BeiDou-B1 frequency bands, including the satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) available in the region of operation [WAAS (NorthAmerica), EGNOS (Europe), MSAS (Japan), or GAGAN (India)] and for active Iridium signal reception. The HC860 also supports active Iridium® reception in the 1616.0-1626.5 MHz band.

Weighing only 42 g, the light and compact HC860 features a precision-tuned helix element that provides excellent axial ratios and operates without the requirement of a ground plane, making it ideal for many applications, including autonomous vehicle navigation (land, sea, and air), handheld land survey devices, automotive positioning, timing and other precise positioning applications.

The HC860 features an industry-leading low current, low-noise amplifier (LNA) that includes an integrated low-loss pre-filter to prevent harmonic interference from high-amplitude signals, such as 700 MHz band LTE and other nearby in-band cellular signals.

Tallysman’s helical family has passed a rigorous 30-hour vibration test procedure, consisting of five cycles of 2-hour tests per axis (x, y, z):

  • Cycle 1: 1.05 Grms;
  • Cycle 2: 1.20 Grms;
  • Cycle 3: 1.35 Grms;
  • Cycle 4: 3.67 Grms;
  • Cycle 5: 3.67 Grms.

All Tallysman housed helical antenna elements are protected by a robust military-grade IP67-compliant plastic enclosure. The enclosure’s base provides two threaded inserts for secure attachment, as well as a rubber O-ring around the outer edge to seal the antenna base and its integrated male SMA connector.

An embedded version is also available: HC860E.

Applications

  • Iridium® data applications
  • Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Precision GNSS positioning
  • Precision land survey positioning
  • Mission-critical GNSS timing
  • Network timing and synchronization
  • Sea and land container tracking
  • Fleet management and asset tracking
  • Marine and avionics systems
  • Law enforcement and public safety

Features

  • Low noise preamp (1.7 dB typ.)
  • Axial ratio (≤ 0.5 dB at zenith)
  • LNA gain (28 dB typ. | 35 dB typ.)
  • Low current (15 mA typ. [28 dB] | 21 mA typ. [35 dB])
  • ESD circuit protection (15 kV)
  • Invariant performance from 2.5 to 16 VDC
  • IP67, REACH, and RoHS compliant

Benefits

  • Extremely light (42 g)
  • Ideal for RTK and PPP surveying systems
  • Excellent RH circular polarized signal reception
  • Great multipath rejection
  • Increased system accuracy
  • Excellent signal-to-noise ratio
  • Industrial temperature range
  • Rugged design, ideal for harsh environments

Warranty

Calian GNSS (formerly Tallysman Wireless) offers a warranty of 1-3 years on all of it’s products. The warranty ensures that the products are free from defects of materials or workmanship and conform to Calian’s specifications under normal use. Embedded antennas are covered by a one (1) year standard warranty. All housed antennas and accessories (inline amplifiers, splitters, and bias tees) manufactured after January 1, 2020 are covered by a three-year warranty. The warranty is covered in more detail on the Calian GNSS Warranty page.

Why Buy from Us?

In business since 2004, Canal Geomatics is an authorized dealer for Calian GNSS and has established itself as an industry-leading distributor of high-precision positioning products in North America. Our mission is to find the best solution for each unique application and extend premium support to ensure the long-term success of our customers. We offer both volume and reseller discounts for the majority of our product lines.

Ordering

The HC860 dual-band GNSS/Iridium helical antennaa is 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.