Tallysman HC997EXF Extended-Filter Embedded Full GNSS Helical Antenna + L-Band

Tallysman HC997EXF Extended-Filter Embedded Triple-Band GNSS Helical Antenna + L-Band

The HC997EXF eXtended-filter embedded low-profile helical GNSS antenna is designed for precision positioning, covering the GPS/QZSS-L1/L2/L5, GLONASS-G1/G2/G3, Galileo-E1/E5a/E5b, BeiDou-B1/B2/B2a, and NavIC-L5 frequency bands, including the satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) available in the region of operation [WAAS (North America), EGNOS (Europe), MSAS (Japan), or GAGAN (India)], as well as L-band correction services.

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Overview

The patent-pending HC997EXF extended-filter embedded triple-band helical antenna + L-Band utilizes Tallysman’s latest wideband helical element design. The antenna element provides 67 MHz of signal bandwidth supporting the entire upper GNSS band and L-Band corrections (1539 – 1606 MHz) and 91 MHz of the lower band signal bandwidth (1164 – 1255 MHz). The other key component of the antenna is the axial ratio, which is a measure of how well the antenna captures the broadcast Right Hand Circular Polarized (RHCP) signal and mitigates the reflected LHCP signals. The Tallysman HC997EXF has a high peak gain of 2.5 dBi and 0.5 dB axial ratio at zenith, enabling excellent multipath mitigation and a very precise phase centre.

Weighing only 11 g, the light and compact HC997EXF features a precision-tuned helix element that provides excellent axial ratios and operates without the requirement of a ground plane, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The HC997EXF 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 near-band cellular signals. As the radio frequency spectrum has become more congested, the signals or harmonic frequencies of new LTE bands [e.g. 800MHz x 2 = 1600MHz (GLONASS-G1)] can affect GNSS antennas and receivers.

In North America, planned Ligado signals at 1525 – 1536 MHz can especialy impact GNSS antennas that support space-based L-band correction services (1539 – 1559 MHz). New LTE signals in Europe [Band 32 (1452 – 1496 MHz)] and Japan [Bands 11 and 21 (1476 – 1511 MHz)] have also been observed to interfere with GNSS signals.

In addition, Inmarsat satellite communication (uplink: 1626.5 – 1660.5 MHz) can also affect GNSS signals. The new Tallysman XF antennas have been designed to mitigate out-of-band signals and prevent GNSS antenna saturation. Tallysman’s custom XF filtering mitigates all existing signals and new Ligado and LTE signals, enabling the antennas and attached GNSS receivers to perform optimally.

The HC997EXF must be installed carefully, as ground planes below the antenna can affect its tuning. To facilitate a successful installation and optimum antenna performance, Tallysman also provides an Embedded Helical Antenna Installation Guide. For mounting instructions, visit: https://www.tallysman.com/downloads/Helical_Mounting_Instruction.pdf.

Features

  • Very low noise preamp (2.2 dB typ.)
  • Axial ratio (≤ 0.5 dB at zenith)
  • High LNA gain (35 dB typ.)
  • Low current (35 mA typ.)
  • ESD circuit protection (15 kV)
  • Invariant performance from 2.2 to 16 VDC
  • REACH and RoHS compliant

Benefits

  • Extremely light (15 g)
  • Excellent RH circular polarized signal reception
  • Great multipath rejection
  • Increased system accuracy
  • Excellent signal-to-noise ratio
  • Industrial temperature range

Applications

  • Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Precision GNSS positioning
  • Precision land survey positioning
  • Mission-critical GNSS timing
  • Marine and avionics systems

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 HC997EXF extended-filter embedded triple-band helical antenna + L-Band 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.