ETL Systems introduced robust long-range RF-over-fiber satellite communications systems (SATCOM).
The RF over fibre solutions will be included in ETL’s upcoming Genus platform, which will provide more flexibility and adaptability.
England’s Madley – The company’s RF-over-fiber range, StingRay, is evolving with new features and flexibility for satellite operations, according to ETL Systems Ltd. of Madley, England.
RF via fibre is a more dependable and efficient method than traditional coaxial cable for transporting satellite communications (SATCOM) signals across long distances. This is a productive approach to broadcast and receive IF, L, and C-band satellite signals thanks to fibre modules that allow antennas and IRD modems to link from 100 metres to more than 500 kilometres.
The RF over fibre solutions will be incorporated into ETL’s next-generation Genus platform, which will provide more flexibility and modularity for ground stations, medium-Earth-orbit satellites, and low-Earth orbit satellites.
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ETL’s StingRay long-range RF over fibre devices work with the Genus platform and encompass a number of frequency bands, including C-Band lines ranging from 500 MHz to 6,725 MHz. The StingRay system includes fixed gain and automated gain control (AGC) modes in addition to manual gain control (MGC).
The platform also enables the integration of StingRay modules with ETL’s Falcon frequency converters, ALTO amplifiers, switches, splitters, and even tiny RF matrices and routers in a single indoor or outdoor chassis.
Visit www.etlsystems.com to reach ETL Systems online for more details.