Designate: Automatically moves the antenna in each axis to one of 99 pre-stored satellite positions.
Direct Az/El: Automatically moves the antenna in each axis to the coordinates entered via the front panel.
Jog: Manually moves the antenna in each axis in response to front panel controls.
Peak: Performs a peaking algorithm on the current target.
Step Track: Automatically performs peaking algorithm in response to input signal level decreasing below a programmable minimum.
Program Track: Automatically moves the antenna in each axis along a sidereal time tagged path.
External: Moves the antenna in each axis in response to commands received through the serial port.
Accuracy: Antenna pointing accuracy within ten percent of the 3dB beamwidth.
Tracking Resolution: >0.05 degrees with properly specified position sensor.
Reference: Accepts input of linear, analog signal reference from 0 - 20 VDC. Internal op amp circuit provides pre-scaling of gain and slope of tracking reference signal. Final scaling is provided through software.
Serial Data: Accepts RS-232 or RS-485 (4-wire) data for remote monitor and control of all controller functions.
Front Panel: Large Graphic VFD displays antenna position, signal level and operating mode. Keypad provided for user inputs.
Motor Control: The rack mounted microprocessor controller is linked to any of SSC's motor control options by serial interface cable.
Prime Power (ACU): 90 - 260 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, single-phase, auto sensing, 65 watts maximum.