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AFT-RT and AFT-RR (L-Band Rugged Transmitter and Receiver Set)

The Antronix Model AFT-RT and AFT-RR create and L-Band Link that offers a high performance, versatile transport link in a very compact and rugged package.

The Rugged L-Band Link has been engineered to meet today’s high performance standards for L-Band transport with an extreme bandwidth range that will also allow the system to handle the next generation of satellite signals. The link is ideal for a wide variety of communications applications, including L-Band satellite antenna remoting, trunking radio, telemetry tracking, and time and frequency reference distribution. The standard frequency range is 500MHz to 3,000MHz.


The extended frequency range option of 10MHz to 3.6GHz allows this system to accommodate additional transponders coinciding with common European satellite communication applications. The enhanced bandwidth to 3.6GHz is also unique in that it facilitates stacked LNB applications to accommodate additional transponders containing enhanced DBS programming services (e.g., HDTV, local channels, etc.) over single-mode fiber for DBS television distribution in campus, fiber-to-the-premise (FTTx), and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) environments.

Transmitters are available in 1310nm, 1550nm and CWDM wavelengths. Receivers are available with PIN Detectors or optional APD Detectors that greatly enhance performance at low optical input levels. The transmitter and receiver are enclosed in a flangemount unit suitable for mounting in a NEMA 3R enclosure. All L-Band units offer a 75Ω F-type connector standard with 50Ω SMA type optional. Optical connectors are FC/APC standard, with an option for SC/APC connectors.