Summary

The NewSpace Systems (NSS) NANT-PTCL1 GPS Antenna is an active GPS patch antenna that can be used with the company's GPS receivers. If required by the client, the NSS team can also supply a GPS receiver along with the antenna. The GPS circuitry at the heart of the receiver can also be deployed as a single mezzanine board to accompany the NSS CubeSat ACS board or as a stand alone boxed or unboxed version for CubeSats.

The COTS chipset utilised in the NSS GPS Receivers has been flying for more than a decade. To date, more than 30 units of the GPS Receivers have been delivered globally.

All FM parts undergo random vibration (10 rms) as well as thermal cycling (four cycle ambiant pressure) to five degrees beyond operational thermal specifications. NSS can perform additional environmental testing if required by a client.

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Last updated: 2021-09-07

NANT-PTCL1 GPS Antenna

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Specs

9TRL
mass
< 80 g
length
54 mm
width
54 mm
height
14.1 mm
frequency
1575.42 MHz
bandwidth
20 MHz
beamwidth
≥100 deg (phi = 0 deg)
≥100 deg (phi = 90 deg)
return loss
≤ -5 dB
impedance
50 Ohm (matched)
active gain
≥ 16 dBiC (@ zenith)
polarization
Right Hand Circular (RHCP)
noise figure
< 2 dB
axial ratio
< 10 dB (@ zenith)
power consumption
< 80 mW
power supply
5 VDC (nominal)
thermal (operational)
-25C to 55C operating
-30C to +60C non-operating
mechanical vibration
14 gRMS (random)
connector type
50Ω SMA female
radiation tolerance
10 krad (component level)

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