QTrack™ Antennas

Quasonix QTrack™ antenna with optional camera, mounted on a tripod

Self-Contained Ground Station

This low-gain antenna based on the Quasonix Acquisition Aid Antenna, coupled with the industry-leading RDMS™ telemetry receiver, is the perfect solution for portable or mast-mounted antenna applications. Combined with our state-of-the-art antenna control unit (ACU) with its straightforward user interface, the QTrack™ enables simple and robust data capture for your missions.

The QTrack™ antenna is enhanced by our industry-leading innovation, including HyperTrack™, which uses the Data Quality Metric (DQM) to intelligently determine validity of the received data, rejecting interference and allowing the antenna to continue to track the test article.

Key Features

  • Portable
    Two-person transport and setup (transport case recommended); free-standing antenna can be set up easily using a Moog Gibraltar tripod (model 4-60450-0A, available from Quasonix as part number QC-ACC-001) or equivalent
  • Versatile
    Allows for portable, bi-directional Ethernet Via Telemetry (if equipped for HyperTrack™)
  • Simplified Two-Cable Connection
    Requires only 115 VAC 1Ø 60 power and an RJ45 Ethernet connection (with IP option)
  • Simultaneous LHCP and RHCP RF Outputs
    2-channel rotary joint allows continuous azimuth travel
  • Dual Axis Pedestal
    Multi-band SCM feed mounted in a dual axis pedestal; includes power supplies, slip rings, and rotary joint
  • Electronic Scanning for Highly Dynamic Targets
    Quasonix feeds sweep the beam electronically, allowing scan rates up to 50 kHz, greatly mitigating the challenges inherent in tracking targets that impose high degrees of amplitude modulation on transmitted signals

Related Literature

TypeTitleUpdatedDescription

Antenna Control Unit ManualAug-2019

Installation, setup, and use of the Antenna Control Unit (ACU) Graphical User Interface (GUI), for controlling Quasonix pedestal and portable telemetry antennas.

QTrack™ Antenna DatasheetOct-2019

Features of the QTrack™ telemetry antenna and its accompanying Antenna Control Unit (ACU), plus specifications.

Antenna CatalogOct-2019

Product range, features, configurations, and a description of some of the technology that sets Quasonix’s telemetry antennas apart.

Available Options

  • NEW! Camera Kit
    COHU 3430HD series camera, 1080 pixel, 30 fps, 30x optical zoom (4.5 mm to 135 mm focal length)
  • Eternet Via Telemetry (EVTM)
    With the IP option, the QTrack™ becomes part of your EVTM setup, putting your test article on your ground station LAN
  • HyperTrack™
    Bypassing the legacy AM and AGC interfaces entirely, the revolutionary HyperTrack™ interface from Quasonix brings you faster, more accurate tracking than you’ve ever seen before

Supporting Items

ImageItemDescription
Moog Gibraltar tripod (model 4-60450-0A, available from Quasonix as part number QC-ACC-001)
QTrack™ Antenna TripodCapable of supporting 400 pounds, this Moog Gibralter tripod is a great way to ensure portable stability for your QTrack™ antenna. Part number QC-ACC-001.
 

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