Cobham Antenna Systems has developed a range of hemi-omni, directional and directional-panel, low-profile Thuraya satellite antennas with integrated GPS. This range can be used with all Thuraya satellite telephone docking units and the Thuraya module SM2500.
There are two categories; those that require a D.C. voltage to power an integral GPS amplifier, and those with a passive GPS antenna that does not require a drive voltage.
The choice of antennas offered by our range provides versatility for excellent connectivity within the entire Thuraya coverage area. The range includes fixed and mobile land applications and maritime.
Our hemi-omni antennas, for use on vehicles, have fixed and magnetic mount options. They are for low-angle regions (less than 45° elevations), as well as for other regions. If one antenna is needed for all applications and regions, the hemi-omni antenna (HOA) is the best option. Our HOA range includes models with passive or active GPS.
Directional antennas have higher gain but narrow angles; their use should be restricted to where elevation to the satellite is greater than 45°. Our directional antennas are low-profile; they are suitable for fixed land installations, for data applications such as SCADA.
Cobham Antenna Systems model no. FPA15-1.6L/1535 is the smallest panel antenna that can be used to operate the ThurayaIP unit at its maximum data rate. However, for remote use, there is a slightly larger antenna that can be a fixed installation.
Two examples of our antennas can be found on the Thuraya website: