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MSSR ATC RADAR ANTENNAS AND PEDESTALS

Over the years, RYMSA RF has successfully participated in the development and manufacture of antenna systems and related products on the fields of Air Traffic Control and Defence, in response to several different needs of our customers.

The outstanding capabilities of RYMSA RF to provide reliable engineering solutions and products tailored to the specifications of our customer have been proven with great excellence in each and every of the jobs in which we have been involved.

Secondary radar antennas and pedestals have become some of the most outstanding and best known RYMSA RF products on the Air Traffic Control field.

Two different antennas are available for MSSR applications: one LVA array of 8m aperture to be used at major locations, and one smaller array displaying 2.6m aperture for ground and naval purposes. The antennas operate in L- band, and are valid for both civil and military applications.

RYMSA RF also supplies rotating pedestals. There is one type of pedestal per each of the previously mentioned antenna models. These pedestals are ready to work under extreme environmental conditions, and they can be used either with RYMSA RF antennas or with any other array of similar characteristics.

LVA 8m. Antenna MSSR Air Traffic Control Model: RSL-2730/2731

LVA 8m. Antenna

RSL-2730/2731 model is a large vertical aperture antenna for application on Monopulse Surveillance Secondary Radar Systems (MSSR).

The antenna operates at the frequencies of 1030 MHz (interrogation) and 1090 MHz (reception and reply), and it consists of an array of radiating columns properly fed with the necessary phase and amplitude tapers requested to achieve the radiation pattern performances.

The antenna can be spplied in two different versions, for civil use (RSL-2730) or for military applications (RSL-2731). It supplies Sum, Difference and SLS beams, a customized

Rotating Pedestal Especially suitable for LVA 8m Antenna Models: RT-210 & RT-220

Rotating Pedestal

RYMSA RF offers two models of turning pedestals especially suitable to be used on MSSR systems for the rotation of the LVA 8m antenna, whenever the latter is intended to be installed as a stand-alone unit.

The pedestals are designed to be used on severe environmental conditions with very reduced maintenance tasks.

RT-210 model is single drive, while RT-220 is dual drive. The pedestals offer an excellent azimuth accuracy by means of the use of encoders, and they are delivered including the pedestal itself, with one or two motors, and the control cabinet unit.

2.6m Antenna MSSR Air Traffic Control (Suitable for ground and naval use) Model: RSL-2130

MSSR Air Traffic Control

RYMSA RF offers two models of turning pedestals especially suitable to be used on MSSR systems for the rotation of the LVA 8m antenna, whenever the latter is intended to be installed as a stand-alone unit.

The pedestals are designed to be used on severe environmental conditions with very reduced maintenance tasks.

RT-210 model is single drive, while RT-220 is dual drive. The pedestals offer an excellent azimuth accuracy by means of the use of encoders, and they are delivered including the pedestal itself, with one or two motors, and the control cabinet unit.

Pedestal for MSSR 2.6m. Antenna (Especially Suitable For Civil Applications) Model: RT-211

Pedestal for MSSR

RT-211 turning pedestal is suitable to be used on MSSR systems using compact sized rotational antennas, such as RYMSA RSL-2130 or similar.

The pedestal is designed to be used on severe environmental conditions, such as hard ground locations and ships, with very reduced maintenance tasks.

RT-211 model is a compact single drive pedestal, and it supplies an excellent azimuth accuracy by means of the use of encoders. The pedestal is complemented by a robust control cabiner unit, prepared for installation on a rack.

REFERENCES

Electronics Counter-Measures System

The involvement of RYMSA RF in a job devoted to equip several ships of the Spanish Naval forces with an Electronics Counter-Measures System, constitutes a very good example of RYMSA RF capabilities to succeed in the development and manufacture of very customized solutions required by our customers.

The scope of the involvement of RYMSA in this job has gone beyond our core competences as suppliers of antenna systems and RF passive elements, having successfully developed and manufactured active equipments as well.

Six fully systems delivered under operation on frigates and ships of the Spanish defense forces

Each system includes, installed in two pressurized shelters:

  • Radiating antennas
  • RF splitting network
  • Power supplies
Electronics Counter-Measures System

MIDS Program Communications System

MIDS Program, devoted to the development of components for the Link-16 Digital datalink system operating in L-band, has been one more opportunity for RYMSA RF to demonstrate our capacities by supplying a complete solution involving product development, manufacture and system integration.

The full system supplied by RYMSA RF includes both the receiving and the transmitting-receiving antennas, besides a fully equipped rack integrating the rest of the elements: the filtering system, antenna matching unit, power interface units, high power RF amplifiers and the control computer.

Several ships of the Spanish naval forces have been supplied with these products. Naval and air data

MIDS Program Communications System

Surveillance Radar

Surveillance radar for the protection of borders and for ground control approach is another field in which RYMSA RF has invested development and manufacturing efforts to achieve products meeting a set of stringent customer specifications.

Examples of this are two antenna systems that work in X-band. One of them is intended for use in naval platforms, as the antenna of a low interception probability high-resolution surveillance radar.

Another one consists of a dual-reflector high gain antenna employed for application in coastal sites.

Surveillance Radar

Equipment for VLS system

52 units supplied to be part of the VLS system (Vertical Launching (Maritime systems And sensors-Marine systems) components:

  • Module Lighting Junction box (MLJB)
  • System lighting junction box (SLJB)
  • Damage control junction box (DCJB)
Equipment for VLS system