Solved Servo Applications

Antenna Telemetry Systems

Antenna control for telemetry tracking requires high precision for object location. Uses include industrial, defense, and commercial applications.

Motion Needs

Position control that is both accurate for location and repeatable in operation to deliver a precise antenna system. CANopen interfacing was selected due to its open communications protocol.

Customer Requirements

    Various antenna models with multiple power demands

    • Common control system dictated same servo drive interface but with models having different power levels

    Extreme environments

    • Low ambient temperature requirement not met by previous drive supplier

    Minimal Maintenance

    • Operation typically in remote locations
    • Long service life expected

    Solutions Technology

      Extended environment capabilities

      • ADVANCED Motion Controls' PCB mount extended environment drives provided necessary performance at low temperature
      • Panel mount DigiFlex® Performance drives were modified for low temperature operation on larger antenna platforms

      Increased flexibility

      • Embedded PCB mount drives allowed final packaging close to the motor for smaller overall footprint

      Support and Reliability

      • ADVANCED Motion Controls continued to support from specification stage through project rollout
      • Customer so impressed with drive reliability, additional ADVANCED Motion Controls' power supply and mounting card accessory products are now specified in system design