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Dartcom X-Band EOS System at the University of Valladolid, Spain, with the antenna system (circled) installed on top of a lift shaft

Dartcom 1.5m X-Band antenna system at the University of Valladolid, Spain
Dartcom X-Band EOS System at the University of Valladolid, Spain, with the antenna system (circled) installed on top of a lift shaft

  • Automatic data reception from X-Band Earth Observation Satellites including Terra and Aqua (MODIS), Suomi-NPP and FengYun-3A/B/C (FY-3).
  • Complete end-to-end solution with automatic data processing to level 0, 1 and 2 (currently level 0 and 1 only for FY-3).
  • Affordable to meet the limited budgets available for X-Band systems in universities and research institutions.
  • Simple installation with minimal civil engineering works.
  • 1.5m high-speed antenna system enclosed in a radome to allow normal operation at wind speeds up to 185km/h (115mph).
  • All external components designed and treated to survive tropical and marine environments, with a water ingress protection rating of at least IP65.
  • State-of-the-art RF components, allowing good data reception from 15° satellite elevation with a 1.5m antenna. In practice good quality data can be received from Terra and Suomi-NPP at 7° elevation and from Aqua and FY-3 at 5°.
  • Automatic daily prediction data update from the internet ensures accurate tracking of all satellites.
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance and future upgrades.
  • Comprehensive hardware and software diagnostics at all levels.
  • Cost-effective migration path from existing L-Band systems to
    X-Band for the next generation of weather and Earth observation satellites.
  • Combined X/L-Band option allowing reception and processing of data from both X-Band and L-Band satellites using the same antenna system.

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