Skyware Global Active De-Icing System for Type 120 Class I 1.2M Antenna

The Skyware Global Active De-Icing System is custom designed for our line of VSAT RxTx antenna systems.

A de-icing system prevents signal loss due to snow and ice build-up on the surface of the reflector.

The Skyware Global half-aperture reflector de-icing system consists of a defrost panel that is attached to the reflector by self-drilling screws.

This De-Icing system can easily be installed in the field using a socket wrench and cordless drill. Removal of two lower reflector bolts is necessary to install the defrost panel.

Moisture and temperature sensors allow the system to activate when temperatures are below 38° F and when precipitation exists. Heating elements supply heat uniformly over the surface of the defrost panel, which consists of the following three layers:

  • The outside layer is a heavy-duty, vinyl-coated polyester material that is especially designed for weather protection.
  • The middle layer consists of high temperature insulation.
  • The inside layer, next to the rear, lower half of the reflector, contains the heating elements.
  • All materials comply with EU directive No. 2002/95/EC (RoHS)

The Skyware Global De-Icing System is lightweight and can be shipped via UPS. Models are available for the 1.2 m, 1.8 m and 2.4 m
offset reflectors. Models are available in 120 V or 240 V. Special models are available for 1.8 m and 2.4 m dual optics antennas. An optional Ku-band feed horn heater is available in 120 V or 240 V for all de-icer models.

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