R&S®RD016 Antenna Rotator

For Azimuth and Elevation Control of R&S®AC008

  • Overview

Key facts

The portable R&S®RD016 Rotator is used to remotely steer the R&S®AC008 Microwave Directional Antenna.

The rotator is controlled and powered via the R&S®GB016 (Model 03) Control Unit.

Features Collapsed

  • DC gear motors for azimuth and elevation control, which feature small moment of mass inertia, very short run-up time and high efficiency
  • Accurate positioning due to modern resolvers and electronic control

Specifications

Model Supply Voltage range
R&S®RD016 Antenna Rotator 18 V to 36 V DC

Key facts

The portable R&S®RD016 Rotator is used to remotely steer the R&S®AC008 Microwave Directional Antenna.

The rotator is controlled and powered via the R&S®GB016 (Model 03) Control Unit.

features & benefits

  • DC gear motors for azimuth and elevation control, which feature small moment of mass inertia, very short run-up time and high efficiency
  • Accurate positioning due to modern resolvers and electronic control
  • Angular limits for azimuth and elevation are perfectly maintained by sturdy micro switches within the rotator
  • Protected against splash water and equipped with a pressure compensation and venting system.
  • Flange for fixation of R&S®AC008 Microwave Directional Antenna (top) and R&S®AC008-Z tripod (bottom)

Specifications

R&S®RD016
Supply Voltage range 18 V to 36 V DC 
Motor Power 240 W
Range of movement 360 ° (Azimuth)
0 ° to 30 ° (Elevation)
Speed of rotation approx. 3 °/s (Azimuth)
approx. 0.3 °/s (Elevation)
Positioning accuracy ±0.1 °
Permissible driving torque approx. 150 Nm (Azimuth)
approx. 80 Nm (Elevation)
Permissible bending
moment at top flange
max. 200 Nm
Permissible axial load max. 600 N
Operating temperature range –35 °C to +63 °C
Dimensions (H × W × D) approx. 310 mm × 360 mm × 270 mm
Weight approx. 13 kg
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