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June 7th, 2017

Self-Contained Tracking System for Antennas Intro'd by Orbit Communications

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) has debuted their Aero Data Link (ADL) self-contained antenna tracking system.

Orbit’s ADL consists of an elevation-over-azimuth positioner unit with a built-in tracking controller and a mounted directional antenna and data-link unit. The combined result is reduced SWaP (size, weight and power), optimized for mobile ground stations.

Orbit’s ADL benefits:

  • Controller inside the positioning unit, connected by a single LAN cable
  • 28V DC, instead of AC, eliminating safety issues
  • Slip ring accommodating 70 simultaneous circuits (double the previous version)
  • Full duplex, for full tracking and control capabilities
  • Sophisticated tracking algorithms
  • Compliance with MIL-standard 810F (mechanical/environmental) and 461F (electro-magnetic interference)
  • Whole system — including C-band directional antenna — mounted on base riser or tripod (during emergencies)


The Aero Data Link may be seen ISDEF 2017 at Orbit booth 9010 at ISDEF 2017, in Tel Aviv, Israel, from June 6 to 8.

Orbit CEO, Eitan Livneh stated that the company's Aero Data Link is the industry’s first fully self-contained antenna tracking system. With it, Orbit is meeting the growing demand for aerial target tracking and control head on.