FOA-160

Multi-System GNSS Antenna Distribution Amplifier

The Brandywine Communications Model FOA-160 is a specialized distribution amplifier system used to distribute GNSS signals over fiber optic cable to up to 16 receivers.

The Model FOA-160 head–end unit connects to a standard GPS antenna/preamplifier, which receives the GPS/GLONASS signals, transmitted from the satellites. The FOA-160 converts the received signal to an optical intensity modulated signal, and routes it through a passive optical splitter to 16 outputs. These signals are available at the rear panel for distribution throughout a building or campus over single mode fiber optic cable. The low loss characteristics of fiber optic cable overcome the traditional distance limitations encountered with direct electrical distribution of low power GPS/GLONASS signals. A companion optical receiver module, installed at the other end of the optical cable, converts the optical signal back to the electrical domain and provides a RF output format for use by a standard GPS or GLONASS receiver. The 16 output ports of the head-end unit support a flexible point-to-multipoint distribution architecture.

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Variations

Model NumberDescriptionPower SupplyForm FactorPower TypeOutput FormatNo. of OutputsInput FormatNo. of Inputs
FOA-160Fiber Optic GNSS 16 Output Distribution AmplifierDual AC or DC1UAC;DCFiber Optical16GPS1
FOR-1Fiber Optic GPS/GNSS Receiver - 1 OutputDCDesktop MountDCGPS1Fiber Optical1
FOR-2Fiber Optic GPS/GNSS Receiver - 2 OutputsDCDesktop MountDCGPS2Fiber Optical1
FOR-1UFiber Optic GPS Receiver 1U Rack MountDual AC or DC1UAC, DCGPS2Fiber Optical1
FOA-160LBFiber Optic Analog 16 Output Distribution AmplifierDual AC or DCAC, DCFiber Optical16GPS1

Features

  • 16 way Optical GPS/GLONASS Antenna Distributor
  • Dual Redundant Power Supplies
  • Alarm Output
  • Run secure GNSS antenna feeds within buildings up to 2000m

Specifications

Antenna Input
Connector Type BNC
Preamplifier Power 5V 100 mA center conductor
Frequency Range 1000 MHz to 3000 MHz
Small Signal Gain 0.0 ±dB
VSWR (max) 2:1
Burnout Protection 1.0W, CW in-band
Control and Alarm Functions
Control Interface RS-232C 19200, N, 8, 1
Control Functions Transmitter status
Alarm Interface Dry contact relay closure form C
Alarm Type Critical Alarm, Alarm
Alarm Function Transmitter Power (Critical), Loss of Redundant Power (Minor)
Display Power LED, Fault LED
Optical Output
No. of Outputs 16
Operating Wavelength 1319nm ±5nm
Optical Power -13.0dBm (min.)
Optical Reflections < -55dB
Laser Type Distributed Feedback
Connector Type FC/APC
Physical
Dimensions 19" Rack Mount, 1U (1.75") High, 9" deep.
Weight 5 lbs. nominal
Receiver Inputs
Optical Input -15 dBm
Operating Wavelength 1310nm ±25nm
Optical Power +3.0dBm, max
Optical Fault Threshold -18 dBm factory set
Connector Type FC/APC
Receiver Control and Alarm Functions
Control Interface RS-232C 19200, N, 8, 1
Control Functions Set Attenuator, Set Alarm Threshold
Alarm Interface Open Collector
Alarm Function Received power
RF Outputs
No. of Outputs 1
Connector Type SMA
Physical
Dimensions 3.7” x 3.0” x 1.26”
Weight 8 oz. nominal
Environmental
Temperature
Operating -20°C to +50°C
Storage -55°C to +85°C
Humidity Up to 85% RH (noncondensing)
Power
Number of Power Supplies 2 Hot-Swappable
AC Voltage 85-264VAC (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption 10W Max
Connector Type IEC320
DC Voltage 18-36 to 36-72 VDC
Altitude 30,000 ft.
Operational Vibration MIL-STD-167-1
Shock 20g/15ms per MILSTD-810F
EMC Immunity FCC Part 15

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