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Single automatic rotator system


The Comrod family of CAPAS® Automatic Payload Alignment Systems enables quick and effective deployment of communication or sensor assets without exposing personnel to unnecessary danger.

CAPAS-SR Single Rotator System accomplishes this by enabling 360 degree azimuth rotation of a wide range of payloads.

CAPAS-SR supports both closed loop and open loop alignment, and allows a combination of both. In closed loop alignment mode the system is controlled by a radio transceiver to optimise received signal strength or minimise bit error rate. In open loop alignment mode the system is controlled by the Comrod Integrated Mission Planning System. The powerful drive system coupled with the integrated magnetic or optional GPS compass allows fast and accurate positioning of payloads demanding high pointing accuracy. Closed loop feedback from the radio can optimise the alignment within a fraction of a degree.

CAPAS-SR is fully rugged per MIL-STD-810, and is suitable for a wide variety of tactical masts.

Alignment Modes Closed loop mode with transceiver control
Open loop mode with magnetic or DGPS compass control
Hybrid mode
Planning Tool (optional) Comrod TCT Mission Planning System (option)
Pointing Accuracy < 0.3 degrees relative to base
Approximately 5 degrees relative to north (magnetic compass version)
Rotating Speed > 10 degrees per second
Operating Temperature (ambient) – 46°C to + 65°C
Dimensions (Nominal) Width: 31 cm
Height: 60 cm
Depth: 29 cm
Weight (approximate) 11 kg
Mounting Lower socket, Ø 51 mm x 90 mm long
Upper payload mounting spigot Ø 50 mm x 130 mm
Adaptors and extension tubes are available for a wide range of payloads and masts
Power Supply 24 VDC per MIL-STD 1275E, 48V
Interfaces CAN, RS232, RS485 and Ethernet
Vehicle Power MIL-STD 1275E
EMC/EMI MIL-STD-461F CE102, RE102, RS103, CS101, CS114, CS115 and CS116
Wind Rating (maximum) 150 km/h, when fitted with typical Comrod Band 4 antenna
Operating Temperature Ambient: – 46°C to + 65°C
Encapsulation IP67
Sand and Dust MIL-STD-810G Method 510.5 Procedure I and II
Altitude MIL-STD-461F; Ground Army; B9:C15
High Temperature Operation: MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5, Procedure II , 60°C
Storage: MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5, Procedure I, 71°C
Low Temperature Operation: MIL-STD-810G, Method 502.5, Procedure II, – 40°C
Storage: MIL-STD-810G, Method 502.5, Procedure I, -51°C
Humidity MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5, Procedure II, Aggravated
Vibration MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6C Table 514.6C-VI. Composite wheeled vehicle vibration exposures figure 514.6C-3
MIL-STD-801G, Method 514.6D, Ground Vehicle Category 20, Wheeled/Tracked/Trailer, Procedure I/III
Shock MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure I, functional Shock, 12g 11ms