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Single automatic rotator system


The Comrod family of CAPAS® Automatic Payload Alignment Systems are designed to meet the challenges faced by public safety, defence and demanding industrial users.  CAPAS® systems enables quick and effective deployment of communication or sensor assets in extreme environments 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 optimize 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 optional fully integrated GPS compass allows fast and accurate positioning of payloads demanding better than 1.5 degree 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 range of deployable masts, including Comrod TM, LMT and ULM series.

Power Supply 18 to 52 VDC (MIL-STD 1275E)
Alignment Modes Closed loop mode with transceiver control
Open loop mode with magnetic or DGPS compass control
Hybrid mode
Planning Tool (optional) Integrated Mission Planning System
Pointing Accuracy ~ 0.5 degree relative to base
Rotating Speed* > 10 degrees per second*
Operating Temperature (ambient) – 40°C to + 60°C
Torque* > 50 Nm Dynamic*
> 250 Nm Static (survival)
Payload Capacity* 20 kg  (maximum in-balance load) *
Dimensions (Nominal) Width: 31 cm
Height: 60 cm
Depth: 29 cm
Weight (approximate) 11 kg
Mounting Lower socket, 50.5 mm
Upper payload mounting spigot 50 mm
Adaptors are available for a wide range of payloads and masts

* Dependent on power supply and payload weight/area

Interfaces CAN, RS232, RS485 or Ethernet (not all available together)
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: – 40°C to + 60°C
Encapsulation IP67
Sand and Dust MIL-STD-810G Method 510.5 Procedure I and II
Altitude Operational -MIL-STD-810G: Method 500.5, Procedure II, 4572 m (15000 ft) at 57.2 kPa
Storage -MIL-STD-810G: Method 500.5, Procedure I, 12192 m (40000 ft) at 18.8 kPa
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

* Unit without payload. Permanent mount required for high shock/vibration environments