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Portable Radome

Walton De-Ice Portable Radome
Walton De-Ice Portable Radome

Introducing the World's First Portable Radome with Optional De-Icing

For Earth Station and VSAT Antennas | Coms-on-the-Pause (COTM)

Customers told us they needed a solution to keep antennas operating in extreme and harsh environments like ice, rain and sandstorms. Traditional antenna radomes are not built for transportable operation, yet many of today's military, first-responder, and oil & gas applications on land can require deployable systems where harsh elements demand radome-like protection.

  • Walton De-Ice's new Portable Radomeis being designed to protect satellite terminals for applications such as transportable, coms on-the-pause (COTP), first responder, vehicular and similar VSAT and smaller earth station sites. Walton's solution design is also resistance to high winds. It would also support permanent installations and SNGs, and LEO/MEO gateway terminals.
  • The rapid set-up Walton Portable Radome design opens up new possibilities for operations in extreme environments, plus significant cost-savings compared to traditional antenna radomes. Installs in less than an hour.

Satellite Frequency bands:

  • C-Band
  • Ku-Band
  • X-Band
  • Ka-Band

Walton's Portable Radome uses RF transparent hydrophobic Architectural Fabric cover materials that maximize protection and minimize antenna G/T reduction.

Outstanding Wind Survival

Walton's Portable Radome unit is designed to support operation during 85 mph (136 kph) wind conditions.

Labor-Savings | Automatic De-Icing or Air Conditioning | No More Manual Snow Removal

With the Walton Portable Radome, the days of manual snow removal are gone! Conventional radomes cannot be de-iced by heat transfer through the radome's material. To solve this problem, manufacturers offer a "Snow Rope" option that allows workers to manually remove the snow from a conventional radome. Not with Walton's solution.

A distinct advantage with Walton's solution is that it can be kept ice-free automatically using Walton De-Icing systems. The heat easily transfers through the Portable Radome to keep the Radome free of any ice or snow, with no strings (or snow ropes) attached.

In very hot climates, the Radome and air it surrounds could be cooled using a forced air/HVAC system to protect equipment temperatures underneath the Radome and prevent damage.

Installation Costs Minimized

Depending on the antenna size, The Walton De-Ice system could also be installed with less shipping cost and labor expense, in just hours where a comparable size conventional radome takes a day or two with a crane.

Permanent Installations Too

On top of its portability and rapid deployment advantages, the Walton De-Ice Portable Radome system can also be installed as a permanent/fixed site system.

Cost Advantages

The Portable Radome designs enable significantly lower cost-of-acquisition than conventional radomes. With its promise of cost-savings and survivability, the Walton Portable Radomemay soon become an essential element of the kit that ground segment designers and integrators need to consider for military, first-responder, and similar deployable satellite networks that need to work in extreme environments on land. LEO/MEO ground networks with polar region gateway requirements can also leverage the Portable Radome for its advantages in labor-savings, and cost.

Assembly Parts

A 2.2'x 1.7m' Portable Radome model is weighs under 45 kg. It is designed so that two persons can assemble or dismantle it in less than an hour. No tools required.

Options

Walton's Portable Radome will be offered for civil or military applications offered as follows:

  • White for Ka-Band (PTFE Architectural Fabric)