45cm Ka-Band terminal


Assembled and operational, in under 5 minutes, SWARM gives impressively high data rates for its compact size. Lightweight, rugged and ultra-portable, the whole system can be packed into a single case, which can be carried as airline hand luggage.


  • Ka-Band
  • Data rates up to 10Mbps (service dependent)
  • 45cm flat panel antenna
  • Terminal weight only 16kg / 35.3lbs
  • Operational in under 5 minutes
  • Compact operating footprint
  • Integrated iDirect modem
  • Tool-free assembly
  • Integrated pointing GUI for alignment


  • Defence
  • Welfare Services
  • Government
  • Emergency Response
  • Remote Workers
  • Oil, Gas and Mining


SWARM is an extremely compact, rugged, lightweight and discreet system, providing superior data rates. Complete with stowable legs, SWARM is fully portable and quick to deploy and stow.

SWARM provides everything needed for straightforward setup and pointing, allowing the user to be operational in less than 5 minutes. This simple, intuitive and tool-free deployment/setup method involves audio and visual pointing aids and provides an effective method of acquiring the satellite without the extra bulk of motors and controllers.

As a single integrated system, SWARM can withstand harsh environmental conditions. It has comparable performance to a 65cm parabolic antenna and can be assembled and operated in half the height making it less obtrusive and less affected by wind.

Compared to a parabolic the link budget’s rain margin is also significantly reduced, as the signal passes through the antenna only once, reducing rain attenuation and increasing wet performance. Additionally, the flat panel design sheds water easily and avoids water pooling.

SWARM is packaged in a single pack, with hard case and backpack options available, both of which can be carried as airline hand baggage.


Reflector45cm Flat Panel
EIRP 45.5 dBw
G/T14 dB/K
PositionerUltra lightweight manual adjust
Performance Ka-Band
Frequency Range Rx: 19.2 – 20.2 GHz
Tx: 29.0 – 30.0 GHz
BUC Power 5W
PolarisationCircular, RH or LH
Local Oscillator Rx: 18.25GHz / Tx: 28.55GHz
Local Oscillator Phase Noise (Tx) @100Hz – 50dBc/Hz
@1KHz – 75dBc/Hz
@10KHz – 81 dBc/Hz
@100KHz – 95 dBc/Hz
@1MHz – 105 dBc/Hz
@10MHz – 112 dBc/Hz
External Power 100-230VAC (50-60Hz)
Ingress Protection IP65
Radiation Pattern ComplianceFCC 25.138, FCC 25.209
Operating Temperature Antenna -25°C to +55°C
Operating Temperature PIM-25°C to +55°C
Operating Humidity Antenna
0 to 95% (Condensing)
Operating Humidity PIM 0 to 95% (Condensing)
Additional InformationMIL-STD-810G for vibration, shock, salt fog, sand and dust, humidity and driving rain.
Azimuth Adjustment180° Continuous
25° Continuous (fine)
Elevation Adjustment0° to 90° Continuous
Terminal Weight 16kg / 35.3lbs