Different Types of Satellite Antenna

Posted By Tom Cropper on 07 May 2014

Posted in Used Equipment Buyers Guides

Meeting global communication needs, satellite antennas are increasingly being used to facilitate business networks and communication. Using geostationary satellites, antennas transmit data signals as well as video and audio. There are a range of satellite antenna options to choose from when trying to provide a telecommunication capability in locations where it is usually difficult to do so.

Satellite Dish Antennas

Also known as parabolic antennas, satellite dish antennas are high gain antennas used in point-to-point communication. The most common type of antenna, the main advantage of the satellite dish is that it is highly directive. Satellite dish antennas carry television and telephone links as well as wireless WAN/LAN links and radio telescopes.

Satellite Radio Antennas

Relayed via one or more satellites, satellite radio antennas can be positioned indoors or outdoors to receive the best signal. Indoor antennas are generally compact, and the larger outdoor weather resistant antennas can be roof mounted for optimum performance.

Industrial Satellite Antennas

Providing high-speed reliable global connection for businesses, industrial antennas facilitate crucial communication in remote places. To install an industrial satellite antenna system, considerations will need to be made for the geographical area that needs to be covered via satellite, the manner of communication required, and the frequency of the range.

Mobile Satellite Antennas

Mobile satellite antennas use a global positioning system technology as a reference point to which they automatically re-aim to the satellite no matter where they are located. Due to the moveable feature of this type of antenna, it is popular for use in cars, motor vehicles, and also by airlines for tracking flights.

Antenna Farm

The term antenna farm refers to an area that houses three or more satellite dishes and is associated mainly with broadcasting stations.