Antenna Motion Processor (AMP)
Antenna installation and alignment is not a “set it and forget it” venture. The reality is that antennas move out of alignment all the time without the engineer knowing.
The AMP 1801 is a small, all-in-one motion processing module for use in active antennas. The module seamlessly integrates into your antenna’s existing circuitry to enable reporting on azimuth, tilt, and roll from a relative reference point.
Antennas with 3Z’s AMP built in can monitor their own mechanical alignment in real time. Thus, tower crews are only required to align antennas that have already been diagnosed as misaligned, saving your customers time and money. The AMP’s small form factor and multiple interfaces allow for quick implementation into existing antenna circuits, requiring minimal redesign of your antenna’s current internal components.
3D Motion Monitoring
The AMP is a small, all-in-one motion processing module for use in active antennas. The module seamlessly integrates in to your antenna’s existing circuitry to enable reporting on Azimuth, Tilt, and Roll from a relative reference point. Now your antenna can verify it’s own alignment in real-time, and report back to the engineer without the need to send a tower crew up to check on alignment status.
Not only can the AMP monitor motion – it knows when to count variations in motion as real or invalid. Using a sophisticated, proprietary algorithm, the AMP learns and understands its environment to report changes in azimuth, tilt, and roll without reporting false positives caused by vibrations, temporary shakes, or other artificial movements.
Custom Motion Alarms
RF engineers can set their desired threshold of movement based on their design tolerance and request alarm reports with frequencies of either every second, minute, hour, or day. The alarm system will warn operators of perceived changes in azimuth, tilt, and roll experienced by their antennas.
AMP Evaluation Kit
The AMP Evaluation Kit is a single-board development kit for evaluation and development of the AMP 1801. It features USART, and USB interfaces. The kit is supported by a visualization software that is free to download. The software enables you to test the link, and extract real-time antenna alignment information. Use AMP’s Evaluation Kit to explore all possible applications and test its compatibility with your systems.