GPS/GNSS Antennas

Multi-GNSS antenna (For Timing) Model AU-217

Antenna for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS reception.
Ideal for use in difficult site enviorments including urban areas, weather and RF interference areas

The AU series is a GPS/GNSS antenna for Timing that is intended for installation on buildings. The AU-217 has excellent weather and interference resistance, and has the capability to filter radio waves that adversely affect the GNSS receiver (such as radio waves for broadcasting and satellite communications). The AU-217 is multi-constellation compatible and can receive signals including GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (Europe) and QZSS (Japan). When combined with a GNSS receiver that supports these satellite constellations, it is also suitable for use in urban areas with poor sky visibility.

Timing

Features

  • Supports longer antenna cable lengths

    High 40dB gain and wide range of power voltages from 2.5 to 16 VDC
  • IP67 compliant waterproof and dustproof

  • Standard TNC Connection

  • Easy installation with an optional antenna mounting bracket

  • Developed specifically for GPS/GNSS Timing applications

    Timing GNSS receiver module: GT-87/GT-88
    GNSS Disciplined Oscillator: GF-87 series/GF-88 series
  • Furuno Multi-GNSS/GPS Antenna Lineup

    Product Name Applications Supported Satellite Constellations Note
    GPS L1 GLONASS G1
    AU-217 For Fixed Position
    (Timing)
    Ideal for use in location with intense electric field thanks to built-in noise filter.
    Highly noise resistant and highly environmental resistant equivalent to IP67.
    GPA-014 - Ideal for use in location with frequent/heavy snowfall.
    AU-18 For Mobile Available with a choice of antenna connector type.
    AU-15 -

Specifications

GENERAL

Input Frequency
1575 MHz to 1606 MHz
Polarization
R. H. C. P. (Right Hand Circular Polarization)
Antenna Gain
>= 4.25dBi (at 90° elev.angle)
>= -3dBi (at 10° elev.angle)
Output Impedance
50 Ω
Pre. Amp Gain
40±2dB
Pre. Amp Noise Figure
2.5 dB (Typ)
VSWR
<1.5:1 (@LNA output)
Supply Voltage
2.5 to 16 VDC nominal
Power Consumption
20 mA max (85°C)
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
Operating Relative Humidity
< 97%RH
Water Resistant
IP67
Connector Type
TNC(F)
Weight
150 g

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Three essential points when installing a GNSS antenna

When installing a GNSS antenna, components such as the coaxial cables and amplifiers should be selected to satisfy the antenna specifications of the GNSS receiver. It is also necessary to consider the propagation delay between the antenna and the receiver.  

In the following document, we explain how to calculate the required specification values with concrete examples from the viewpoint of a GNSS receiver manufacturers.

  • Total gain
  • Total NF
  • ropagation delay in coaxial cables

It is especially useful for those who are new to GNSS receivers. We have prepared an Excel tool for calculating "Total Gain" and "Total NF" due to their complex formulas.

Please fill in the form to download the document and calculation tool.

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Documents, Software

Download documents and software related to this product and other GPS/GNSS products (Specifications document, Drivers and Monitor software).
 

Download contents for AU-217

  • GNSS Antenna Installation Procedure
  • GNSS Antenna Installation Appendix
    - Three essential points when installing a GNSS antenna -
  • Hardware Specifications (Surge Protective Device)
  • Surge Protection Device Test Report

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Documentation

* Specifications subject to change without notice.