AirbornePatrol is the range of Satellite Communications Terminals produced by Astrium for airborne installations. They need to be lightweight and stiff with accurate reflector profiles.


FE Model by EES


Photo Courtesy of Astrium

Elston Engineering Services has worked with Astrium and Carbon Fibre Technologies to design, analyse and build AirbornePatrol with the main structural components of the two-axis pedestal produced from carbon fibre composites, resulting in significant mass saving compared to earlier airborne antenna systems.