Project Experience

R G Systems Pty Limited has extensive project experience in a wide range of satellite earth station and broadcast industry transmission facilities. A summary of just a few of these projects is given on this page

Military X-band antenna systems

R G Systems was engaged to provide design and integration services, as well as Engineering support to The Bridge Networks for the recent Low PIM X-band earth stations provided to the Australian Department of Defence, via the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).

This project involved the integration and supply of two 4.8m X-band Low PIM antennas with associated transmission and reception functions.
All components were specified and sourced from international suppliers, and integrated into a locally manufactured re-locatable facility.

The project involved detailed design reviews, detailed testing procedures (for certification to the WGS requirements) and close liaison with the DMO project team.

13m DBS band antenna systems

Installation and commissioning of three (3) 13m Ku-band Satellite Earth Stations for Optus Communications.

Scope of Works for this project included antenna construction, reflector alignment, focus/balance of the reflector system and commissioning of the antenna system including the VertexRSI 7200 series tracking systems.
Installation and cabling of all internal rack equipment and waveguide work required for the Interfacility Link (IFL) was also provided.

The IFL was tested and commissioned by R G Systems using customer supplied test equipment.

Auxiliary and Upgrade works

-    the upgrading of four (4) 13m Mitsubishi antennas to enable the VertexRSI 7200 Antenna Control System to be used for the tracking and remote control and monitoring of the antennas.

-    Azimuth sector change for 11m C-band dish, involving re-positioning of kingpost support legs without dismantling dish.

-    Feed replacement for 11m C-band dish, and re-routing of IFL waveguide and cabling.

ABC Asia-Pacific Uplink

A 9.3m C-band Tx/Rx antenna system was designed, installed and commissioned in under three months at the Newcastle NBNTV studios for Soul Communications.

This system now uplinks the ABC Asia Pacific service via the PAS-8 satellite.
A supplementary 4.5m antenna was installed at Tamworth to provide monitoring of the re-broadcast signal from Napa in California via the PAS-2 satellite.

This project was completed on behalf of The Bridge Networks, who purchased all equipment and provided logistic support throughout the project.
The scope of works included Geotechnical studies for the foundations, slab design and supervision of all civil works.

Darwin Turf Club

In November/December of 2005, a 4.8m C-band T/x/Rx system, designed by R G Systems for The Bridge Networks, was installed and commissioned for the Darwin Turf Club (DTC). This facility allows the DTC to broadcast their own race meetings for the Thoroughbred Vision Network.  The facility also provides itinerant services for local and regional customers. 

Defence X-band and Ka-band Stations

Installation and commissioning of both a 9m Ka-band and 11m X-band Anchor Station for the Australian Department of Defence JP 2008 3D project. 

The project management involved overall design responsibility and construction of a facility from a “greenfield” site, including civil works, fencing and drainage.

As the first Ka-band antenna built for Department of Defence operational purposes, a new specification had to be developed, in conjunction with the customer, for antennas in this frequency band as a part of this project.

This project also involved phase combining of multiple Ka-band TWT amplifiers to produce at the time the highest power wideband amplifier for Ka-band in the world. 

16m Antenna Systems

In-country assistance that was sourced and managed for this project included identification and engaging of local contractors to construct the required facilities in accordance with both specifications and local authority requirements. 

Overall site project management, supervision and liaison with Defence personnel were also included in the responsibilities of the in-country support.  The project was run over a total of fifteen (15) months from date of contract signing. 


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