Accurate Ground Station Positioning with Less Integration Risk
Designing and building a reliable, cost-effective ground station to meet today’s LEO to GEO applications requires proven, easy-to-integrate positioning technology.
Kinematics offers a broad range of solutions designed to meet satellite ground station and user terminal reflector positioning requirements.
Multiple Sizes and Axis Positions
We support one, two, and three axis positioning applications for dish sizes ranging from 1.8M to 4M meter. We can also serve sizes outside of that range on a custom basis.
Exactly What You Need
We provide customized positioning components as well as complete, tested, ready-to-integrate solutions for your next project. We’ve got what your application requires.
Performance and Value
Aerospace-grade features, value innovation, and volume honed over two million drives shipped demonstrates our ability to meet your requirements.
Tech & Products
Commercially developed, aerospace capable
Kinematics has the technology and cost-effectiveness borne from our millions of drives produced for solar tracking. Our decades of deploying drives for satcom users means that we understand and can deliver what your application demands.
Optimized for today’s constellations, our Kinematics KX™ series are custom engineered as a complete, ready-to-integrate positioning system designed for your next ground station project.
Kinematics KX™ Series KX-6 Integrated Positioner
Optimized for 2.4m class reflectors tracking LEO constellations, this complete X-Y positioner is engineered to track high density LEO orbits with fast slewing at up to 16 degrees per second in short bursts to accurately lock onto the next satellite, minimizing the required number of ground stations. Like all KX series positioners, the Kinematics KX-6 comes pre-integrated with custom-engineered Kinematics motors, encoders, bracketry, and documentation significantly reducing the required design and integration effort.
With hundreds of positioners deployed globally, you can rely on the performance and reliability of our solutions.
WDE12B Dual-Axis Wedge Drive
Based on our field-proven KE12 worm drive technology, the WDE series dual-axis is purpose-designed for LEO/GEO applications up to 4m in size and can be easily integrated with an additional KE12 to create a complete EL/AZ/TR positioner solution.
WDE12A Horizontal Axis Drive
This elevation axis drive is based on the technology in our KE12 worm drive. The WDE series dual-axis is designed for LEO/GEO applications up to 4m in size and can be easily integrated with an additional WDE12B to create a complete EL/AZ/TR positioner solution.
KDE Dual-Axis Drive
Enabling azimuth and elevation actuation in one complete assembly, the KDE Dual-Axis Drive features fully-enclosed housings for protection from the elements, self-locking gear sets, and 360-degree rotational torque.
Take the guesswork and risk out of your project with a complete positioner that is custom-engineered as a complete ready-to-integrate package including motors, encoders, bracketry, and documentation.