GPS Optical Antenna Link
The Meinberg GPS Optical Antenna Link provides a long-distance connection between a Meinberg GPS antenna and a Meinberg GPS receiver using a GI50/125µm or GI62.5/125µm multimode optical fiber.
The GOAL kit consists og GOAL/R and GOAL/A. The module GOAL/R is to connect to the receivers antenna input via a patch cable and can be assembled somewhere around. The module GOAL/A is to mount indoor, connected to the Meinberg antenna via a coaxial cable. Both modules are linked to each other via a single GI50/125µm or GI62,5/125µm multimode gradient fiber.
The receiver-side module GOAL/R is supplied with power via the antenna input connector of the GPS receiver, therefore no external power supply is necessary. The module GOAL/A needs an external supply for operating and feeding the GPS antenna. Whenever the antenna is not connected, or a short circuit occurs on the antenna cable, this is shown by a status LED in the front panel. A second status LED shows that the 10MHz reference clock, coming from the GOAL/R, is received within a sufficient signal strength and therefore the FO link is working.
The GOAL system is suitable for all Meinberg GPS receivers (except GPS166!), also for the later extension of existing systems. When using the GOAL system together with the GPS signal converter GPSGEN1575 it is to be noted that operation of connected GPS receivers from third-party manufacturers can not be guaranteed!
Type of antenna:
Input for Meinberg GPS antenna (not included), antenna circuit 1000 V DC insulated
ST connector for GI 50/125µm or GI 62,5/125µm gradient fibre, Wave length: 1300nm / 820nm,
Launchable optical output power: typ. 15µW (into GI 62,5/125µm), Optical input level: min. 3µW
GOAL/A: 44mm x 105mm x 165mm (height x width x depth)
GOAL/R: 25mm x 25mm x 95mm (height x width x depth)
Optical ST connector
Power Supply (GOAL/A only)
GOAL/A: 100 - 240VAC / 50/60Hz
optional: 18 - 72VDC
power consumption: 5W max.
GOAL/A: black eloxadized aluminium housing, with aluminium front and rear panel
GOAL/R: aluminium HF housing
Protection class: IP30
-25 ... 65° C
RoHS-Status of the product:
This product is fully RoHS compliant
WEEE status of the product:
This product is handled as a B2B category product. In order to secure a WEEE compliant waste disposal it has to be returned to the manufacturer. Any transportation expenses for returning this product (at its end of life) have to be incurred by the end user, whereas Meinberg will bear the costs for the waste disposal itself.