DataPath QCT90 Man-portable satellite terminal

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Quick Case Technology™ (QCT) 90 Man-Portable Terminal

DataPath’s QCT90 (Quick Case Technology™) man-portable terminal is designed for both ease-of-use and rugged field performance. Available in configurations for military and commercial markets, this lightweight, 90-centimeter satellite antenna allows for single person carry and quick set-up and deployment.

Engineered for Simplicity

The QCT90 is engineered for user ease. Fully integrated components eliminate the burden of loose cables. The terminal’s two separate parts – a custom-built folding tripod and integrated antenna, modem and RF transmitter unit – snap together, allowing you to establish connectivity within minutes.

Modular Flexibility

The antenna’s flexible modular design allows for multiple transceiver and modem options. This enables the QCT90 to support X-, Ku- and Ka-band operations.

Key Features

  • Two fully integrated parts eliminate loose cables
  • Minimal time from case to connected
  • Carbon fiber and die cast magnesium construction for durability and light weight
  • Compliant to military standards (MIL-STD-188-810) and CE marking
  • Supports multiple bands – X, Ku, Ka


16W X-Band
15W Ku-Band
15W Ku-Band
Operating temperature
-32°C to +55°C (-26°F to +131°F)
Storage temperature -40°C to +71°C (-40°F to +159°F)
Operational wind speed
Max 15m/s (33.5 mph), 20 m/s (44.7 mph) with integrated wind stays
Max 10 m/s (22.3 mph), 20 m/s (44.7mph) with integrated wind stays

16W X-Band
15W Ku-Band
15W Ku-Band
Polarization Circular, reversible
Cross-pol linear
Circular, reversible
 Azimuth range
360°, adjustable fine-tuning ±20°
 Elevation range
10° to 90°
20.6 kg (45.4 lb) terminal only, 24.5 kg (54 lb) including soft back-pack. 32 kg (70.5 lb) including hard transit case
76 x 36 x 27 cm (29.9 x 14.1 x 10.6 in) stowed; 128 x 99 x 104 cm (50.4 x 39.0 x 40.9 in) deployed
 Antenna aperture
0.9 x 0.59 m (35.4 x 23.2 in) Gregorian dual offset antenna
 Antenna positioning
Assisted manual pointing by GUI and hardware through GNSS, electronic compass and inclinometer
Designed to meet
SkyNet, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Sicral, Athena Fidus, SES, and CE Certification according
to 1999/5/EC R&TTE and MIL-STD-810 G

16W X-Band
15W Ku-Band
15W Ku-Band
EIRP (min @ midband)
45.0 dBW @ Pmax lin
50.0 dBW @ P1dB 52.0 dBW @ Pmax lin
Transmit frequency (GHz)
7.9 to 8.4
13.75 to 14.5 30.0 to 31.0 / 29.0 to 30.0
Receive frequency (GHz)
7.25 to 7.75
10.7 to 12.75 20.2 to 21.2 / 19.2 to 20.2
G/T @ 20° elevation
12.0 dB/K (typ. @ midband)
16.0 dB/K (typ. @ midband) 18.5 dB/K (typ. @midband)
 Polarization range
+105° to -125° NA
Tx XPD/AR within 1 dB
AR < 1.0 dB
XPD> 30 dB
AR < 1.0 dB

Product Downloads

Setting up the DataPath QCT90 Man-portable satellite terminal (video)