X/Y antenna / rotator

At first glance, ‘simple’ X/Y antenna ground station design hides complex mechanical geometry and complex X/Y to AZ/EL coordinate conversion. The characteristic of such geometries of the earth station is two rotations (X/Y) depending on each other due to a mechanical connection. This geometry enables tracking the satellites even at very high or low elevations, making it an ideal solution for tracking all satellites, especially those with short satellite “see” time or travel at zenith point.