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GNSS, GPS, Galileo, ALS162, DCF77 antenna

Antennas and accessories for time servers

For perfect control and quality, Bodet designs its own antennas and uses reception modules from leaders such as UBlox. The form of our antennas is specifically designed to optimise signal reception and ensure an excellent resistance to climate conditions

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GPS antenna and radio antenna - Bodet

GPS antenna or radio antenna?

Advantages of the GPS antenna:

  • Provides worldwide coverage
  • Guarantees stability and precision of the time signal
  • Synchronises our clocks, master clocks, and time servers

Advantages of the radio antenna:

  • Facilitates installation thanks to an antenna positioned inside the building
  • More economical than the GPS antenna

Satellite Antennas

Bodet offers three types of antennas: Single Constellation Antenna (GPS or GLONASS), Multi Constellation GNSS Antenna and a GNSS Interface.

TypeSignalsUsageInstallationOptionsAdvanced functions
Single constellation antenna
Single constellation antenna
GPS or Galileo or GLONASS Synchronisation with low timing constraint (Millisecond) Exterior (roof).
Protection index IP67, IK04
Lightning arrester /
Multi constellation antenna
Multi constellation antenna
GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, GLONASS Synchronisation with high timing constraint (Nanosecond) Exterior (roof).
Protection index IP67, IK04
Lightning arrester Anti-Jamming
Anti Spoofing
Multi Constellation Interface
Multi Constellation Interface
GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, GLONASS Synchronisation via existing client antenna Indoor (technical facility).
Protection index IP41
/ /

Which satellite antenna to choose?

Our single constellation antennas receive signals from one constellation (GPS or Galileo) in a wide spectrum (satellites anywhere from the horizon or straight above and all intermediate positions in the sky). Installing them is easy and sufficient for non-critical or non-sensitive applications.

If the time reference is a sensitive data for the proper functioning of your infrastructure (finance, transport, etc.), you should consider a more complete and effective solution.

Indeed, interference is possible (whether unintentional from other transmitters such as communication towers or intentional from illegal “jammers”) and can disrupt the reception of the satellite signal. Our multi constellation antenna coupled with our jamming and spoofing detection solution guarantees optimal time synchronisation while avoiding interference

Simplified installation: Unlike other competitors, our antennas do not use coaxial cables (limited length, high cable price) and enable distances of up to 1,000 m (Multi constellation model) between the time server and the antenna.

Rollover immunity: Our single constellation antennas receive signals from one constellation (GPS or GLONASS) in a wide spectrum (satellites anywhere from the horizon or straight above and all intermediate positions in the sky).

Which satellite antenna to choose?

Radio Antenna

Bodet offers two types of antennas: ALS162 Antenna (French Transmitter), DCF77 Antenna (German Transmitter)

TypeSignalsUsageInstallation
ALS antenna
ALS antenna
ALS162 Synchronisation with low timing constraint (Millisecond) For indoor or outdoor use.
Protection index IP53, IK04
DCF antenna
DCF antenna
DCF77 Synchronisation with low timing constraint (Millisecond) For indoor or outdoor use.
Protection index IP53, IK04

GPS rollover phenomenon

What is GPS rollover?
The GPS date in a GPS module is calculated on a "week number" database sent by the GPS satellites.

The "week number" represents the number of weeks since 6 January 1980 (origin of GPS time). This data allows a GPS module to calculate its UTC calendar. The "week number" is encoded in 10 bits, which represents a maximum of 1,024 weeks. Every 19.6* years, rollover is inevitable.
* 19,6 = 1024/52

What are the impacts on your products?
Certain Bodet products (such as the Sigma master clock) will be affected and will no longer have the correct date. Rollover will cause disturbances on time and season changeovers.

When will I be affected by rollover?
You have a Bodet GPS antenna with one of the following references:

  • 907030 ANTENNE GPS AV SUPPORT ROTULE
  • 907032 ANTENNE GPS SANS SUPPORT 20M
  • 907033 ANT GPS + CONNECTEUR SS SUP.10M
  • 907035 ANTENNE GPS 2 AVEC CABLE 20M
  • 907036 ANT GPS 4 BOIT. NOIR + CABLE 2M
  • 907037 ANT GPS 4 AVEC CABLE 20M
  • 907042 ANT GPS 5 AVEC CABLE 20M

Your order is before 31/08/2015

  • Rollover date: October 2018
  • You can order our new GPS antenna: 907047 ANTENNE GPS 6 CABLE 20M.

Your order is after 01/09/2015

  • Rollover date: August 2030
  • Case 1
    You can keep your antenna, but you will need to add our Rollover interface by ordering the reference: 408203 INTERFACE ROLLOVER GPS.

    Case 2
    You can order our new GPS antenna: 907047 ANTENNE GPS 6 CABLE 20M.

You have a GPS-DCF antenna with one of the following references:

  • 907038 ANT GPS-DCF PROG CABLE 20M
  • 907039 ANT GPS-DCF UTC CABLE 20M

Your order is before 31/12/2015

  • Rollover date: April 2019
  • Case 1
    You can order our new GPS-DCF antenna: 907048 ANTENNE GPS-DCF 6 PROG.

    Case 2
    You can order our new GPS/DCF antenna: 907049 ANTENNE GPS-DCF 6 UTC.

Your order is between 01/01/2016 and 31/10/2017

  • Rollover date: April 2019
  • Because our antennas will be under warranty when the problem occurs, Bodet will send the new GPS-DCF antenna to you. To receive it, please contact our sales department.

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