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Andrew ATC200-Lite Installation And Operation Manual

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ATC200-Lite Teletilt
®
Remote Control Variable Electrical
Downtilt System
Installation and Operation
User Guide
Andrew Corporation
Base Station Antennas
2601 Telecom Parkway
Richardson, Texas 75082-3521
Tel: (214) 631-0310
Fax: (214) 631-4706
www.andrew.com
Bulletin 639510 • May 2005
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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt ® Remote Control Variable Electrical Downtilt System Installation and Operation User Guide Andrew Corporation Base Station Antennas 2601 Telecom Parkway Richardson, Texas 75082-3521 Tel: (214) 631-0310 Fax: (214) 631-4706 www.andrew.com Bulletin 639510 • May 2005...

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    Antenna systems should be inspected once a year by qualified personnel to verify proper installation, maintenance, and condition of equipment. Andrew disclaims any liability or responsibility for the results of improper or unsafe installation practices. Do not install near power lines. Power lines, telephone lines, and guy wires look the same.

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    Revision History Revision No. Date None May 2005 Bulletin 639510 Description of Changes Released. May 2005...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® May 2005 Bulletin 639510...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® Bulletin 639510 May 2005...

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    Repairable ESD equipment should be placed in the electrostatic-free packaging (with ground connecting package to equipment frame) upon removal from ATC200-Lite system. ESD equipment should only be transported and stored in ESD protective packaging.

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 5. Always avoid unnecessary movement of body, such as scuffing feet across flooring, when handling ESDS equipment. Such movement will generate additional charges of static electricity. 6. When removing or replacing ESDS equipment, hold the device or assembly through the electrostatic-free wrap, where possible. If this is not possible, lift the device or assembly by its body only.

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  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Important Notice and Electric Static Discharge Precautions ... iv Section 1 Controller Setup ...1-1 1.1 System Description... 1-1 1.2 ATC200-Lite Series Controller Communication ... 1-1 1.3 ATC200-Lite Series Controller Setup ... 1-1 Section 2 Program Installation ...2-1 2.1 Program Download and Installation... 2-1 2.2 Software Upgrades and Antenna Definition File Updates ...

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    10.1 Part Numbering Scheme ... 10-1 10.2 Ordering Guide ... 10-2 Section 11 Control System Specifications ...11-1 Appendix A Site Configuration Worksheet ... A-1 Appendix B Antennas for ATC200-Lite Series System ... B-1 ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

  • Page 11: Section 1 Controller Setup, System Description, Atc200-lite Series Controller Communication, Atc200-lite Series Controller Setup

    1-8, not currently in use on the PC, is acceptable. A USB to RS-232 serial adapter cable can be used to connect the ATC200-Lite controller to a PC/laptop. Note that after installing the driver for the adapter, it may be necessary to change the ‘Port Mapping’ setting from ‘Geographic’...

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    RS-232 Serial Cable, Supplied LEDs on Front Panel Figure 1-1. ATC200-Lite Controller with RS-232 Serial Cable Attached. DISCONNECT THE ATC200-Lite CONTROLLER FROM THE RET SYSTEM AT THE END OF EACH SESSION TO PREVENT POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO RET DEVICES. ATC200-Lite Teletilt ®...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® Junction Box ATJB200-A01-007 (Up to 32 antennas can be daisy-chained by using multiple junction boxes.) Hanger Kit Accessories or Cable Ties (40417) Cable Ground 602299 Example Cable Lengths Shown Figure 1-2. Example of ATC200 System Diagram.

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  • Page 15: Section 2 Program Installation, Program Download And Installation

    Section 2 Program Installation 2.1 Program Download and Installation 1. Download the zip file containing the ATC200-Lite setup file from the Andrew Corpora- tion web site (www.andrew.com). This zip file can be placed in any directory on the PC’s local C:\ drive. 2. Unzip the downloaded file to extract the ATC200-Lite setup file and its supporting instal- lation documentation. 3. Double click on the setup file (eg. ATC200LiteSetup2_0.exe) to begin the installation pro- cess. Note that the number shown in the filename, following ‘Setup’ and preceding the file extension, represents the software release version. During the program installation process, a single antenna definition file and additional support files will self-extract into the same directory with the program file, and a program icon will be placed on the PC’s desktop. The antenna definition file equips the program with a drop down list of antennas compatible with the ATC200-Lite controller (also see Section 3–Program Startup and Configuration). Tilt parameters for each antenna are included in the antenna definition file to show the tilt range for each and to communicate instructions to the antenna/actuator when tilt adjustments are made from the controller.

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    Section 2–Program Installation ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® Figure 2-3. Setup Introduction Screen. Figure 2-4. Installation Settings Screen. May 2005 Bulletin 639510...

  • Page 17: Software Upgrades And Antenna Definition File Updates

    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 2.2 Software Upgrades and Antenna Definition File Updates Software upgrades containing updated antenna definition files will be available to download from Andrew’s web site. Follow the steps discussed in Section 2.1 to download, unzip, and install ATC200-Lite software upgrades. Note that registered users will receive e-mail notifica- tions alerting them of new software releases. These notifications will include a link to download the upgraded software. New antenna definition files are stored with earlier versions on the PC at ‘C:\Program Files\Andrew Corporation\ATC200 Lite’. During program startup, the ATC200-Lite controller will look in the directory noted above for the latest Andrew antenna definition file and automatically load it into the program (see Sec- tion 3–Program Startup and Configuration). Bulletin 639510 Figure 2-5. Completing Setup Screen. May 2005 Section 2–Program Installation...

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  • Page 19: Section 3 Program Startup And Configuration, Preparing For Program Startup

    ATC200-Lite to the PC (see Section 1.3). 4. Turn on/power up the ATC200-Lite controller. After 2 - 3 seconds, the two power LEDs should display green lights on the front panel of the controller. The power LEDs are located nearest to the dc IN port shown in Figure 3-1.

  • Page 20: Serial Port Selection At Program Startup

    1 to be accessed by the program, the program will prompt the user to select a different serial port (Figure 3-4). ATC200-Lite Teletilt Figure 3-2. ATC200-Lite Application Icon. Figure 3-3. ATC200-Lite Main Screen. Figure 3-4. Prompt for Serial Port Selection. May 2005 Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 4. If this occurs, use the ‘Communication’ menu located at the top of the main screen to select an available serial port. Make certain that the controller is connected to the port selected (Figure 3-5).

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    Lite’ directory of the PC during program installation. This file is automatically searched for and loaded during program startup. The antenna definition file provides a list of all the Andrew base station antennas compatible with the ATC200-Lite control system. The program automatically selects and uses the latest version antenna definition file.

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    Go to ‘Tools, Antenna Files’ to upload antenna definition files. This feature can be used to upload newer versions of antenna definition files. This feature is rarely needed, since the ATC200-LITE unit automatically loads the latest antenna file during installation.

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  • Page 25: Section 4 Device Discovery And Addressing, Device Search

    AISG compliant device scan to discover all AISG devices currently attached to the ATC200-Lite controller’s RS-485 bus. At this point in program startup, a device search is the only allowed option. A device search is required before...

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    ‘Find Devices’ button again (Figure 4-2). Device search progress shown in Command Status/Response window. Figure 4-2. Progress Shown During Device Search. ATC200-Lite Teletilt Device search in progress. Can take up to 10 minutes to complete, depending on # of devices.

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 3. At completion of the search, a notification will appear showing the number of devices found (Figure 4-3). NOTE: If it is known that devices are present and operational, but none were found by the device search, it is possible that the currently selected serial port is not communicating with the controller.

  • Page 28: Addressing

    Figure 4-5. Selecting ‘Addressing’ from the Main Menu. 2. From the ‘Manual Addressing’ dialog box, click ‘Remove Device’. This will clear the assigned address for that serial number (Figure 4-6). ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® Click ‘Remove Device’. Figure 4-6. Removing Device.

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 3. A message will appear that the device was successfully removed from the address it originally held. Click ‘OK’ to return to the ‘Manual Addressing’ screen (Figure 4-7). 4. To assign a specific address that is known to be available, follow steps 6 through 10.

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    Click on the up/down arrows next to ‘Vendor Code’ to select the vendor (AN = Andrew Corporation). Replace the zeros in the serial number field with the serial number of the device (Figure 4-10).

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 9. Click ‘Close’ (Figure 4-13). 10. The device will display its new address in the ‘Device Information’ list on the main screen (Figure 4-14). Bulletin 639510 Figure 4-13. Closing ‘Manual Addressing’ Screen. Figure 4-14. Device Shows New Address.

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  • Page 33: Section 5 Device Configuration

    Section 5 Device Configuration After new devices are found and addressed in the ATC200-Lite program, each device is ready to be configured. New devices, that have never been configured before, will display the status as ‘Not Configured’ in the ‘Device Information’ list.

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    1. Make appropriate selections and text entries. All configuration data is stored in the individual device. An * denotes that the field must be completed. ATC200-Lite Teletilt Figure 5-2. Device Configuration Screen. May 2005 Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

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    3. Click on the down arrow found on the right hand side of the ‘Antenna Model‘ drop down list. This will display all of the available Andrew base station antenna models that were contained in the antenna definition file that was loaded at program startup (Figure 5-2).

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    (Figure 5-4). However, if the configuration process was unable to communicate with the actuator for any reason, a failure message will appear. Figure 5-3. Choosing to Continue with Configuration Changes to the Device. Figure 5-4. Confirmation of Configuration Changes to Device. ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® If satisfied with new configuration data, click ‘Yes’.

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® If this occurs, ensure that all cables and connectors to the actuator are properly connected, and that the system is still properly powered up. Also, verify that the actuator is present in the ‘Device Information’ list, and that it does not have a status reading of ‘Not Reporting’.

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  • Page 39: Section 6 Changing The Electrical Downtilt On A Single Antenna

    Section 6 Changing the Electrical Downtilt on a Single Antenna The electrical downtilt may be adjusted on any device that is addressed, configured, and whose current state does not prevent antenna movement. Examples where movement is prevented include devices that are not responding to commands from the program, devices that are in the middle of a move or configuration change, and devices that are experiencing a mechanical malfunction.

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    Angles may be entered as whole degrees or as a combination of whole degrees and tenths of a degree (Ex: 5.0 or 5.5). Figure 6-2. Configuring New Electrical Downtilt Setting. ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® May 2005 Bulletin 639510...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 5. Click the ‘Activate’ button (Figure 6-2) to apply changes to the electrical downtilt for this antenna. Alternately, to exit the screen without sending any changes, click on the ‘Close’ button. Antenna movement will begin after the ‘Activate’ button is applied.

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    ‘Device Information’ list. After all electrical tilt adjustments are made and you are ready to end the program session, a report can be saved to a file for future reference (see Section 8). ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

  • Page 43: Section 7 Changing The Electrical Downtilt On A Group Of Antennas

    Section 7 Changing the Electrical Downtilt on a Group of Antennas In addition to changing the downtilt of a single antenna, changes may also be applied to a group of antennas. The list of antennas that make up the group is defined by three configuration parameters –...

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    1. Click on additional models with same Min and Max tilt to be included in the move. 2. Click ‘<–Add’. Figure 7-2. Adding Devices to be Included in the Sector Move. ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® May 2005...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 6. After the devices are moved to the ‘Antennas Included In Move’ box, examine the group to ensure that the group does not include any antennas that are not desired for this move.

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    7-5). 11. After all electrical tilt adjustments are made, a report can be saved to a file for future refer- ence (see Section 8). Click ‘Close’. ATC200-Lite Teletilt Figure 7-5. Closing Sector Move Screen. May 2005 Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

  • Page 47: Section 8 Saving A Site Report Or Site Configurations

    Word or a tab delimited file to open in Excel (*.txtrpt for Word or *.tabrpt for Excel). The ‘File, Save Site Configuration’ option saves a file to the computer hard drive for a future release of the ATC200-Lite program to be able to read. Files saved are stored on the computer hard drive at ‘C:\ATC200_Site_Files’.

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    2. Select the file type. Files saved in the ‘*.txtrpt’ format can be opened in Word or any other text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad. ATC200-Lite Teletilt 3. Click ‘Save’. Figure 8-2. Selecting the File Format for Word. May 2005 Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 5. To view the saved file, launch Word (or a similar software, such as Notepad or Wordpad) and go to ‘File, Open‘ from the main menu. Change the directory to look in ‘C:\ATC200_ Site_Files’, change the file type to ‘All Files’, and select the desired ‘txtrpt’...

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    Section 8–Saving Site Report/Configurations ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 6. The configuration settings for each actuator are displayed in the order of their address (Figure 8-4). Figure 8-4. Report File Opened in Word. May 2005 Bulletin 639510...

  • Page 51: Saving/viewing A Site Report Formatted To Open In Excel

    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® 8.2 Saving/Viewing a Site Report Formatted to Open in Excel. 1. To save a report that can be opened in Excel (or any other spreadsheet software program), go to ‘File, Save Site Report’ from the main menu (Figure 8-1).

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    2. Change file type to ‘All Files (*.*)’. This will allow the file saved as a report for Excel to be seen for selection . ATC200-Lite Teletilt Figure 8-6. Opening the Report in Excel. May 2005 Remote Control Downtilt System ®...

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    ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System Section 8–Saving Site Report/Configurations ® 6. The configuration settings for each actuator are displayed in the order of their address (Figure 8-7). Figure 8-7. Report File Opened in Excel. Bulletin 639510 May 2005...

  • Page 54: Saving Configurations For Future Use

    Configurations can be saved to the hard drive for future use. At the time of this software re- lease (Version 2.1), the ATC200-Lite program is not able to open a saved configuration. This capability is planned for a future software release.

  • Page 55: Section 9 Device Test, Alarm Status And Device Information

    Device Test, Alarm Status and Device Information The ATC200-Lite program allows users to obtain device information (includes hardware and software version), get alarm status or clear alarms for any known device, or run a movement self-test on any addressed device. These options are displayed as four buttons located in the ‘Device Status and Test’...

  • Page 56: Obtaining Device Information, Retrieving Current Alarm Status

    Figure 9-3 shows an example where the device reported that no alarms are pres- ent. 3. Click ‘OK’ to dismiss the ‘Get Alarm Sta- tus’ pop-up notification (Figure 9-3). ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® Figure 9-2. Device Information Displayed. Figure 9-3. Alarm Status Query Results.

  • Page 57: Clearing All Alarms On A Device, Executing A Self Test Movement For A Device

    9.4 Executing a Self Test Movement for a Device Andrew’s ATM200 actuators support the AISG self test command. This feature allows the user to periodically perform a test by temporarily making a small tilt angle movement on the device. This test enables the user to verify that the actuator’s motor is operational and capable of adjusting electrical tilt on the antenna.

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    3. At the completion of the self test, a pop-up notification will appear showing the results of the test (Figure 9-5). 4. Click ‘OK’ to dismiss the self test re- sults pop-up notification (Figure 9-5). ATC200-Lite Teletilt Remote Control Downtilt System ® Figure 9-5. Self Test Results. May 2005...

  • Page 59: Section 10 Part Numbering Scheme And Ordering Guide, Part Numbering Scheme

    • Phoenix 48 Volt power connector • this installation and operation manual, part number 639510 In the future, the system will also include a CD for the ATC200-Lite software. *The “xx” denotes power cord options as follows: 01 = Australasia (Australia and Asia)

  • Page 60: Ordering Guide

    Although the distance between antennas is 2 m, you will generally require a cable longer than this ‘straight line’ distance. The junction box requires grounding. If a lightning protection unit is used, it must also be grounded. 10-2 ATC200-Lite Teletilt Part Number ATC200-Lite-0004 ATJB200-A01-004 ATM200-001...

  • Page 61: Section 11 Control System Specifications

    Section 11 Control System Specifications Electrical Number of Independent Antenna Drives: DC Power Input (24VDC): AC Power Input (110/240VAC): Power to Actuators: Mechanical Size of Local Controller–mm (LxWxD): Weight of Local Controller–kg: Max. Speed of Drive–Seconds (Full Range): Environmental Temperature Range–C°: Electromagnetic (EMC / EMI): * per EU Directives: a) Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, 89/336/EEC Council Direc- tive as amended by Council Directive 92/32/EEC and 93/68/EEC., Low Voltage Directive...

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    Appendix B Antennas For ATC200-Lite Series System The following table is an example of antenna models compatible for use with the ATC200-Lite series Teletilt system. As new models become available for use with this system, updates will ® be made to the ATC200-Lite controller software. Registered user’s are notified via e-mail of updates.

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