New Omni-Directional Antennas for Multi-band Tactical Radio Systems

Southwest Antennas, a designer and manufacturer of rugged, high-performance antennas, has released a pair of new wideband Omni-directional antennas designed specifically for use with current and next-generation multi-band tactical radio systems and MIMO / MANET radios.

These new Omni-directional antennas are tuned for high-performance operation and offer excellent electrical performance across the entire 1.35 to 2.5 GHz operating band, with a peak gain of 2.4 dBi and 100W of power handling.

These wideband antennas offer additional flexibility when deploying networks in congested RF environments and can be paired with multi-band tactical radios to avoid interference by rapidly switching bands within the antenna’s operational frequency range, allowing for continuous communication and data exchange within these contested environments. The wide operating bandwidth also makes these antennas ideal for use across a wide range of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, including manned and unmanned ground and airborne surveillance platforms.

Two antenna base options are available:

  • Southwest Antennas Part #: 1001-228 with integrated flexible RF coaxial gooseneck, which can bend and hold the antenna in non-vertical positions or easily placed through MOLLE straps.
  • Southwest Antennas Part #: 1001-230 with weatherproof sealed spring base, which allows the antenna to bend and flex upon impact and minimize risk of damage to mated RF connectors.

To improve antenna performance and operator usability, these antennas feature rugged cylindrical fiberglass radomes. The cylinder shape provides the antenna additional strength and eliminates issues with flat “paddle” radomes. This mechanical design coupled with proprietary antenna tuning technique ensures excellent performance and efficiency across the antenna’s entire operational frequency.

Features of Wideband Omni-Directional Antenna:

  • 1.35 - 2.5 GHz Continuous Coverage
  • 100W Power Handling
  • 2.4 dBi Omni Radiation Pattern
  • Integrated Sealed RF Coaxial Gooseneck or sealed spring base
  • Black Chrome TNC(m) Connector

Applications: Tactical radio systems, Hand-held or bodyworn radios, Support for radios with multi-band or wideband operational capabilities, C4ISR / EW / SIGINT applications, DOD / military band applications, Law enforcement band applications, Homeland Security band applications, Unmanned systems and ground control stations, and High band cellular & 2.4 GHz ISM band coverage.

Click here to know more about the Omni-directional antennas offered by Southwest Antennas.

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