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Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas - 150MHz to 40GHz Antennas for Defence, Tactical, EW and Surveillance Applications

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Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas are specialists in the design and manufacture of microwave antennas for defence, security and satellite communications.

The company's antennas are used worldwide in applications include robotics, unmanned vehicles, ground-to-air, Link16, ground control centres, radar, COFDM, video surveillance, body worn systems, electronic warfare, outside broadcast and tactical communications.

The company is based at a single location in England.

Customer-specific antenna development programmes

Antenna development projects are undertaken on behalf of customers for specific programmes. Advanced modeling tools are used to enhance accuracy, with prototypes tested at the company's on-site anechoic test chamber. Radiation pattern data ensures that antennas meet their quoted specification and radiation pattern envelopes. Antennas are tested throughout design and manufacture.

More than 1500 antenna designs are available over the frequency range 100MHz to 25GHz. Antenna types include ultra wideband, planar spiral, directional, sector and multi sector, blade-style omni or sector antennas, omni-directional antennas, hemi omnis and multi-stacked omnis. Most antennas have a variety of options such as single or multi-band, colour, connector, electrical tilt and null-fill or side lobe patterns. Existing antenna designs can be customized.

High-gain directional and omni antennas for defense - including data receive stations and man-pack

Directional flat panels provide a slim, low profile antenna with a discreet appearance. These antennas are rugged and sealed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Gains range from 7dBi to 32dBi. Sector beamwidth ranges from 5° to 120°. Polarisation may be circular, linear or dual. Omni antennas with up to 10dBi gain and stable azimuth patterns are used as central stations. Multi Sector antennas can be deployed for higher gain and longer range.

Ultra Wideband antennas for defence and countermeasures

Robust ultra wideband omni and directional antennas are being used for ground-based and airborne systems for Counter IED and communications intercept. They are also used for multi-band cellular applications such as communication in tunnels and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), EW target drones and spectrum monitoring.

Omni antennas for S-band, UAV, Link16, and vehicles

Collinear omni antennas have up to 10% bandwidth and provide up to 11dBi gain, whilst multi-octave bicones provide 2dBi gain. Circular polarisation, excellent azimuth ripple and customised elevation beam patterns are combined to provide an accurate, reliable antenna.

European Antennas Ltd trades as Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas.

Contact Details

Cobham Antenna Systems
Microwave Antennas
Lambda House
United Kingdom
Contact: Darren Cooper (Regional Sales Manager, UK)
Contact: Malcolm Ware (Head of Business Development)
Contact: Steve Creek (Regional Sales Manager, Europe)
+44 1638 732 177
+44 1638 731 999

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Microwave Antennas 17 October 2012 Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas specialise in the development and manufacture of antennas for existing and emerging markets within the frequency range 100MHz to 25GHz.

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