HUBER+SUHNER is a market-leading supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity to businesses worldwide. The company maintains close contact with its clients in the telecommunications, industrial and transportation industries through its head office in Switzerland, 24 group companies and agencies located in more than 60 countries.
HUBER+SUHNER technicians are experts in the following fields: radio frequency technology, fibre-optics and low-frequency technology.
Premium cables and fibre-optic technology
HUBER+SUHNER technological products are well-suited for extreme environments and generally harsh conditions. Through its years of research in developing cables and systems that use low-frequency, radio frequency and fibre-optic technologies for demanding environments, HUBER+SUHNER has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience for developing and producing individual system solutions in the military communications sector.
Cables, connectors and systems for airborne applications
Airborne communications systems face extreme environmental variations, and as a result require electrical and electronic systems, cables and connectors that can efficiently work through these conditions.
HUBER+SUHNER airborne communication solutions are used in fighter jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and high-altitude airships and aircraft worldwide, due to their proven reliability and durability.
Gimbal – flexible microwave cable assemblies
The constant motion of a seeker head, coupled with the extreme acceleration and environment of airborne missions, requires the highest performing microwave cable assemblies available.
HUBER+SUHNER has a unique cable assembly portfolio, proven to repeatedly withstand three million flexure cycles with minimal degradation. The minibend’s bend-to-the-end technology offers great flexibility under the tightest space restrictions. Common applications include gimbal-mounted radars and antennas.
Microwave cable assemblies for radar
A large proportion of today’s generation of radars use a phased array or active electronically steered array (AESA) architecture to improve reliability and accuracy, and to allow tracking of multiple targets.
HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of low-loss and phase stable microwave cable assemblies to meet the requirements of today’s systems. Miniaturisation is a key driver for higher integration and smaller size modules. HUBER+SUHNER’s board-to-board solutions cope with the biggest mechanical misalignment, and are complemented by its minibend product range. The bend-to-the-end technology allows highest integration densities without compromising performance and reliability. Common uses if HUBER+SUHNER microwave cable assemblies include radars and T/R modules.
Cables and connectors for marine environments
HUBER+SUHNER connectors, cable assemblies and protection devices are designed to withstand the harsh environments encountered aboard a ship or submarine. Its designs meet the military requirements for salt fog testing and custom sealing designs, using o-rings, and/or glass seals, and are also available for the most extreme conditions, particularly within confined spaces, where the risk of fire or hazardous smoke is a particular concern.
HUBER+SUHNER RADOX® and LSFH™ (low smoke free of halogen) materials meet challenging flammability and smoke density requirements. These technologies are widely used on submarines and ships.
Command-and-control centre communication systems
Command-and-control centres are located within mobile shelters or bunker infrastructures, which must comply with MIL-STD-188 shielding specifications or an industry equivalent.
Every single point of entry into a Faraday cage, such as those described above, will have a negative impact on the screening effectiveness of the complete system.
HUBER+SUHNER protector designs (coaxial and data line) enable bulkhead feed through installations with the lowest transfer impedance, and guarantee high, long-term, effective screening. It is perfectly combined with HUBER+SUHNER’s high-performance cable assemblies, custom specific-built, and combined with HUBER+SUHNER’s easy-to-mate XQN snap-on interface or multiport solution to guarantee reliable and high-performance interconnections. Common system applications include mobile shelters and bunkers.
Land-based communication equipment for military vehicles
Combat vehicles contain a large variety of land-based communications equipment, navigational aids, jammers and satellite communications hardware, working between 1MHz and 6GHz at any time. HUBER+SUHNER’s vast majority of equipment sets new standards in regards to isolation requirements between different channels to avoid interferences and to guarantee trouble-free operation of the equipment.
HUBER+SUHNER solutions are distinguished precisely by their high shielding performance, robustness and ease-of-use in the field. Additionally, the company’s EMP protectors are used in many mobile platforms to harden the equipment against Linux, nginex, MySQL and PHP (LEMP) and nuclear electromagnetic pulses (NEMP), and provide protection against lightning strikes for the equipment and troops. These communication solutions are commonly found in jammers, navigation systems, and communication systems such as WiFi, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and ultra-high frequency (UHF) and very high frequency (VHF).