Cobham Antenna System Develops Antenna
for High-Speed Target Acquisition and Tracking System
Cobham Antenna Systems HSTAT Antenna Test
by MARK Resources
Cobham Antenna Systems HSTAT Antenna
April 1, 2010 - Cobham Antenna Systems
MARK Resources, Inc. was founded in 1974 by several experienced
engineers who wanted to establish a creative work environment for advancing state-of-the-art radar system
technology. Today, MARK Resources has a worldwide reputation for excellence in radar-related engineering R&D.
Based in Torrance, California, the company has built a team of productive professionals with unique qualifications
and an exceptional record of achievement in three principal technical areas: radar signal processing, radar
simulation, and radar systems.
MARK Resources has mounted a set of antennas developed by Cobham Antenna
Systems (Microwave Antennas) in an array on a specially designed frame to meet the requirements for their new
The radar is officially called the High-Speed Target Acquisition and Tracking System
(abbreviated as HSTAT system), developed under the SBIR program with the US Air Force. It is designed to image and
track multiple clustered objects. MARK Resources advise that the antenna array is working exactly as required.
In order for the radar to meet its performance specification Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas had to
design the antennas and frame to guarantee that isolation between the C-Band transmit antenna and all five receive
antennas was at least 70dB. The spacing between the antennas combined with the 20 degree beams for each ensured
that this critical specification was met. Cobham utilised its state of the art anechoic test chamber, normally
used for precision spherical antenna pattern measurements, to test for high level isolation.
Cobham Antenna Systems
European Antennas Ltd trading as Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas is a British company specialising in
the design, development and manufacture of antennas from 100MHz to 40GHz. Antenna development projects are
undertaken for customers. All design, production and administration is carried out at a single UK facility. The
company has ISO 9001 certification.
Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart
of military and civil systems for 75 years, keeping people safe, improving communications, and enhancing the
capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The company has four divisions employing more than 12,000 people
on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of more than £1.4bn/$2.1
Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas
Cheveley, Newmarket Suffolk CB8 9RG, UK
T: +44 (0)1638 732152
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