Spectrum Specialty Products Press Release - April 27, 2010
Spectrum's New Low Observable Antenna Achieves Exceptional Low Angle Radiation
PA – April 27, 2010 – Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announces a new high performance antenna with a 3dB
beamwidth horizon to 55° elevation with less than 3dB azimuth variation. With characteristics comparable to a 5/8
whip antenna, the Low Observable antenna is perfect for applications that desire a more discreet and compact
antenna still able to achieve exceptional low angle radiation. Additionally, this linear antenna achieves a peak
gain of -3dBil, while its rugged construction makes it suitable for extreme environments.
Available in sizes ranging from a diameter of 2.5" at ~915MHz to 11" at 150MHz with a 5/8" - 1.5" thickness,
the Low Observable antenna has a scalable frequency of 136 to +915MHz. The Low Observable antenna is completely
ground plane independent, and is excellent for applications such as VHF and UHF voice data and VHF/UHF LEO
satellite systems, unmanned aerial and ground vehicles, police, fire and municipal systems, first responders, and
more. The antenna is built to withstand temperatures ranging from -25°C to +85°C.
The Low Observable antenna joins a family of antennas and assemblies offered by Spectrum. As the industry's only
true vertically integrated antenna solutions and systems provider, Spectrum is able to develop and produce an
antenna from concept through manufacturing, saving time and money. From aperture, spiral and planar antennas to
switched arrays and EBA's, Spectrum offers high efficiency, high gain antennas.
Advanced Specialty Products: Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters &
interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters &
film modules. Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products is a Spectrum Control Business.
About Spectrum Control: Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is comprised
of four businesses: Advanced Specialty Products, Sensors and Controls, Power Management Systems, and Microwave
Components and Systems.
Spectrum Microwave produces a wide range of microwave components and systems.
Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO's), dielectric
resonator oscillators (DRO's) and a wide range of RF & microwave systems & assemblies.
Spectrum Sensors &
Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary,
motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as element segments and custom assemblies. The company's
Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors
and resistive temperature detectors (RTD's).
Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Power
solutions include off-the-shelf products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user
For further product information, contact: Linda Stockard Product Marketing Manager Spectrum
Advanced Specialty Products 8061 Avonia Road Fairview, PA 16415 (PH) 814-474-0402 (FX)
Contact: Jason Kraus Antenna Design Engineer
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products 1900 W College Avenue State College, PA 16801