July 1, 2015
Cobham Antenna Systems, a market-leading supplier of antennas, is proud to announce the sponsorship of the Liverpool University Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team taking part in IMechE's UAS Challenge 2015.
Cobham has supplied antennas, cables, connectors and has provided its expertise to the Liverpool Team. First test reports, from the team, showed exceptional results with operational range more than doubled when compared with the standard 'off the shelf' antennas.
This improvement in range was prior to installation of a ground plane for the antenna being mounted on the UAS which is expected to further enhance the useable range. The results clearly demonstrate the importance of the antennas in UAS communications range, which is critical for their safe operation and use.
Nickolay Jelev, part of the Liverpool team, had this to say:
"Thank you to the team of engineers at Cobham Antenna Systems, Newmarket who helped us secure the communications antennas for our video and telemetry links. These will provide us with communication links beyond 1km, while adhering to all UK/EU transmission power and frequency regulations."
About Cobham Antenna Systems
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We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.
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Posted July 6, 2015