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April 28, 2016
The Gooseneck antenna, along with a selection of the 'Universal' spring mount antennas, will be available to view on Cobham's booth #1319 in Hall 1 at (AUVSI's) XPONENTIAL 2016, 2-5 May 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The OA2-2.3V-5.2V/2358 is a ground plane independent, dual band antenna which covers the frequency ranges 2.10 – 2.60 GHz and 4.40 – 6.00 GHz, offering 4 dBi gain in the higher frequencies.
It can be used for multi-band applications providing a versatile antenna for use with software defined radios taking up less 'real estate' on the platform on which it is mounted. It can also be used to replace several single band antennas, reducing inventory.
The OA2-2.3V-5.2V/2358 has been designed to withstand extremely harsh environments. A glass fibre radome and IP68 rated waterproof exterior mean it is able to withstand heavy impacts as well as extreme weather conditions.
A permanently fixed Gooseneck allows users to mount the antenna on radios or handheld/body-worn devices and position the antenna as they need or see fit. During active deployment, where the operator maybe standing or lying in prone position, the antenna can be bent to be vertical for optimum performance. It reduces impacts on the antenna and the radio to which it is attached by allowing the antenna to bend away from the point of impact.
Cobham has a range of single band, spring and gooseneck mount alternatives available and would be happy to discuss bespoke development projects.
For more information, variants or datasheets please contact us.
Alternatively download a copy of the 'Universal' Spring Mount Antenna Brochure.
About Cobham Antenna Systems
Providing peace of mind with resilient data transmission solutions for mission critical operations.
We are a market-leading supplier of advanced, ultra-reliable integrated systems for avionics, radar, surveillance and Satcom applications.
Though continual innovation we are able to supply highly resilient, totally dependable solutions with low through-life costs that deliver outstanding performance and outstanding value.
The most important thing we build is trust.
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.
We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.
Cobham Antenna Systems
Lambda House, Little Green
Cheveley, Newmarket, CB8 9RG, UK
T: +44 (0)1638 732177
Posted April 29, 2016