Body-worn antennas are compact lightweight and rugged

20-06-2016 | RFMW | Design & Manufacture

Two new body-worn antennas, manufactured by Southwest Antennas, are now available from RFMW. The 1065-028 is a right-hand, circularly polarized (RHCP) antenna while the 1065-029 offers left-hand polarization (LHCP). Developed to offer a high-performance, rugged antenna option, the antenna radome housing is resistant to damage from dropping, being stepped or jumped on, and other potential abuse. Both the 1065-028 and 1065-029 antennas are designed for use with handheld or body-worn MIMO / MANET or SISO radio systems operating from 2100 to 2500MHz. Circular polarization offers performance enhancements in multi-antenna radio configurations, crowded RF / non line-of-sight scenarios, and improved performance in adverse weather conditions providing greater radio range for law enforcement, defence or civilian applications. Free-space gain is specified at 4.5dBic. Measuring only 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.51 inches and weighing 1.3 ounces, the 1065-028 and 1065-029 are lighter, smaller and more rugged than similar antennas currently on the market and are easily secured into pouches, vests and MOLLE gear, says the company.

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