Greenwave Scientific, designer and manufacturer of special purpose antennas for the U.S. Military and Joint Forces, teamed with SelectConnect Technologies to develop a lightweight conductive housing for their Bullet broadband antenna. The Bullet is a metal plated, injection molded plastic antenna that is lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and provides multi-octave broadband performance.
Mark Buff, Greenwave president said, “We were asked to produce a high performance, lightweight, modular, multi-purpose unit. The SelectConnect metal over thermoplastic molding process allows us to make the Bullet rival the durability of heavier, bulkier metal designs while maintaining operation.”
The mating features of the antenna provide a reconfigurable design that allows integration teams to construct a variety of configurations and polarizations to support various mission objectives quickly and effectively. The antenna has a 1.5-8 GHz frequency range. Each device weighs just one pound because of its metal plated plastic composition. The modular design supports simultaneous operation of multiple radios. The Bullet suits many applications including unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), joint tactical radio systems (JTRS), airborne, maritime, fixed station (AMF), legacy communications, ground vehicle electrical warfare applications, advanced radar systems, airborne electronic warfare, wireless infrastructure, and shipboard electronic warfare.
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