Ground Control station antennas from Cobham Antenna Systems are used within operational functions including control or data collection from airborne or ground based remote vehicles.
Vector antennas meet RF and environmental specifications required for WiMAX, LTE, WLAN and WiFi networks. The Vector range of Base Station Sector antennas features Omni, Sector and Flat Panel Directional antennas including Window-Mounting option. They are available with Vertical, Horizontal and Dual Slant 45 degree and Dual Vertical/Horizontal polarisation.
A new generation of Flat Panel wide-angle (60, 90 and 120 degrees) dual-polar Base Station antennas is being developed to cover all major frequency bands. Null fill and electrical tilt options provide better close-in coverage which is essential in high RF density city areas. Directional antennas provide up to 24dBi gain and Omni antennas provide from 2dBi to 11dBi gain.
Sector antennas have gains up to 19dBi with azimuth coverage of 30, 60, 90, 120 and 180 degrees. Frequency bands are 2.3 to 2.7GHz, 3.3 to 3.8GHz and 4.9 to 5.9GHz. Each antenna is measured during the development process to ensure that international standards for antenna radiation patterns are met. They are tested during manufacture to ensure that they match the quoted specification.
MIMO-assisted multi-beam antennas are being developed for very high density (4G and beyond).