Cobham Antenna Systems
Cobham Antenna Systems
Microwave Antennas
Antennas for Unmanned Systems
Data Links, Control Links, Robotics
The most important thing we build is trust
Designed
to the highest
specification
Critical
and efficient
communications
Control
links and
robotics
Antennas used
worldwide on all
types of unmanned
airborne vehicles and
target drones
Unmanned Systems Data Links, Control Links, Robotics
Conformal
Antennas
Blade, Omni, Directional and Sector Antennas
Unmanned Vehicle Antennas
UVs provide many operational functions
including airborne surveillance, video
transmission, border patrol and tactical systems.
In all cases uninterrupted communication to
the control centre is vital.
As the demand for Umanned Systems
increases, so does the need for a wider range
of antennas for payloads, data communications
systems, command and control.
Competing performance and cost criteria are
an important consideration when selecting
an antenna. Cobham Antenna Systems
(Microwave Antennas) has a range of standard
cost-effective, entry-level, COTS antennas that
are already used in extreme environments.
• High gain collinear, vertically polarised,
omni antennas are installed in aerodynamic
foil structures
As frequencies increase from L-band to Ku-band
to provide wider bandwidths to enable higher
data rates, the selection of the right antenna is
critical to ensure system performance, batterylife and transmission range.
• Spiral antennas for direction finding
• Common Data Link (CDL) Ku-band omni
antennas have circular polarisation and up
to 4dBiC gain
• Directional antennas for communications
between an airborne towed target and the
towing aircraft
• Radar cross-section enhancement and radar
detection
• Pattern data is available for all antennas
Aerodynamic, omni-directional
Blade for integration into
Heavy duty omni for C-band
blade antenna
wing of target drone
COFDM data link
SBA-900/1249
HDA-1275/1148
OA6-4.7V/1481
0.90 - 0.93 GHz
1.20 - 1.35 GHz
4.40 - 5.00 GHz
Ultra wideband antenna to
S-band aerodynamic, 5dBi
Mil-Spec for helicopters
omni-directional, vertically
PSA0218L/1084
polarised blade antenna
2.00 - 18.00 GHz
VOA5-2350-ADT/1403
Azimuth pattern
2.30 - 2.40 GHz
Blade antenna - Forward
Rugged omni antenna for
looking (180°) sector antenna
robots
mounted on airborne towed
EVD2-1400-D1/1248
target for communication
with towing aircraft.
1.35 - 1.45 GHz
HDA-2450-FRA/1225
Elevation pattern
2.40 - 2.428 GHz
Robust, omni antenna
Ku-band, Common Data
EVD2-2450-D2/631
Link circular polarised omni-
2.35 - 2.55 GHz
directional antenna
RCO4-149/1447
14.40 - 15.35 GHz
Control and data
links for robotics
applications
Ground Control Centre Antennas
Unmanned
helicopter
medium to high gain omni, medium gain sector
or a high gain directional antenna.
This type of arrangement can be used for quick
deployment, tactical applications.
A directional antenna is likely to require a twoaxis steering system which may be expensive to
implement. A less complex but compact multisector antenna array provides intermediate
range coverage for communicating with a UV.
Cobham Antenna Systems (Microwave
Antennas) can develop multi-sector and multiomni arrays.
High performance, rugged, 120°
High performance, rugged, sector
S-band 7-way multi-
sector antenna for ground based
antenna for ground based links
sector antenna (with and
Cobham Antenna Systems (Microwave
Antennas) provides antennas for both ends of
the link between control centre and remote
vehicle.
The ground based antenna usually provides
the higher gain part of the link and can be a
without radome)
links
SA9-120-1.3V/1445
SA12-110-2.4V/1480
MSA7-16R-2350R/829
1.20 - 1.45 GHz
2.00 - 2.70 GHz
2.30 - 2.40 GHz
Three-in-one directional antenna
Low profile, circular polarised, 10dBiC gain,
X-band 6-way multi-sector
for control and data link to robot
directional antenna
antenna FPA8-4.7R-3.5R-4.7R/1537
FPA10-4.7R/1564
MSA10-HEX-105V/250
Port 1 4.40 - 5.00 GHz
10.30 - 10.80 GHz
3.4-3.7 GHz
Ports 2/3 4.4-5.0 GHz
Cranfield Aerospace prototype Boeing X-48B Blended Wing Body UAV
Cranfield Aerospace built two complete
working prototypes of the X-48B BWB and a
ground control station for Boeing Phantom
Works, featuring blade antennas designed and
manufactured within tight deadlines.
The antennas weigh less than 20 grams, are
robust, weatherproof and measure 105x30mm
and are 2.4mm thin. Each antenna covers
a different frequency and forms part of the
telecommand, telemetry and AV systems.
Blade antenna mounted on cross spar of Boeing X-48B
SBA-1480/1297
SBA-1790/1298
SBA-2295/1299
1.43 - 1.52 GHz
1.75 - 1.82 GHz
2.20 - 2.39 GHz
Examples of Antennas from our Catalogue
Part Number
Frequency
Gain
Beamwidth
GHz
dBi
Azimuth° Elevation°
Polarisation
Dimensions
Connector
Antennas for Unmanned Vehicles
SBA-0.36V/1573
SBA-0.4V/1469
SBA-900/1249
HDA-1275/1148
EVD2-1400-D1/1248
SBA-1480/1297
SBA-1500-502/445
SBA-2.3V/1470
PSA0218L/1084 VOA5-2350-ADT/1403 EVD2-2450-D2/631
HDA-2450-FRA/1225
SBA-38/919
LCO6-4600-D1/908
OA6-4.7V/1481
EVD2-47-TNC/1181
PSA0818L/1045
RCO4-149/1385
RCO4-149/1447
RCO4-149/1389
0.344 - 0.374
0.415 - 0.435
0.90 - 0.93 1.20 - 1.35 1.35 - 1.45
1.43 - 1.52
1.45 - 1.55
2.00 - 2.50
2.00 - 18.00
2.30 - 2.40
2.35 - 2.55
2.40 - 2.428 3.80 - 4.00
4.40 - 4.80
4.40 - 5.00
4.40 - 5.00
8.00 - 18.00
14.40 - 15.35
14.40 - 15.35
14.40 - 15.40
0 to 2
360
2
360
0 to 2
360
4
75
2
360
2
360
2
360
2
360
-3(2-4), 2(4-18)75
6
360
2
360
4
220
4
360
6.5
360
6.5
360
1.5
360
4
90
4
360
4
360
4
360
80
80
100
175
80
80
80
50
75
20
80
48
60
22
23
80
90
30
30
40
Vertical
Vertical
Vertical
Horizontal
Vertical
Vertical
Vertical
Vertical
Left Circular
Vertical
Vertical
Vertical
Vertical
Left Circular
Vertical
Vertical
Left Circular
Right Circular
Right Circular
Right Circular
160x32x40
40x40x171
98x77, base 44 Ø
120x74x1
220x45 Ø
120x22x2
72x14x126 89x40x3
65x68 Ø 546x110x45
150x14 Ø 100x70x85 112x25x3
342x109 Ø 329x38 Ø
120x14 Ø 21x24 Ø 74x69 Ø
74x69 Ø
74x69 Ø
Photo
p
mm
SMA(F)
SMA(F)
TNC(F)
SMA(M) 90°∞
N(F)
SMA(F)
SMA(F)
SMA(F)
SMA(F)
N(F)
N(F)
SMA(F)
SMA(F)
N(F)
TNC(F)
TNC(F)
SMA(F)
SMA(F)
TNC(F)
N(F)
p
p
p
p
p
p
p
p
Directional Base Station
SA7-150-0.36V/1572
0.344 - 0.374
4 to 7
SA11-120-1.3V/1384
1.15 - 1.40
11
SA9-120-1.3V/1445
1.20 - 1.45
9
MSA5-1400/1131
1.31 - 1.43
12 sector 6.5 o/head
SA12-110-2.4V/1480
2.00 - 2.70
12
MSA7-16-2350R/829
2.30 - 2.40
14 sector
6.5 o/head
MSA5-10-24R/389
2.30 - 2.50 10 sector 6 o/head
MSA4-24R/199
2.30 - 2.50 13
MSA5-24R/223
2.30 - 2.50 13 sector
7 o/head
MSA5-26L/117
2.48 - 2.68
13 sector 7 o/head
MSA7-16-35R/497
3.40 - 3.50
15 sector 7 o/head
MSA5-34L-ECS/963
3.40 - 3.60
13 sector 7 o/head
FPA8-4.7R-3.5R-4.7R/1537
Port 1 3.4-3.7 Port 2 4.4-5.0
9
FPA10-4.7R/1564
4.40 - 5.00
9
MSA6-15-46L/879
4.40 - 4.80
15 sector 8.5 o/head
MSA10-HEX-105V/250
10.30 - 10.80
10
150
120
120
88
57
112
70
60
90
90
90
80
80
90
80
70
70
80
80
62
48
54
70
60
80
40
Vertical
1090x386x3
N(F)
16
Vertical
870x98 Ø
TNC(F)
p
36
Vertical
490x96 Ø
N(M)
19
Vertical
56
Right Circular
743x197 Ø N(F)
p
17
Vertical
569x80 Ø
TNC(F)
10
p
53
Right Circular
812x231 Ø
N(F)
40
90
Right Circular
210x140 Ø
SMA(F) x5
20
Right Circular
606x155 Ø
N(F)
20
80
Right Circular
706x155 Ø
N(F)
20
80
Left Circular
706x155 Ø
N(F)
10
60
Right Circular
681x158 Ø N(F)
20
80
Left Circular
606x155 Ø N(F)
67
p
54 Right Circular
250x80x18
TNC(F) x3
58
Right Circular
10x84 Ø
TNC(F)
p
8.4
55
Left Circular
527x158 Ø N(F)
p
40
Vertical
50x60 Ø SMA(M) x6
Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas
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UAV Antennas Issue 2, 2009-07
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