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OVERVIEW

A loop antenna capable of providing over the horizon directional communication by using the ionosphere to provide long distance links in a semi directional, operated from a stationary position or in mobile operation.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Two antennas, in either single or double loop configuration
    • Loop 1, 2-11MHz
    • Loop 2, 11-30MHz
    • Dual, 2-30MHz
  • Capable of traversing 360, and elevating from 0-90
  • Self tracking using inertial measurement unit
  • Power rating -1kW
  • Maximum voltage potential -30kV
  • Operates on 24-28V
  • Communication via USB, Ethernet, RSXXX

Application

To provide over the horizon directional communication by using the ionosphere to provide long distance links in a semi directional manner and can be operated from a stationary position or mobile operation.

Research and development focus

The loop antenna is a well proven design and is coming back into general military use because of its characteristics. In our concept and development system we are adding the ability to rotate the antenna and elevate so mobile OTH can operate in most weathers. When unit is not required for operation, the antenna can be lowered into the horizontal position for the purpose of protecting it from damage during transit. With the MKIII and the more advanced software it will be able to self-track based on a multi-axis navigation system, based on MEMS technology.