Properties

Patient status

GB Grant (2539327)

Commercial rights

Sole Rights / Non-exclusive

Source

Dstl

Regions

Worldwide

Available to license

Yes

Project number

P1657

High-performance body worn antenna for electronic warfare and communications equipment.

Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment has traditionally employed large vertical omnidirectional antennas. However, they present operational challenges for their users as they are low gain, highly visible, and can limit manoeuvrability in operational environments.

This new body worn antenna system overcomes these limitations, increases performance and reduces cost.

The gains of more than one directional antenna are combined to deliver higher gain and more consistent omnidirectional coverage as compared to large vertical omnidirectional antennas.

This configuration maximises radiation efficiency which enables a higher power on target, greater range, and/or longer battery endurance / lower weight depending on the system drivers.

Benefits

  • Higher and more consistent gain
  • Higher power on target, greater range, and/or longer battery endurance
  • Greater robustness and less prone to snagging
  • Low manufacturing costs owing to simple design
  • Discreet antenna reduces visual signature

Applications

  • Defence and security
  • Search and rescue
  • Specialist civilian applications

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