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Third-Party Licensing

Licensing of Antenna Designs

Cobham Antenna Systems manufactures approximately 20,000 antennas per year at its facility in the UK. New designs are developed frequently, resulting in around 200 new antenna designs per year. 

As well as designing and manufacturing in-house, we offer a design and licence manufacturing service, whereby a customer can undertake manufacturing.

The evolution of a product can be mapped out and indicative costs for non-recurring engineering, prototypes, tooling, first article testing, pre-production, licence data pack, royalties and technical support can all be provided. Third-party training can be advised at an early stage in the development process.

Examples of licence manufacturing include:

  • The design of a 3.5 GHz, high gain, flat panel antenna, which needed to be integrated with a radio, within the same enclosure, in order to be cost-effective. From initial contract to third-party manufacturing under licence, it took less than 20 weeks to complete.
  • The development and manufacture of a miniature, circularly polarised, hemi-omni antenna, required for a satellite telephone, where the potential quantities produced may exceed 100,000 units. 

The details of the arrangements can be flexible and we negotiate terms in order that all parties benefit - we always seek a win-win situation.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.