Cobham Antenna Systems developed a directional antenna (FPA-0.4-2.7R/2023) specifically for an airport application in the US.
Developed for an airport in New York, the antenna was required to support PMR and TETRA to Wireless LAN and WiFi communication systems, safely, securely and discreetly.
Being directional, it is suited to being mounted high up and providing a distinct 'foot-print' on the ground, a feature which allows for precise frequency re-use planning.
The FPA-0.4-2.7R/2023, is ultra wideband (400MHz to 2700MHz), has circular polarisation and has 2 to 7dBi gain across the band. Dimensions are 502mm (19.76 inches) diameter and a depth of 77mm (3 inches). The protective radome is manufactured from a high impact, fire retardant material making it extremely durable.
The development of directional antennas complements the company's existing omni antennas which cover similar bands.