End-fire UAV Peel and Stick Antenna
- April 30, 2018
-- At AUVSI's 2018 Xponential Exhibition in Denver, CO, Pharad will be introducing three new innovative conformal UAV/Drone antennas based on its exclusive Peel & Stick Appliqué antenna technology. These new L-, S-, and C-band antennas uniquely direct radiation along the plane of the antenna, rather than broadside to the antenna. This novel advancement in conformal antenna technology allows for the antennas to adhere to wings or horizontal UAV fuselage surfaces and provide maximum antenna gain toward the horizon.
"Our UAV customers are constantly searching to find suitable surfaces on their aircraft for conformal antenna placement. That challenge is then compounded by limited antenna solutions that direct radiation to the horizon," said Pharad President Austin Farnham. "Pharad's engineering team invented this new class of end-fire radiating solutions that direct radiation along the plane of the fuselage surface to which the antenna is adhered. These Peel and Stick Appliqué antennas introduce virtually no aerodynamic impairment to the UAV flight performance and open up an entirely new paradigm for conformal antenna capability."
Pharad's mini-UAV and drone antennas are proudly made in the USA and operate over the frequency ranges of 30 MHz to 10 GHz. The Appliqué antennas are suitable for non-carbon fiber composite UAVs such as those constructed of fiberglass, Kevlar, or polypropylene, common materials for small UAVs. More information can be found at http://www.pharad.com/uav-antennas.html