The DIPL-A0047 is a small and lightweight yet rugged compact wideband dipole antenna that operates over the frequency range 20 MHz to 100 MHz with an input power of 500 W.
It is ideal for rapid deployment applications as its small size and lightweight makes it suitable for deployment on vehicles, and lightweight field masts where larger antennas would be impractical.
The antenna pattern is essentially omni-directional, making it ideal for wideband jamming applications such as improvised explosive device (IED) suppression. The bowtie-based design lends the antenna a wide bandwidth and ground plane independence.
The DIPL-A0047 is constructed entirely from corrosion-resistant materials and specified over a wide operating temperature range from -20° C to 50° C.
The antenna can be broken down into three parts for transportation:
- the central feed part, measuring 600 mm by 350 mm by 150 mm and
- 2 identical foldable bowtie arms, each measuring 1200 mm by 70 mm by 40 mm when stowed
Deployment is very fast as the parts clip together without any loose fasteners.