The new rugged active quadrifilar helix antenna is designed and manufactured using automotive grade electronics for GIS, RTK and other GNSS applications
Rockville, MD, USA – Maxtena Inc., a US-based antenna design and manufacturing company and the inventors of the patented Dynamic Aperture Technology, will introduce the world’s most advanced patented GNSS antenna for high precision and autonomous multi-frequency applications. The M8HCT-A-SMA antenna is a high accuracy, multi-frequency active quadrifilar helix GNSS antenna.
The revolutionary design will offer simultaneous GNSS reception on L1: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, L2: GPS L2C, Galileo E5B, and GLONASS L3OC, and L5: GPS in a rugged, compact, and ultra lightweight form factor. The antenna is a perfect match for GIS, RTK and other high accuracy GNSS applications. The M8HCT-A-SMA is a great fit for the drone and automotive markets, where high performance and low weight are driving features in antenna selection.
The M8HCT-A-SMA active helix design features Maxtena’s patented compact and lightweight Helicore® technology. This technology provides exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a very compact form factor. The antenna offers up to 30dB gain for GNSS applications that utilize GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou, in one radome housing with a single SMA connector.
The M8HCT-A-SMA will join Maxtena’s line of rugged GNSS helix antennas that are ultra lightweight, small, and precise. The M8HCT-A-SMA weighs only 25 grams and is housed in automotive grade PCB plastic with automotive grade electronics and is rated IP67 when mounted. It is ground plane independent and offers extremely low power consumption and minimal phase center variation over azimuth. The antenna offers superb axial ratio ensuring multipath error is mitigated.
Maxtena’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Vanja Maric said, “Maxtena is very excited to be launching a game-changing antenna for the UAV, drone, and automotive markets, and really for any application requiring a high performance, lightweight antenna that can cover so many frequencies. It is the most robust antenna solution on the market.”