Multi-Frequency Active Maxtena Antenna, Featuring L5 GPS M8HCT-A-SMA

  • Multi-Frequency Active  Maxtena Antenna, Featuring L5 GPS M8HCT-A-SMA
Multi-Frequency Active Maxtena Antenna, Featuring L5 GPS M8HCT-A-SMA

The M8HCT-A-SMA is the world’s most advanced patented GNSS antenna. Designed for high precision & autonomous multi-frequency applications. The rugged active quadrifilar helix antenna is manufactured using automotive grade electronics for GIS, RTK and other GNSS applications.

The revolutionary design offers concurrent reception on L1: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou L2: GPS L2C, Galileo E5B, GLONASS L30C and L5: the most advanced GNSS signal yet.

Features

    • Quadrifilar helix antenna
    • Concurrent GNSS reception on L1: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou L2: GPS L2C, Galileo E5B, GLONASS L3OC and L5: GPS
    • Rugged IP67 rating with SMA mount
    • Small form factor
    • Ground plane independent
    • GIS, RTK and other high accuracy GNSS applications
    • Low power consumption
    • Low phase center variation over azimuth and elevation and among different samples
    • Ultra-lightweight
    • Automotive grade electronics

Passive Antenna Performance

Parameter

Specification

 

Frequency: 1192-1231 MHz (L2, B2, G2, G3, E5B) 1559-1606 MHz (L1, E1, B1, B1-2, G1) 1164-1189 MHz (L5)
Peak Efficiency: 46% 49% 40%
Polarization: RHCP RHCP RHCP
Realized Gain: 1.1 dB 0.5 dB 0.5 dB
Axial Ratio: Max 1.2 dB at the Zenith Max 0.9 dB at the Zenith 1.1 dB at the Zenith
VSWR: Max 2:1 Max 2:1 Max 1:1
Beamwidth: 135˚ 125˚ 112˚

 

Phase Center Variation

Maximum Phase Center Variation (mm)

In azimuth plane: Max 10 mm
As low as 40 degree elevation: Max 10 mm
Between samples: Max 5 mm
Over frequency band: Max 10 mm

 

RF Specifications

Parameter

Specifications

Conducted Gain: 30 dB ±3 dB
Noise Figure: 1.5 dB typical, 2 dB max
Voltage: 3.0 to 5.0 V
Current: 25 mA max
Out of Band Rejection: 40 dBc
Group Delay Variation: Less than 5ns over GNSS bands
EMI Immunity Out of Band: 30 V/m
ESD Circuit Protection: 15 kv human body model air discharge

 

Mechanical Specifications

Parameter

Specifications

Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +105˚C
Environmental Standards: IP67 rating
Cabling and Connector: No cable, male SMA connector
Weight: 25 grams