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API Technologies

PATCH ANTENNAS & ASSEMBLIES


We are able to identify critical issues such as the board layout, ground plane size, mounting methods and port measurement that influence the efficiency of your antenna. We’ll look at the polarization and radiation patterns, gain, impedance matching and frequency tolerance to determine the ideal patch for your design.

In addition, we have an on-site anechoic chamber to validate performance. Our flexible manufacturing and testing processes allow us to easily accommodate your custom specifications. Learn More:

Antenna Assemblies Available in Partial or Plug-n-Play

Frequency Ranges from 150 MHz to 12 GHz

Meets Inmarsat Class II Type Requirements, Circular Polarization, Low VSWR

High-Gain Arrays for your Unique Application

Custom Patch Antenna Assemblies for Multiple Applications. Integrated Filtering/LNA

Antenna Assemblies with Integrated LNAs/Filtering

Custom & Standard Structures/Assemblies for Various Asset Tracking Applications

Various Antenna Assemblies for
Asset Tracking Solutions

Rugged Antenna Structures for Animal Tracking

Rugged Antenna Structures for Animal Tracking

RFID Tag for Down-hole Drilling Applications

RFID Tag for Down-hole Drilling Applications

Ideal for Military Applications – Soldier Wearable Antennas

Wearable Antennas for Secure
Military Communications

APPLICATIONS
Superior Performance

Custom Antenna Solutions For:

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    • Satcom
    • Iridium
    • Globalstar
    • Inmarsat
  • Asset Tracking Devices
  • GPS
  • ISM, L-band, S-band, C-band
  • RFID
  • Meter Reading

 

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

Part #

Application

Polarization

Center Frequency
(MHz)

2:1 VSWR
Bandwidth (MHz)

Minimum Gain(dBic)

Recommended Ground Plane Size (mm)

PA13-1580-005SA GPS RHCP 1580 5.0 0.0 30x30
PA18-1580-010SA GPS RHCP 1580 10.0 0.0 50x50
PA25-1227-008SA GPS (military) RHCP 1227 8.0 0.0 60x60
PA25-1575-008SA GPS RHCP 1575 8.0 3.0 35x35
PA25-1579-008SA GPS RHCP 1579 8.0 3.0 35x35
PA25-1615-025SA Globalstar LHCP 1615 25 3.0 60x60
PA25-1621-025SA Iridium RHCP 1621 25 3.0 60x60
PA28-2450-120SA ISM RHCP 2450 120 3.0 45x45
PA45-1592-175SA Inmarsat RHCP 1592 175 (3:1) 4.0 63x63
PA451615-1575SA Globalstar & GPS (Comm) LHCP 1592 135 4.0 63x63
PA451621-1575SA Iridium & GPS (Comm) RHCP 1592 175 (3:1) 4.0 63x63
PA78-0915-030SA RFID LHCP 915 30 4.0 101.6x101.6
FEATURES
Superior Performance

Superior Performance

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  • Antenna radiation patterns provide excellent gain across all elevation angles but can also be manipulated for more focused requirements
  • These passive devices offer typical gain response of 0 dBic to 6 dBic for half-power bandwidths of 130°
  • Antennas can be tuned and optimized very easily making prototyping quick and cost effective
Standard and Custom Packages

Standard and Custom Packages

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  • Available in partial assembly to complete “plug-n-play” assemblies
  • Single or dual-band packages
  • Custom designs with flexibility on cable and connector selection available
Versatility

Versatility

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  • Antenna radiation patterns provide excellent gain across all elevation angles but can also be manipulated for more focused requirements
  • The antennas not only transmit and receive circularly polarized signals but also linearly polarized signals
  • Antennas can be tuned and optimized very easily making prototyping quick and cost effective
Low Profile

Low Profile

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  • Antennas designed with higher dielectric values are typically < 8 mm in height
  • Depending on your bandwidth requirement, they can be as low as 4 mm
  • Dimensions for antennas from 1 GHz to 6 GHz are from 13 mm to 50 mm square (excluding the ground plane)
  • These small antennas can be worn on a person with little notice
Low Cost/High Quality

Low Cost/High Quality

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Design Considerations

Design Considerations

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  • In-house Design & Simulation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • In-house Machining
ASSEMBLY OPTIONS
Performance Characteristics

AC Series:

  • Patch Antenna mounted on a ground plane with a connector mounted directly to the PCB.
  • Standard connector is SMA.
Performance Characteristics

AP Series:

  • Patch Antenna mounted on a ground plane with a pigtail cable to a connector.
  • Standard designs have 6" (15.2 cm) RG-316 cables, connector varies by application.
  • Alternative lengths and connectors available.
Performance Characteristics

AR Series:

  • Patch Antenna mounted on an optimized ground plane with a pigtail cable to a connector, which is tuned and packaged for the plastic radome that covers the complete assembly.
  • Standard cable is RG-316 to MMCX or SMA connectors, others available.

ANTENNA EXTRAS