New Triple Frequency Helix Antenna for Autonomous Vehicle Navigation

By Mike Ball / 16 Dec 2016
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Harxon HX-CH7603A Helix AntennaHarxon has announced the release of the HX-CH7603A, the company’s new design of helical antenna which supports the GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and BDS B1/B2/B3 GNSS bands. The antenna has been specially designed for navigation applications in unmanned vehicles, such as those used in aerial photography, disaster and security monitoring, and remote operations.

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The HX-CH7603A provides a high peak gain of greater than 3.5dBi and a wide beam width to ensure high signal receiving performance at low elevation angles. Constructed with an O-ring and gold-plated SMA connector, the assembly is rated IP67 once installed on a mating surface. The HX-CH7603A is ideal for applications requiring minimal integration or for retrofitting existing products.

Other features of the HX-CH7603A include:

  • High stability and high repeatability at phase center
  • Very low noise
  • GIS & RTK applications
  • Ground plane independent
  • Ultra light weight of 37g
Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact