New Multiband GNSS Antenna for Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Ball / 06 Jan 2022

Harxon GNSS antennaHarxon has released the HX-AULT006, a new high-performance automotive-grade multiband antenna designed for high-precision autonomous vehicle positioning. Tracking GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, as well as the L-Band correction service, the antenna features a compact form factor and ruggedized housing.

The HX-AULT006 offers comprehensive GNSS support for consistent satellite signal tracking, and exhibits stable phase center variation, excellent 4.5dBic (typical value) gain with ultra-low signal loss, wide beam width and low-elevation satellite tracking ability for reliable GNSS signals and enhanced positioning accuracy.

The antenna is equipped with a robust pre-filtered LNA (low noise amplifier), which guarantees excellent out-of-band interference rejection performance and restrains unwanted electromagnetic interference, thus providing stable GNSS signal tracking from all elevation angles even in challenging environments.

The automotive-grade antenna has been designed with a low-profile and compact form factor to minimize damage from overhead objects and reduce wind resistance. The ruggedized housing ensures a long lifespan, with IP65-rated protection for challenging conditions such as vibration, harsh weather and high-speed travel. The unit incorporates a FAKRA (Fachkreis Automobil) connector, which conforms to automotive-grade requirements and provides convenient connection for easy integration.

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