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Low-profile antenna suits covert applications

Posted: 22 Sep 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:asset-tracking? antenna? GPS?

A new patent has been awarded to API Technologies Corp. for its antenna technology for GPS and asset-tracking applications.

U.S. Patent Number 8810474, titled "Antenna with High K Backing Material," features an API-designed topology designed to boost antenna performance. API's unique design reduces weight and delivers consistent performance, even when surrounded by a metallic structure, such as the body of a UAV / UAS or missile casing. Given its low-profile, surface mount design, the antenna is easily disguisable and well-suited for covert applications.

"We see antennas as a growth area in the API Technologies portfolio. By combining antenna designs with complementary RF/microwave products, we provide a complete solution to customers and address areas of defence investment and development, including GPS and asset tracking technology," said Dennis Barrick, Technical Marketing Director, RF/Microwave and Microelectronics (RF2M US), API Technologies.

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