Navy wideband electronic surveillance application uses PPM Systems SAS 260 antennas
Shrivenham-based PPM Systems has received a second order for SAS 260 antennas, for a European naval wideband electronic surveillance application. One of the key customer requirements was a high resistance to vibration. These extremely durable dual band antennas can withstand shock and vibration up to 20 G and are specifically designed for deployments in demanding military and governmental applications in the harshest of environments. The dual band integral antennas are designed for a range of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) applications covering a wide range of receive signal levels and mounting options from land mobile to naval platforms. Product features include dual low noise amplifiers, limiters and by-pass switches with antenna frequency ranges from 20 MHz -1 GHz in the low the band with 20 dB gain, and 1 GHz-6 GHz for high band with 28 dB gain. The SAS 218 version is also available with the same low band coverage and with an extended high band coverage from 1 GHz -18 GHz. These antennas are omni-directional in azimuth and vertical polarisation with an operating temperature range of 32°C to +55°C, and are encased in a rugged radome .They are available in a wide range of radome colours. “This repeat order is a continuing testament to the SAS 260’s exemplary performance and durability,” said Paul Cotterill, PPM Systems Business Development Manager. PPM Systems provides a range of solutions and antennas for use within SIGINT, communications and jamming applications.