High Performance Antennas, Combat Proven.
Comrod tactical antennas are relied upon by forces worldwide to achieve reliable communications for network centric operations. Our antenna range covers all platforms including vehicle, shelter, ground-deployed, man-portable, handheld, and shipboard. Comrod single band antennas covering the HF, VHF and UHF frequency bands are the established industry standard, while our sophisticated dual-band, tri-band and wide-band antenna solutions address the new waveform requirements while maintaining legacy performance. Most products are available with integrated L1/L2 GPS antennas.
Our range of vehicle antennas cover the HF, VHF and UHF frequency bands. There are single-band, wide-band and multi-band multi-port options. Most of the antennas can have L1 or L1/L2 GPS modules added into the base. Antennas are either monopole construction, which require a ground plane, or dipole construction, which is ground plane independent. The wider bandwidth multi-band antennas can use a combination of both monopole and dipole construction.
Handheld and Manpack Antennas
Comrod has a wide range of tactical antenna products suitable for handheld and man-portable applications covering HF, VHF and UHF frequency bands 1.6 MHz to 2700 MHz. Antennas can be supplied with helical, tape/blade or folding whip construction. All the manpack antennas can be supplied with flexible adaptors or spring assemblies to enable positioning and shock protection. Antenna matching networks (AMU) optimize the antenna to the radio and can be rated to handle up to 25 W. L1 and L1/L2 GPS modules can be incorporated between the gooseneck and antenna.
Ground Mounted Antennas
Comrod has a large range of tactical ground and remote antennas covering the HF, VHF, UHF and SHF frequency bands operating up to power ratings of 1 kW.
The 1 kW HF folded dipole mounted on a Comrod 9 meter mast, subject to frequency and ionospheric conditions, will provide reliable long distance communications. 1 kW ground mounted omni directional whips are best suited for low angle radiation and will give extended ranges for shore to ship communications. Other HF wire antennas are available for use with manpack and vehicle mounted radios from tunable wire antennas with a dipole center junction, to wideband antennas supplied with balun transformers and terminating loads. Comrod VHF and UHF vehicle antenna sections can be removed from the vehicle and used remotely on top of a telescopic or sectional mast. Ground plane kits are available for elevating monopole antennas using either ground whips or conductive upper guys. Line-of-Sight (LOS) antennas used in wide area networks and point to point communications, cover the 1350-2690 MHz (Band 3+) and 4400-5000 MHz (Band 4) frequency bands. These LOS antennas give a high gain and narrow beam width and, when mounted on a Comrod mast with rotator tilter can improve the link budget significantly. The Band 3+ antenna can be provided either with a single piece reflector or a split reflector which allows for easier stowage and transportation.
Shipboard Antennas & Systems
Comrod’s marine antennas are in use around the world on naval ships, merchant ships and leisure craft of all types. In addition to the commercial marine products, Comrod has a range of antennas that are suited for use on military marine platforms ranging from rigid inflatables to larger naval vessels. VHF and UHF antennas are available with different height and gains options, together with deck, bulkhead or mast mounting flexibility. HF antennas are available in lengths up to 10 meters with power ratings up to 1kW. The Comrod HF modular series allows interchangeable options to suit customer requirements. All the marine antennas are available with a number of mounting options and most can be supplied with either base feed or side feed points. The HF naval loop antenna is designed for shipboard operations across the 1.6-30 MHz frequency band. Combined with an in-service coupler, the antenna is a highly efficient, ruggedized magnetic loop that gives excellent NVIS performance for ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications. The HF Naval Loop is power rated up to 500 W.