GSE is applying RF communications technology to develop a miniature directional antenna for the US Navy. The design incorporates a low noise high speed switching matrix and miniature antenna array on printed circuit board. Our new antenna array has higher gain than omni directional antennas and is more reliable than a direct radiating antenna.
Size is a major consideration in the design and the new antenna array should be considered when a directional antenna is needed and small size and low power are factors. The new antenna is expected to significantly increase the range and improve security of data/video communications links. We plan to transition this technology to manned and unmanned aircraft and other platforms.