Overview

A whole range of ARA antenna and antenna systems are available for military and tactical applications including SearchSurveillance,Signal Monitoring, SATCOM and ECM Systems. These antennas feature:

  • Collapsible Designs for Storage
  • Light Weight
  • Disassembly and Reassembly with Minimal or No Tools
  • Compact Packaging (Manpack Designs)
  • Easy to Carry and Transport

For over a decade, ARA has developed extremely light 18″, 24″, 1m and 1.2 m Manpack Antennas that provide high performance in a small packaging. These small and lightweight antennas use seven-piece segmented composite reflectors. The antennas are availabie in X-, Ku-, and Ka bands.

The antenna can be set up in a very short time and can be easily transported in a single case or a backpack.

Antenna Research’s UHF SATCOM tactical antennas are designed to be setup and operating quickly, some in as little as a few seconds. Our innovative designs include, pistol grip aim and communicate products, lightweight coat pocket versions with tripods and other mounting systems as well as well as ultra high gain larger antenna systems.

ARA’s latest addition to this product line includes MUOS compatible antennas for use with next generation communication equipment. High gain and Medium gain foldable antennas for Military SATCOM applications fit together with a tripod for quick field deployment. These are extremely durable antennas for harsh environments. The complete assembly is folded and supplied in a water-resistant carrying case.

Our latest offerings of UHF SATCOM Products may be found in this chart:

 Class  Model  Frequency (MHz)  Gain (dBic)  Mounting  MUOS Compatible
 Handheld  ARA-243   240-380   5-7   ARA Connect   X
 Handheld  ARA-2576MLW   240-380   8-9   ARA Connect   X
 Manpack  ARA-2576LW   240-318   11   Tripod
 Manpack  ARA-2576   240-380   7   Tripod   X
 Manpack  ARA-2576-2EX   240-318   9   Tripod
 Manpack  ARA-2576-6EX   240-380   11   Tripod   X
 Vehicular  ARA-2576M   240-380   7   Magnet   X
 Vehicular ARA-0548   240-380   8   Bolt-on   X
 Vehicular  ARA-0548P   240-380   8   Bolt-on   X
 Vehicular ARA-0548M   240-380   8   Magnet   X
 Vehicular ARA-0548PM   240-380   8   Magnet   X
 Vehicular  ARA-0548FM   240-318   8   Magnet
 Vehicular  ARA-0548E   240-318   6   Bolt-on
 Vehicular ARA-0548EM   240-318   6   Magnet
 Covert  ARA-24   240-318   6   Magnet
 Tactical ARA-3240C   240-318  11-12   Tripod
 Tactical ARA-3240   240-318   15   Tripod

A whole range of ARA antenna and antenna systems are available for military and tactical applications including SearchSurveillance,Signal Monitoring, SATCOM and ECM Systems. These antennas feature:

  • Collapsible Designs for Storage
  • Light Weight
  • Disassembly and Reassembly with Minimal or No Tools
  • Compact Packaging (Manpack Designs)
  • Easy to Carry and Transport 

Collapsible Reflector Antennas

The CPRA-118 series antennas are extremely broadband (1-18GHz) reflector antennas with different feed options and reflector types.

  • CPRA-118/A series antennas: These antennas are made using a reflector assembled from aluminum Panels.
  • CPRA-118/C series antennas: These models use a lightweight composite material for parabolic reflector panels.

The CPDA-0140 series of antennas include five choices for reflector sizes and over 50 choices for feeds which are interchangeable and mount on the same mounting plate. Feed choices include linearly polarized, dual linear, dual circular, and switchable polarization (Horizonta, Vertical, RHCP, and LHCP) feeds in various frequency bands from 1.5 to 31 GHz, and linearly polarized high power feeds in various bands from 0.75 GHz to 40 GHz. Lightweight composite material reflectors are used for CPDA-0140 antennas designed for commercial news gathering, signal monitoring, tactical and military applications.

All CPRA and CPDA series collapsible parabolic reflector antennas offer a practical approach to high-gain and narrow-beam antennas for tactical applications. For standard CPRA and CPDA models, the dish, the feed and support break into components which fit in a standard carrying case. All collapsible reflector antennas have captive fasteners, quick release hardware and accurate reflector panels, and are precision aligned under real life conditions. No additional tools are required for quick reassembly.

These antennas may be mounted on vehicles, telescopic masts, tripods or on ARA’s unique knockdown tetrahedral mounts. Special mounting brackets and plates for attaching a telescopic mast to the wall or to the back of a truck are available on request.

The CPDA series antenna cover waveguide or smaller bands, optimized for satellite, radar, broadcast, news gathering and other commercial or military applications.

The CPRA series antennas are broadband, covering multioctave band, instantaneously, with a single feed.

ARA has supplied a wide range of antenna systems for use inPermanent, Semi-permanentMobile & Tactical applications.

Integrated Antenna Systems offer:

  • Construction for use in Extreme Environmental Conditions
  • Easy Installation and Set Up
  • Compact Packaging, Portable
  • Modular Design
  • Custom Mounting
  • Positioning Sub Systems
  • RF Subsystems
Integrated Antenna System Chart

Integrated Antenna Systems are constructed using a building block approach and incorporate various customer-defined options. Special antennas are tailored to specific system requirements. For example, to determine the angle of arrival of incoming RF signals, a direction finding antenna may be supplied with dynamically balanced pedestals rotating at speeds up to 200 rpm. Also, for Search and Surveillanceapplications, directional antennas may be supplied with elevation over azimuth (EL/AZ) or azimuth (AZ) only pedestals rotating at 2 to 3 RPM.

The ARA Series of Extremely Broadband Mobile and Tactical Intercept Antenna Systems use our extremely broadband E-field and H-field active antennas and our collapsible antennas for quick assembly and disassembly. These antennas are designed for semi-permanent installations or for tactical radio monitoring applications.

ARA is well known for two categories of Collapsible Omni Directional Antennas that are meant for tactical applications:

Receive Only High Power, Collapsible

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