Army vetronics experts reach out to industry for rugged RF antennas for military vehicles

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND Md. – U.S. Army vetronics experts are reaching out to industry for two types of MIL-STD-810G-certified RF and microwave antennas able to operate at frequencies ranging from 600 MHz to 2.7 GHz for a variety of armored combat vehicles.

Army vetronics experts reach out to industry for rugged RF antennas for military vehicles
Army vetronics experts reach out to industry for rugged RF antennas for military vehicles
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND Md. – U.S. Army vetronics experts are reaching out to industry for two types of MIL-STD-810G-certified RF and microwave antennas able to operate at frequencies ranging from 600 MHz to 2.7 GHz for a variety of armored combat vehicles.

Officials of the C4ISR Center of the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., issued a solicitation on Tuesday (W56KGU-19-R-MULTIBAND) for the Multiband Antennas project.

Army experts are interested in receiving technical specifications for two rugged multiband antennas covering different frequency ranges for use on ground tactical platforms.

The first antenna for military vehicles should have two ports. The first port must operate at three frequency bands, 600 to 1,000 MHz, 1,40 to 2,025 MHz, and 2,100 to 2,700 MHz. The antenna on this port must have a directional radiation pattern, gain of at least 10 dBi at the horizon, have an N-type female connector.

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The second port must operate at frequency bands from 2.4 to 6 GHz., have an omni-directional radiation pattern, gain of at least 0 dBi at the horizon, and have a TNC female RF connector.

This rugged antenna must be vertically polarized; have impedance of 50 Ohms; a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of at least 2.5:1, with 3.0:1 preferred; port-to-port isolation of at least 20 dB; be no larger than 32 by 16 by 6 inches, and weigh no more than 15 pounds. The first port must have a power rating of 300 Watts continuous wave (CW), and the second port must have a power rating of 50 Watts CW.

The second antenna also should have two ports. The first port must operate at three frequency bands, 600 to 1,000 MHz, 1,40 to 2,025 MHz, and 2,100 to 2,700 MHz. The antenna on this port must have a omni-directional radiation pattern, gain of 0 dBi at the horizon, and have an N-type female RF connector.

The second port must operate at frequency bands from 2.4 to 6 GHz, have an omni-direction radiation pattern, gain of 0 dBi at the horizon, and have a TNC female RF connector.

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This antenna must be vertically polarized; have impedance of 50 Ohms; a voltage standing wave ratio of 2.5:1, with 3.0:1 preferred; be no higher than 12 inches, and weigh no more than six pounds.

Companies interested should email antenna specifications no later than 19 June 2019 to the Army's Mitchell Mayer at mitchell.s.mayer.civ@mail.mil, or Shuguang Chen at Shuguang.chen.civ@mail.mil.

Submissions should be no more than 10 pages, with RFI: MULTIBAND BAND Antennas for RFC – YOUR COMPANY in the subject line. Email questions or concerns to Mitchell Mayer at mitchell.s.mayer.civ@mail.mil, or Shuguang Chen at Shuguang.chen.civ@mail.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/310987e1e77b38b540823b4899e2fe65.

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