Custom Manufacturing

When Off-The-Shelf Antenna Solutions Just Won’t Do, Clients Turn To Antenna Products

Sourcing antenna solutions for unique or specialized custom installations can be difficult. More often than not, an off-the-shelf antenna system will not meet non-typical requirements in terms of antenna performance characteristics, size, durability and ease of installation. This creates majors issues for buyers and procurement specialists as they attempt to find the correct antenna solution for communications projects with challenging specifications.

Antenna Products Corporation is the only major antenna manufacturer in the world that performs custom contract manufacturing of antennas and antenna systems for various applications, including military, defense, commercial, wireless infrastructure, aviation and transportation. For over 50 years, Antenna Products has designed and manufactured customized antenna solutions for projects with non-typical requirements. With our highly qualified engineering staff, 95,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility, and 50 acre antenna testing site and far field pattern range, Antenna Products can transform the most rigorous antenna requirements into cost effective, highly reliable design solutions.

Some of our most notable custom antenna projects include:

HAARP

Custom designed and built the antenna system for the world’s largest antenna array — the HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) array in Anchorage, Alaska. This high-power HF phased array was composed of 180 directional antennas supplying 3.6 megawatts of RF power, built on 33 acres and able to temporarily energize areas of the ionosphere.

DFW SkyLink

Custom designed and manufactured both train-top and trackside antennas for the autonomous train system at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to replace the existing radiax system that was experiencing failures and signal loss due to the harsh weather environment. The custom design was aesthetically pleasing, aerodynamic, and featured custom connector placement to meet the customer’s specialized requirement.

Dehli Metro System

Designed and built two different high gain, circularly polarized wayside antennas for the Delhi Metro System. These antennas were custom designed to provide a more reliable signal and superior performance while overcoming reflection cancellation that can be caused by vertical or horizontal structures located trackside or overhead such as gantries, platforms, metal poles, bridges, and trees.

FAA Glideslope Antenna

Custom designed and manufacture the GS-420, the only glideslope antenna in the world that currently meets the FAA’s requirements for the new generation and more stable ILS-420 system.

DAS Solutions

Custom designed several small cell and DAS antennas for the wireless market, most recently two new wideband LTE DAS antennas covering both the AWS (1700/2100 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz) frequency bands in both 2 dBi quad omnidirectional and 5.5 dBi triple omnidirectional configurations.

SATCOM Antennas

The TACSAT-214 antenna was custom engineered for Special Operations Soldiers for mission-critical operations. This rugged, lightweight, and reliable antenna system was custom designed using components carefully selected to truly handle higher power (200W) without signal loss, degradation or damage to the radio or antenna.

Prime Contractors: Please consider getting us involved early in your IDIQ Government programs requiring antennas.

For more information on custom antenna design and manufacturing, call 940-325-3301 or contact us here.