Mineral Wells, Texas – September 23, 2014
Antenna Products Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high quality antenna systems for military, aviation, electronic toll, and communication applications is pleased to be working with Conductive Composites Company (Heber City, UT) and North Fork Composites (Woodland, WA) to develop and manufacture antennas constructed out of conductive composite materials. Antenna Products has already delivered testing samples of conductive composite antennas to critical customers and expects to offer a full line of log periodic, whip, yagi and sector antennas constructed of conductive composites.
With its conductive composite antennas weighing 1/3 to 1/6 the weight of its aluminum antennas, Antenna Products sees strong demands from sectors in which robustness and weight are important factors such as man-pack antennas, vehicular antennas, naval antennas and portable antennas. In addition to reduced weight, conductive composite antennas offer superior corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance, and simplified assembly.
Leveraging off of Conductive Composites government funded conductive composite development work, North Fork Composites’ manufacturing expertise, and Antenna Products’ extensive antenna design and testing capabilities, these new conductive composite antennas enjoy all of the benefits of composite materials while maintain virtually identical gain, VSWR and power handling capabilities of Antenna Products’ existing metal based antennas.
“These composite antennas are a great application where our next-generation multifunctional materials technologies can bridge the performance gap between newer composite systems and legacy metal fabrication” said Nathan Hansen, President of Conductive Composites. “We are excited to be working with APC as a long-established leader in the antenna market, and are looking forward to enabling an entire new product offering in lightweight composite antenna systems.”
About Conductive Composites Company:
The mission of Conductive Composites is to bridge the performance capabilities and cost of lightweight next-generation composite and plastics materials systems with increasingly demanding conductivity and shielding requirements. Our solutions in materials, technologies, and proprietary self-developed manufacturing capabilities enable game changing applications in many markets. We are built on a foundation of fundamental research and development, and actively scale up and deliver our solutions today while nurturing and developing the new concepts needed for tomorrow. We understand that the best path for a technology is to be part of the real world solution for many markets, and we actively work in a broad range of applications, from defense to energy to consumer goods. We are innovators and doers at our core, and share a common fabric of innovation, integrity, and passion with our customer and partners. Please visit our website at:
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About North Fork Composites:
Founded to deliver carbon fiber tubing for the sporting goods industry (Fishing Rods, Golf Shafts, Arrows, Oar Shafts) North Fork Composites continues to be a pioneer in new technology and manufacturing techniques. Under the guidance of founder and industry veteran Gary Loomis, NFC brings nearly 80 years of composite manufacturing experience. We believe that “impossible is nothing” when it comes to composites and live that vision in our people and products. Focusing on the demands of the sporting goods industry where the balance of performance, durability, and weight are crucial to, and often the deciding factor of success has enabled NFC to become a trusted partner in composites manufacturing. We are proud that thousands of customers put their trust in our products every day and contribute with their passion to ours.
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