The MPS-10M/2A HF Omni Directional Broadband Whip antenna is a vertically polarized shipboard antenna. The antenna has an instantaneous bandwidth of 2-30 MHz at powers up to 8 kW. The monopole design is resistively loaded to provide broadband performance. The unit is designed for the harsh environment in shipboard applications.
The MPS-10M/2A is uniquely designed to provide broadband performance. The element is housed inside a fiberglass radome, and has energy absorbing capabilities which can dampen the natural vibrations encountered aboard ships. The input matching RF network along with the loading circuitry is contained in the base of the monopole, and is housed in an oil-filled container which serves to both cool the components and to protect them from the marine environment.