A high-gain omni antenna that covers the entire Link16 band is being showcased by European Antennas, a subsidiary of Cobham's Chelton Group (Hall 3, Stand B11).
The antenna can nearly double the range of a system that is constrained by output power.
With it, sensitivity of reception is increased significantly. The higher gain also allows lower transmission power from the ground-based transmitter and helps reduce the need for large generators in the case of tactical mobile Link16 systems.
Weighting just 1.7kg (4lb), the antenna has a base spigot for mounting to standard 1in (25mm) pole mount clamps, although other configurations are possible.
Source: Flight Daily News