Antenova introduces low-profile Robusta GNSS antenna

September 18, 2017  - By

Antenova Ltd. has launched the Robusta GNSS antenna for tracking applications and smart cities. The Robusta is a very low-profile antenna in a new patent design for metal surfaces.

Antenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, launched the Robusta (part no. SR4G031) at the GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas show, held Sept. 12-14 in San Francisco.

The antenna operates in the 1559-1609 MHz bands and is designed for tracking metal objects and smart city applications.

The Reflector family is designed to answer to the challenge of operating on a metal surface or housing, where it is extremely difficult for an antenna to operate. The Reflector antennas use a patented new technology with two layers. The first layer is electrically isolated from the second layer to provide RF shielding to the second layer. This allows the antenna to radiate effectively in the direction pointing away from the base material.

The Robusta antenna has two key features for discreet tracking. It is extremely low profile so it can be mounted onto a metal object such as a bicycle frame or concealed under a label. Being able to operate directly on a metal surface, it can be used on bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, containers or other property that needs to be tracked and located accurately.

The Robusta antenna is also a good choice for smart lighting and smart meters in smart city applications, where it can be fixed to metal fittings.

The antenna is manufactured from rigid FR4 material and measures 23 x 16 x 1.7 millimeters high, and comes with 100-millimeter or 150-millimeter cable and IPEX MHF connector and an adhesive pad for easy integration into a device.

Antenova provides resources on its website to help with integration.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.