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Tallysman adds eXtended Filtering to TW3900 accutenna antennas

July 16, 2021  - By
The TW3967-XF antenna. (Photo: Tallysman)

The TW3967-XF antenna. (Photo: Tallysman)

Tallysman Wireless has added new eXtended Filtering (XF) features to the TW3900 series of Accuntena precision antennas. Tallysman designed the XF feature to mitigate interference from all near-band signals and ensure that the antenna provides the purest GNSS signals.

Tallysman’s TW3972XF, TW3972EXF, TW3972LGXF, TW3967XF, and TW3967LGXF are triple-band antennas that support GPS/QZSS (L1/L2/L5), GLONASS (G1/G2/G3), Galileo (E1/E5ab), BeiDou (B1/B2/B2a), NavIC L5, and L-Band correction services.

Worldwide, the radio frequency spectrum has become congested as many new LTE bands have been activated, and their signals or harmonic frequencies can affect GNSS antennas and receivers. In North America, the planned Ligado service, which will broadcast in the frequency range of 1526 to 1536 MHz, can affect GNSS antennas that receive space-based L-band correction service signals (1539–1559 MHz).

The TW3972-XF antenna. (Photo: Tallysman)

The TW3972-XF antenna. (Photo: Tallysman)

New LTE signals in Europe [Band 32 (1452–1496 MHz)] and Japan [Bands 11 and 21 (1476–1511 MHz)] have also affected GNSS signals. Lastly, the Inmarsat satellite communication uplink (1626.5–1660.5 MHz) commonly used on maritime vessels can also affect nearby GNSS antennas.

Tallysman’s custom XF filtering has been tested to mitigate new (Europe and Japan) and existing LTE signals, enabling the XF antennas to produce clean and pure GNSS radio frequency data. The deep XF filter technology will be applied to all of Tallysman’s product lines.

About the Author:

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.

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