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Multi-band GNSS Antenna Joins Helical Antenna Family

Maxtena, Inc. introduced a small, patented GNSS antenna for high precision and autonomous multi-frequency applications. The M9HCT-A-SMA antenna is a high accuracy, multi-frequency active helix GNSS antenna + L-band corrections services.

The design offers simultaneous GNSS reception on L1: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, L2: GPS L2C, Galileo E5B and GLONASS L3OC and L5: GPS + L-band corrections in a rugged, compact and ultra-lightweight form factor. The antenna is a suited for high -precision applications and UAV markets where high performance and low weight are driving features in antenna selection.

The M9HCT-A-SMA active helix design features Maxtena’s patented compact and lightweight Helicore technology, providing pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a very compact form factor. It is ground plane independent and offers low power consumption and minimal phase center variation over azimuth crafted for high precision applications. The antenna offers axial ratio ensuring multipath error is mitigated.

For the embedded version, Maxtena provides support for installation and integration of the embedded antenna to offer optimal antenna performance. Maxtena can embed the antenna in any housing, then tune the antenna to match their housing’s materials, electronics and space.

Maxtena’s Chief Commercial Officer Vanja Maric said, “The M9HCT-A-SMA combines all lower and upper GNSS bands including L1/L2/L5 across all constellations and features L-Band corrections. The superb axial ratio and multipath rejection allow the antenna to operate in the most RF noisy environments. We see a trend of higher accuracy demand across various industries from autonomous vehicles and robotics to commercial products such as lawn mowers and robotics using our antenna solution.”