Novocomms launches ‘game-changing’ L Band antenna.

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Novocomms, a UK company specialising in RF antenna design and manufacture, has unveiled a new lightweight dual port product with high performance GNSS capability, offering the full L Band frequency band for other devices.

The NovoSat has been developed specifically for use within high density environments, urban canyons and extremely rugged terrains, and performs well in poor weather conditions, thanks to its high gain, which delivers high performance in terms of quality and positional accuracy whilst supporting dual port operation.

The NovoSat antenna is mechanically rugged, jam resistant and custom manufactured in the UK to maintain product integrity and security.

Intended for use in satellite phones or global satellite positioning systems, the antenna weighs just 5g, much lighter than comparable products on the market, due to the innovative use of plastics within the manufacturing process.

Traditionally, ceramics have been used in the manufacture of L Band antennas, making them heavier and more expensive.

In tests, calibrated to SGS chambers, the NovoSat achieved at a frequency of 1.58 GHz, gain (RHCP) of 2.97 dBic, beamwidth of 97° and an AR@phi=0 performance of 130%.

Commenting on the performance of the prototype, Sampson Hu, CEO and founder of Novocomms, said, “Our new NovoSat product really does represent the next generation of L Band antenna, out-performing the competition when it comes to frequency, gain, form factor, efficiency and even price. We’re very excited about the doors that this new product can open for electronic manufacturers working the fields of automotive, mobile devices, AUVs, wearables and also those innovating in the IoT space.”

Founded by Dr. Sampson Hu, a University of Birmingham alumnus, Novocomms holds over 100 global patent applications and the company's antenna technology is used in a wide range of wireless devices, including laptops, tablets and smartwatches.