The DF-A0048-01 is a compact, stationary and transportable HF direction finding antenna designed for DF systems using the Watson-Watt estimation method, as well as 3-channel correlative DF.
The DF-A0048-01 is a compact, stationary and transportable HF direction finding antenna designed for DF systems using the Watson-Watt estimation method, as well as 3-channel correlative DF. Included with the antenna is an integrated quad-pod, a carry bag and guy ropes. The antenna consists of two identical loop antennas arranged in a “crossed-loop” configuration, with a large diameter of 1.6 m to achieve a high sensitivity. The loops make use of Alaris’ innovative and patented cross-polarisation cancelling technology that eliminates disturbances due to cross-polarisation from on-horizon sources. This offers enhanced, reliable accuracy in real-world applications and field trials over traditional crossed-loop designs. In addition to the loops, the DF-A0048-01 provides an omni-directional sense signal that can be used for monitoring and resolving the 180-degree angle of arrival ambiguity that is inherent in crossed-loop type DF antennas. The antenna is made from lightweight materials and designed to be collapsible for quick, easy and repetitive deployment and stowing in a harsh field environment. The product is unique in that it features a fully integrated quadpod for rapid field deployment but can also be bolted to a plinth for semi-permanent installations. When stowed, the antenna collapses into a very small form factor for easy transportation and storage.
|Active / Passive||Passive|
|Dimensions (m)||1320 x 380 x 300 mm (l x w x h)|
|Mass (kg)||< 16|
|1. End Frequency (MHz)||30|
|1. Start Frequency (MHz)||1|