Direction-Finding Antenna Array
Our client required a field portable antenna array for advanced direction-finding and communication with unmanned aircraft. PPI designed and manufactured the support structure for this array. The system can be used as an alternative to GPS location. In order to meet performance requirements, the system employed 100% composite construction, using fiberglass tubes and channels, with a mix of bonded and bolted construction, utilizing fiberglass fasteners.
Challenges included rigidity, light weight, manufacturability, and ruggedness.