Advanced GNSS Antenna For High Precision And Autonomous Multi-Frequency Applications Featuring L5 GPS

Maxtena is launching a new product M8HCT-A-SMA.

The M8HCT-A-SMA is the world’s most advanced patented GNSS antenna. Designed for autonomous multi-frequency and high precision applications. The rugged active quadrifilar helix antenna is manufactured using automotive grade electronics for GIS, RTK and other GNSS applications.

The revolutionary design will offer simultaneous GNSS reception on L1: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, L2: GPS L2C, Galileo E5B, and GLONASS L3OC, and L5: GPS in a rugged, compact, and ultra lightweight form factor. The antenna is a perfect match for GIS, RTK and other high accuracy GNSS applications. Where high performance and low weight are driving features in antenna selection, the M8HCT-A-SMA is a great fit for automotive and drone markets.

The M8HCT-A-SMA active helix design features Maxtena’s patented compact and lightweight Helicore® technology. In a very compact form factor, this technology provides exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency. The antenna offers up to 30dB gain for GNSS applications that utilize GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou, in one radome housing with a single SMA connector.

The antenna weighs only 25 grams and is housed in automotive grade PCB plastic with automotive grade electronics and is rated IP67 when mounted. It is ground plane independent and offers extremely low power consumption and minimal phase center variation over azimuth. The antenna offers superb axial ratio ensuring multipath error is mitigated.

Maxtena’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Vanja Maric said, “Maxtena is very excited to be launching a game-changing antenna for the UAV, drone, and automotive markets, and really for any application requiring a high performance, lightweight antenna that can cover so many frequencies. It is the most robust antenna solution on the market.”

For more information about Maxtena’s range of helix antennas, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.