Radio Frequency (RF) technology plays a critical role in military vehicle applications, providing essential communication, navigation, and targeting capabilities.
Military vehicles rely on RF communication systems to maintain contact with command centers and other vehicles. These systems often use VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) bands for voice and data transmission, ensuring real-time communication and coordination between various units.
RF-based systems like GPS (Global Positioning System) provide accurate location and timing information for military vehicles. This enables precise navigation, coordination, and tracking of assets during military operations.
RF technology is used in electronic warfare to disrupt or deceive enemy communication, navigation, and radar systems. Military vehicles can employ jamming equipment to interfere with enemy signals or use electronic countermeasures to protect against incoming threats.
RF-based IFF systems help military vehicles distinguish between friendly and enemy forces. These systems use encrypted RF signals to transmit and receive identification codes, reducing the risk of friendly fire incidents.
Military vehicles can use RF-based wireless networking technologies, such as MANET (Mobile Ad Hoc Network), to establish a self-configuring and self-healing network. This allows vehicles to communicate with one another and share data, even when traditional communication infrastructure is unavailable or compromised.
Feeder cables for military field deployable antennas need to be rugged enough to withstand the rigors of repeated reeling, while still providing good electrical performance and resistance to a variety of harsh environments. While corrugated copper cables and other cables designed for fixed installations are frequently used for these applications, they do not provide reliable long term performance.
Overall, RF technology is vital for the efficient operation of military vehicles, enhancing their communication, navigation, targeting, and electronic warfare capabilities. These applications are critical for successful military missions and ensuring the safety of personnel in the field.
Feeder cables for military field deployable antennas need to be rugged enough to withstand the rigors of repeated reeling, while still providing good .electrical performance and resistance to a variety of harsh environments.Military and Tactical Field Deployable Datasheet
Radio frequency (RF) systems are used to power vital military electronics applications such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; communications systems; and electronic warfare (EW) suites.Powering high-performance, ultrareliable RF systems in military electronics
A wide range of newer military and commercial radar systems are based on solid-state devices, using reliable coaxial cable assemblies to connect phased-array antennas to the core electronics.Cables Keep Radar Antennas Tracking
The selection of appropriate coaxial cables for military vehicles depends on the specific application, frequency range, power handling capability, and environmental conditions. Military-grade coaxial cables should meet stringent requirements for durability, reliability, and performance. Some important factors to consider when selecting coaxial cables for military vehicles include:
When selecting coaxial cables for military vehicles, it is essential to consult the system specifications and guidelines to ensure compatibility and optimal performance. Always work closely with cable manufacturers and system engineers to determine the best solution for your specific application.
The TCOM cable series has a foam dielectric and a silver-plated copper strip braid outer conductor. This allows these cables to withstand several thousand reelings on a diameter at least 20 times the cable diameter. The FlexStrand versions, with a stranded center conductor, have a lower bending moment and a longer bend life. A wide variety of connector types is available.
Our flagship LMR® cables are suitable for applications up to 6 GHz and provide excellent shielding and low signal loss. They are flexible, lightweight, and offer better performance than traditional RG series cables.
The ultimate cable design for field deployable applications is the QEAM (Quick Erecting Antenna Mast) cable. This cable series is designed specifically for use in demanding, mission critical applications, where reeling and unreeling are required over a wide temperature range. Based on our MilTech aerospace cable assemblies, these assemblies are fully weather sealed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of MIL-T-81490. Heavy duty stainless steel connectors provide long term corrosion resistance and ruggedness.
The PhaseTrack® Low Smoke (PTLS™) microwave assemblies are Low-smoke, zero-halogen cable assemblies designed for confined spaces such as ships and submarines. These assemblies provide exceptional phase temperature performance while meeting HF through K band frequency requirements, including an optimized version for minimum loss in Ku band.
The LLSB cable series is the most cost effective choice for field deployable applications. Although primarily recommended for fixed interconnects and other non-flexing applications, LLSB cables may be suitable for less demanding retractable antenna feeder applications. When LLSB cables are reeled on a diameter at least 20 times their cable diameter, they will withstand several hundred reelings — an order of magnitude more than is typical for corrugated copper cable.
MaxGain® is an ultra-low loss, flexible microwave coaxial cable designed for higher frequency applications with a full range of connectors available as fully tested custom cable assemblies.
FBT is an indoor/outdoor highly fire-retardant, high-power coaxial cable made to withstand higher temperatures.
Military ground vehicle applications can require a variety of specialty connectors. IP-67 rated connectors don't look any different from our other LMR connectors, but the dielectric is a different material to achieve the IP-67 rating. Black coupling nuts are used in applications where ground vehicles must have low observability. They eliminate the reflection of sunlight off the metal connectors, which is ideal for applications where increased stealth is key.
The harsh conditions endured by military ground vehicles can call for specialty cable jackets, from armored cables to increase durability to neoprene jackets designed to withstand chemical washdowns.
Multiport and mini-multiport connector solutions are ideal for high density environments, where space is at a premium, accessibility for maintenance is limited and performance is mission-critical. These connectors consist of multiple coaxial contacts of the same interface integrated into a single connector module or shell. Multiport connectors are also useful for vehicle pass through applications.
A bundled cable solution can help create the perfect flexible antenna jumper for applications requiring multiple runs. This design enables four or five individual cables to be fed into the back of an industry standard MQ4/MQ5 bundled connector, incorporating multiple RF ports and significantly reducing the number of cables that have to be hooked up.
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