AD016MC Compact Broadband Tx Antenna by Rohde & Schwarz

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Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
Muehldorfstrasse 15
81671 Muenchen

Compact transmitting/receiving antenna specially designed for use in tough environmental conditions

The linear polarized Broadband Tx Antenna R&S®AD016MC covers the wide frequency range from 800 MHz to 8 GHz for transmit and receive purposes. Due to its mechanical design as well as its weather protection the antenna is suited for use in exposed positions and in tough environmental conditions, e.g. on board ships.


The antenna works as a biconical dipole. The shape of the half-shells is designed to allow optimum matching (low VSWR) without any additional matching elements. The construction and a high level of workmanship guarantee an excellent omnidirectional pattern.


Features & Benefits


Extremely wide frequency range

Robust design especially under harsh environmental conditions (e.g. onboard ships)

Ideally suited for aeronautical radio communications

Small size, compact design

High efficiency




Frequency range                             800 MHz to 8000 MHz


            < 3.0 from 0.8 GHz to 0.95 GHz

            < 2.0 from 0.95 GHz

Gain                                                 typ. 2 dBi

Polarization                                      linear, vertical

Polarization decoupling                    > 20 dB

Radiation patterns                         

Horizontal                                         omnidirectional

Uncircularity                                     < ± 1.0 dB

                                                         < ± 0.6 dB (960 MHz to 1220 MHz)

Vertical                                             directional

Max. permissible input power      

            200 W CW for frequencies ≤ 4 GHz

            100 W CW for frequencies > 4 GHz

RF connection                                  N socket, 50 Ω

MTBF                                                >100 000 h

Operating temperature range           –30 °C to +70 °C


Diameter                                           approx. 210 mm

Height                                               approx. 275 mm

Weight                                              approx. 2.5 kg

Defense Products & Services: AD016MC Compact Broadband Tx Antenna by Rohde & Schwarz
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Antennas, radio communications, shipborne
Country: Germany
Description: AD016MC Compact Broadband Tx Antenna
Source of Information: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG