We have served the composite structures and surfaces market for more than 50 years, designing and manufacturing high fidelity composite radomes and reflectors.
L3Harris has the capability to produce everything from simple panels to large integrated assemblies. We manufacture with E-Glass, S-Glass, Astroquartz®, Spectra™, Durashed®, T300, AS4 and IM7. In addition to fiber types, we are also experienced in polyesters, epoxies, cynate esters and a wide variety of thermoplastics. We are ready to qualify new product-specific systems as well.
We also specialize in rapid prototyping and can turn around tooling and dimensionally correct prototypes in just weeks rather than months for most applications.
Since 1961, L3Harris has led the industry in the research and development of new radome technology. Having pioneered research in the use of metal beams in radomes, radome tuning technology, development of hydrophobic coatings and the use of advanced composite materials, L3Harris has always been first to market with new radome enhancements and continues to pursue advancements in electromagnetic and structural performance.
A majority of our composite manufacturing has been in conjunction with the high fidelity, high-volume production of composite radomes and reflectors.
Composite reflectors are used in a multitude of applications, including airborne installations, to redirect or extend RF energy. L3Harris’ proprietary design and molding process enables us to produce tolerances smaller than 5 mils (0.005 in.) to optimize gain and reduce side lobes that can affect reflectivity. Our high-performance airborne reflectors use fine-weave or unidirectional carbon composite surfaces that can provide wide frequency range reflectivity up to 1,000 GHz.