Excellent broadband performance in SATCOM applications at all military and commercial frequency bands, including the C-, X-, Ku-, K- and Ka-bands. Also: intelligence gathering, radio astronomy, weather radar and 2D surveillance radar.
Standard wind speed design is 150 mph (240 kph); optional designs of up to 250 mph (400 kph) are available.
L3Harris space frame radomes consist of triangular panels that are bolted together to form a geodesic dome.
For smaller sizes up to 30 ft. (9.1 m) in diameter, panels can be either the same basic size and shape (creating a regular geometry) or different sizes and shapes (creating a randomized geometry). For larger radomes, randomized geometries are used. The frame material consists of 6061 T6 aluminum extrusion providing excellent corrosion resistance and structural strength.
A thin, electromagnetically transmissive membrane material is bonded to the frame to create a finished panel. The most commonly used material is ESSCOLAM™, a proprietary plastics laminate we developed and manufacture specifically for radome applications. The exterior laminate surface is protected with DuPont™ Tedlar® film, which is integrally bonded to the laminate surface to insure against erosion.
Other membrane materials, such as GORE-TEX® or Teflon®-coated fiberglass, are also available for special applications.
Regardless of the application, we can optimize membrane materials and thickness for enhanced performance at specific frequencies, such as millimeter wave.
- Easy to install
- Hydrophobic coatings for enhanced high-frequency performance in rain
- Electrostatic (Faraday) cage is included to protect against lightning
- Low IMP-free designs for military SATCOM applications
- Customized shapes
- Including sheds, barns and cylindrical structures