Southwest Antennas: Next-Gen Antenna Solutions for High Tactical Readiness
Southwest Antennas’ solutions are designed to operate in frequency ranges of VHF, UHF, L-band, S-band, and C-band, which agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal law enforcement agencies utilize. The company’s solutions portfolio includes Ultra-Flex Omni-Directional antennas (rugged, high-performance antennas for harsh environments), which are ideal for body-worn tactical radio systems, unmanned system mounted radios and vehicles. Southwest Antennas also offers concealment antenna solutions (not visible from the outside) embedded within other devices for covert operations. The company also has a line of specialized MIMO and MANET antenna technology for use with multi-antenna radio systems, increasing spatial and polarization diversity to enhance radio performance in RF congested environments.
To cater to the needs of tactical radio systems used by government agencies, we design, manufacture, and supply antennas that enhance radio performance and are forward-compatible with future RF innovations
In an implementation highlight, a radio manufacturer increased the performance of their radios within a complex urban environment. The manufacturer had complaints about the below-par performance of their radios while using antenna solutions from a different vendor. After learning about the challenges and requirements of the client, Southwest Antennas designed a new set of antennas for them that resulted in a 30 percent performance increase over their antennas. With Southwest Antennas, the client improved their RF link distance and overall system effectiveness in a busy urban environment.
Southwest Antennas is growing rapidly year over year even as the company remains focused on engineering new solutions that are aligned with the evolving market demands. Enabled with a workforce that has increased at an escalating rate, the company has recently moved to a new head office and manufacturing facility in Rancho Bernardo. As new tactical radio systems and application needs are creating a buzz in the homeland security space, the company is in no mood to take its feet off the innovation pedal.