Marcie Bartlett – Marketing Manager, Tech
Rockville, Maryland, USA – 11/23/2016 – We are proud to announce that on Friday, Nov 16, 2016, we received word from the US Patent Office that our application for a patent has been approved. This patent has been a year in the process, and we are thrilled to announce the approval of the patent for our VHF Antenna design: VHF Antenna design: Low Height, Space Efficient Dual-band Monopole Antenna.
VHF Antenna Design
This antenna patent provides users with improved dual band operation without the need for an impedance matching network. The Very High Frequency (VHF) band ranges in frequency from 30 to 300 MHz with corresponding wavelengths ranging from 1 to 10 meters. Meaning the relatively large wavelengths require a relatively large antenna to provide the direct line of sight radio communication from terrestrial radios to the communications satellites. Additionally, individual satellite communication systems require vertically polarized signals, thus limiting the orientation of the antenna, which must also remain vertical.
For many applications, this size and orientation can provide system challenges, and Maxtena’s new patented VHF Antenna design has provided an answer. Our newly awarded VHF antenna patent is simple in design and able to operate with an efficiency comparable to similar taller monopole antennas while being able to fit within height constrained spaces. Maxtena’s high-performance VHF antenna design is ideal for Fleet Management, Asset Tracking, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Heavy Machinery, Oil/Gas/Utility, and Military applications that require superior connectivity on a variety of moving platforms.
Maxtena Inc. values the significant achievements of our dedicated team and actively encourages entrepreneurial pursuits and ideas. We boast of a fantastic team with a wealth of knowledge and countless hours of hard work to show for it. In dedication to our team, we are fervent in supporting their endeavors by continuously filing patents to protect our intellectual property. We have an impressive collection of patents and pending patents to promote the integrity of our team and our technology, and we actively pursue patents to continue this legacy both domestically and globally. Subscribe to our mailing list or RSS feed for future patent updates!
Maxtena designs and manufactures advanced antenna solutions based on our patented Dynamic Aperture Technology (DAT). Our antennas empower our customers to develop unique solutions for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Terrestrial and Satellite Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Mobile Satellite Services (MSS), and IoT Applications.
We use DAT to design extremely lightweight and high-performance helical, patch and LTE antenna solutions for wireless communications. With our industry leading antenna engineering staff, we provide expert assistance in any antenna integration and are uniquely positioned to enable OEMs with a custom antenna solution.
Maxtena was founded in 2007 in Blacksburg, VA. Fueled by the desire to create the first commercial viable digitally steerable antenna, we conducted several years of research culminating in the creation of Dynamic Aperture Technology (DAT). Since developing product lines using DAT we have grown rapidly, rising to lead several markets and moving our headquarters just outside of Washington D.C. in Rockville, MD.
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