The correct spacing of antennas in a multi-antenna deployment is a subject that is frequently brought up by Southwest Antennas’ customers. This type of question has become more common given that multi-antenna MIMO / MANET mesh systems are now much more prevalent in the market than they were even five years ago.

With design engineers, system integrators, and end users eager to maximize the dependability and throughput of their network, it is no surprise that proper antenna spacing is a subject worth considering.

Southwest Antennas manufactures rugged antenna solutions for domestic and international military users who utilize the Link 16 tactical data link network. These antennas are designed specifically for the 969 - 1,206 MHz Link 16 band.

Our current Link 16 product portfolio includes several omni-directional antennas in addition to a high-gain, circularly polarized sector antenna for targeted, directional coverage.

Southwest Antennas is honored to be named one of 20 "Most Promising Homeland Security Solution Providers - 2019" in the December issue of CIO Review Magazine, and proud to be included among some other very recognizable industry names.

Below is a reprint of the article about Southwest Antennas that was originally published in CIO Review's December 2019 issue.

Omni-Directional Antennas for RF Congested Environments

Enhance your radio's operational capabilities in RF congested environments and help mitigate co-site interference, receiver desense, and other related system-level issues with our line of omni-directional antennas with integrated RF filters.

Southwest Antennas offers a number of mounting solutions for different configurations and use case scenarios. Here are a few examples of how our products can be used to rapidly mount and deploy antennas.

Southwest Antennas was pleased to support Drone America and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) during their Bi-State, Multi-Agency Evacuation Drill, held on May 19th 2018 at the north end of Lake Tahoe.

Southwest Antennas has engineered a full line of directional sector antennas designed for tactical mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) and multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) mesh radio systems. These antennas support high bandwidth networking for handheld radios, ground and airborne vehicles and security sensor systems. They can easily be deployed as part of a temporary communications network or installed as long-term infrastructure, and they are adaptable as situational needs change.

The University of Washington recently launched a new exploratory study attempting to map the properties and movements of ocean water under the Dotson ice shelf in the western Antarctic.

Rugged Magnetic Mounts for DC - 3.0 GHz Applications

Application Note: Upgrading Antennas to Improve Radio Performance


Utilizing high quality antennas is a cost effective way to upgrade the performance of an existing radio systems for better RF link margin and higher data/video throughput across many types of terrain and operating conditions.