CERNEX, represented in Australia by RFI Industries , has introduced the CGP series GPS antenna. The antenna is designed for use with standard GPS receivers.
The CGP is constructed with machined housing, ceramic patch array, low noise amplifier, filter and high performance radome material.
The antenna is encased in a watertight housing, is temperature (operation range - 45 to +85 degrees Celsius) and vibration qualified and may be screw mounted or magnetically attached.
The antenna is also quite light and compact measuring 49x49x19mm and weighing only 115grams.
The circular polarisation improves reception ability. The built-in low noise amplifier has a typical gain of 27dB and noise figure of the typically 1.5dB, which enhances the already high performance patch array.
The dc power consumption is a very low 12mA at a supply voltage of 5V dc. The integrated design and pre-installed cable offers compact size and easy system connection.