THE mWAVE ADVANTAGE
mWave Industries, LLC is a leading global provider of innovative custom and commercial microwave antenna solutions with special focus on 60, 70, 80, 94 & 110 GHz Millimeter Wave Reflector Antenna. Our microwave antenna brands include the industry leading Mark Grid, Gabriel, mWAVE and Quickfire lines of terrestrial microwave antenna which are recognized worldwide for their robust designs and reliability. Established in 2004, we design and manufactures standard and custom microwave antenna products for commercial and government applications spanning the scientific, defense, and academic communities.
In the late summer of 2015 the Gabriel and Mark antenna brands were purchased by mWAVE Industries LLC and moved to mWave’s Windham, Maine facility. With the acquisition of the Gabriel and Mark antenna lines, mWAVE now offers one of the broadest lines of microwave antenna in the industry. Prior to being acquired by mWave, Gabriel and Mark Antenna were manufactured by General Dynamics as part of the General Dynamics SATCOM division.
mWave specializes in parabolic grids, solid parabolic and directional panel antenna as well as feeds including conscan and monopulse designs. mWAVE’s additional product offerings consist of micro-strip arrays, panels, horns, helices, sectors, omnidirectional antennas and waveguide arrays. mWAVE maintains a fully equipped antenna test range that is used to verify new antenna designs and for production verification and third party testing for its customers.
Our founders brought with them years of experience in the microwave antenna and component industry from companies offering both standard products and custom engineered solutions. Their backgrounds cover the technical fields of both electrical and mechanical/structural engineering, with extensive knowledge and practice using up to date electromagnetic and structural modeling software. This experience takes them from the office, to the lab, test range, shop floor, and out into the field.
mWAVE Industries has been successful in marketing its manufactured products to the commercial point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave industry sector on an international level. We invite you to explore our line of COTS antenna products. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us to discuss your specific application. We are experts in antenna development, and can customize an existing product or develop a new product designed to satisfy your specific system requirements. From product specification, through manufacture and test, mWAVE is committed to providing our customers with quality products and services in a friendly and timely manner.
The History of Mark Grid Antenna
A leader in the development of microwave parabolic grid antennas since the 1960’s, Mark Antenna previously of Des Plaines, IL has been instrumental in providing rugged light weight antennas to the public safety, utility, carrier and energy markets including both government and military sectors. Mark introduced the parabolic grid to the commercial wireless sector to alleviate the concerns of tower loading and wind loading on light-weight towers and roof-top installation sites. The innovative design initially designed for the military quickly became a standard in the utilities, energy and public safety sectors. Mark Antennas mainstreaming of this antenna design was soon followed by the Compak grid design that reduced antenna shipping costs for the four, six and eight foot diameter models.
The Mark Grid Antenna brand is the recognized leader in the parabolic grid market serving the public safety, broadcast, utility, pipeline and other fixed microwave applications operating in frequency bands from 335 to 2700 MHz with antennas ranging in size from 3-ft (0.9) to15-ft (4.6) diameters.
The History of Gabriel Electronics and Antenna
Since 1943, Gabriel has been a leader in the development of microwave antennas and accessories for the point to point communications industry. Thousands of Gabriel parabolic antennas serve millions of channel miles throughout the world in telephony, industrial, broadcast, cellular, public safety and government and military applications. Gabriel was organized primarily to aid the World War II defense effort in cooperation with Radiation Laboratories at MIT, Tufts University, Raytheon and other major firms in the Greater Boston area.
The Gabriel antenna brand consists of an extensive product line of directional parabolic and flat panel antennas such as the Gabriel QuickFire™ product line. Thousands of Gabriel’s parabolic and horn reflector antennas serve millions of channel miles throughout the world in cellular, telephony, industrial, broadcast, government and military applications.
Commercial Band Antenna Products
mWAVE Industries, LLC manufactures COTS licensed and unlicensed band antennas for the communications industry. Our antenna products are designed and manufactured to provide outstanding performance and durability while maintaining a competitive price advantage. Parabolic antennas are available from inventory in 2’, 3’, and 4’ diameters with optional molded radomes. Our antennas feature vertex mounted rear-insertable feeds in single, dual linear, and circular polarizations.
Custom Antenna Products and Development
mWAVE can become Your Partner in Antenna Technology by developing antennas and components to meet both your technical specifications and your production requirements.
mWAVE Industries, LLC will design and manufacture antennas to meet your specific requirements. Our engineers have experience from 100 MHz to over 110 GHz, and with apertures ranging in size from a single patch to over 15 feet. Let us partner with you to develop a set of specifications that meet your system requirements. We can then deliver prototypes for your trials and continue support through the delivery of production units.
With a multitude of operating parameters and physical constraints, antenna selection plays a critical role in a successful wireless solution. In most cases the antennas employed are as unique and diverse as the applications that they support. Generally these types of antennas do not exist as commercial off-the-shelf products and must be developed. The mWAVE experience in many core antenna technologies can be leveraged as a foundation for many practical new designs.
Please contact us for your next requirement!
- Small and large aperture antennas
- Antenna components
- Antenna testing
- Low and medium volume antenna manufacturing
- Antenna design services
- Antenna analysis services
- Third party product improvement services
mWAVE owns and operates a complete antenna test facility to support RF characterization of our standard and custom antenna products. mWAVE’s facility regularly supports independent test programs. mWAVE can furnish commercial RF test reports replete with radiation patterns and multi-port swept S parameter test data.