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Perforated Parabolic Antennas

mWAVE’s innovative perforated parabolic antenna line are precision built light-weight utility grade commercial antennas specially designed for deployment on positioners, mobile telescoping masts and fixed applications. The perforations in these reflectors provide a reduced windload on the reflector and its supporting structure. They feature enhanced electrical and mechanical features that are designed from the start to be customizable and offer years of uninterrupted operation.

Perforated reflectors are available in 2-ft (0.6), 3-ft (0.9) and 4-ft (1.2) diameters and are currently available to operate 2-GHz, 4-GHz and 5-GHz bands in single, dual or circular polarized configurations. Customer specific frequency bands are available on request. The standard input for these models is a type N feed input, other input types and OEM interfaces are available.

When equipped with mWAVE’s standard mount, the antenna features independent azimuth and elevation adjustment that mates to 1.9 – 4.5 in. O.D. (48 – 114 mm) customer supplied vertical pipe mast. All production model antennas are painted gray with custom colors available on request.  Unless otherwise noted these perforated parabolic models have a survival rating pf 90 mph (144 kmh) wind. An optional Wind Brace kit is available.

mWave Industries, LLC, is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of companies and is a leading global provider of innovative custom and commercial microwave antenna solutions ranging from 100 MHz to 110 GHz antenna systems and feed assemblies.  mWAVE’s microwave antenna brands include the industry leading Gabriel and Mark lines of terrestrial microwave antennas which are recognized worldwide for their robust designs and reliability. Established in 2004, mWAVE has been designing and manufacturing standard and custom microwave antenna products for point-to-point, satellite communications/ground station, in both the commercial and government sectors spanning the defense, commercial carrier, scientific, and academia markets.

Engineering

Update – mWAVE’s Custom Engineering Group – RF and Mechanical Technical Solutions

mWAVE’s Custom Engineering Group – RF and Mechanical Technical Solutions

mWAVE’s engineering staff designs RF and mechanical solutions that overcome a broad array of real-world challenges. Be it network equipment limitations or to fill a missing link in a client’s research and development project, mWAVE helps by delivering innovation at every level.

These experienced engineers and scientists are specialists in the 100-MHz to 115-GHz frequencies and are routinely developing customized antenna solutions to meet a client’s specific needs. Typical custom product designs range from a micro-strip array, panel antenna, horns, feeds (multi-band, conscan and monopulse), helices, sectors, omnidirectional antennas and waveguide arrays. These highly specialized products range from OEM radio interfaces,
ruggedize combat mobile devices, and severe environment antennas to airborne aerials, customized large earth station (satellite) feeds, and complete packaged antenna systems. mWAVE recently delivered a challenging Dual-Circular Polarized – High Power Conical Horn Array Feed for L, S and C bands to a customer with exceptional results.

mWAVE’s engineering group maintains both a fully equipped indoor and outdoor antenna test ranges that are utilized to verify new antenna designs as well as for production verification and third-party testing for its customers.

mWAVE’s custom engineering team is your partner in finding solutions that meet and surpass your requirements.

mWAVE Industries, LLC is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of Companies.

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Ed Connor sets the pace with his move to mWAVE Industries LLC

We are pleased to  announce that Ed Connor has joined mWAVE Industries as Senior Business Development Manager.

Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Ed studied for his Bachelor’s in Political Science in Fayetteville, North Carolina which he now calls home.

An army veteran and a Green Beret, Ed is not new to the Defense and Communications industries.  His army career has given him a solid foundation as a communicator in airborne infantry units that specialized in direct action and deep reconnaissance.

Ed has travelled the world and is fluent in Spanish, Farsi and Morse Code. He is an experienced sales professional specializing in tactical communications as well as commercial satellite and radar systems. When he is not helping customers, Ed can be found on the beach or on his motorcycle.

mWAVE 2021 Community Service Project

mWAVE staff took part in the first annual mWAVE 2021 Community Service Project. This years’ service project was to clean up a section of Sebago-to-the-Sea Trail which is out the back door of our facilities.

This old un-used rail bed was acquired by the State of Maine as a recreational trail and is managed by the Sebago to the Sea Coalition. The entire trail system is 28-miles (45-km) from Sebago Lake in Windham to Casco Bay in South Portland.  mWAVE tackled a little over 3-miles (4.8-km) of the trail system.

The staff were split into two-person teams and assigned sections of the trail to the north and south of the mWAVE facility. Staff participants were Anthony Brook, Bill Sanborn, Blake Laughlin, Chase Howard, Chris Mosher, Ed Daniel, Gary Ross, Heather Melanson, Jeff Richardson, Jim Detert, Julie Frisco, Mike Emanuello, Peter Farnum, Ralph Prigge, Seth Hanson, Shawn Malespini, Sven Ehnstrom, Troy Dennen.  All in all the staff did an amazing job and had a great time.

Severe Environment brochure

New Severe Environment Brochure Available Now

Our new Severe Environment brochure features our series of Severe Environment suitable antennas are available in pre-configured designs and custom configurations The pre-configured models are designed for wind survival ratings of 255 kmh / 150 mph and 322 kmh / 200 mph. These are the popular HD1A and HD2A series.

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mWAVE Industries, LLC is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of Companies.

 

Linwave

Alaris Holdings Purchases UK based Linwave Technology

Alaris Holdings Purchases UK based Linwave Technology.

South African based Alaris Holdings has long been on the lookout for opportunities to widen its already substantial footprint. A specialist in the RF (radio frequency) technology field, the company has grown from a small consulting service into a powerhouse, globally recognised for its extensive expertise and continuous development of intellectual property.

The Alaris Holdings Group currently consists of four entities – Alaris Antennas (based in South Africa), COJOT (based in Finland), and mWAVE Industries and Alaris USA (based in Maine, USA). With the acquisition, the Group increases its global footprint even further, boding well for future growth.

UK based Linwave Technology was founded in 2003 and focuses on the design and manufacture of  RF/microwave components and subsystems. The company supplies its advanced and customised products across multiple markets, from defence, avionics, marine, industrial, satcom and healthcare to space, wireless, transport and security. Their extensive RF/microwave capabilities were a great attraction for the Alaris Group, as was the prospect of widening its scope into other markets from its core in the defence segment.

Alaris Holdings Group CEO, Juergen Dresel, has indicated previously that Alaris set out to complement the Group with strong RF/microwave electronics design and RF assembly capabilities. Linwave Technology fits this strategic requirement like a glove. A share purchase agreement was signed on Friday 26 February, with the same effective date.

“Linwave will contribute greatly to the diversification of various elements in the Group, adding new products, new customers, new territories and new market segments like medical and aviation. There is no doubt that this will lead to some great cross-selling opportunities within the Group,” stated Juergen Dresel.

While Linwave already boasts an expert skillset in the RF/microwave field, Chris Carr, Linwave’s Sales Director, said that they are “excited to become part of an international group of companies, thereby exploiting synergies to create new business opportunities.” He added that “the acquisition will provide an opportunity to integrate our RF/microwave electronics technology with the core antenna business of Alaris, to produce cutting edge and advanced system solutions to our combined customer base.”

The acquisition is a watershed for both the Alaris Holdings Group and Linwave Technology. The Alaris Holdings subsidiaries have developed their product range over the years from a components-based offering to more complete antenna systems solutions. By adding a strong competency in RF/microwave electronics design and manufacture, which complement the product offering, the Group and its subsidiaries will be well-positioned to take a distinctive lead in a niche market. Moreover, it is expected that Alaris’s established global footprint will assist Linwave in its drive to fulfil export potential and support a wider customer base outside the UK.

The companies share very similar value systems – centred around the customer – providing dedicated engineering teams driven by an open, honest interest in supporting their customers’ needs and providing world class RF and microwave technologies for specialised requirements and harsh environments.

Ian Duke, Managing Director of Linwave Technology, noted that “the management team and shareholders of Linwave are excited about the future of the business” and confirmed that “Linwave is proud to be able to add value to the already advanced Alaris products by means of our intellectual property.”

Mr Dresel added that “the plan is that Linwave becomes the ‘go-to place’ for RF/microwave design and developments required within the Group”, concluding that “by Linwave becoming part of the ALH Group of companies, (it) will allow us to become more system orientated. This enables us to strategically move up vertically in the value chain.”

Following its normal approach, Alaris will make no changes to the Linwave management team. Linwave will join its sister companies, COJOT and mWAVE under the Alaris UK Investment holdings entity, and the Linwave board will remain majority manned by UK residents.

P-25A36GN-U

P-25A36GN-U when reliability and sustainability are essential

The mWAVE Mark P-25A36GN-U 0.9m / 3-ft parabolic grid is a rugged professional grade antenna that goes beyond anything available in the market, of its size.  This robust antenna design is deployed in critical networks where reliability and sustainability are essential. Unlike other small aperture grids these small aperture reflectors are designed with a Survival Rating of 201 kmh / 125 mph wind and are customizable to withstand other conditions per the customers site specific environmental conditions. All mWAVE Mark parabolic grid antennas meet or exceed Standard ANSI/TIA-222.

 

A true characteristic of mWAVE’s P-25A36GN-U 0.9m / 3-ft Mark parabolic grids is lower wind-loading, typically reduced by 40% or more from a comparable sized solid antenna without ice. Other key features found on this model series are a full range of independent azimuth and elevation adjustments similar to the features found on mWAVE’s larger parabolic grid antennas. The reflector mounts to a  customers provided vertical mast pipe ranging from 2.38 in. – 4 in. OD (60 mm – 102 mm). Custom mounts for specific applications are available on request The reflector is manufactured with high quality aluminum tubes and welded to an aluminum rim and back ring for years of trouble free operation.

 

These small aperture grids can be found in all corners of the communication industry ranging from, wireless broadband service providers, military, research, corporate data-backhaul, broadcast studio to transmitter link (STL), temporary or redundant systems, utility markets, public safety segments and wireless carriers to name a few.

 

The antennas come with mWAVE’s standard 3 year warranty.  To find out more or to request a quote, click here 

mWAVE Industries, LLC is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of Companies.

grid antennas

Mark Parabolic Grid Antennas are history in the making

Antennas do not age, they evolve as we have seen with our Mark Parabolic Grid antennas.

Thousands of Mark parabolic grids have been produced since the 1960s and have been shipped to customers worldwide.  Starting at 3-ft (0.9m) our antennas go up to 15-ft (4.6m).

A leader in the development of microwave parabolic grid antennas, Mark Antenna has been instrumental in providing rugged light weight antennas to the public safety, utility, carrier and energy markets including both government and military sectors.

We have improved feed enhancements for increased performance and reliability, introduced new training videos for common installation questions and we have an antenna and feed repair service.  We believe strongly in the work that these antennas are subjected to which is why we have a renew to factory spec program.  Our aim is to offer continued support for your parabolic grids no matter when they were installed.

To reduce shipping cost and improve site handling, Mark antennas are available in a 4-piece ComPak grid model line that are available in 4-ft. (1.2m) – 6-ft. (1.8m) and 8-ft. (2.4m) diameters. All Mark grid models can be configured to weather your specific site’s environmental conditions.

Contact us  for replacement parts, stock and built to order requirements.

mWAVE Industries, LLC is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of Companies.

Dual Circular

mWAVE’s 1.100-1.700 GHz, Dual Circular Prime Focus Feed is an engineered solution to complex problem

mWAVE’s Dual Circular Prime Focus Feed solution model FPP1CD-14-N-C is a custom engineered solution to meet a client’s specific need that did not exist in the marketplace until now. mWAVE’s custom engineering team created this dual circular feed that is designed to operate in the 1.100 – 1.700 GHz band. This design is scalable to accommodate other bands and specification requirements. This design was specifically intended for use in a 3.1-meter reflector with an .375 f/d, and includes a prime radiator and an integrated RF component enclosure with mounting flange. The enclosure contains the band pass filters and low noise amplifiers for each channel in addition to a test inject circuit for monitoring the function of both amplifiers. Other components for this design that were included in the insulated enclosure is a heater fan assembly to maintain temperatures of the feed interior and aperture above freezing temps to guarantee performance down to -40° C/F.

Customizable feed designs, and frequency bands are available with various power handling options and polarizations are available on request.

mWAVE’s custom design team will design and manufacture antennas and feeds 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 100 feet. Let us partner with you to develop a set of specifications that meet your system requirements.

For additional information and questions, contact mWAVE.

mWAVE Industries, LLC is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of Companies.

 

Elotek Systems

mWAVE signs Elotek Systems, Inc. as its non-exclusive Western States Representative

Windham, Maine, USA, July 6, 2020 – mWAVE Industries, LLC is pleased to announce that Elotek Systems, Inc. has been named the Company’s Western States representative for custom and select commercial antenna product segments. Elotek Systems is a solutions provider committed to the selling and marketing of technical products, which include sensing, measuring, conditioning, telemetering, recording and processing of data. Customers include aerospace, industrial, medical and military markets as well as OEM’s, systems integrators, VARs, engineers and end-users.

Elotek will be responsible for selling and marketing mWAVE products in the thirteen western states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For 35-years, Michael Elovitz, Elotek’s President and CEO has successfully grown the company to a recognized industry leader with proven sales results and customer satisfaction from their offices in San Clemente, CA. The company has twelve Outside Sales Engineers, five Business Development Managers and five administrative support staff.

mWAVE’s managing director Jim Detert commented that “adding representation of the caliber of Elotek will help us effectively reach more customers and help solve more real-world problems with mWAVE’s innovative antenna solutions. We are delighted to team with Elotek to bring our advanced engineering, flexible manufacturing and testing expertise to a larger market and look forward to the growth that will bring well into the future”.

To learn more about Elotek Systems, Inc products, service and industries served visit them at www.elotek.com

mWAVE Industries, LLC, is part of the Alaris Holdings Group of companies and is a leading global provider of innovative custom and commercial microwave antenna solutions ranging from 100 MHz to 110 GHz antenna systems and feed assemblies. mWAVE’s microwave antenna brands include the industry leading Gabriel and Mark lines of terrestrial microwave antennas which are recognized worldwide for their robust designs and reliability. Established in 2004, mWAVE has been designing and manufacturing standard and custom microwave antenna products for point-to-point, satellite communications/ground station, in both the commercial and government sectors spanning the defense, commercial carrier, scientific, and academia markets. In addition to engineering and manufacturing, mWAVE owns and operates an advanced RF tepst range for research & development, performance mapping and contract testing.

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