Ultra-Fast MIMO Base Station Antenna


A Multi-beam Hub Base Station antenna, model number MBA6-3.5DS45/2045, has been developed by Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas to enable MIMO (multiple input multiple output) radio system operators to meet their goal of 1Gbps/km2 anywhere within a cell.

Designed for high speed MIMO 4G (and beyond) urban access for backhaul, this was originally a European Union funded project that has become a finished and available Multi-beam antenna with additional Military and Security applications.
By removing barriers to next-generation network deployment, this Multi-narrow-beam antenna allows for a dramatic increase in capacity over existing communication systems. It provides an essential component enabling an improvement to the overall infrastructure capacity density of the current mobile network by an order of magnitude (10x).

This Multi-beam antenna has 90 degree coverage (a 90 degree arc) utilising six individual narrow beam patterns each with a half power beamwidth of 15°. MIMO capability is provided with ±45 degree polarisation in each of the six 15 degree sectors.
The antenna measures only 586mm (23″) high x 456mm (17.95″) wide x 76mm (3″) deep, providing 2 x 6 beams each with 17dBi peak gain. For dense urban deployment, this compact Multi-beam antenna will reduce wind-load on towers and the cost of installation compared with conventional alternatives.

About Cobham Antenna Systems:
Cobham Antenna Systems is a world leader in the design and manufacture of communication systems and navigation antennas that enable people and systems to communicate on land, in the air and at sea.