News | September 19, 2014

Newest API Technologies Patent Extends RF/Microwave IP For GPS And Asset Tracking Applications

API Technologies Corp. ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for high-reliability applications, announced recently that it has been awarded a new patent for antenna technology for GPS and asset tracking applications.

U.S. Patent Number 8810474, titled “Antenna with High K Backing Material,” features an API-designed topology designed to boost antenna performance. API’s unique design reduces weight and delivers consistent performance, even when surrounded by a metallic structure, such as the body of a UAV / UAS or missile casing. Given its low-profile, surface mount design, the antenna is easily disguisable and well-suited for covert applications.

“We see antennas as a growth area in the API Technologies portfolio. By combining antenna designs with complementary RF/microwave products, we provide a complete solution to customers and address areas of defense investment and development, including GPS and asset tracking technology,” said Dennis Barrick, Technical Marketing Director, RF/Microwave and Microelectronics (RF2M US), API Technologies.

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. For more information, visit

SOURCE: API Technologies Corp.