News | May 7, 2014

Pharad Introduces VHF/UHF Antennas For UAV And Drone Applications

Source: Pharad, LLC

Pharad has introduced three new UAV/Drone antennas based on its exclusive Peel & Stick Appliqué antenna technology. These antennas have already been deployed and flown on mini-UAVs and are now generally available as off- the-shelf antenna solutions. The newly released Peel & Stick antennas add VHF and UHF capability to Pharad’s expansive commercial UAV antenna product offering.

“As UAVs are being utilized more often in both the military and commercial space, we need to develop efficient, cost-effective antenna solutions to help maximize the range, persistence, data rate and lifetime of these vehicles,” said Pharad President Austin Farnham. “This has been our goal since the creation of our first Peel & Stick antenna. Recently, some of our UAV antenna customers have been looking to incorporate legacy VHF/UHF radios that provide tactical, secure communications in a networked environment. As demonstrated in actual flight, our latest antennas meet the requirements of our customers and introduce virtually no aerodynamic impairment to the UAV flight performance.”

Pharad’s mini-UAV and drone antennas are proudly made in the USA and operate over the frequency ranges of 30 MHz to 10 GHz. The Appliqué antennas are suitable for non-carbon fiber composite UAVs such as those constructed of fiberglass, Kevlar, or polypropylene; common materials for small UAVs.

About Pharad, LLC
Located in Hanover, Maryland, Pharad, LLC is a customer focused company and technology leader in the development and manufacture of RF over Fiber systems for communications and defense applications and highly efficient, electrically small antennas. Pharad manufactures a range of RF over Fiber products that support the high performance fiber optic remoting and switching of RF signals. Pharad also creates innovative solutions for realizing difficult-to-engineer antennas for confined operational environments and very broadband applications. For more information, visit