SelectConnect metalization... allows us to make the Bullet rival the durability of much heavier, bulkier metal designs while optimizing performance.
Palatine, IL (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
Greenwave Scientific, a leading designer and manufacturer of special purpose antennas for the US Military and Joint Forces, has teamed with SelectConnect Technologies to provide a lightweight conductive housing for their new Bullet Broadband Antennas. The Bullet is a metal plated, injection molded plastic antenna that is lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and provides multi-octave broadband performance.
“We have a unique design and functionality in the Bullet,” says Mark Buff, president of Greenwave Scientific. “We are tasked with producing a high performance, lightweight, modular multi-purpose unit. The SelectConnect metalization over thermoplastic molding, allows us to make the Bullet rival the durability of much heavier, bulkier metal designs while optimizing performance.”
The mating features of the Bullet provide a reconfigurable design that allows integration teams to construct a variety of configurations and polarizations to support various mission objectives quickly and effectively. The Bullet boasts a 1.5-8 GHz frequency range. The metal plated plastic design allows the Bullet to weigh in under 1 lb. per unit. The modular design supports simultaneous operation of multiple radios. The Bullet is ideal for the following applications:
- UGV and UAV
- JTRS Airborne, Maritime, Fixed Station (AMF)
- Legacy Comm
- Ground vehicle electronic warfare applications
- Advanced radar systems
- Airborne electronic warfare
- Wireless Infrastructure
- Shipboard electronic warfare
SelectConnect Technologies has developed a process to metalize non-conductors such as thermoplastic resins for applications that require EMI/RF shielding, antenna amplification, EMP protection, surface conductivity and durability. The process can deposit a wide range of copper and nickel conformal coatings while maintaining the dimensional stability of the part. Deposit thicknesses can range from 100 micro-inches to 1000 micro-inches.
“Our process is critical for durable, high performance, light weight antenna components used in military applications like UGV and UVA, airborne, maritime and ground vehicle applications,” said Richard Macary, President of SelectConnect Technologies.
About GreenWave Scientific:
GreenWave Scientific is a small business whose focus is to develop unique form, fit and function antennas for unique applications and requirements. Very simply, we design and manufacture antennas unlike any other antennas in the world.
GreenWave is a member of the IPC as a means to ensure compliance with accepted Industry standards and practices. You can find additional information at http://www.greenwavescientific.com.
About SelectConnect Technologies:
SelectConnect Technologies manufactures 3-dimensional molded interconnects using the LPKF-LDS process to laser scribe circuitry on injection molded components and selectively plates circuits integrated into components produced by the Double-Shot molding process.
As the only contract provider of LDS 3D-MID services in North America, we work on projects from early phase prototypes scale up to high-volume production. Contact us to learn more about our processes and technologies. We are happy to help.
SelectConnect Technologies is ISO 9001 and ITAR registered. Visit us at http://www.selectconnecttech.com.
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