Itasca, IL – October 2019 — At the recent ITS World Congress 2019 exhibition in Singapore, Mobile Mark featured its growing line of antenna solutions for ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) trials. Newly released on display, was the “MaxFin” style antenna that combines two DSRC antenna elements with one GNSS element in a sleek case.
Antennas designed by Mobile Mark have been used in DSRC (dedicated short range communication) & C-V2X trials around the world. These antenna solutions have been popular for both V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) applications.
The recently introduced MXF-5900 “MaxFin” surface mount antenna provides 2xMIMO coverage for DSRC at 5.9 GHz and combines two DSRC antenna elements with one GPS or the multi-system GNSS. This antenna is designed to optimize DSRC and C-V2X performance in Mobile Antennas used in ITS trials.
The MXFG-5900 antenna has been well received because it features a stylish combination of matte and polished finish, and measures only 7.5” long x 2.25” wide by 2.5” tall.
This antenna offers solid performance across the bands with <2:1 VSWR. Average gain on the DSRC elements is 4 dBi gain, with a peak gain of 8 dBi. GPS/GNSS gain is 5 dBic with 26 dB amplifier.
The antenna is also available in a mag-mount version; the MMXFG-5900 mag-mount style is popular for system testing when the antenna needs to be moved quickly and easily from car to car.
Also featured on display was Mobile Mark’s Bi-Directional Rod Antenna. This antenna features double radiators and a single feed. This narrow diameter antenna can be mounted in the middle of an intersection, along a highway, or in any setting best served with narrow beamwidth coverage. Heavy duty hose clamp mounting accommodates pipes or poles of vastly different diameters.
The Dielectric Rod Antenna provides 14 dBi gain from 5.0-6.00 GHz with a 30° beamwidth. With a gain of 14 dBi, the antenna has three-times (3x) the Effective Radiating Power (ERP) of a typical 9 dBi Omni-directional antenna. While 9 dBi gain is ample in many installations, areas that are narrow and hard to cover will benefit from the higher performance of the 14 dBi gain antenna.
Mobile Mark’s full range of DSRC antennas for ITS trials was on display in booth #542 at the ITS World Congress 2019 in Singapore from October 21st -24th, 2019.
Mobile Mark, Inc. designs and manufactures site, mobile, device, embedded and covert antennas for 30 MHz – 9 GHz. Applications include GPS Tracking & Fleet Management, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles with DSRC & C-V2X, Cellular 4G LTE & 5G-ready CBRS, WiFi, ISM, LoRaWAN®, RFID, Land Mobile Radio, IoT and M2M for Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, Smart Meters & Grids. Engineering and custom design services are available. Mobile Mark’s global headquarters, which include a manufacturing plant and research facilities, are located near Chicago, IL. An additional manufacturing and sales facility is located near Birmingham, UK. Further information on Mobile Mark’s DSRC Antennas can be found on the company website: www.mobilemark.com.