Mobile Mark recently featured a bi-directional blade antenna for ITS Infrastructure at ITS America 2019
Itasca, IL – June 13, 2019 – At the recent ITS America exhibition in June 2019, Mobile Mark Antenna Solutions featured multiple antennas that are well suited for the current wave of DSRC and C-V2X trials, including our slim-profile V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) DSRC bi-directional blade antenna.
According to Mobile Mark’s President and CEO, Michael Berry, “Bi-Directional Antennas channel radiation patterns in two directions making them ideal for providing optimum coverage along a highway or an urban corridor.”
The Bi-Directional Blade Antenna (BD-5900) can be mounted on a traffic light arm or on a Roadside Unit (RSU) or cabinet. This antenna contains two radiating elements within the single antenna housing. The two elements are combined into a single feed to be connected with the DSRC radio.
The thin profile BD-5900, has a narrow footprint and measures at 7.5” long by 1.5” wide by 3.93” high. It is rated for operating at temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Celsius to +80 degrees Celsius, and also meets the IPx7 standard for Water Ingress.
This bi-directional blade antenna operates in the DSRC frequency range of 5.85-5.925 GHz with 13 dBi bi-directional gain. The antenna has a maximum power of 10 Watts with less than 2:1 VSWR over range, and 50 OHM nominal impedance.
The BD-5900 is supplied with a Direct N Jack connector interface. Optional mount includes two small 5/8” mounting studs on either side of the connector. These mounting studs are bolted onto a surface with hex nuts to provide an anti-rotational solution when mounting the antenna.
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 our website: www.mobilemark.com.
Lauryn Fisherkeller, Marketing Communications Specialist
Mobile Mark, Inc.