INTEGRATED ANTENNA MAST
The 7m Integrated Antenna Mast (IAM) is a unique tactical radio communications mast suitable for Forward Operating Base infrastructure. The FOB integrated antenna mast body is manufactured from a lightweight and strong rollable composite, with a highly efficient dipole antenna embedded in the construction. The mast is simply deployed and connected to a radio to enable communications. Capable of being deployed by two personnel in under 5 minutes, the 7m version extends the benefits of Rolatube’s IAM technology to Forward Operating Base installations and their equivalent by allowing them to quickly access high performance communications infrastructure in challenging environments and scenarios. The 7m IAM is light and compact with a total system weight from just 7.9kg (17.4lb) and a packed volume of only 25 x 32 x 36cm (10 x 12.5 x 10″) approx.
This unique tactical FOB integrated antenna mast ensures there is no conductivity or signal loss when in contact with grounded objects. The high efficiency of the omni-directional antenna delivers significant increases in range capability and performance for VOR communications compared to traditional equipment. To further enhance the systems capability, ancillary kits are available to allow the mounting of additional lightweight antenna to the top of the mast. Expanding the system to L-Band capability for example, enables the mast to be used in a wider range of applications such as telemetry, aircraft surveillance and GPS. Satellite and mobile phone communications also become available in this frequency spectrum.
SYSTEM IAM 7m is available in three versions: VHF, UHF and Dual Band (UHF and VHF), and in four colours. A 3.5m version is also available.
- Construct & Finish: PP & glass fibre composite mast, integrated dipole antenna.
- Mast Cover: UV resistant nylon fabric cover in plain black or Multicam variants.
- Environmental: Water & dust proof. Maintenance free.
- Specification: Complies with the relevant sections of MIL-STD-810G.
- Wind Rating: 100kmh (62mph) bare mast only, secured with guy ropes and ground pegs.