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Ball

Antennas

Supports a wide range of military and commercial assets 

Proven, affordable technologies

When you are looking for high performance antennas, we can design, fabricate, test, and produce a wide range of specialized antennas, from phased arrays, to low observables to reflectors.  By integrating multi-function apertures and low radar cross section features, we solve tough space and weight issues. Whether you need antennas for aircraft, missiles, land vehicles, ships, small craft or space, we can offer you proven, affordable, fifth-generation technologies.

AIRLINK® SATCOM Antennas


Commercial and Government customers use our AIRLINK® aeronautical system antennas for reliable, secure, high-speed data and voice communications. Our AIRLINK antenna systems cover L-, X-, Ku- and Ka-Band spectrums.  The L-Band and X-Band systems provide in-flight connectivity, using a range of geostationary satellites.

Our new AIRLINK® Ku-100 and Ka-100 solutions bring the power of planar phased arrays to today’s SATCOM challenges. The planar phased array designs deliver low profile, high bandwidth capability to mobile platforms communicating with High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO). The terminals advanced electronic beam steering eliminates mechanical moving parts, enabling the next generation Low Earth Orbit/Medium Earth Orbit (LEO/MEO) constellations. 

Stealth Antennas

For communications and navigation 

When space and weight are at a premium and you need survivability combined with great RF performance, the answer is our fifth- generation low observable antenna. Integrated multifunction apertures and low radar cross section features are efficient and affordable while solving installation problems. Currently, we’re building the communications and navigation antenna suite for the F-35/Lightning II.

For next generation aircraft and weapons, we’re working on emerging system technology that’s more efficient, reduces size, and withstands higher temperatures. 

Phased Array Antennas 

Advanced space, shipboard, aircraft and land-based systems 

Ball Aerospace has more than 50 years of experience designing phased arrays. Ball’s heritage resides in S-, L-, X-, Ku- and Ka-Band spectrums.  Ball offers a wide range of phased array solutions for communications, radar, space and electronic warfare. Ball’s innovation, extensive product heritage and proven phased array capabilities enable reliable solutions for government, military, intelligence, consumer and enterprise markets.

Tactical Antennas

Ruggedized for extreme environments

Our tactical UHF SATCOM antenna systems and other advanced technologies support Satellite Communications (SATCOM) On-the-Move. These antennas are used as universal replacement antennas for air, sea and ground mobile communication when Line of Sight exchanges are impossible. Each of our UHF antennas is designed to perform in extreme environments, and combine high efficiency with broad pattern coverage in a low-profile package. 
For tactical vehicles, the Silhouette™ antenna product line provides net-centric capability.  An ultra-low profile clears the line of fire for remote controlled weapons, and makes for easy transport. Our conformal antennas can be mounted on rockets, missiles, aircraft, surface craft and land vehicles and cover a broad range of frequencies. These rugged antennas give you outstanding performance in harsh conditions and in the most demanding A2AD mission domains.

 

 

GMI instrument in test chamber
GMI

Reflector Antennas 

High efficiency for science, commercial and military apps 

You’ll find Ball low-noise reflector antennas on these missions: 

  • NASA Global Precipitation Mission Microwave Imager (GMI)
  • NASA Deep Impact and Kepler missions 
  • DigitalGlobe Worldview spacecraft constellation
  • NOAA Suomi NPP and JPSS-1 spacecraft
  • Navy GEOSAT Follow-on (GFO) 
  • NASA Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS)

Contact Us

For more details on our antenna technologies, email us.

E: info@ball.com

Phased Array Antennas

No moving parts.

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    The Phased Array Advantage
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    Phased Array Applications