Antennas & Positioners

Antenna Research Associates (ARA)

ARA was established in 1963 and has manufacturing and design facilities in Beltsville MD, Pembroke, MA, offering antenna and related accessory products for the commercial and military markets up to 40 Ghz.

ARA antenna products are used in the following markets and are designed for Vehicular, aerospace, shipboard, base station, manpack & dismount, and handheld platforms:

  • Radars & simulation threat emitters
  • Law enforcement/public safety
  • Directional Finder, jamming & surveillance
  • Military Satcom & Comms
  • Commercial SATCOM
  • Unmanned Aerial vehicles
  • EMS/range test services

ARA antenna products for the above mentioned markets include: 

Satellite Communication Market

  • Earth Station feeds
  • Satcom terminals
  • KA/KU feeds
  • Interchangeable VSAT terminals
  • Motorized feeds
  • Reflectors & feeds in all bands
  • Manpack VSAT
  • Motorized multi-band feeds
  • Monopulse multi-band feeds
  • MOUS compliant antennas
  • PESA supported by the true time delay network, Rotman lens 
ARA Antenna EZZZF-0314-W
Satellite Communications
Broadband SatCom feed.  C/Ku Band. 3.4-4.2GHz and 10.7-12.75GHz.  Dual Linear
Broadband SatCom feed.  C/Ku Band. 3.4-4.2GHz and 10.7-12.75GHz.  Dual Linear

Radar & Jammers Market

Complete threat RADAR simulators for use on combat training and test ranges or in simulators for training and evaluation of RADAR operators, aircrews, air-traffic-control or weather radar applications.

Marine RADAR and Perimeter Surveillance Antennas covering S-band and X-Band frequency ranges.

ARA offers either linear or circular polarized products with 27 dBi to 35 dBi of gain.

Monopulse tracking as reflectors for RADAR, RCS measurement, and telemetry

Flat Arrays and Box Horn Arrays are patented Box Horn Array. Ideal for high power RADAR applications when small size is important

Weather RADAR antenna systems operating in C-band, X-band, S-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band and meet RADAR suppliers most stringent requirement

Ruggedized RF jamming antenna systems for the military and security industry. Designed to operate over extremely large bandwidths while requiring a minimum of mounting real estate..

Military Communications Market

VHF, UHF, and L/S/C single and multiband antennas as part of our multiband military communication antenna product line.

Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) is a Combat Net Radio (CNR) currently used by U.S. and allied military forces. The radios, which handle voice and data communications, are designed to be reliable, secure, and easily maintained. Vehicle-mount, backpack, airborne, and handheld form factors are available.Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) – Next-Generation of narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move.

ARA Military Communications

Simulators Threat Emitters

All antennas for RADAR simulators have high RF power handling capabilities and generally use pressurized transmission lines. Dual-band, single aperture antennas and a cluster of separate antennas mounted to a single pedestal are ideally suited for RADAR simulators in mobile, fixed, shipboard and airborne environment.

Positioners and Rotators

ARA offers an ever-expanding line of positioning systems designed to satisfy the most demanding applications, including integrated antenna systems and RF systems.

ARA Positioners and Rotators