5G Radome Systems for High-Frequency Antennas
5G technology is developing at an unprecedented rate, and all stakeholders will need to enhance their products to meet the demands of mobile broadband. Not only does this include updating technology and its products, but also to further develop infrastructure to support 5G technology. In this blog post, we will outline how 5G radome systems are used in conjunction with high-frequency antennas and what benefits they provide.
What are (5G) Radome Systems?
Radomes protect high-frequency communications in any environment, whether your application is in a marine, rural or urban location. A radome system should protect an antenna and all associated equipment from adverse weather and other environmental factors, like ice, rain, and strong winds. They are used across a range of telecommunication applications, including communications, radar systems, telemetry, tracking, and more, and must allow electromagnetic signals to be sent and received without interference.
Why do High-Frequency Antennas Require 5G Radome Systems?
High-quality materials must be used to protect antennas from environmental conditions that allow electromagnetic signals to be transmitted to and from the antenna without degradation. With the advancement of 5G technology, radomes must also be developed more carefully to ensure that they meet the specifications required. Because 5G uses much higher signal frequencies than previous technology, materials must be selected that continue to enable signal propagation despite the dramatically shorter wavelength. This is why SHEERGARD®uses composite fabrics to develop radomes because the higher frequencies can easily propagate through the thin membrane and thus reduces the chance of drops in coverage.
SHEERGARD®has been manufacturing radomes for over 70 years and continues to develop radomes to protect point-to-point 5G communication systems in any environment. Our shrouds can be designed to suit your requirements, and we will discuss these with you to ensure we use the most suitable fabrics, housing and more.
Benefits of 5G Radomes
5G radomes can be customized and developed to meet your specifications, meaning you will get the solution you need depending on your environmental situation, frequency range, and mounting applications. Other benefits of using radomes to protect high-frequency antennas include:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Band agnostic, operating perfectly with any communication equipment regardless of frequency.
- Customizable to suit your application, in various urban colors
- Reliable and high strength
- Improved thermal management through heat dissipation
- 20-year life span, saving you long-term maintenance and replacement costs
Key Features of SHEERGARD® 5G Radomes
From thin PTFE fabrics to corrosion resistance, aside from the benefits listed above, the key features of SHEERGARD® 5G Radomes will be outlined here.
- Frequency 0.5 to 100 GHz
- Quality control: ISO 9000
- The technology used: fabric,
- Temperature range: -40oF to 160oF
- Tensile strength: 1,200 pli
- Warranty options: 1 to 5 years
The materials we use to manufacture radome systems include thin PTFE fabrics and composites comprised of woven substrate fabric with coatings applied to them for further protection. These composites provide high levels of tensile strength and tear resistance, contributing to their long service life and resistance against several environmental factors.
For more information about our 5G radome systems, you can download our white papers or contact a member of our team.