Rantec has a long and historic background in designing flat plate slotted array antennas for the nation’s most significant missile defense systems. Air to Air, ship based, ground launched missiles are all market categories of Rantec’s proven expertise in high frequency, precision designed and manufactured slot antennas.
Space qualified, a number of research and communications satellites in orbit today use Rantec antennas in X band, Ku and Ka band frequency ranges for satellite to satellite data transmission and satellite to ground stations.
Rantec moves easily between reflector and flat plate antennas, letting the customer specifications dictate which approach is more suited for the customer’s objectives. Rantec reflectors have been deployed in airborne applications for both directional transmit and receive data and used in large scale reflectors for precision approach radar systems.
No company in the world can claim the number of fixed site TACAN antennas as Rantec Microwave Systems. Over 400 airports worldwide have relied on our proven and reliable TACAN antenna including the United States Air Force, Navy, FAA and several NATO countries. Rantec’s experience in fixed base TACAN antennas exceeds 30 years.
Electronic scan antennas replaced mechanical TACAN antennas decades ago for the obvious reason of reduced power consumption and reduced wear and tear due to the elimination of moving parts. Rantec was the leader in the transition to all solid state circuitry, electronic modulation TACAN antennas with over 400 antennas deployed worldwide. 100,000 hours MTBF is not calculated, it is actual field data backed by a ten year warranty. The antenna has unmatched azimuth stability elevation pattern performance and coverage. The unit is in service by the US Military and FAA and ICAO certified.
Radar tracking, Doppler radar, precision approach radars all are market applications of Rantec designed and manufactured slot antennas to our customer’s specific specifications. Many of these antennas include precision machining and dip brazing, all part of Rantec’s in house capabilities to meet either full mil spec requirements or commercial needs.
Satellite links are crucial to the instant data required by today’s war fighter. Rantec’s Ku reflector SATCOM antenna system is a flight proven system small and light enough to be considered for UAV’s and for critical ISR roles aboard a variety of aircraft.