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ECCOSORB LS-26 Used in Obstacle Awareness Radar System

Helicopter ObstacleA company specializing in the development of antenna products for the aviation industry looked to Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products for assistance in eliminating spurious EMI in a 35 GHz obstacle awareness radar system.

The radar system is the first of a series of solutions for tomorrow’s aviation industry, both civil and tactical. Currently on low flying helicopters, the technology boasts future applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), shipborne radar, runway incursion, and advanced vision systems for the military.

Application engineers at Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products worked closely with the RF engineers developing the system to eliminate EMI within the antenna housing.

Emerson & Cuming Microwave Product’s engineers recommended a high-loss material with a weatherproof coating to maintain its high level of performance in all weather environments. ECCOSORB® LS-26 was chosen using a multi-layered custom configuration that was then encapsulated with CERSEAL; a vinyl based weatherproof coating.