DUOL radome protects antenna systems while providing outstanding electromagnetic transmission performance throughout a broad range of frequencies. Its novel design assures minimal signal loss and truly wideband operation.
DUOL is the worldwide leader in the field of air-supported structures technology. DUOL products portfolio includes radomes – envelope protection for antenna systems. It improves pointing and tracking accuracy and extends system operation time to 24/7 regardless of weather conditions. Protected from the environment, radome extends the component lifetime, reducing maintaining costs of the antenna system. Utilizing DUOL high strength, UV resistant materials with a robust and reliable pressurization system, radome can operate in extreme weather conditions. It is equipped with an innovative solution for supervision and automation, allowing smart control operations in remote locations.
The following are just some of the benefits that DUOL radome can provide for an antenna system:
The primary function of a radome is to protect the enclosed antenna system while having minimal effect on the transmission of the electromagnetic signal. DUOL radomes utilize high strength materials to create the protective spherical envelope. Since it is supported by internal air pressure, the radome requires no rigid structural framework that can cause additional disruption and scattering of the electromagnetic signal. This provides the best broadband electromagnetic performance of any antenna envelope-type.
The thin membrane mateiral is proven to withstand UV, extreme temperatures and other weather conditions. It is hidrophobic, fire resistant and requires no maintenance. It also alows for repairs in the unlikely event of puncture.
The double thin membrane radome also has better insulation properties than classical hard wall radomes due to the air pockets between the two membranes. This means big energy savings for air conditioning the interior of the radome.
The radome can be remotely moniterd and controlled. It is equiped with uninterrupted power supply and redundant blower system providing for fully autonomous 24/7 operation and at least 24 hour of operation in case of power outage.
DUOL radomes offer a long life cycle for lower overall costs. The PVDF coating provides superior life-long hydrophobic performance, so no reapplication of surface finish is ever required.
2-HP motors continuously operate in DUOL radome (secondary blowers and ancillary equipment as required). Furthermore, the internal air pressure from the pressure system offers constant tension, therefore, no re-tensioning of the material is required. Consequently, minimal maintenance is required for the pressure system.
Installation is possible on the ground, rooftop or on pair of containers which can host the control room and the blower system. It is very simple to install (less than 1 day) and requires no specialized heavy lifting equipment. A HIAB truck which delivers it on the site is sufficient (except for rooftops). Installation over existing antenna is also possible without disasembling the antenna system.