MP-R series

Indestructible Antennas for rugged applications

Rugged Antenna

Rugged Wave™ Antennas

Rugged Wave antennas can withstand impacts from falling rocks and resist clouds of gas and dust. By contrast, standard dipole antennas may not be able to withstand dust, moisture, vibration, and impact. Multi-polarized antennas for mining applications send and receive signals in all polarizations, enabling reflected signals to become usable in NLOS situations. 

To help you learn more about the role of antennas in mining communications and autonomous vehicle management, MP Antenna has developed a number of educational resources. View more below

Sector Antennas


2.4GHz to 2.5GHz MIMO Sector


4.9GHz to 6GHz MIMO Sector

2.4GHz Band Omni Antennas


2GHz to 3GHz


2GHz to 3GHz


2GHz to 3GHz


2GHz to 3GHz

Dual Band Omni Antennas


2GHz to 3GHz, 4.9GHz to 6GHz


2GHz to 3GHz, 4.9GHz to 6GHz


2GHz to 3GHz, 4.9GHz to 6GHz


2GHz to 3GHz, 4.9GHz to 6GHz

Multi Band - Multi Frequency - Integrated GPS


1x GPS, 3x 2.4GHz, 3x 5GHz


1x GPS, 2x 2.4GHz, 2x 5GHz


1x GPS, 1x 900MHz, 3x 2.4GHz, 2x 5GHz


5 Factors That Degrade Wireless Networks In Mining Communications

5 Ways Multi-Polarized Antennas Improve Mining Communications

5 Ways To Improve Autonomous Vehicle Connectivity




Building a Better Antenna for Mining Applications

MP Antenna Helps Equipment Manufacturer Develop Rugged Antennas for Their Machinery

Dozer Antenna


Design and manufacture an omnidirectional multi-feed antenna for underground  autonomous vehicle control that can withstand impacts of falling rocks and debris, without sacrificing performance. 

Antenna Manufacturing


High impact resistant Acetal radome, CNC machined with variable wall thicknesses.  Multi-feed, rugged radiating elements, and an integrated ground plane. 

A global mining equipment manufacturer asked MP Antenna to improve the durability of the antennas on its mining machines. Although the OEM had designed its equipment to last beyond 100,000 hours, there were issues with the size and reception quality of the antennas. Plus, too many antennas in one location created mounting issues around the access points of the machines. Over a five-month period, MP Antenna collaborated with the OEM to develop a number of designs, radome materials, bases, and brackets to find a rugged, compact solution that would meet the gain requirements of 6 dBi. In more common terms, this means that the antenna would be strong enough to cover 600 m above and below ground. After a series of in-house and on-site tests, MP Antenna machined Delrin®, a high performance acetal resin, along with its proprietary dual-band, multi-polarized antenna to deliver what the OEM needed for WiFi and RF connectivity on its mining machines. After more than four years and thousands of service hours on hundreds of machines, this solution from MP Antenna is still performing reliably in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Finally, this global OEM has an antenna that’s as tough as its mining machines.

MP-R series

rugged [ruhg-id ] adjective; capable of enduring hardship, wear, etc.; strong and tough: