Transit Antennas And Rail Antennas
Multi-polarized antennas for mass transit systems and railway networks
Transit antennas and rail antennas for onboard, outdoor, and mobile applications support positive traction control (PTC), live video streaming, secure communications, and passenger expectations for reliable wireless connectivity. Subways, buses, and commuter rail also need antennas that perform reliably, especially with non-light-of-sight (NLOS) communications.
With standard antennas, line-of-sight (LOS) paths are commonly disturbed by weather and obstructions that cause reflectivity, multi-path, absorption, and phasing. That’s why MP Antenna designs and manufactures multi-polarized antennas that reduce signal degradation and provide users with consistent voice and data communications in any situation. See the product table and additional sections below for more information.
|08-ANT-1070||Rail Antenna 08-ANT-1070||2.3GHz to 2.5GHz||More Info||surface_mount||bi_directiona_antennas||single_feed|
|08-ANT-1041||Wayside Antenna 08-ANT-1041||4.9GHz to 6GHz||More Info||surface_mount||bi_directiona_antennas||multi_feed|
|08-ANT-1039||Rail Antenna 08-ANT-1039||4.9GHz to 6GHz||More Info||surface_mount||bi_directiona_antennas||multi_feed|
|08-ANT-0959||Cellular Antenna 08-ANT-0959||700MHz to 3GHz, 4GHz to 6GHz||More Info||surface_mount||omnidirectional_antennas||single_feed|
|08-ANT-0936||PTC Antenna 08-ANT-0936||2GHz to 3GHz, 4.9GHz to 6GHz||More Info||nmo_mobile_mount||omnidirectional_antennas||single_feed|
|08-ANT-0935||PTC Antenna 08-ANT-0935||700MHz to 2700MHz||More Info||nmo_mobile_mount||omnidirectional_antennas||single_feed|
Locomotive antennas are train antennas and rail antennas that provide coverage in outdoor environments where high obstructions such as metal poles and bridges can cause reflection cancellation. GPS-enabled, locomotive-mounted antennas receive location data via satellite. This information is then transmitted to a core PTC module and combined with operational data. For more information, see our white paper.
Rooftop and Trackside Antennas
Rooftop antennas are equipped with filtering because engines and onboard motors generate noise or radio frequency interference (RFI). In rail deployments, trackside antennas receive operational and locational data from passing trains and relay this information to control centers. They are designed to withstand heavy vibrations and extreme outdoor environments. Train antennas can support such as voice, data, and video.
Indoor and Outdoor Antennas
Indoor antennas mount on the ceilings of rail cars, buses, and subways to cover more area. They offer lower gains than standard antennas and increase the probability of receiving the signal in a multi-path environment. Outdoor antennas for rail and mass transit systems may feature a radome that’s made of a UV-resistant polymer and has an IP67 or IP68 rating.
Other Train Antennas and Rail Antennas
MP Antenna supplies train antennas and rail antennas with different radiation patterns in the vertical and horizontal planes.
- Directional antennas radiate in a single direction where typically higher gain is required.
- Omnidirectional antennas radiate radio wave power uniformly in all directions in one plane.
- Bidirectional antennas provide either front-and-rear or side-to-side coverage in one plane.
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