Direction finding antennas

Direction finding antennas

Rohde & Schwarz direction finding antennas

Innovative direction finding antenna technology with superior performance

Rohde & Schwarz DF antennas are decisive for the performance of Rohde & Schwarz direction finders. The technology is based on more than 50 years of experience in the development of DF antennas and offers superior sensitivity and accuracy.

Compact single channel
Product Name
Frequency range
Polarization
System DF accuracy (typ.)
Antenna elements
Integrated components
Frequency range
20 MHz - 1300 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
3° RMS (20 MHz to 1.3 GHz), 1° RMS (300 MHz to 1.3 GHz)
Antenna elements
Active
Integrated components
Compass and GPS
Frequency range
600 MHz - 6000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1.5° RMS
Antenna elements
Passive
Integrated components
Compass and GPS
Frequency range
600 MHz - 6000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1.5° RMS
Antenna elements
Passive
Integrated components
Compass and GPS
Frequency range
20 MHz - 690 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active
Integrated components
Compass and GPS
Advanced single channel
Product Name
Frequency range
Polarization
System DF accuracy (typ.)
Antenna elements
Integrated components
Frequency range
0.3 MHz - 30 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
2° RMS
Antenna elements
Active
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 450 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 1300 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 1300 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 3000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable, 20 MHz to 1.3 GHz), passive (1.3 GHz to 3 GHz)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
1300 MHz - 8200 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Passive
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 8500 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1.5° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable, 20 MHz to 1.3 GHz), passive (1.3 GHz to 8.5 GHz)
Integrated components
Compass and GPS (optional)
Multichannel
Product Name
Frequency range
Polarization
System DF accuracy (typ.)
Antenna elements
Integrated components
Frequency range
0.3 MHz - 30 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal, circular
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
0.3 MHz - 30 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal, circular
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
0.3 MHz - 30 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
2° RMS
Antenna elements
Active
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
1 MHz - 30 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
2° RMS
Antenna elements
Active
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 450 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 1300 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 1300 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 3000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
2° RMS
Antenna elements
Active or passive (depending on frequency range)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 3000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable, 20 MHz to 1.3 GHz), passive (1.3 GHz to 3 GHz)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 6000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS - 1.5° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable, 20 MHz to 1.3 GHz), 
passive (1.3 GHz to 8.5 GHz)
Integrated components
GPS and compass
Frequency range
1300 MHz - 6000 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS to 1.7° RMS
Antenna elements
Passive
Integrated components
-
N channel
Product Name
Frequency range
Polarization
Antenna elements
System DF accuracy (typ.)
Specialty
Frequency range
0.3 MHz - 30 MHz
Polarization
Vertical, horizontal, circular
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Specialty
Suitable for skywave reception, ready for super-resolution DF method
Traffic control
Product Name
Frequency range
Polarization
System DF accuracy (typ.)
Antenna elements
Integrated components
Frequency range
118 MHz - 250 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Passive
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 450 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
0.5° RMS to 1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active/passive (switchable)
Integrated components
-
Frequency range
20 MHz - 690 MHz
Polarization
Vertical
System DF accuracy (typ.)
1° RMS
Antenna elements
Active
Integrated components
Compass and GPS
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