new from SWA - Dual-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 2.2 - 2.5 GHz & 4.4 - 5.9 GHz

Brand new for 2021 from our rugged RF antenna supplier - 

Southwest Antennas Part # 1001-253 is a dual-band omni antenna which features 2.2 - 2.5 GHz and 4.4 - 5.9 GHz frequency
coverage with 1.0 dBi of peak gain in S-Band, and 2.3 dBi peak gain in C-Band. This antenna features a rugged black G10
fiberglass radome and a black chrome SMA(m) Non-Rotating RF connector.

Turbo Cloverleaf Omni Antennas

Southwest Antennas is pleased to announce their newly updated line of rugged cloverleaf omni-directional antennas. These antennas are available in both left hand and right hand circular polarization, which is ideal for air-to-ground RF links or use in multi-antenna configurations, where multiple antennas of opposite polarization are used to increase isolation between co-located antennas.

 Three frequency options are available:

Uber in deal with NASA to build flying taxi air control software

From Rueters:

LISBON (Reuters) - Uber is taking part in a joint industry and government push with NASA to develop software which the company aims to use to manage “flying taxi” routes that could work like ride-hailing services it has popularized on the ground.

Uber said on Wednesday it was the first formal services contract by the U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) covering low-altitude airspace rather than outer space. NASA has used such contracts to develop rockets since the late 1950s.

Applications V.1

There are a lot of interesting and innovative applications surfacing worldwide, therefore we want to take a moment to dedicate periodic posts highlighting our Applications page. In this weeks edition we link to articles covering how 5G data speeds will help evolve the medical industry; the first nanosatellite to beam a smarthphone call from space; wireless enabled clothing and wearable biometric rings to help replace passwords, keys, and credit cards; and how airplanes are turning into communications satellites.