Antennas Research Ltd

Antennas Research
Arthur is the name of a huge reflector antenna at Goonhilly, Cornwall
Antennas Research Ltd.    2020
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Antennas Research Ltd.
Antenna and microwave design.  

14 October 2020.  Antennas Research Ltd announce new research project ‘Low Cost 3D Radar’ funded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (a part of the Ministry of Defence). A topical application is drone detection and counter-UAV systems. At the heart of the development is a low cost scanning antenna which combines the high efficiency of a waveguide-fed reflector with the scan speed associated with phased arrays. A proof-of-concept model for x-band radar will provide 360° azimuth coverage while scanning from the horizon to 45° elevation in less than 50 milliseconds. The project will conclude 4th quarter 2021.


  • Antenna component design, especially for research and development, prototypes and low or medium volume manufacture
  • Computer Aided Design using the most modern 3D electromagnetics solvers
  • Waveguide components and routes to manufacture, such as milling, wire erosion, spark erosion, and 3D printing
  • Lens antennas, spherical and Luneburg lenses, especially for scanning or multi-beam antennas
  • Systems design and antennas for satellite communications and radar
  • Printed circuit antennas and phase control circuits for phased array antennas
  • Antenna measurements

For a longer history of our founder, Dr John Thornton, please see the 'About' pages.
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The photograph above shows a phase control board for a phased array radar, developed by us in its entirety.
For further details, please see the pages on radar antennas.
Antennas Research Ltd.
A Company registered in England and Wales.  Company number 11118264.  Incorporated 2017.
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