A radome (a combination of radar and dome) is a structural, weatherproof enclosure that protects a microwave or radar antenna. The radome is constructed of material that minimally attenuates the electromagnetic signal transmitted or received by the antenna. The radome is therefore transparent to radar or radio waves and serves to protect the antenna surfaces from the environment and conceal antenna electronic equipment from public view. They could also protect nearby personnel from being accidentally struck by rotating antennas. Radomes can be constructed in several shapes (spherical, geodesic, planar, etc.) depending upon the particular application using various construction materials. When used on UAVs or other aircraft, in addition to such protection, the radome also streamlines the antenna system, reducing drag & wind resistance.
Universal Plastics is a leading manufacturer of custom plastic radomes. We can manufacture radomes in sizes up to 7′ x 9′ x 36″ deep in materials including UV grade ABS, Korad capped ABS, TPO and many others.
Universal Plastics has done applications many industries including:
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With a variety of materials available, we can find a solution for your application. Also, thermoforming has significantly lower tooling costs with shorter lead times than other processes for large parts.
If you have a plastic radome requirement, we can assist you in the most cost effective design and thermoforming solution for your radome needs.
Contact us today to solve your plastic radome requirements.