Antennas for PNT and satcomms

HDC-IRSBD Iridium Band Antenna Development Kit


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Iridium band antenna development kit for single-use and application testing.

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 HDC-IRSBD Iridium Band Antenna Development Kit

Part of the HDC-IRSBD series of DielectriX™ antennas from Helix Geospace which are highly resilient, ruggedised designed for hand-held and other products where size and performance are critical.

These antennas have high discrimination against multi-path (reflected) signals, and are immune to RF and electrical noise. They are balanced and isolated from platform ground, ensuring immunity to common-mode noise, and are unaffected by nearfield object de-tuning. The antenna also supports Satelles STL (Satellite Time and Location) services, used for GPS back-up.

Due to the patent-protected usage of unique dielectric core material, HXDC1600 DielectriX antennas deliver outstanding performance that belies their compact size.

Kit Content:
1 x HDC-IRSB-S-OMMT-P1-M passive, over-moulded antenna (with SMA connector) – (L) 50.5mm x (D)19mm – weight 26g
1 x aluminium mounting bracket (with magnet) (L) 39mm (W) 53mm (H) 54mm
1 x 3 m connecting cable.

Helix Geospace HXDC1600 series antennas are ideally suited for Iridium applications in which resilience and compact form factor are essential:

  • All Iridium voice and SBD (Short Burst Data) applications – satphones and terminals
  • Satelles STL service applications
  • Defence/security/CNI/first responder
  • Asset tracking and fleet vehicle tracking
  • Internet of Things
  • Personal safety devices
  • Hand-held and wearable devices
  • Autonomous vehicles and drones
  • Industrial/Oil & gas/Mining


Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 150 × 100 × 90 mm