ANTENNA: Huber+Suhner has extended the capabilities of its range of rooftop antennas with the launch of what it says is the first embedded dual-band GNSS receiving antenna that meets all of the rail industry’s stringent requirements, including the EN 50155 standard which covers electronic equipment for rolling stock and the EN 45545-2 and NFPA130 fire safety standards.

Adding to the supplier’s established Sencity Rail portfolio, the MIMO rooftop antenna supports the GPS, Galileo, BeiDou and GLONASS constellations and both upper and lower GNSS bands. This enables operators to improve geospatial positioning and time precision for use on applications such as autonomous trains.

‘The GNSS port on the antenna supports a higher number of satellite constellations’, said Daniel Montagnese, Product Manager for Railway Antennas. ‘This enables operators to improve signal acquisition time, as well as reducing the impact of obstructions in order to increase efficiency on the tracks. The GNSS port is complemented by two broadband cellular and wi-fi compatible ports which can be deployed for a variety of different train-to-ground services.’