A radome is a structural, weatherproof enclosure that protects a microwave antenna. The radome is constructed of material that minimally attenuates the electromagnetic signal transmitted or received by the antenna. The radome is transparent to radar or radio waves. Radomes protect the antenna surfaces from weather and conceal antenna electronic equipment from public view.
Radomes can be constructed in several shapes (spherical, geodesic, planar, etc.) depending upon the particular application using various construction materials (fibreglass, PTFE-coated fabric, etc.).
Collins Steeplejacks has been installing radomes worldwide for almost 50 years in over 80 countries regularly operating on extremely challenging sites in temperatures ranging from –10 to 45 degrees Celsius. Our highly trained staff work on high mountain sites where radomes, typically 10 – 100ft in diameter, are positioned on top of cylindrical towers 25 – 75 feet tall. Installations require precision planning and execution and our teams operate to stringent health, safety and security standards.
Collins Steeplejacks execute a worldwide service installing, repairing and dismantling radomes. We inspect domes for any necessary maintenance and repairs caused by exposure to the elements. We repair any damage and clean and repaint to extend the life and service of the Radomes. We fit/replace aircraft warning lights and install lightning protection systems.
Collins Steeplejacks quickly assess the ground situation using its almost 50 years of experience working in remote and populated areas. Risk assessments, work method statements, delivery timelines are compiled in association with clients and Collins guarantee delivery to client specification.