Why are the radomes made of fiberglass?

The main reasons why the radome is made of fiberglass are as follows:
1. Lightweight and high-strength: The fiberglass material is composed of fiberglass and resin, which has the characteristics of lightweight and high-strength. Compared to metal materials, fiberglass materials have lower density, light weight, but high strength, and can withstand significant external pressure and impact.
2. Strong corrosion resistance: Fiberglass reinforced plastic material has excellent corrosion resistance. Antennas usually need to be used in outdoor environments and are subject to various climatic conditions and chemical erosion, such as rain, sunlight, acid rain, etc. The fiberglass material can effectively resist these corrosion factors, maintain the stability and service life of the antenna cover.
3. Good insulation performance: The fiberglass material has good insulation performance and can effectively isolate external electromagnetic interference. As a protective cover for the antenna, the radome needs to have good insulation performance to ensure the normal operation of the antenna and the stability of signal transmission.
4. Good formability: The fiberglass material has good formability and can be customized according to the shape and size requirements of the antenna cover. Compared to metal materials, fiberglass is easier to machine into complex shapes and can meet the design requirements of different radomes.
5. Low maintenance cost: Fiberglass radomes have a longer service life and do not require frequent maintenance and upkeep. Compared to metal materials, fiberglass radomes are less prone to rust and corrosion, reducing maintenance costs and frequency.
In summary, the use of fiberglass material for the radome has the advantages of lightweight, high strength, strong corrosion resistance, good insulation performance, good formability, and low maintenance cost, which can meet the needs of the radome in outdoor environments.

FRP Radome

FRP Radome

2023-10-09T08:20:48+00:00By |FRP application, Uncategorized|