Meteorological - SMC - Antenna and Mast Specialists

SMC - Meteorological


We design and manufacture a range of reliable and robust masts, with different heights and head load options, which support weather monitoring equipment. These masts are renowned to be durable in even the harshest of environments.

Small mast systems
Wind measurement equipment
Large scale bespoke projects
Design & manufacturing

SMC supported Project SPEAR, a HF radar system located on Svalbard, Norway, designed to research the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere, in the vicinity of the polar cap. It consists of an array of 24 full wave, crossed dipoles designed to operate at 5.0 MHz.

Situated in such an isolated site it was difficult to transport the required equipment to site so SMC designed and delivered the Alumast and TS sectional support masts to be flat packed and assembled on site, as well as the associated rhombically broadened dipole antennas. This was one of the largest arrays of mast and antenna systems in the world.

Project SPEAR has the support of scientists from Scandinavia, Germany and the USA and will be in the forefront of the international effort in to space research well into the new century.

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