Radomes pose a complex design challenge: they have to safeguard highly sensitive radar systems without reducing their performance. Norco have manufactured many different types of Radomes for various customers. A thorough understanding of the technical challenges has enabled us to collaborate and support customers in their product development.
Use of high performance prepreg materials, combining low loss skin and core materials as well as innovative manufacturing and painting techniques developed in house, all help in minimising transmission losses.
The development of revolving tooling for smaller Radomes greatly improves production efficiencies for operators, and the in-mould metal tool coating that Norco has pioneered also provides customers producing significant number of parts with tools that survive the high part life from many thousands of demoulded parts.