The HELI-17 forms part of a series of MiniHELI antennas. These antennas are only mini in size relative to their bigger brothers, the HELI-3, HELI-4 & HELI-8, but offer medium to high gain, which makes these antennas ideal for mining tunnels where IoT/M2M connectivity is deployed and can also be used for coverage into the stopes.
The HELI-17 is a set of 2.4GHz antennas, radiating in both directions (i.e. bi-directional), which make them ideal for the coverage of the 2.4GHz in mining and other type of tunnels. These antennas are typically used for the deployment of IoT within the tunnel to provide telemetry and mine automation. These antennas are available in both Left Hand Circular (LHC) & Right Hand Circular (RHC) polarised antenna elements to provide optimal decorrelation within a MIMO deployment when using the BRKT-45, resulting in the best of the two worlds; decorrelation due to the polarisation difference and spatial diversity to enhance MIMO performance and RF reliability to service the most severe connectivity within a demanding mining tunnel. The Wi-Fi connection propagates around tunnel bends in a Non-Line of Sight scenario and provides immunity to many Wi-Fi signal disrupting objects such as trains and drilling machinery which appear to obscure the tunnel.