I am currently looking for an antenna to function in the 2200-2300Mhz range at 1/2 watt power. The trick is for the antenna to be a solid piece of metal(no flexible antennas) attached to a SMA connector, and less than 2" in leanth. I believe I have ruled out finding a company who manufacters a similar product, so is there any recomendations on what type of metal to use as an antenna and how to attach this to a sma connector. Keep in mind that this antenna will be mounted to a military fighter craft and subjected to extreme force.
Thank you in advance for all of your thoughts.