Flat Satellite Antenna With no Moving Parts Uses Electronically Steered Beam to Communicate With Satellite at Multi Megabit Rates.
LONDON, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
The sucessful operational test of Phasor Solution’s, flat, electronically steered
antenna array, puts the company on the fast track to deliver the world’s first
commercially available, highly affordable electronically steerable antenna at Ku band in
The demonstration was achieved with the firm’s fully operational, low profile,
electronically steered, phased array antenna. The array, which is only 1″ in height and
covered a surface of 0.7m x 1m, supported an HD video transmission via Intelsat 905
operating at Ku band. Phasor’s patented technology successfully formed and auto-pointed
the RF beam to acquire the signal emitted from the satellite and demodulated the high
The beam, which is entirely formed electronically using proven conventional
technology, is steerable over a 70degree(s) cone and is totally inertia-free thus allowing
extremely rapid scanning whilst overcoming the limitations of motorised parabolic
reflector antennas and offering equivalent or greater gain. The array aperture, which is
conformable to any curved surface such as an aircraft fuselage or train roof, may be
extended to provide any required gain thus supporting very high data rate links with low
satellite capacity demands and charges.
Phasor’s engineers have fundamentally reconceived how a flat antenna array can be
constructed using low cost electronic components. Using this new approach, Phasor’s
technology will unlock new, ever more affordable applications for both satellite
communications on the move (SOTM) for trains, planes, yachts & UAVs as well as distributed
phased array radar systems. More than ever, consumers are demanding persistent high
throughput communications even on board fast moving vehicles; a market need that existing
SATCOM technologies cannot easily deliver.
Phasor’s technology is applicable at X, Ka or other bands in addition to Ku.
Following last years proof of concept of communications to a satellite, this recent
multi Megabit test has been achieved ahead of schedule auguring well for the commercial
launch of Ku band product in 2014.
“With the world feeling ever smaller, we want to facilitate communication regardless
of where we are or where we’re going. The recent test brings us closer to delivering an
affordable electronically steerable antenna” – Vito Levi D’Ancona, Chairman, Phasor
“The successful tests vindicate several years of development representing millions of
dollars of investment offering the potential to enable major new markets for the satellite
industry. This heralds the eagerly anticipated arrival of the holy grail of satellite
antennas ” – David Garrood, Chief Satellite Officer, Phasor Solutions.
Phasor Solutions Ltd. is a London-based manufacturer of high gain electronically
steerable antenna systems. The first application for the low profile affordable platform
is commercial and defence satellite communication on the move applications.
For more information contact: Vito Levi D'Ancona - Chairman T: +44(0)20-7491-6542 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.phasorsolutions.com
SOURCE Phasor Solutions Ltd