Flat-panel phased-array antennas for satellite broadband: Here’s the state of play

Flat-panel phased-array antennas for satellite broadband: Here’s the state of play

Low-cost flat-panel phased-array ground antennas may be the sine qua non for constellations of hundreds of low-orbiting broadband satellites. But work under way by antenna designers will benefit GEO HTS networks too. Credit: Space Angels Network MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — The future growth of the satellite communications industry in transitioning from a niche to a mass market for mobile broadband in large part rests on the shoulders of the ground-antenna manufacturers. How can they break through what Advantech Wireless Chief Executive David Gelerman called the “chicken-and-egg situation: To you get large volumes you need low cost, and to get […]