Phasor, Astronics Partner for Dual-Beam ESA Aviation Terminals
Phasor, a developer of Electronically-Steered Antenna (ESA) systems for mobile broadband, has announced a commercial partnership with Astronics AeroSat. Under the agreement, the two companies will produce scalable, dual-beam ESA-based aeronautical terminals for connected business and commercial airlines.
Phasor’s solid-state, software-defined and modular ESA conforms to the size and shape of an aircraft fuselage, which enables commercial airlines and business aviation fleet operators to reduce drag-weight while optimizing bandwidth for superior In-Flight Connectivity (IFC).
Astronics AeroSat will integrate Phasor’s phased-array technology into an agile aviation antenna solution that will operate seamlessly with Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and non-geosynchronous satellites, such as Low Earth Orbit (LEO) wideband constellations, currently in development. The new antenna will feature dual-beam technology, defined as the simultaneous ability to send and receive signals, with a “make-before-break” capability.