SatixFy to Launch 1st Electronically Steered Multi-Beam Array Antenna
SatixFy U.K. will reveal a Electronically Steered Multi-Beam Array (ESMA) Ku-band 256 element array antenna this week in California. Using the company’s digital beam forming technology, the new antenna array is being demonstrated working in an antenna micro test range to show multi-beam capabilities, antenna patterns, and other performance parameters.
According to the release, the ESMA antenna can serve both as a stand-alone Internet of Things (IOT) terminal or a building block for a larger sized antenna and is currently available in 11-12 GHz receive and 13.75-14.5 GHz transmit frequencies. SatixFy is in the final stages of developing a complete terminal with an integrated SatixFy modem based on its Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This terminal could help evolving small satellites eco-systems requiring tracking multiple Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellites in a constellation and transferring high data throughputs for imaging and communications.
“We are proud to bring this unique and powerful antenna to the market in such a short time,” said SatixFy Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Yoel Gat. “We have developed a 256 element building block that can scale to very large arrays with large bandwidth without significant degradation. This antenna is a part of our complete terminal supporting multi-beams with our own modems and control of hardware and software. We are currently demonstrating our antennas to interested customers and a demo on a moving car is just weeks away.“