FARNBOROUGH, England -- Technology group Arralis has introduced a new line of Ka-band analogue phase shifters for use on commercial and defense aircraft.
Arralis' phased array antennas require no stabilization, the company said, and are 400 percent smaller than their Ku-band counterparts. They offer high throughput satellite (HTS) communications of up to 2 Gbps. An analogue phase variation provides continuous electronic beam steering.
"We have in essence developed the technology that allows users to continuously track and communicate with low earth orbit satellites in a form that can be easily integrated onto aircraft," said Gary Soul, vice president of business development. "Fleet operators, network providers and platform users should be very pleased with this innovative technology and the attendant economies of scale that volume production should allow."
Arralis is showcasing its new technology at Booth No. 1310 this week at Farnborough.
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