A new challenge has just begun!

A few days ago, after the kickoff meeting, “LOWSAT” has officially started”.
The project, co-financed by ESA and under the program Competitiveness & Growth.  will see us involved, as the only partners, in the development of a low-profile Ku-band scanning antenna addressing the sector of Satellite Communication On The Move dedicated to commercial communication systems for the segment of passenger mobile broadband services in buses, trains and marine vessels.

 

WHY ”LOWSAT”

The product name is originated from the project name: Low-Profile Phased Array Antenna for Professional Satellite Communications.

The objective of the LOWSAT project is to develop, manufacture and test an innovative class of antennas at Ku band for commercial and professional use and suitable for long-range buses and trains, having the following characteristics:

  • low-profile
  • low-weight
  • low-cost
  • high scanning capabilities

 

ANTENNAS FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS: COMMERCIAL, ENTERTAINMENT, PROFESSIONAL

SATCOM On The Move ApplicationsThe added value of our technology is its modular architecture.
This means that it will allow us to realize a wide range of steerable antennas for different applications: smaller antennas for more commercial and entertainment applications as well as larger antennas for professional use (maritime commercial shipping, offshore energy, leisure vessels and fleet asset, homeland security networks).

The basic idea is to make use of a low-cost and well-established technology (dielectric-based phase-shifters) in a smart combination with slow-wave lines and electronic phase-shifters, in such a way as to create a new class of cost-effective antennas that are very thin, fully modular and allow the scanning of the beam in any direction.

Taking advantage of its modular architecture the proposed technology is suitable for the realization of a wide range of steerable antennas for different applications: smaller antennas for more commercial and entertainment applications as well as larger antennas for professional use (maritime commercial shipping, offshore energy, leisure vessels and fleet asset, homeland security networks).

LOWSAT: PRODUCT BENEFITS

With respect to the current status of satellite antenna development, the LOWSAT product presents different advantages such as the high efficiency, full scanning capability, high flexibility. Thanks to its ease of installation and use the product will be competitive in the market.

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