ThinKom Ok / Q band phased array antenna examined with AEHF satellite tv for pc

Ka and Q band antennas from ThinKom. Photo: ThinKom

ThinKomThe K and Q band phased array antenna has been tested and proven to meet or exceed performance metrics to operate on the frequency hopping waveform of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite network.

The company announced on Monday that it recently completed over-the-air (OTA) testing of a pair of K and Q band phased array antennas communicating through an AEHF satellite. According to ThinKom, a number of uplink and downlink communication plans and modes were tested on an operational K / Q band satellite using the full “gopped” bandwidths of 1 GHz and 2 GHz. The antennas recorded, tracked, registered and connected downlink and uplink services in all cases at elevation angles of 24 to 73 degrees.

These antennas are based on ThinKom’s patented VICTS (Continuous Transverse Stub) architecture with variable inclination and can be cavity-mounted on aero, marine and land mobile platforms

“The stabilized beam of the VICTS antenna makes ‘de-hopping’ superfluous and requires significantly less computing power than electronically controlled antennas. Because VICTS is the only phased array technology that can work with very common waveforms, it is unique in its ability to be used with new communications waveforms such as the Protected Tactical Waveform, ”commented Bill Milroy, Chairman and CTO of ThinKom Solutions, on the press release .

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