The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Industry is witnessing a new era, due to the arrival of LEO, MEO and flat panel antennas.
The new goal of the market is to seek solutions to achieve the effective use of spectrum and provide higher bandwidth for matching the demand with reliable network technology. Flat panel antennas are designed to fit in more types of platforms with its low profile and its flat surface, installations can become easier and faster.
The greatest advantage of flat panel antennas is the ability to create multi-beams, which are able to point different constellations — and this is where LEO satellites come on stage — the complexity of this communication system rests in their orbital movements, which enables them to reduce the latency between devices. This make flat panel antennas ideal to ensure this connection occurs, as these antennas can simultaneously point to multiple satellites simultaneously. For instance, the connected car is an application that will drive the flat panel antennas to much vaulted position within the industry.
Regarding the development experienced by the industry of these technologies, the calculation of Link Budget becomes more difficult with LEO satellites and, until recently, it was impossible to find tools that were able to control these new antennas and these satellite networks.
Integrasys developed Beam Budget, the unique and only technology solution that enables users to accurately calculate Link Budgets that support LEO constellations and flat panel antennas. Beam Budget supports any frequency band, including Q- and V-band, whose higher frequencies are more affected by atmospheric events.
Thanks to Beam Budget, smallsat developers can better design, easier, and more effective networks for their constellations — service providers can compare constellations and services before they select the most appropriate partner.