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Author: Dallas Kasaboski (X)

  • NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antennas, 2nd Edition report forecasts FPA sales to exceed 2.1 million annual shipped units in 2026, growing at a healthy CAGR of 36.3% over the next decade.  However, to reach these volumes, demand will need to rapidly increase together with technological innovation across the value chain.  At the same time, price and performance are the two most limiting factors for FPA market growth, especially in markets where FPAs compete directly with established, more…

  • The Right Key for the Connected Car

    Feb 12th, 2017 by Dallas Kasaboski   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Last year, Toyota announced an investment of $1 Billion on self-driving technologies and artificial intelligence to help improve vehicle safety. Last month, Continental and Inmarsat announced a partnership in vehicle connectivity, with updates and telematics from vehicles transmitted over satellite.

    The connected vehicle is becoming the car industry standard, driven by the need to improve safety, and save money, on the road. But the dream of the connected car is about more than just…

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has always been a small component of the Earth Observation (EO) business. SAR satellites are typically more expensive to develop, and despite distinct advantages, the images are more complex, raising processing costs. However, with increasing focus on satellite constellations, and the rise of Big Data analytics, SAR-based opportunities in the next decade will grow, as global SAR revenues are expected to increase at twice the rate of optical.