Room discusses the challenges of Flat Panel Antennas: “It is clear that the market needs flat panel antennas (FPA). Space is often at a premium in comms-on-the-move environments, so flat panels are naturally an attractive option and the potential is huge. A report issued last year by Northern Sky Research forecasts cumulative FPA equipment sales.
NSR’s Flat Panel SATCOM Antenna Market Report, 5th Edition, (FPA5) provides a complete picture of the entire market including the business and technological development of FPA equipment, as well as an assessment of current and forecasted opportunities for shipped equipment in all applicable verticals and regions.
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Given their necessity for Non-GEO HTS connectivity, flat panel antennas are both the key, and the barrier, to SATCOM market growth. The technology and competitive landscape are developing strongly, especially in aeronautical and land-mobile markets, driving revenues and introducing new applications.
[NSR] explains that traditional parabolic antennas, as Satellite Infrastructure, aren’t feasible given the wear and tear they would incur while linking up to a new LEO satellite as it moves over the horizon. Yet the low cost and efficiency of parabolic antennas are hard to beat.