Flat panel antennas (FPAs), essential for Non-GEO HTS connectivity, are considered by NSR as the terminal of tomorrow, but their success rate varies wildly, from one market to another.
Even as investment and excitement for Electronically-steered antennas (ESAs) continue to grow, it is vital to understand where & why MSAs will dominate.
For years, the emerging nature of FPA technology has long maintained price and performance as the main market obstacles. Compared with parabolic systems, flat panel antennas were not seen as viable, except in environments requiring a low-profile solution.
NSR quoted in iDirect’s Satellite Connection article. Flat panel antenna technology has recently come to the forefront as the leading solution for the land mobility market due to its low-profile form factor, making it easier to install. In fact, recent statistics from Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) Flat Panel Satellite Antennas, 3rd Edition report, forecasts flat.
The steamroller of HTS capacity, combined with falling transponder prices, requires a thoughtful assessment of the critical technologies expected to play a key role in closing the business case for satellite operators. Today, the satellite industry seeks to further its growth by accessing markets such as M2M/IoT, consumer broadband and mobility, and the ground equipment via.