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Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA)

SOTM Antenna System with No Moving Parts

Business and military requirements are driving the surge in demand for SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM). From aircraft to naval vessels, high-speed trains and the automotive industry, the need for broadband connectivity on mobile platforms has never been greater.

For example, as the demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services continues to rise worldwide, so do passengers’ expectations for high performance and uninterrupted connectivity regardless of the duration and location of their flight. To offer consistently high throughput levels to each and every passenger at a reasonable price, IFC service providers require sophisticated airborne satcom terminals, as well as the ground segment infrastructure needed to ensure constant satellite coverage.

To address these markets, Gilat has developed a breakthrough electronically-steered antenna (ESA) system for SATCOM-on-the-move connectivity. This ESA system has been proven in-flight and has demonstrated remarkable performance. The system is based on Gilat’s innovative Ka-band phased array technology, incorporating our third generation RFIC chipset, and world class airborne modem.

Gilat’s ESA system architecture is scalable in size and performance to fit various applications on land, sea and air. Gilat’s ESA was proven to meet the requirements of commercial and business aviation.
Gilat’s ESA system was designed for Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS) over both GEO and NGSO constellations.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Proven airborne operation, fitting both commercial and business aviation
  • Electronically steered antenna with no moving parts
  • Slim profile, flat phased array
  • Low SWaP, scalable and flexible design
  • Designed for GEO satellites and NGSO constellations

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