In 2017 and 2018, as Phasor Solutions, we tested and proved the core technology for the world’s first commercial electronically-steered array technology (AESA) for satcom on the move.
The team successfully simulated and tested the dynamic transmit and receive functions of the antenna’s core modules in our spherical scanner and near–field anechoic chambers in London; in the far-field at our outdoor test ranges in Essex, UK; and by establishing full duplex, multi-megabit data connections with GEO and LEO satellites.
Generations of our AESA have reliably maintained continuous broadband communication with GEO satellites while moving along three axes.
Our AESA for satcom on the move remains the only antenna to have maintained LEO links. This was achieved over 300 seconds on a circular polarised axis using electronic steering alone.
Antenna measurements confirmed simulations.
As Hanwha Phasor, our test and measurement capabilities are a continuing focus for investment, enabling us to advance towards productisation and volume production with our Tier 1 contract electronics design and manufacturing partner, Plexus.
You can read about our 2022 programme of over-the-air transmit and receive satellite links, all designed to boost feature development and mature the operational performance at system level of our modem-agnostic M6 six-module technology demonstrator here and watch that demonstrator being put through its paces here.