GigaSat has developed a family of small MicroVsat terminals to address the needs of high throughput satellites and the explosive growth in Ka services
The company’s new family of terminals, on show at IBC, utilise a mix of custom flat panel and elliptical arrays, while their rugged construction and compact form factor are said to offer the simplicity of a BGAN terminal with the increased throughput of commercial and military satellites.
HTS offer a far greater throughput than traditional FSS satellites, the company claimed, for the same amount of allocated orbital spectrum. The increase in capacity is a result of high-level frequency re-use and spot beam technology. This enables multiple narrow focused beams. In contrast, classic satellite technology utilises a broad single beam or a few beams.
As satellite broadband continues to expand across the globe, Ka-band technology is at the forefront, according to GigaSat. Increasing demand for broadband is rapidly using up the available capacity of existing Ku-band satellites. Meanwhile both large and small organisations rely more and more on media-rich content to increase their communications. Governments require high-bandwidth applications to deliver services across all their functions. Consumers want to watch movies, make VoIP phone calls, and use the internet—all at the same time.
GigaSat claimed Ka-band technology makes all this possible via satellite, giving access to government users, households and businesses globally. The high bandwidth available in the Ka spectrum and frequency re-use capabilities across multiple beams enables more capacity at faster speeds to smaller dishes.