Next-Generation, Flat Panel Integration
9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
By: Karl Fuchs
Antennas are useless until coupled with the appropriate radio frequency (RF) equipment, such as a modem, block up converter (BUC), low noise block (LNB), etcetera.
Naturally, baseband equipment is a requirement. Of course, all these components need power, and a way to easily point the antenna is required. Bringing all these disparate components together to provide the end-user with an integrated, practical, rugged and easy-to-use package has been the purview of systems integrators. Virtually all modem, antenna and radio frequency terminal manufacturers have extremely close working relationships with their integrator partners. For decades, these vendors have formed a symbiotic ecosystem which is a crucial part of the satellite industry.
Read more in MilsatMagazine September 2020 Edition.