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Ball Aerospace highlights Phased Array Antennas for commercial and government applications


Ball Aerospace will highlight technologies and solutions developed to meet the next-generation communications challenges and needs for both commercial and government customers at SATELLITE 2022, March 21-24 in Washington, DC. Ball’s phased array antenna solutions will be on display at Booth #509 in Hall E&D of the Washington Convention Center.

Among the products, technologies and solutions being featured at the Ball Aerospace booth include:

Ku-BAND/Ka-BAND SATCOM: Ball Aerospace’s industry-leading line of electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) provide reliable, secure and high-speed communications across networks, frequencies and platforms. The company’s antenna solutions deliver unmatched flexibility to meet any use case, enabling customizable and affordable ESAs in Ku- and Ka-frequency bands for government, military and commercial markets. Ball Aerospace’s ESA technology features its innovative subarray antenna architecture. A terminal's transmit and receive antenna sizes are optimized by tiling multiple subarrays together to meet requirements. Ball’s subarrays are fully electronic with no unique materials or complex assembly processes. This allows the antennas to be assembled in volume, bringing affordable ESA technology to the SATCOM market.

AIRLINK® L-Band: Ball Aerospace’s AIRLINK high-gain antenna system operates over the L-Band Inmarsat network, providing in-flight connectivity using geostationary satellites. AIRLINK has been installed on more than 1,600 commercial and military aircraft worldwide.

Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Ground Terminals: Ball Aerospace’s proven S- and L-band multibeam phased array technology provides instantaneous tracking and connection with multiple live satellites for commanding, telemetry and ranging. With no moving parts and interoperability across networks, ESAs address many challenges military and commercial customers are facing in modernizing ground antennas to meet the needs of tomorrow’s LEO, MEO and GEO constellations.

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