Active Antennas for Payload Telemetry: Market reality or science-fiction?

The burgeoning market of Earth Observation constellations is a marvel of modern technology, but it faces a significant bottleneck – data downlink. Are Ka-band active antennas the solution or mere flights of fancy? Join us for an enlightening webinar where we dive deep into the capabilities, limitations, and future potential of X VS Ka-band antennas in the realm of Earth Observation.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The Challenges: Understand how the growing demand for quasi real-time data and the rapid increase of satellites in Earth Observation constellations are impacting data downlink capabilities.
  • The Alternatives: Learn about the types of antennas currently used for payload telemetry, ranging from isoflux / hemispherical radiation pattern antennas to fixed or steered beam directive antennas, and their pros and cons.
  • X vs Ka-Band Unleashed: Gain insights into how Ka-band active antennas, specifically active phased arrays, could offer a low-profile yet effective solution to the data downlink challenge.
  • Practical Realities: Anywaves will showcase its current and future antenna solutions, discussing whether Ka-band active antennas are a market-ready solution or still in the realm of science fiction.

Sponsored by Anywaves

Dr. Maxime Romier, CTO, Anywaves
Dr. Nicolas Capet, CEO, Anywaves
Philippe Alloati, Telemetry and Command RF Expert, Airbus Defence and Space Sas, Toulouse

Jack Kuhr, Research Director, Payload