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October 18th, 2012

ViaSat... Tracking Tenacity (SATCOM)

[SatNews] A new high-dynamic C-band antenna feed, designed to track fast moving targets and...

...provide exceptional tracking resolution and autotracking performance, is being introduced by ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) at the 2012 International Telemetering Conference (ITC) October 23-25. The patent-pending C-band feed integrates into L- and S-band antennas without sacrificing any antenna capabilities. The feed can be retrofitted in the field and also uses the existing RF chain to minimize the cost of the upgrade and antenna system downtime.

On October 23rd, ViaSat will also present a technical paper at ITC, including test data on the new high-dynamic C-band feed that shows how it can lock onto fast moving targets better than competing feeds. A second paper presentation will detail a new antenna tracking control architecture designed for satellite auto-tracking targets with very weak tracking beacon power. The new tracking mode is particularly appropriate for telemetry, tracking, and control applications with GEO, MEO, and LEO satellites, both during orbit insertion and orbit maintenance operations. ViaSat may be visited at Booth #1012 at the Town and Country Resort, San Diego.