Satnews Daily
November 13th, 2019

Isotropic Scores with Terminal Milestone

Isotropic Systems has completed a key milestone in their development path toward a new generation of multi-beam, high performance and low-cost satellite ground terminals.

The UK-based company demonstrated bi-directional high-speed connectivity with a Ka- broadband satellite, proving its optical beam-forming technology is capable of all electronic scanning and tracking well beyond the conventional performance of flat panel antennas and conventional phased array technology, measured in scanning range, scan performance and corresponding throughput.

The tests included web browsing, video downloads, video streaming, two-way video calls, online gaming, VoIP, e-mail and additional WAN application testing completed from Isotropic Systems’ state-of-the-art laboratory at the InnovateUK Satellite Catapult facility, using capacity from Avanti’s Hylas-4 Ka-band satellite.

John Finney, Founder and CEO of Isotropic Systems, said this is the first of many tests that Isotropic Systems will make over the air to produce these first commercially available products. The company's engineering team has worked tirelessly with the support of strategic customers to accomplish this important test. The next over-the-air test will focus on multi-beam connectivity in Ka-band. Unlike other multi-beam antennas, Isotropic Systems will demonstrate full duplex transmission, with each beam independently operating the entire aperture bandwidth.