KEPLER COMMUNICATIONS, Canada’s pioneering satellite communications company, has today
announced the signing of an MOU with Phasor for collaboration on the use of phased array,
electronically steerable antennas for non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) applications, with
particular focus on Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Kepler intends to integrate Phasor’s
cutting edge antennas into their user terminals in order to provide high data-rate
communications with their low-earth orbit satellites.
Phasor, a Washington DC-based company that develops next-generation electronically
steerable antenna technologies, is excited about the opportunity to apply their technology for
NGSO applications. “We see the rapid growth of planned NGSO satellite systems”, said David
Helfgott, CEO, Phasor. “Our collaboration with Kepler gives us a great opportunity to test and
prove our technology in operation using real-world customers in this growing “New Space”
Kepler CEO Mina Mitry added: “When we look at the number of IOT devices being deploy, there
is a need for high capacity and economic satellite communications. This is half-enabled with our
NGSO nanosatellites, but we still need to pay attention to what gets deployed in the field. The
technology developed by Phasor is the missing link needed to solve this problem.”
Remotely deployed satellite terminals connected via low-cost nanosatellites have tremendous
potential for enabling en masse deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and both
Kepler and Phasor are excited to be entering into this booming market.
“We believe the main hindrance to true deployment of remote IoT technologies is the satellite
platform itself. Nanosatellites enable remote IoT, but electronically steerable, high-frequency,
and compact antennas are a fundamental part of this puzzle” Mitry concluded.