Nowadays, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Industry is witnessing a new era, due to the arrival of LEO, MEO, and flat panel antennas. The new goal of the market is to look for solutions to achieve the effective use of the spectrum and provide higher bandwidth for matching the demand with reliable network technology.
Flat panel antennas are designed to fit in more types of platforms with its low profile and its flat surface, installations can become easier and faster. The greatest advantage of flat panel antennas is the ability to create Multibeams, which are able to point different constellations. At this part is where LEO satellites come on stage, the complexity of this communication system lies in their orbital movements which enables them to reduce the latency between devices. Therefore, flat panel antennas would be ideal to make this connection happen, as they can point to multiple satellites simultaneously. For instance, Connected Car is an application that will drive the flat panel antennas to a privileged position within the industry.
Regarding the development experienced by the industry, the calculation of Link Budget becomes harder with LEO satellites and it was impossible to find tools that were able to control these new antennas and these satellite networks to be placed around the Planet Earth. Integrasys created Beam Budget, the unique and only technology solution that enables us to accurately calculate Link Budgets supporting LEO constellation and flat panel antennas. Beam Budget has the availability for any frequency band, including Q and V whose high frequencies are more affected by atmospheric events. Thanks to Beam Budget small satellites constellations can design better, easier, and more effectively their networks for their constellations, and service providers can compare constellations and services before they choose the right partner.