|Antenna. Photo: Phasor
[Avionics Magazine 10-25-2016] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider Gogo and Phasor, a developer of new Electronically Steerable Antennas (ESAs), have announced a Research and Development (R&D) partnership for application of their technology to the IFC market. Phasor is creating a low profile flat panel antenna that enables signal tracking without moving parts. The modular antenna is scalable in size and dimension, depending on the demands of the application, and can be used for small aircraft.
Gogo currently uses ThinKom’s phased array antennas for its 2Ku aeronautical connectivity solution, which is capable of more than 70Mbps to the aircraft, with the potential to reach or top 100 Mbps.