Modern high-throughput satellites require flexible power and bandwidth management to support changing demands in data on the Earth’s surface. It is essential to have a communications payload that can reconfigure its antenna beam patterns, as well as switch and reroute signals through the satellite, after it has been placed on orbit. This on-orbit flexibility is achieved within the stringent constraints of size, mass, cost, power consumption, reliability and technical risk that are required for commercial communications satellite payloads.
Honeywell’s programmable beam forming networks provide a lower cost and power consumption solution compared to phased array architectures. Our extensive heritage, combined with state-of-the-art technology, makes our solution a solid choice for satellite integrators serving the high-throughput satellite market.