Astronics AeroSat, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), has launched its latest aircraft antenna
system, the FliteStream F-310, the company said.
The service delivers data applications, like e-mail and video communications at 64Kbit/s, and utilises existing aircraft antenna
onboard around 75% of modern long-haul aircraft.
Hiding the US Navy's E-6B Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) aircraft antenna
would also pose a challenge.
In the world of aircraft VHF transceivers, 6 watts of output isn't a powerhouse, but it's sufficient for lower altitudes as long the aircraft antenna
system is kept up to snuff (the more powerful TY92 transceiver is rated at 16 watts, which is jet-caliper).
The Row 44 VOD service utilizes the same equipment as its satellite Internet service, but without an aircraft antenna
, the company said.
The company also has a history of making high-quality aircraft antennas
, plus lightning diversion strips.
Seymour "Si" Robin -- Robin is an aviation innovator who has designed aircraft antennas
and other airborne communications systems for many years.
Dependence of error probability for a BPSK modulation scheme on satellite and aircraft antennas
diameter: circles - with convolutional coding (rate 3/4, constraint length K = 7); receiver noise temperature is 20 K (dashed lines) and 290 K (solid lines); phase and frequency offsets are equal to zero; HPA back-off level is 7 dB; free space path loss is 250 dB; satellite phase noise is negligible
Dependence of error probability for a BPSK modulation scheme on the diameter of satellite and aircraft antennas
: dots indicate values without coding, circles--with convolutional coding (rate 3/4, constraint length K = 7); 20 K noise temperatures of satellite and ground receivers are indicated by solid lines and 290 K by dashed lines; phase and frequency offsets are equal to zero; HPAs back-off level is 7 dB, free space path loss is 160 dB; satellite transponder phase noise is negligible
This product does so while providing improved electrical bonding between aircraft aluminum substrate, mounting base of aircraft antennas
, and static-discharger mounts.