Gogo and Phasor partner on next-gen satellite antenna

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October 26, 2016 – Inflight broadband connectivity giant, Gogo, has announced a research and development partnership with Phasor, a developer of modular, electronically steerable antennas (ESAs), for application of their technology to the in-flight connectivity market.

“Gogo is committed to offering our aviation partners a roadmap for the future that will bring the most bandwidth at lower costs to the aero market,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “Whether it’s satellite advancements, new modem technologies or best-in =iclass antenna technologies, our focus is on what’s best for aviation, and Phasor is developing ground-breaking satellite antenna innovations for the aero market.”

Phasor’s very low profile, electronically-steerable antenna products are based on well-established semiconductor fabrication techniques, and enable signal tracking with no moving parts. The antenna architecture is modular, which allows the system to be scaled to various sizes and dimensions depending on the demands of the application, making this antenna technology particularly attractive for smaller aircraft.

“Gogo is a technology leader in the in-flight connectivity market, and we are very pleased to partner with them so that together we may address the burgeoning demand for communications in the aeronautical broadband sector”, said David Helfgott, CEO of Phasor. “Phasor’s breakthrough technology is powerful and flexible and can therefore facilitate multiple in-flight connectivity applications.”

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