Gogo, a global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, and Phasor, a developer of enterprise-grade electronically steerable antennas (ESAs), today announced that their development partnership has achieved its initial core-technology performance objectives and will progress to the productization phase. During the next phase, the technology will be packaged as an airborne terminal to address the commercial aviation market.
Phasor’s very low-profile ESA will enhance the reliable and robust delivery of high-bandwidth airborne connectivity services. The antenna is solid-state, with no moving parts, eliminates several components associated with traditional connectivity solutions, and allows dual satellite signals to be tracked electronically. The ESA can be flat or conformal in form and is designed to be well-suited for traditional geostationary (GSO) satellite networks, high throughput satellites (HTS), as well as non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite networks.
“Gogo is focused on continuing to add to our leading portfolio of technology solutions, which provides the highest quality Inflight Internet across the broadest range of aircraft types. We identified the promise of Phasor’s innovative solution due to a range of factors, including its multi-constellation capabilities and form factor,” said Oakleigh Thorne, CEO of Gogo. “We see a number of potential applications for this technology, with initial applicability targeted at smaller commercial aviation aircraft. We are pleased with the progress to-date and look forward to continuing our partnership during the next development phase.”