NXT Communications Corporation has announced the completion of the design of a low-cost, flat-panel satellite antenna specific to the commercial and defense aviation markets, the company said.
NXTCOMM´s high-capacity, flat panel satellite antenna provides greater performance at significantly lower price points. The design uses standard PCB manufacturing technology with commercial off-the-shelf components and a unique modular sub array topology scalable to any form factor.
The AeroMax electronically steered array shown in an industry-standard radome. NXTCOMM´s low-profile design maximizes the usable space under the radome, allowing for more panels, and more panels mean greater performance.
Analysts predict a jump in demand for inflight connectivity as air travel resumes this summer, especially among business travelers, at a time of mounting financial losses in the inflight-connectivity service sector that intensified during the COVID-19 aviation shutdown.
NXTCOMM plans to conduct over-the-air testing later this year, with AeroMax antenna low-rate initial production (LRIP) available in early 2021. NXTCOMM´s capabilities include a full-scale production facility in metro Atlanta, as well as Part 145 facilities in Georgia.
NXT Communications Corporation is a new mobile connectivity company in metro Atlanta.