SkyVision chooses Communications & Power Industries' Ka-band satellite communications system

SkyVision, a satellite communication service provider, has selected Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) to provide telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) antenna systems for use with the GiSat-1 Ka-band satellite now under construction, the company said.

For the joint project, CPI ASC Signal Division will provide eleven 9.4-meter antenna systems to SkyVision for use with its satellite platform on the advanced satellite from Global IP, which will serve sub-Saharan Africa, providing 150 Gbps of capacity for broadband to a region of more than 800 million people in 39 countries. Together, the two firms will install and deploy the antenna systems at 11 gateways located throughout Europe.

CPI ASC Signal Division´s TT&C antenna systems will help maintain peak performance of the satellite while it is in orbit. The antennas feature advanced CPI ASC Signal Division technologies, including the company´s patented sub-reflector tracking (SRT), which enables the antenna to track the satellite to within 1/1000th of a degree without moving the main reflector, providing not only greater accuracy but reduced operating and maintenance expenses.

The SRT technology is paired with an industry-leading monopulse feed system to provide inherent redundancy support. These technologies, combined with an ultra-precise antenna drive system and CPI ASC Signal Division´s unique adaptive thermal management system, deliver a new standard in tracking accuracy and performance in dynamic environmental conditions.

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets.

SkyVision is a global telecommunications provider with strong engineering, infrastructure and network management capabilities. SkyVision leverages the best talent possible throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East to deliver best-in-class telecommunication infrastructure and managed services.