The good news is that there is over five thousand times more spectrum available via satellite with a global footprint. The problem is that we use most of this spectrum for fixed services because the current antenna technology cannot access this bandwidth. Kymeta is solving this problem by replacing the current parabolic satellite dish technology with a flat antenna that can be steered electronically and track a moving satellite from a mobile platform.
As the new space race emerges with companies launching low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations, Kymeta will meet this new era of mobility with best-in-class technology to unlock this potential.
Kymeta uses metamaterials in the manufacturing of its antenna technology. Metamaterials are created by arranging naturally occurring materials in a specific pattern that produces a specific electromagnetic response that is not found in nature. Kymeta has taken this concept and applied it to its mTenna® technology to create the world’s first metamaterials-based, slim, electronically steerable antenna.
What is the value in creating a world-changing technology if everyone can’t take advantage of it?
From its inception, Kymeta has focused on production methods that will support manufacturing in high volume in order to bring internet access to areas that have never had it before. By utilizing the $250 billion manufacturing infrastructure in the LCD display industry, Kymeta will be able to mass produce its antenna subsystem modules. As production economies of scale are realized, Kymeta will be able to make communications available to everyone across all boundaries.
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