Kymeta Government Solutions Receives Two NASA SBIR Grant Awards
Kymeta receives funding support from NASA for development of Low-SWaP Ka-band antenna and Ka-band electronically-steered CubeSat antenna to meet growing space segment SATCOM demands
Redmond, Washington – September 19, 2017: Kymeta—the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity—announced that its Government Solutions division has been awarded two grants via the NASA SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program to develop very small, space-based, very low size, weight and power (SWaP) flat panel Ka-band terminals for CubeSats and other Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.
“These grants will allow Kymeta Government Solutions (KGS) to supply NASA with our proprietary metamaterials-based low SWaP flat panel solutions for satellite-to-satellite and satellite-to-ground/ground-to-satellite communications, starting with CubeSats, which are about the size of a loaf of bread,” said David Kervin, General Manager and Vice President of Kymeta Government Solutions.
Organizations receiving SBIR grants are required to develop solutions with practical significance that have both commercial and non-commercial applications. They also must provide the potential to fulfill NASA needs. “Kymeta’s Government Solutions CubeSat antenna has the potential to completely change LEO satellite communications,” said Kervin. “The NASA SBIR Projects program grants we have received are yet a further testament to Kymeta innovation capabilities.”
Kymeta’s announcement comes days after the grand finale of the Cassini Mission, noted for its ground-breaking discoveries using 20th century technology. “The Cassini Mission launched in October 1997 with the best technology of the time,” said Kervin. “Kymeta Government Solutions is leveraging the new standard for space and satellite communications. These NASA grants will further our ability to develop solutions to hard problems for government, military, and commercial applications, wherever that technology may travel.”
What’s the missing link to connecting billions of people to high-speed mobile access? Antennas. And Kymeta offers the world’s only commercially-viable electronically-scanning satellite antennas and terminals. Kymeta antennas and terminals deliver high-throughput communications for land, sea, and air, making mobile connectivity as available as a view of the sky. Plus, the world’s largest satellite operator, Intelsat, has joined forces with Kymeta to deliver KĀLO™ global access services that combine with Kymeta antennas and terminals to provide revolutionary mobile connectivity. Without Kymeta mTenna™ technology, connecting and staying connected to all those new satellites while on the move will be difficult, if not impossible.
If it moves, Kymeta will keep it connected. Anywhere.
About Kymeta Government Solutions
Kymeta Government Solutions is led and staffed by those who understand the distinct requirements of the government user community and the demanding environments where our solutions are deployed. We serve global government customers at the federal, state and local levels, always remaining cognizant that human lives depend on the performance and reliability of our products.
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