How crowding space is opening a new antenna market

The Harris Corporation announced May 30 that it had been awarded a $6.26 million contract from the Air Force through a Defense Innovation Unit program to develop a prototype ground antenna system that would be capable of linking to multiple satellites at the same time.

“Until recently, there hasn’t been a need to increase the number of simultaneous satellite connections, and doing so was cost prohibitive,” explained Harris spokesperson Kristin Jones. “A congested space domain is now driving the need for a solution, and Harris has a cost-efficient way to meet the demand. We’ve developed a unique approach using state-of-the-art technology for 5G systems that makes the business case for the Air Force to transition to an operational solution.”

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