SWISSto12, a provider of 3D printed antennas and RF system products for Aerospace and Defense and SatixFy, a developer and manufacturer of advanced digital processing multibeam and beamforming products for communications over satellite have announced a strategic partnership for the development and commercialization of end-to-end MEO and GEO telecom satellite payloads.
Both companies are working together on multiple advanced payload programs and opportunities for telecommunication satellites. SWISSto12 and SatixFy contribute with best-in-class products that are essential and complementary to the architectures of advanced digital payloads. Such systems require highly capable on-board digital signal processing capabilities to deliver re-configurable, channelized, switchable and regenerative payloads capable of beam-hopping and beamforming processes. These advanced digital payloads need to work hand-in-hand with best-in-class active antennas that can deliver high power and create RF beams that follow customers' demands on the ground. The combination of these technologies enables flexible telecom payloads which are a true game changer for satellite operators to boost profitability and reduce business risk in their operations. The technologies, being digitized and Software defined, allow for a highly programmable, self-calibrating Software Defined Payload enabling unprecedented fast time to market.
SatixFy is contributing to this partnership with its Software Defined, high bandwidth product portfolio in flexible digital payloads and beamforming technology that leverages upon its rad-hard Sx4000 and Prime2 ASICs. SWISSto12 is contributing to this partnership with its disruptive active antenna technology that leverages upon its unique 3D printing capabilities for RF applications. In partnership, the two companies are seizing the opportunity to co-engineer end-to-end payloads with optimal integration, systems engineering and optimization approaches for maximum performance of telecom missions.
Dr. Emile de Rijk, CEO of SWISSto12 said that this partnership with SatixFy will bring both their unique product capabilities together for the benefit of next generation advanced telecom satellite payloads. He also said that they look forward to their work with satellite integrators to provide these new payload products.
Charlie Bloomfield, CEO of SatixFy Space Systems said that SatixFy and SWISSto12’s combined product capabilities offer an important opportunity to provide the most integrated and advanced full payload systems. This cooperation will allow for payloads that demonstrate significantly improved size, weight and power compared to currently available systems.