Commercial

Starling Tests Ku Band Antenna

By Tish Drake | September 6, 2007

Starling Advanced Communication, Yoqneam, Israel, a provider of broadband antenna systems for in-flight applications, said its MIJET Ku band fuselage-mounted antenna for airliners achieved record performance for high bandwidth Web accessibility, VoIP communications and video conferencing. The company said the antenna system was installed on a Boeing 737 and completed a set of flight tests involving a multi-user environment. Starling said the system maintained continuous broadband connectivity between the airborne platform and the Amos communications satellite. MIJET exceeded nominal specifications, achieving a reception bit rate of more than 20 Mbps and transmission bit rate of more than 5 Mbps. MIJET is an ultra-small (30-inch diameter, 6 inches high), lightweight, bidirectional airborne Ku band antenna system suitable for wide body or narrow body airliners.

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