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Odense, Denmark, 5th December 2019 – QuadSAT has announced its antenna testing solution has been demonstrated to satellite operators SES and Eutelsat. Positive results obtained at a recent supervised testing session were sufficient for SES to consider adopting QuadSAT’s antenna testing product for future commercial antenna qualification activity. 

QuadSAT’s system uses drone technology to test, calibrate and measure the performance of VSAT antennas, specifically Comms-On-The-Move products. The system offers similar capabilities as a traditional antenna test range, and does so autonomously, by generating and receiving test signals in a highly controlled and consistent manner. The result is a portable, cost-effective, and time-efficient method to verify antenna performance.  

A series of tests were carried out at A1 Telekom Austria’s Aflenz Teleport, witnessed by SES, Eutelsat, A1 Telekom, and Mike Bartlett (Mik The Dish), an independent antenna verification engineering consultant. The tests included horizontal and elevation off-axis radiation diagrams, cross-pol measurements, and raster scans created using QuadSAT’s system.

“We have been working with the QuadSAT team for the last few years, and are very pleased with the progress they have made. This technology will make independent antenna verification testing more accessible and cost-effective for antenna manufacturers and service providers. More antenna performance tests will result in better VSAT antenna quality in the industry. QuadSAT’s product is very welcome there.”

Anja Ellerbrock

Senior Engineer of Commercial Systems Engineering responsible for antenna approvals, SES

“This is a fantastic technology that has huge potential to transform how antenna testing is performed.”

Fritz Schurig

Responsible for antenna approval, Eutelsat

“We are thrilled that Eutelsat and SES are considering our technology as a contribution to improve antenna product quality, in a move towards a cleaner RF spectrum overall.”

Joakim Espeland

CEO, QuadSAT

About QuadSAT
Founded in March 2017, QuadSAT’s mobile antenna testing system provides users with affordable, accessible and accurate antenna testing and calibration. The system utilizes a custom-built RF payload, unmanned aircrafts, and mathematical algorithms in order to effectively simulate satellites and perform critical tests in determining antenna performance. QuadSAT’s system has been developed to meet industry-wide standards.
 
QuadSAT’s cost-effective solution, which has been developed to meet industry-wide standards, moves antenna testing away from testing facilities and into the field. QuadSAT’s solution increases the ease of testing and enhances spectrum awareness. This promotes minimal energy consumption and allows for cleaner transmissions with less RF interference.
 
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