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ARTICLE: What Makes Ka-band Systems Tick?

Ka-band commercial satellites have arrived in the past couple years after more than two decades of trials, testing, and small commercial attempts. Many of these new Ka satellites are High Throughput Satellites (HTS) with powerful multiple narrow spot beams. Though, new Ku satellites are more powerful than previous Ku satellites, Ka satellites usually have higher gain-to-noise temperature (G/T) and Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP). Written by Norsat’s Chief Scientist, Michael Schefter, and published in the March 2018 issue of Microwaves & RF, “What Makes Ka-band Systems Tick” is an article which focuses on Ka and Ku-band system issues, and link budgets.


ARTICLE: Improving Your Signal and Mitigating Downlink ASI Effects in Ground Satellite Terminals

Norsat’s article, “Improving Your Signal and Mitigating Downlink Adjacent Satellite Interference Effects in Ground Satellite Terminals” was published in a recent issue of Global Military Communications magazine. This article outlines the challenges of downlink ASI in ground terminals, as well as provides tactics on how the effects can be mitigated. With satellite interference being a prominent issue in today’s industry, this article offers solutions for a clearer signal.


CASE STUDY: Building a Custom Satellite Terminal Solution for Kratos Communications SAS

Norsat started out 2018 with a great new case study published in the January 2018 issue of SatMagazine! This case study is based on the custom GLOBETrekker terminal that Norsat built for Kratos’ European subsidiary, Kratos Communications SAS and outlines how Norsat was able to provide a custom multi-band solution for Kratos Communications SAS’ geolocation system,satID®, a component which would then be part of a larger system called the Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System (ASRMS).


Norsat Mentioned in “Key Considerations in Choosing BUCs and SSPAs” article in Satellite Executive Briefing

Are you purchasing a BUC or SSPA in the near future? Do your research and read the latest article in Satellite Executive Briefs, written by Editor-in-Chief, Virgil Labrador,  “Key Considerations in Choosing BUCs and SSPAs“. Learn what types of questions to ask your BUC/SSPA manufacturer and what types of designs to look for. In some cases, off-the-shelf products may work for your application, but in others, customizations may be required. Norsat International offers standard products, as well as custom options on most BUC or SSPA products. Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, was interviewed for this article and provided much insight into the world of BUC and SSPA manufacturing.


Norsat’s CEO, Amiee Chan, Featured in BC Business’ Article on Women in STEM

Norsat’s President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, was proudly featured in BC Business’ “STEM Power” article on the province’s top female influencers in science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM. The article notes that, “Females still account for fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs in Canada – roughly the same proportion as 30 years ago.” Dr. Chan first started with Norsat in 1992 and in 2006, was promoted to CEO. Read about her experiences as a female in STEM.


SATELLITE 2018 Show Recap

For 37 years, the SATELLITE conference and trade show has welcomed a community of satellite specialists from all over the world. With satellites being an integral part of worldwide communications, SATELLITE has become one of the most important  satellite technology events of the year. At this year’s SATELLITE show, Norsat featured a broad portfolio of products including its redundant switch system, GLOBETrekker flyway terminal, ATOM series of Ku- and Ka-band BUCs and SSPAs, and Norsat’s ultra-reliable LNBs. Norsat offered live demonstrations of the redundant switch system over the three days of the trade show. It garnered lots of interest from a variety of customers and the feedback on the product was very positive.


Norsat’s First Show in 2018: Mobile Deployable Communications

The first show of the year for Norsat was SMI’s Mobile Deployable Communications 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. This conference included key military and government representatives from the Central and Eastern Europe regions, as well as leading CIS experts from Western Europe. Brian Donnelly, Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, and Olivier Scorsipa, Norsat’s Business Development Manager, attended the popular and informative conference.



Redundant Switch Systems for LNBs and BUCs

Norsat’s Redundant Switches for LNBs and BUCs automatically detect signal faults and switch to an alternate LNB or BUC – providing maximum satellite service availability. Receive-side signal continuity is maintained via continuous power detection, and upon detecting a fault, the signal is automatically switched to the reserve LNB or BUC.

Available for either 1:1 or 1:2 redundancy applications, and in either IDU or headless configurations, Norsat’s LNB/BUC Redundant Switch solutions combine the reliability and performance for the ultimate system safeguarding solution for remote and challenging satellite terminal installations. Key features include:

  • C, X, Ku, and Ka-Band systems available
  • Current-sensing fault detection
  • Fully automatic or manually-commanded redundancy
  • 1RU – 19″ IDU with easy-to-read LED status indicators
  • Optional remote M&C available



NAB 2018

  • Apr. 9-12, 2018
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Visit us at booth #SU3114
communicasia 2018

CommunicAsia 2018

  • Jun. 26-28, 2018
  • Singapore
  • Visit us at booth #IT4-01