Harris Demonstrates 3" K-Band Satellite Antenna

Harris Corp. has demonstrated a three-inch phased array K-band antenna for military use that allows air-to-air communications and reception of K-band satellite signals at a data rate of 2,400 bps. According to Dan Pearson, president of Harris' Department of Defense Programs business unit, "this first-of-its-kind, K-band downlink-capable, three-inch antenna opens the door to a wide range of new applications that will allow satellites in this frequency band to link with tactical airborne platforms, particularly stealth aircraft such as the F/A-22 and F-35, which require much smaller, lighter antennas. We are very pleased with the success of this demonstration, and the strong cooperative effort among all those involved."

The Harris press release said the antenna was developed in cooperation with Lockheed Martin and is ideal for use on military fighter jets and other tactical applications.