Revolutionary Liquid Crystal
ALCAN’s beam steering feature is implemented using a liquid crystal layer inside a phased-array antenna. The liquid crystal is controlled by means of electromagnetic field, which changes the direction of the received or transmitted beam without physically turning the antenna.
Application of microwave liquid crystal technology
Digital satellite reception on the move
All-electric tracking without any moving parts
Integration of the antenna: Simple mount on vehicles like caravans, cars and ships
All-automatic satellite aiming due to beam-steering attributes
Reception of big data on all satellite frequencies
Leveraging Existing LC-Display Production Capacity
As these antennas have a similar liquid crystal core as LCD TV’s, existing display production capacity can be leveraged to help achieve very low production costs.