NASA Spinoff Database: Satellite Antenna Systems

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1997
Reference Number: JPL-SO-87
Category: Transportation
Origin: Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (acts) Antenna System

Abstract:
Through the Technology Affiliates Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the ACTS antenna system was transferred from experimental testing status to commercial development with KVH Industries, Inc. The ACTS design enables mobile satellite antennas to remain pointed at the satellite, regardless of the motion or vibration on which it is mounted. KVH's first product based on the ACTS design is a land-mobile satellite antenna system that will enable direct broadcast satellite television aboard moving trucks, recreational vehicles, trains, and buses. Future products could include use in broadcasting, emergency medical and military vehicles.

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20020076154

Page Number in Published book: 61
Manufacturer: KVH INDUSTRIES, INC.
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