PARCA Software-Defined Antenna™
Pixel-Addressable Reconfigurable Conformal Antenna:
Packing more antenna capability into less footprint
Military aircraft with high data rate Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS) communications requirements need one or more high gain satellite communication (SATCOM) antennas. Steerable high-gain dish antennas are bulky/heavy and usually need a high-profile radome creating aerodynamic drag. PARCA is a conformal, rapidly reconfigurable, electronically pointed, phased array antenna increasing system effectiveness and flexibility. PARCA technology supports multi-band satcom terminals on aircraft and vehicles from L-band at 1 GHz to Ka-band at 44 GHz. PARCA also provides agile high-gain beams for EW transmitters and enables high gain antennas for radar threat receivers.