Enabling Unlimited Acccess for Everyone, Everywhere
Leveraging new satellite technologies
Constellations of LEO satellites in orbits close to the Earth surface (~2.000 km or less) can provide capacity almost evenly across the globe. The challenge is to have affordable antenna terminals.
licriOn™ liquid crystal material technology provides the core functionality for realizing a new generation of affordable electronically steerable antennas.
licriOn™ is a new class of liquid crystal material optimized to modulate radio waves above 10 GHz and is designed for use in smart antennas.
licriOn™ technology: From fat to flat
REALIZING LC PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA
Used in a phased array antenna, the phase of each unit cell can be controlled by licriOn™ LC to electronically steer the beam of the phased array antenna in the desired direction.
SUPERIOR IN MANY ASPECTS
No moving parts
Enables a fully electronically steered antenna design
Reliable components with no mechanical moving parts
Antenna panels can be realized as thin as flat panel displays
Frequencies above 10 GHz
licriOn™ material shows optimum performance above 10 GHz
Low power consumption
Using passive microwave modulation technology
Leverages existing manufacturing infrastructure of the display industry
BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Affordable flat electronic beam steering antennas for a wide variety of use cases - ranging from connecting homes in rural areas to connectivity on the go. Everywhere.
"Liquid crystal antennas have the potential to transform cars into fully networked mobile communication systems."
USING EXISTING MANUFACTURING INFRASTRUCTURE
licriOn™ based antenna panels can be produced in existing display manufacturing infrastructure – and with minimal modifications – using the same equipment that produces LCD panels in vast quantities.
ENABLING FUTURE RF APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH FREQUENCIES
licriOn™ LC can enable new applications in wireless communication. licriOn™ material shows excellent microwave properties in the high frequency range.