ViaSat High-Dynamic C-band Feed Sets New Standard in Tracking Performance

See a presentation of test data and advantages at ITC this month

Oct 18, 2012, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new high-dynamic C-band antenna feed, designed to track fast moving targets and provide exceptional tracking resolution and autotracking performance, is being introduced by ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) at the 2012 International Telemetering Conference (ITC) October 23-25. The patent-pending C-band feed integrates into L- and S-band antennas without sacrificing any antenna capabilities. The feed can be retrofitted in the field and also uses the existing RF chain to minimize both the cost of the upgrade and antenna system downtime.


On October 23 ViaSat will also present a technical paper at ITC, including test data on the new high-dynamic C-band feed that shows how it can lock onto fast moving targets better than competing feeds.

A second paper presentation will detail a new antenna tracking control architecture designed for satellite auto-tracking targets with very weak tracking beacon power. The new tracking mode is particularly appropriate for telemetry, tracking, and control applications with GEO, MEO, and LEO satellites, both during orbit insertion and orbit maintenance operations.

Follow this link for more information about ViaSat ITC conference participation and speaking events. See ViaSat during ITC in booth 1012 at the Town and Country Resort, San Diego.

About ViaSat ( ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about tracking performance, minimizing cost of antenna upgrades and antenna system downtime. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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