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Extending RF’s Boundaries via Direct Data Sampling in the Ka-band eBook

Feb. 17, 2021

It’s widely recognized that software-defined microwave (SDM) air interfaces have huge potential. Through this technology, it will be possible to revolutionize many different aspects of the communications arena by making major transformations to the infrastructure that it relies on. More specifically, it’s certain to be of great benefit in the space sector. That’s because it will be possible to finally alleviate the highly frustrating cycle-time mismatch in the rates of progress in ground- and space-based hardware development.

Rather than having to utilize hardwired, overly hardware-centric solutions, which can quickly become outdated, it will be feasible for space-borne assets to be reconfigured while in orbit. As a result, they will be able to deal with different workloads or provide different services, depending on where they are at any given time.