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Ku/Ka Band Satellite (KSAT) Subcommittee Meeting Report, June, July, September, October 2020

Last Published: 
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Ku/Ka Band Satellite (KSAT) Subcommittee Meeting Report. Meetings held June 23-26, July 22, September 2, and October 7, 2020, online meetings.

The Ku-Band and Ka-Band Satellite Communications (KSAT) Subcommittee held numerous meetings and conferences. They were conducted online.

The KSAT Subcommittee is developing the following ARINC Standards:

  • Supplement 2 to ARINC Characteristic 791: Mark I Aviation Ku-Band and Ka-Band Satellite Communication Systems, Part 2, Electrical Interfaces and Functional Description, as authorized by APIM 16-006
  • Supplement 1 to ARINC Characteristic 792: Second Generation
    Ku-band and Ka-band Satellite Communication System
    , as authorized by APIM 19-001
  • ARINC Project Paper 792A: Small Form Factor, multi-modem Ku-band and Ka-band Satellite Communication System with Fiber Optic Interfaces, as authorized by APIM 20-001

The KSAT Subcommittee reviewed inputs for Supplement 2 to ARINC Characteristic 791 Part 2.

Draft 1 of Supplement 2 to ARINC Characteristic 791 Part 2 was posted on August 14, 2020. Draft 2 is expected in January 2021.

In support of potential material for ARINC Characteristic 792 and ARINC Project Paper 792A, discussion sessions were held, and white papers were reviewed on the following topics:

  • Additional Modem Unit (AMU)
  • Fiber Optics
  • Antenna Fittings
  • New lug locations
  • Reduction of fitting 3 and 4
  • Thermal Management

The KSAT Subcommittee concurred that a mature draft of:

  • Supplement 2 to ARINC Characteristic 791 Part 2 should be available by October 2021
  • Supplement 1 to ARINC Characteristic 792 should be available by October 2021
  • ARINC Project Paper 792A should be available by April 2022.

The next KSAT Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for January 5-6, 2021.

The handout materials from these meetings are reproduced as attachments to this report.

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