ARINC KsatRptSep19

Ku/Ka Band Satellite (KSAT) Subcommittee Meeting Report, September 2019

Last Published: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ku/Ka Band Satellite (KSAT) Subcommittee Meeting Report. Meeting held September 24-26, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

The Ku/Ka-band Satellite (KSAT) Subcommittee met to prepare satcom installation standards for non-safety applications.

The meeting focused on:

  • Reviewing inputs for Supplement 2 to ARINC Characteristic 791: Mark I Aviation Ku-band and Ka-band Satellite Communication System, Part 2, Electrical Interfaces and Functional Equipment Description
  • Reviewing inputs for Supplement 1 to ARINC Characteristic 792: Second Generation Ku-band and Ka-band Satellite Communication System
  • Common modem and RF/IF over fiber optic media presentations were provided followed by discussion sessions

The KSAT Subcommittee determined that a mature draft of ARINC Characteristic 791, Part 2 will be available by October 2020 and a mature draft of ARINC Characteristic 792 will be available by April 2021.

The next KSAT Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for January 21-23, 2020, in Carlsbad, California.

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

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