Patented VICTS Technology

What Sets Us Apart

Electronic or Mechanical?

The Best of Both.

Our patented “VICTS” phased-array technology combines the technical benefits of mechanically steered and electronically scanned arrays (MSAs/ESAs) to deliver consistently high performance in the harshest environments. To the fastest-moving aircraft, vehicles and vessels – no matter their location on or above the planet – our unique phased arrays deliver:

  • Gap-free, pole-to-pole coverage
  • Satellite constellation interoperability
  • High beam agility for network flexibility
  • Installation versatility with low-profile design
  • Reduced OpEx from ultra-efficient operation

The VICTS Advantage

The table below compares the key performance characteristics among all three antenna classes.

ThinKom VICTS Phased Array

Not All Phased Arrays Are Created Equal

Learn more about the three classes of phased arrays from our CTO, Bill Milroy

VICTS Spelled Out

VICTS stands for “variable inclination continuous transverse stub.”

In very simple terms, the technology is comprised of layers of lightweight discs rotating around a single axis to steer the beam and control polarization.

Similar to electronically scanned arrays, the beam moves but you don’t see any moving parts on the antenna.


TEK Talk Series

Learn more about satellite communications and antenna technologies in our TEK Talks series, where our CTO chats with industry journalist Seth Miller on a range of topics.

Throughput and performance differences between satellite frequency bands

What to consider when determining how much bandwidth you need

Pros and cons of low-profile antennas

Antenna CapEx AND OpEx considerations

Inflight Connectivity for Every Orbit

Logging over 3,500 daily flight hours – and counting – ThinKom antennas boost cost and performance efficiencies today and well into the future with LEO/MEO/GEO interoperability.

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