2nd Antenna Workshop



Satellite Applications Catapult,
Harwell Campus,
OX11 0QR


06/04/2017 - 9:30 am


06/04/2017 - 2:30 pm

After a successful antenna workshop run in 2014, the Catapult hosted another workshop in collaboration with the KTN’s Satellite Terminals Working Group (STWG). The focus of this workshop was also on antennas for satellite communication (SatComm) terminals.

During the workshop delegates were informed on current SatComm technology, the challenges, and shared the latest in technological developments.

The day’s activities included a small exhibition and a visit to our Farfield antenna test range.


Click here to see the agenda 

Delegate List

Click here to see the delegate list

Exhibitor List

The following organisations exhibited as part of the workshop. Please click on the organisation name to see their website for more information.

Printech Circuit Laboratories

Eureco Technologies

Elite Antennas


GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

Advantech Wireless

Global Invacom


AKD Satellite Communications Ltd


Please click on the name of a presentation to view it. Where the presentation is not available, the contact details of the presenters have been provided.

1 – Recent Developments in Antenna Technology at Heriot Watt for Future Satellite Communication Systems
Dr Carolina Mateo-Segura – Assist. Professor, Heriot Watt University

2 – Standards Preparation for SOTM Terminals: Recommendations for test procedures to validate the performance of Terminal Equipment for Type Approvals
Martin Jarrold – Chief of International Programme Development, GVF

3 – Antenna Approval and Innovation
Thomas Lohrey – Head of Systems Integration, Eutelsat

4 – Innovative Deployable Antennas for the New Space
Vincent Fraux (vincent.fraux@oxfordspacesystems.com) – Head of Design and M.A.I.T, Oxford Space Systems

5 – Satcom Antennas – A Question of Accuracy
Dr Richard Holliday, MD, Elite Antennas Ltd.

6 – Long Shots: The Art of Pointing an Antenna at a Satellite
Mark Lambert – VP Sales & Marketing/ Managing Director, Advantech Wireless

7 – Skyware Technologies: Developing Low Cost Terminal Solutions for Consumer Broadband
Dr Griogair Whyte – Principal RF/Project Engineer, Skyware Technologies

8 – Tracking Feeds with related fact sheet here
Ian Townsend – Deputy CEO, iSat Ltd

9 – AKD Sat-Comm – A Few ‘Testing’ Days in the Life of…
Tim Williams – Managing Director, AKD-Sat-Comm

10 – The High Throughput Future
John Finney (john@isotropicsystems.com) – Founder, Isotropic systems Ltd

11 – Solar Powered VSAT Terminal – Demo
Malcolm Burrell – Technical Director, Global Invacom Ltd.

12 – UK Space Agency Telecommunications Strategy
Michael Rudd – Telecoms Strategy Manager, UK Space Agency

13 – DISC: Disruptive Innovation for Space Centre
David Bookham – On behalf of Satellite Applications Catapult


If you have any questions, or would like further information, please email: marketing@sa.catapult.org.uk 

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