SRI International, a research institute based in Silicon Valley, and GeoLink are to work together to develop technology for small-form-factor phased array satellite antenna terminals that could ultimately provide mobile broadband satellite communications to the consumer.
Under the terms of a multi-year technology and product development program, GeoLink may receive access to SRI’s expertise in microwave antenna, radar, and secure wireless telecommunications technologies, ownership of co-developed intellectual property, and office and laboratory space within the institute’s 63-acre campus in Menlo Park, California. In return, SRI is to receive an equity position in the company.
GeoLink intends to introduce products that can deliver two-way broadband secure satellite communications covering the C, X, Ku, and Ka Bands. The products will have the ability to send and receive e-mail, voice, video, graphics, and other broadband data from anywhere, even from moving planes, ships and cars.
In addition to the consumer market, GeoLink will be addressing the demand for satellite-ready secure communications and radar systems in the government and commercial markets too.