Imagine extending the reach of fast, affordable information to every human being on earth today. Better yet, imagine small, cost effective, powerful satellites able to provide terabit data-rates and exciting new applications for Earth, Deep Space, or even human Space colonies. At Akash, we are creating technologies to make that vision come true. Using pioneering satellite technologies capable of data-rates at 1,000 times faster than those available today, streaming high-definition video, and centimeter-resolution images in visible and infrared, we are working to give every person on earth, and off, affordable and complete access to the world’s information.
We are focused on resolving issues critical to the expansive growth of the satellite industry. Our technologies and designs will enable smaller, lighter satellites with higher performance, which will lead to lower launch costs, reduced cost-per-bit, more launch cycles, and increased communications access and throughput. This will give greater opportunity for new satellite applications; more bandwidth, combined with lower costs and faster learning will create opportunities not even envisioned today – new opportunities for deep space communications, communications between spacecraft, and higher-density communication between human communities, no matter where they are in the universe.
The Coming Communications Problem We Must Resolve
- Steep growth in worldwide data demand has outpaced our communications infrastructure; now over a quintillion (1018) bytes per month, growing 100X every decade,
- Satellite applications under development, on Earth and in Space, require yet-to-be developed communications gear at more demanding frequency, bandwidth, and power requirements
- Currently contemplated solutions and technologies do not get us there; there is not enough cellular base-station infrastructure, nor capable satellites able to meet data demands
- New technology is needed — and Akash’s RFPA and CubeSat technology is poised to meet these demands.
Our Business Approach
Phase One: Solid State Power Amplifiers
Akash is currently in Phase One, where we deliver GaN-on-Diamond MMIC Power Amplifiers to customers who make satellite, airborne, and ground systems requiring high frequency and high power-efficiency. Using our parts, our customers can expect to a) reduce cost per Watt to levels unattainable by state of the art and currently envisioned technologies; b) increase thermal efficiency and power levels well beyond what is possible with conventional technologies; c) integrate more of the satellite system components onto a single chip; and d) deliver higher frequencies and bandwidths than is currently available or envisioned in the marketplace.
Phase Two: Satellite Transmitter/Receiver Modules & Systems
By the end of 2019, Akash will enter its second phase with the selective unveiling to customers, of transmitters and transmitter+receiver systems with performance capabilities currently thought unachievable, e.g. downlink data-rates from 400Gbps up to 1Terabit, at X and Ka-bands, and beyond.