SoftBank Advances Communications Technology For HAPS

A cylindrical multibeam phased-array antenna provides stable, adaptable communications coverage from the stratosphere.
Credit: HAPSMobile
Japan’s SoftBank and its subsidiary HAPSMobile are developing new, high-capacity communications systems as they prepare to launch commercial services providing connectivity from the stratosphere using long-endurance unmanned aircraft. HAPSMobile, in which AeroVironment is a minority shareholder, is...

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