ThinKom’s VICTS Advantage
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 polarisation. Similar to electronically scanned arrays, the beam moves but you don’t see any moving parts on the antenna. The unique design of ThinKom’s VICTS antenna results in a surprising series of advantages over ESAs. The VICTS antenna has a large area efficiency advantage, is more reliable, performs much better at low look angles and has proven GSO/NGSO interoperability.
ThinKom’s 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.