MTI wins U.S.-Israeli grant to develop space antenna
The Israeli group will customize an existing antenna set to fit space environmental requirements, while the American aerospace company will focus on marketing the new technology commercially
Yafit Ovadia | 14:48 12.07.2021
MTI Wireless Edge Ltd., a Rosh Haayin-based group specializing in comprehensive communication and radio frequency solutions across multiple sectors announced on Monday that its Antenna Division had been selected to partner with American engineering firm, Craig Technologies and its subsidiary Sidus Space, to develop a new range of space antennas as part of a funded project. Earlier last year, Space Florida entered into an innovative bi-lateral partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority to support joint aerospace research and development projects. For this project, MTI will receive a grant of $125,000 to support the development of its new space antenna that can be used for space-ground and space-space applications. MTI aims to customize an existing antenna set to the required satellite communication frequency band, which will be redesigned to fit space environmental requirements. Testing will be performed using Craig’s on-orbit technology demonstration satellites. While MTI will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the antennae, Craig will focus on marketing the new technology commercially.