ViaSat had one patents in 3D printing during Q4 2023. The patent describes a dual-polarized antenna array with a parallel plate polarizer, stepped septums, and divided waveguides for first and second polarizations. The antenna array includes inverted sets of stepped septums and opposing walls formed by upper and lower plates for each polarization. GlobalData’s report on ViaSat gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ViaSat grant share with 3D printing as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Antenna array with dual-polarized parallel plate septum polarizer (Patent ID: US20230411860A1)

The patent filed by ViaSat Inc. describes a dual-polarized antenna array that includes a parallel plate polarizer with upper and lower plates, stepped septums, and divided waveguides for different polarizations. The antenna array is designed to efficiently transmit and receive signals with different polarizations by utilizing the unique structure of the parallel plate polarizer and waveguides. The design allows for improved performance and flexibility in handling signals of varying polarizations.

The antenna array also includes features such as multiple parallel plate polarizers, alignment or offset of stepped septums, antenna feeds within waveguides, circuit cards with beamforming networks, distribution circuits, and waveguide feed networks. These components work together to ensure effective signal transmission and reception, with the ability to handle different types of polarizations, such as circular or linear. The use of additive manufacturing techniques and dielectric inserts further enhances the performance and versatility of the dual-polarized antenna array. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for dual-polarized antenna arrays that can be utilized in various communication applications to improve signal quality and reliability.

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