|Founded||August 21, 2012|
|Headquarters||Redmond, Washington U.S|
|Marc Stolzman (president and CFO)|
Number of employees
Kymeta Corporation is a satellite communications company based in the United States. It was founded in August 2012 after spinning out from Intellectual Ventures and manufactures software-enabled, meta-materials based electronic beamforming antennas and terminals for satellite communications.
Kymeta announced commercial availability of its first products—the mTennau7 antenna subsystem module (ASM) and KyWay terminal—in March 2017, which are the first metamaterials-based products to be successfully commercialized. Kymeta has also partnered with Intelsat to offer KĀLO satellite services, which can be bundled with all Kymeta products. As of October 2018, the company has raised nearly $200 million in funding from various investors including Bill Gates and Lux Capital.
Kymeta mTenna technology uses a holographic approach to electronically acquire, steer and lock a beam to a satellite. It is built using a metamaterials toolset, which uses a thin structure with tuneable metamaterial elements instead of reflecting microwaves like a traditional parabolic antenna or creating thousands of separate signals like a phased array antenna. The flat, lightweight and cost-effective satellite tracking antennas are designed to work seamlessly for communication in high-volume markets where traditional satellite antennas are not currently practical or feasible, such as automotive, maritime, and aviation.
The mTennaU7 has 30,000 individual elements that act collectively to create a holographic beam that can transmit and receive satellite signals. The tunable elements scatter RF energy when activated. Software then activates a pattern of tunable elements to generate a beam. To change the beam direction, the software changes the pattern of activated elements.
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