Novel fuselage panel at JEC World 2020 in Paris

The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center is going to present a novel fuselage panel at the JEC World 2020 in Paris.

This panel has been developed by NLR and the ACASIAS partners as part of WP2.

This fuselage panel has an orthogrid stiffened structure at the inner side with a glass fibre radome.

The cells of the grid can be used to integrate Ku-band Satcom antenna tiles, which are installed behind a glass fibre radome. 

In the past, NLR and partners have already developed technology for optical beam formation and beam steering of the Ku-band antenna tiles. The combination of the novel fuselage panel and the electronically steerable Ku-band antenna tiles provides new technology for broadband satellite communication on board aircraft.