Microcom Systems



State of Technology Reviews

Our state of technology reviews present a comprehensive, detailed picture of the technology used in the space marketplace

Microcom usually generates state of technology reviews on a commission basis for individual clients and, depending on our customer's requirements and the particular aspect of the space marketplace being reviewed, can include some, or all, of the following:

  • Market Overview provides a top level view of the marketplace and the main technologies used in it
  • Key Technologies provides a detailed description of the main current and near future technologies used in a marketplace, identifying:
    • the main features of the technology
    • how the technology works
    • advantages and disadvantages
    • constraints
    • main markets
    • future developments
  • Key Suppliers identifies the key players in the market, providing product information
  • Comparison draws together the descriptions from the earlier sections to present a detailed comparison of the technologies used in a particular market

Our customers use our state of technology reviews to help understand a particular aspect of space technology and how it may develop

  • One of our clients, a major user of VSATs, was planning its future uses of the technology. It felt that its own, in-house specialists were too focussed on the venors and solutions they were familiar with and wanted an unbiased, outside view. Microcom provided a detailed overview of all major vendors and their products as well as an in depth review of the curent state of the art of VSAT technology and how it may be expected to evolve over the next few years.