Mission-Critical Airborne, Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) and Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLoS) SATCOMs
Airborne movement requires technology in Ku, X, and other frequency bands that provides high-bandwidth data to assure constant communication. In fact, it supports a variety of Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) missions, including:
- High-throughput links for Relay UAVs to complete data acquisition missions rapidly
- HD video transmissions by surveillance UAVs
- Trunks from UAVs to deployed troops beyond-line-of-sight (BLoS)
In fact, SATCOMs-on-the-Move technology can provide vital Command, Control, and Communications (C3) beyond enemy lines, from theater to a rear Command or Headquarters, or back to a home country for tactical high-speed UAV Beyond Line of Sight (BLos) links.
In addition, for UAV-mounted links, the Spacebridge U7800 – Standalone / ASAT™ System Dual Waveform Satellite Modem is a unique unit designed to meet intense operational demands. As an Ultimate Series VSAT, it supports point-to-point SCPC connectivity as well as hub-spoke RCS MF-TDMA, ASCPC™, and SCPC including optional mesh overlay connectivity. Additionally, offering Government-grade encryption, VLAN and IPSec VPN, wide range transmit and receive range and built-in OpenAMIP for SOTM antenna interoperability are just some of the features of this compact, optionally DC-powered unit.
Bandwidth and Waveform Switching On-Demand
UAV missions require high capacity links, but not always on a continuous and constant basis. Therefore, SpaceBridge WaveSwitch™ technology is especially suited to supporting the dynamic nature of military operations and sporadic missions. WaveSwitch™ efficiently allocates high throughput links to terminals only when needed.
In fact, UAV-mounted terminals employ small footprint/low profile antennas (LPAs) for aerodynamics and stealth. Therefore, Spread Spectrum transmission is required in order to meet satellite operator and user transmission specs through these kinds of terminals. In addition, Spread Spectrum signals desired to mitigate the risk of detection and jamming in defense applications.