Navy Arena – SOTM
For the navy, unforgiving conditions at sea make reliable communications essential to survivability and mission success. Therefore, to meet mission requirements, today’s navies need more bandwidth than in the past to connect nodes, sensors, platforms, war-fighters, and weapons distributed across vessels. In fact, the SpaceBridge family of maritime SATCOM terminals and WaveSwitch™ technology provide a solution. In fact, this solution is reliable, secure, and flexible high-speed communications for deployed naval war-fighters and vessels.
In addition, for highly-meshed networks, the SpaceBridge U7400-M Mesh VSAT and HUB gateway products for military use have been designed to ensure minimum latency and the Highest Quality of Service (QoS). It also has the adaptability to meet requirements for protected, rapid, and real-time access to the information warfighters need in the field. Moreover, embedded solutions for Transmission Security (TRANSEC) and Advanced Encryption Standards (AES) protect data/voice/video traffic in our Military products.
Automatic Beam Switching for Maritime
Deployed vessels can navigate across satellite beam coverage, which requires that traffic switched from one beam to another seamlessly. Therefore, SpaceBridge’s system naturally supports Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) to allow the transfer of traffic from one satellite beam to the next or between two different satellites’ coverage as a ship passes through multiple footprints.
In addition, new opportunities to exploit Ka-Band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) low-latency Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit satellite (LEO) systems promise much greater bandwidth links to seaborne war-fighters and naval information warfare systems in the future and at a much lower cost per megabit. Moreover, as Ku-Band and Ka-Band satellite resources, with narrower beams, are leveraged on HTS systems, Automatic Beam Switching may grow significantly.