Navy Arena – SOTM
Unforgiving conditions at sea make reliable communications essential to survivability and mission success. Satellite communications continue to play a critical role in naval communications. 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. The SpaceBridge family of maritime SATCOM terminals and WaveSwitch™ technology provide reliable, secure, and flexible high-speed communications for deployed naval war-fighters and vessels. Our range of VSAT terminals includes above-deck, built-for-maritime integrated VSAT modem/routers such as the military-grade MU7400 (Mil-Std) VSAT for Naval Satcoms, as well as the WU7400 VSAT line for commercial grade above-deck maritime, plus military below deck modems and routers.
For highly-meshed networks, the SpaceBridge U7400-M Mesh VSAT and HUB gateway products for military use have been designed to ensure minimum latency, the highest Quality of Service (QoS) and the adaptability to meet requirements for protected, rapid and real-time access to the information war fighters need in the field. Embedded solutions for Transmission Security (TRANSEC) and Advanced Encryption Standards (AES) protect data/voice/video traffic in our Military products.
WaveSwitch / Hub / Technology Advantages
With WaveSwitch™ technology, the ASAT™ Advanced VSAT system can serve both fixed VSAT terminal sites and On-the-Move/Mobile terminal sites — simultaneously in the same network and very efficiently, unlike some other systems.
- Link and satellite IP optimization technology deliver minimum latency in the delivery of voice, data, and video, protected by embedded and network security features.
- Leverage the ability to seamlessly switch between Star, Mesh, and SCPC two-way solutions using the same platform, and enjoy extensive networking flexibility.
- ASAT VSAT IITM technology and WaveSwitchTM provides flexibility and control, with the ability to dynamically reconfigure networks to respond immediately to changing traffic priorities, including surge capacity.
- WaveSwitchTM can allocate Bandwidth-on-Demand for a wide range of use scenarios, from low bit rate “surge-able standby” connections, to always-on blazing fast broadband between to connected vessels — and virtually everything in between. This gives naval teams and organizations complete flexibility to maximize their bandwidth allocation to when and where they need it.
Automatic Beam Switching for Maritime
Deployed vessels can navigate across satellite beam coverage, which requires that traffic to be switched from one beam to another seamlessly. The SpaceBridge 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.
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 much lower cost per megabit. As Ku-Band and Ka-Band satellite resources, with narrower beams are leveraged on HTS systems, Automatic Beam Switching may grow significantly.