Advantech Wireless releases new Tactical SATCOM Network Architecture for drones and UAVs


Advantech Wireless, a global leader for Satellite broadband communications solutions, announced today the release of the new Tactical SATCOM Network Architecture for Drones and UAVs.

The requirement for UAVs is growing exponentially. At the same time, their capabilities need to increase in terms of data rates, area coverage and operation in a hostile environment.

The ASAT IITM VSAT System technology, developed by Advantech Wireless is designed to provide extended capabilities for low rate surveillance data and instantaneously switch to support both large video feeds as well as high data transmissions rates from and to the UAV. These high value capabilities need to be offered in the most cost efficient way and have to solve key technological issues today.

“The UAV Satellite Market, demands operation in a hostile environment. The ASAT IITM System core network is designed for HTS satellites, with built-in beam switching technology, very low latency, multiple up link carriers from several teleports and perfectly synchronized forward and return links,” stated Cristi Damian, VP Global Sales & Business Development, RF and Microwave Products at Advantech Wireless. “The ability to access large pools of bandwidth from the remote UAV, combined with low latency and high bandwidth efficiency, opens tremendous opportunities for UAV SATCOM networks,” added Mr. Damian. “Synchronized forward and return frequency assignment means resilience against jamming and low probability of intercept for large tactical UAVs. Fast beam switching, and very short data frames, enables perfect coordination for Drone Swarms concept.”

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