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Advantech Wireless releases new tactical SATCOM network architecture for drones and UAVs

(3 November 2017 - Advantech Wireless) 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.”

About Advantech Wireless

Advantech Wireless supports the critical need for High Throughput Satellite communications in a rapidly expanding digital environment. Our proven, low-cost, and highly reliable system solutions are meeting the ever-increasing need for high-bandwidth communications essential to military and government solutions, as well as cellular network providers, broadcasters, robust corporate networks, and security. We integrate award-winning research and development engineering into our designs. The result: custom solutions with lowest overall capital and operating costs, together with an unparalleled commitment to lead the industry in innovation, design and reliability.