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Lightweight KA-Band SATCOM Terminal Developed for Military Applications

Published: 15 Jul 2019

GetSAT NanoSAT-H SATCOM terminal

GetSAT, a developer of satellite communication terminals for airborne, ground, and maritime applications, has announced the introduction of the NanoSAT-H: a very small and lightweight KA-band satcom terminal with an integrated block upcoverter. The new satcom terminal meets the requirements of applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that are in need of full broadband communications – voice, video and data – in a minimum sized package to empower decision making on the constantly changing battlefield.

NanoSAT-H, the result of GetSAT’s development of micronized technologies, is an ultra-portable lightweight, low-profile terminal optimized ‘on-the-move’ solution. Replacing a truck load of equipment, the terminal, weighing 3.6 kg and including an integrated BUC, LNB and ACU, provides autonomous operation for transmission and reception of high bandwidth data-rates with any LBand satellite modem.

Kfir Benjamin, CEO of GetSAT, stated: “GetSAT opens a new era of real-time video, audio and information flow by providing direct high bandwidth communications between ground or aerial forces and headquarters. The initial markets for the terminal are on the battlefield via a highly portable ‘man-pack’ and in the satcom system of small UAVs. Our experience in the military and security fields enables us to work closely with clients to create secure, rugged solutions that meet their distinct needs for seamless on-the-move communications.”

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