SATCOM Capabilities Demonstrated on Hellas Satellite

By Mike Ball / 30 Jan 2020
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Get SAT SATCOM terminal and Hellas Sat 4 Ku-Band geosynchronous satellite

Get SAT, a developer of lightweight satellite communication (SATCOM) terminals for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and ground and maritime unmanned systems, and satellite operator Hellas Sat have announced the successful demonstration of SATCOM capabilities on Hellas Sat’s network.

Get SAT’s MilliSAT-W terminal was installed at Hellas Sat’s Kofinou Station in Cyprus, and communicated with the Hellas Sat 4 Ku-Band geosynchronous satellite located at 39°E, which provides coverage for Europe, the Middle East and Southern Africa. The satellite can be used to transfer video and provide maritime connectivity and cellular backhaul for corporate networks and government services.

Get SAT terminals are mobile solutions for SWaP (size, weight and power)-restricted applications such as UAVs and other unmanned vehicles. The terminals incorporate fast-tracking technologies using a miniaturized interlaced flat panel antenna that combines receive and transmit elements and moves at speeds of 200 degrees per second, thus enabling quick and easy access to broadband services.

Ilias Tsakalis, COO of Hellas Sat, commented: “We are proud to enhance Hellas Sat 4’s Ku-band capabilities via Get SAT’s terminals to our customers, including those requiring on-the-move satcom. By expanding options for our customers’ applications, we more closely align ourselves to their growing businesses and add more capacity for their needs.”

Kfir Benjamin, Get SAT CEO, stated: “Hellas Sat 4’s Ku-band has allowed us to fully demonstrate the capability of Get SAT’s exciting technologies. The cooperation between Get SAT and Hellas Sat technologies supports high data rates, adds value for their customers and enables us to pursue new potential users.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact