SKYTRAC’s Integrated Mission System 350 (IMS-350) Satcom terminal for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) has been selected by Nordic Unmanned for installation on a Staaker BG-200 drone. The IMS-350 will provide the drone with Command and Control (C2) capabilities for enhanced mapping, photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning and logistical operations.
The Staaker BG-200 will be able to operate BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) from anywhere in the world, and take advantage of live video streaming and mission control updates. The IMS-350’s onboard server will also host custom video compression software that will optimize bandwidth utilization and reduce operating costs.
The IMS-350 will enable Iridium Certus broadband services on Nordic Unmanned UAV platforms, providing speeds ranging from 176 Kbps bi-directional to 352 Kbps uplink and 704 Kbps downlink, dependent on antenna configuration. The Staaker BG-200 UAV’s flexible operational profile allows it to operate in sub-arctic to semi-arid and tropical climate zones, and will enable Nordic Unmanned to service customers globally, making Iridium Certus the ideal satellite network service of choice.
Dr. Jose Luis Gil, VP of Digitalization at Nordic Unmanned, commented: “SKYTRAC’s IMS-350 solution will bring our Staaker BG-200 to the next level with a Satcom communication system for unmanned flight operations. Satcom systems will be part of all UAVs operations in the near future – the ability to work with a leading Iridium Aviation Partner such as SKYTRAC was crucial to our decision making.”
Jan van der Heul, Vice President of Sales at SKYTRAC, stated: “We’re proud to work with a Europe’s leading unmanned systems and services provider with expertise in a wide variety of UAVs, including the Staaker BG-200 and their recently acquired Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 RPAS system. Nordic Unmanned is a leading provider of unmanned systems and partnering with this exciting organization will allow SKYTRAC to explore the true potential of the IMS-350’s capabilities.”