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Hughes demos satcoms for helicopters

March 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM   |   Comments

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 19 (UPI) -- High-throughput video and data transmission over satellite communications links from helicopters has been successfully performed by a U.S. company.

The demonstrations by Hughes Network Systems LLC involved its new communications-on-the-move microsat system, which uses the company's advanced waveform technology.

"Hughes continues to lead in developing innovative, cost-effective mobility solutions for military and commercial applications," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division.

"Our new microsat technology is ideal for C2 and ISR missions in all airborne as well as maritime and land environments, combining patented waveform design on a proven, and common platform for all applications -- unlike other single-use solutions."

In the demonstrations, the system achieved "zero packet loss" on transmission and reception through the rotor blades over both Ka and Ku-band satellite channels.

The rotary wing system, based on its HX satellite broadband platform, meets the Federal Information Processing 140-2, Level 2 encryption standard, the company said.

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