Cubic’s GATR Technologies and Intelsat General achieve high-throughput link via ultra-portable satellite terminal
San Diego, CA-based Cubic Corporation announced on September 12 that its subsidiary GATR Technologies(GATR), which operates within the Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division, and Intelsat General Corporation (IGC) successfully established a 26-megabits per second (mbps) downlink and a 10+ mbps uplink, carrying multiple data streams during performance testing of GATR’s prototype GATR-FLEX® sub-meter Ku-band, ultra-portable terminal.
GATR and IGC performed a series of tests using the open architecture, high-performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite IS-29e, GATR-FLEX antenna and GATR’s e850 ruggedized iDirect satellite modem, which maximized the throughput of the iDirect Evolution series modems. The tests measured throughput while taxing a single satellite link with data, voice and high-definition (HD) streaming video, which is normally done by two separate terminals over separate networks.
“The extreme portability of our sub-meter GATR-FLEX terminal and IGC’s new high-throughput, high-performance satellite have been successfully tested to deliver command and control (C2) in addition to full-motion video capabilities,” said Paul Gierow, president of Cubic|GATR.
“The goal of this test was to demonstrate that there was ample capacity for a small terminal to stream multiple HD video streams at the same time as C2 traffic, and we succeeded in doing this,” said Mark Daniels, vice president of new technologies and services, Intelsat General.
Cubic|GATR and IGS anticipate higher performance with the next generation of iDirect Velocity modems.
“Cubic’s GATR looks forward to offering new and innovative satellite communications solutions that enable users to increase the capability of the mission, while keeping the pack-out small and lightweight,” said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions. “Cubic subsidiaries will continue to look for ways to synergize and collaborate to deliver enhanced end-to-end communications solutions to our customers.”