Inmarsat delivers record-breaking data rate to support small-aperture aero capability for global C4ISR
Inmarsat announced on November 8 the operational availability of enhanced aeronautical services in support of critical U.S. government Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) operations.
In use today on multiple platforms and missions, government operations are using Inmarsat’s reliable, worldwide L-band space and ground network through micro-antennas as small as 5 inches at unmatched speeds. Inmarsat’s partners now have the ability to deliver record-breaking data rates as high as 10Mbps x 10Mbps. Using high-order modulation, efficiencies up to 4.5 bits per hertz are achieved allowing cost-efficient bandwidth utilization.
Available production terminals are ultra-compact and ideal for manned and unmanned aeronautical platforms. Terminal solutions leverage existing installed antennas including mechanically steered antennas as well as advanced low profile, phased array antennas. These solutions provide users unparalleled coverage and performance for their aeronautical connectivity needs, while retaining the ease of use, reliability and low cost of ownership provided by Inmarsat’s global network.
“Inmarsat has been providing reliable mobility services to the U.S. government for almost four decades, and we recognize that rapid and cost-effective commercial innovation that is built to government’s requirements optimizes success for their mission. That is why we focus heavily on the development of innovative and dependable technology that maximizes the use of what has already been proven and, often, already adopted by Programs of Record,” said Peter Hadinger, president, U.S. Government Business Unit, Inmarsat. “When users have to globally mobilize, they know and trust that their Inmarsat satellite services will be right there with them.”