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Hughes achieves distortion free SATCOM on rotary platforms

19th March 2013 - 14:38 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


Hughes Network Systems has successfully demonstrated the loss-free transmission of high-throughput data and video over SATCOM links from a variety of rotary platforms, the company announced 18 March. 

According to Hughes, its new communications-on-the-move (COTM) microstat system utilises an advanced waveform technology developed internally to achieve zero packet loss on transmission and reception through rotor blades, over both Ka and Ku-band satellite channels. 

Based on the company's advanced HX satellite broadband platform, the system utilises a variety of commercially available airborne antennas, and integrates with government, military and commercial platforms. 

During a series of tests on military and commercial helicopters,

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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