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Horizon obtains US patent for Xtender

5th August 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Horizon Technologies has been issued a US patent for its Xtender SIGINT technology.

This is the second registered patent to be awarded to the UK-based company.

Xtender allows small UAVs and CubeSats to remotely detect, geolocate, and intercept satellite phone communications, from a miniature software-defined radio.

‘Our Amber CubeSat [to be launched in 2021] will not only have the ability to geolocate L-band emitters like sat phones, but [it will also] actually allow for the real-time demodulation of the signals,’ said Horizon Technologies CEO John Beckner.

He added: ‘This capability is unique in the emerging field of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) CubeSat-driven SIGINT.’

Horizon is also the OEM for the FlyingFish range of modular ISR and SIGINT payloads, which are in use on aircraft operated by NATO member states.

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