With a new technological capability – Four-Band Feed – users are able to operate a single system in multiple bands, either switchable or simultaneously per mission, providing maximum flexibility in operational scenarios, while reducing the required deck space on a vessel.
Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) – a leading global provider of maritime and airborne SATCOM terminals, tracking ground station solutions, and mission-critical airborne audio management systems – is to present the OceanTRx 4MIL maritimeSATCOM terminal for the first time, at Euronaval 2022.
The terminal’s unique four-frequency-band capability enables simultaneous operation or automatic switching between dual X/Ka, Ku/Ka and multiple bands, and optional, fast, manual band swapping with multiple BUCs per system. The compact system offers significant space savings in any navy vessel existing today, while delivering extremely high performance.
As well as being capable of working with different types of satellites and offering operational flexibility, the waterproof, ruggedized system has been designed and tested according to the strictest MIL-STD-810G standards. It is suitable for operation in harsh environmental conditions, including humidity, temperature variations, ship vibrations, and more, and offers superior stabilization and tracking under severe sea conditions, all without any periodic maintenance being required.
The OceanTRx 4MIL system is also designed – and has been successfully tested – for EMI/EMC immunity, in accordance with MIL-STD-461G.
Other features of the OceanTRx 4MIL terminal are: single, dual and multiple antenna architecture, including combination with additional OceanTRx7 per vessel; Electronic Field Replaceable Units (FRUs); advanced remote monitoring, diagnostics, and troubleshooting capabilities; and a patented algorithm that enables seamless MEO/LEO satellite handover.
“Recognizing the future mission and critical broadband needs of naval and commercial vessels, we have designed the OceanTRx 4MIL for fast one-day deployment, simple updates and minimal maintenance,” says Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit. “Orbit’s Maritime SATCOM products have been selected by over 25 navies worldwide, and can be found on oil and gas platforms, seismic and support vessels.”