Ultra Intelligence & Communications (Ultra I&C) has added Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) capability for its expeditionary SATCOM antenna and terminal solutions.
MEO support is being added for 1.0 meter to 2.4 meter flyaway terminals. The MEO complements existing GEO capability, making the Ultra I&C terminals truly multi-orbit capable.
MEO satellite networks are believed to be ideal for high-bandwidth, low-latency communication applications in remote areas, often a key requirement for government and defense organizations.
Ultra I&C’s flyaway terminals are built to be highly transportable and resilient while providing exceptional RF and tracking performance. Now the terminals will have dual support of GEO and MEO constellations via the introduction of MEO upgrade kits.
MEO constellations can be tracked in “Make-Before-Break” mode for uninterrupted connectivity, or alternatively in “Break-Before-Make” mode if transportability is prioritized. The terminals can also accommodate various field-swappable MEO modems and feeds for mission flexibility.
“The addition of MEO to Ultra I&C’s SATCOM solution line is an important step in providing our customers with greater choice and flexibility,” said Keith Blanchet, vice president of Business Development for Ultra I&C’s Communications unit. “Ultra I&C has a broadly capable and certified family of systems that offer multi-orbit, multi-band and multi-bearer capability for government and defense applications.”