Connectivity, Unmanned

DataPath Connects Drones with Deployable Satcom

By Adrienne Harebottle | May 2, 2018
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DataPath's deployable terminal. Photo courtesy of DataPath

Remote communications systems provider DataPath is releasing a new line of certified satellite solutions for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market. The specialized solutions span large ground stations, portable terminals, expert field support services and end-to-end network management software.

Over the past year, the company has been providing ground data link terminals for UAS manufacturers. DataPath has satellite systems live around the world in support of UAS operations, with more on order from developers. To support the high bandwidth needs of large UAS platforms, known as Groups 4 and 5, DataPath provides certified variants of its Deployable Ku-, Ka- and X-band Earth Terminal (DKET) transportable network hub and satellite transportable terminal trailer-based antenna.

The DKET supports high throughput and deployment from a single skid, eliminating the need for any civil engineering installation work. For smaller Group 3 UAS platforms, DataPath provides certified portable terminals paired with a tactical data collection and distribution system. Additionally, DataPath offers customers end-to-end control over every device in their network through its MaxView Enterprise software.

This was originally published at Via Satellite.

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