Application Notes/Case Studies

/Application Notes/Case Studies
Application Notes/Case Studies 2018-06-18T12:41:26+00:00

CASE STUDIES

NORSAT CUSTOMIZES SSPA FOR NASA

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center operates the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for high-altitude, long-duration Earth science missions. Acquired from the U.S. Air Force, this autonomously flown aircraft is built under the original Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator development program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Norsat’s customized [...]

Connections: Norsat and DCI Teleport

When customers think of Norsat products, they often think of them as being high-quality, military-grade, and rugged. Though it is true that Norsat's products are mainly found in military, Norsat's satellite terminals and satellite components are also used in a wide range of commercial applications such as broadcasting, [...]

CASE STUDY: Building a Custom Satellite Terminal Solution for Kratos Communications SAS

Norsat started out 2018 with a great new case study published in the January 2018 issue of SatMagazine! This case study is based on the custom GLOBETrekker terminal that Norsat built for Kratos’ European subsidiary, Kratos Communications SAS and outlines how Norsat was able to provide a custom multi-band [...]

ARTICLE: Improving Your Signal and Mitigating Downlink ASI Effects in Ground Satellite Terminals

Norsat's article, "Improving Your Signal and Mitigating Downlink Adjacent Satellite Interference Effects in Ground Satellite Terminals" was published in the recent issue of Global Military Communications magazine. This article outlines the challenges of downlink ASI in ground terminals as well as provides tactics on how the effects can [...]

Norsat Sponsors “Customization in the Satellite Ground Market” Market Brief

Satellite Markets and Research offers occasional reports called Market Briefs which provide intelligence on key market segments and regions. Norsat sponsored the October 2017 issue on "Customization in the Satellite Ground Market". The Market Brief offers insights and statistics on the current global satellite ground equipment market, as well as [...]

ARTICLE: Overcoming C-band Satellite Interference

Norsat's article, "Overcoming C-band Satellite Interference", was featured in the October 2017 issue of Microwave Product Digest. Written by Norsat's Microwave Sales Manager, Douglas Chun, this article discusses the issues in the rising popularity of C-band and its connection with satellite interference. The author provides common and alternative techniques and technologies [...]

ARTICLE: Determining the Safe Distance from a Reflector Antenna

Norsat's article, "Determining the Safe Distance from a Reflector Antenna", is featured in the October issue of Microwaves & RF. Written by Mehdi Ardavan, RF Antenna Engineer of Norsat International, this article explains how to determine the power density of a radiating parabolic reflector antenna in the far- and near-field [...]

ARTICLE: BUC and SSPA SWaP Considerations for Communications on the Move

Norsat's article, "BUC and SSPA SWaP Considerations for Communications on the Move", was featured in the June 2017 issue of Microwave Product Digest. Written by Norsat's Product Manager, Daniel Lopez, this article explores design considerations in both mechanical and RF architecture in Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers [...]

CASE STUDY: Custom Duplexer Designed for Law Enforcement Vehicle Fleet Application

Access to reliable communication equipment is essential for law enforcement agencies where a short response time is critical in what could be a life or death scenario. Sinclair Technologies understands that reliability is always a major consideration in the design process for public safety products. A key law enforcement agency [...]

CASE STUDY: Radiometrics Partners with Sinclair Technologies to Design Custom Antenna

NASA had an aging radar infrastructure that needed to be replaced and upgraded. Radiometrics took on this project, but soon realized that they needed to partner with an antenna manufacturer who could meet the specifications of their custom engineered design. Radiometrics contacted several suppliers but only a few could meet these [...]

CASE STUDY: Sinclair Helps NAV CANADA Safely Move Millions of Aircraft

Updated: 04/28/2017 In 2005, NAV CANADA’s radar coverage of Hudson Bay was limited to line-of-sight (LOS) and did not cover the entire Hudson Bay area. The Company used VHF communication sites around Hudson Bay and HF communications for areas that were not covered by VHF. During a testing phase, the [...]

Norsat Helps Bring Yankees Games to Your Television

Satellite News Gathering  - click here for the full application note. On a recent trip to New York, Norsat’s Manager of Marketing Communications, Annette Colligan, spotted one of Norsat’s Low Noise Block downconverters (LNBs) on an AVL Technologies satellite antenna on top of a New England news truck at Yankee [...]

CASE STUDY: Disaster Truck

Disaster Truck Case Study -click here for the full case study.   Background Roger Hawkins is the President and founder of the freelance telecommunications organization, Disaster Truck. Disaster Truck utilizes Norsat’s flyaway satellite terminal, The NewsLink, to capture and broadcast breaking news events globally. Roger describes Disaster Truck as a fantasy. [...]

CASE STUDY: Broadband Internet Connectivity for BC’s First Nations

FNESS Case Study Norsat became the official satellite service provider for FNESS in 2011, serving the 17 First Nations communities involved in the program. Prior to Norsat’s involvement, the infrastructure for satellite connectivity lacked a long term service provider , however, since 2011, over 2300 residents have been given broadband [...]

CASE STUDY: Satellite Newsgathering for CTV

View full article Norsat has provided high quality Satellite News Gathering Equipment and services to CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, since 2006. Prior to working with Norsat, CTV used a combination of Satellite News Trucks and low bandwidth satellite terminals to cover Canada’s international and domestic news events, however they [...]

CASE STUDY: Finnish Defence Forces

PDF Version Norsat has provided satellite communication equipment and services for the Finnish Defence Forces since 2009.  Before Norsat’s involvement, the Defence Forces were using an external network provider and needed a more reliable solution.  Norsat met this need with an in house communication network, which was scaled from an [...]

APPLICATION NOTES