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The 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium was buzzing with great minds and thought-provoking ideas. Hosted at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, the event brought together innovators and market experts in the satellite industry. The sessions were enlightening and ranged from “Ground-Based Ecosystems of the Future” to “Satellite Constellations – the New Roles of LEO & MEO”. The symposium included keynote speakers, Mark Dankberg, Chairman & CEO of ViaSat, and Greg Wyler, Founder and Executive Chairman of OneWeb. Overall, the sessions were very informative and extremely relevant to today’s satellite market.
On display at Norsat’s booth was the Journey Manpack satellite terminal, ATOM BUCs and SSPAs, and the newest addition to the LNB family, the 4- and 5- band LNBs. Though the attendees were mainly from the space industry, Norsat was well-prepared to represent the ground satellite equipment side of the industry. At the booth, the Journey Manpack was front and center, showcasing its ultra-portability and compact design. As well, visitors were interested in the ATOM BUCs and SSPAs as its SWaP features lends itself well to challenging and remote applications. Lastly, the new 4- and 5-band LNBs were praised for their versatility and adaptability to most systems. All products on display were well-received by attendees.
In conclusion, the 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium was a great networking event! Both Norsat representatives, Daniel and Marcos, enjoyed their time at the Symposium and were able to network with major industry professionals. They appreciated that many key companies were at the Symposium and that the sessions were insightful and provided valuable information. Thank you to SatNews Publishers for putting on a great event!
Located in London, DSEI attracts over 34,000 people including Defense Ministers, International Military and Armed Forces, key industry players, and private sector companies. Norsat participated at DSEI under the Canadian Pavilion in hall N4. It was four days of action-packed seminars, new technology, and unique exhibits. DSEI is a large and significant show representing the entire supply chain for defense and security.
Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, and Business Development EMEA Manager, Olivier Scorsipa, worked the show floor and had discussions with defense prime contractors and end users alike including BAE, L3, Babcock, the Belgium Navy, and NATO. It was great to exhibit at a European show and to highlight Norsat products to the European market. On display at Norsat’s booth (#N4-114) was the GLOBETrekker satellite terminal, ATOM series BUCs and SSPAs, and Norsat’s popular LNB products. Visitors showed great interest in all products and were excited to see such powerful and compact products.
On the satellite terminal side, visitors expressed much interest in the OTM solutions and naval maritime terminals that Norsat offers, especially the WGS compliant (soon to be fully certified) 1.5m COM15X. Norsat’s MarineLink COM series are high performance antennas provided in Ka, Ku, and C bandwidths and are ideal for naval applications. The COM systems offer the highest reception gain available on the market and are user-friendly. Naval forces were very interested in the COM series terminals as they were easily customizable and could provide a solution for strategic and complex naval projects.
On the microwave/satellite components side, the DO-160 certified ATOM BUCS were a big hit as attendees were looking for solutions for airborne SATCOM applications. The ATOM series of BUCs/SSPAs offer low SWaP and are up to 85% smaller than equivalent BUCs. The ATOM series is an excellent choice for OTM applications such as airborne, maritime vessels, unmanned ISR, ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. ATOM customers came by the Norsat booth and provided lots of positive feedback for the ATOM BUCs and SSPAs. They rated the product as high quality and durable.
Overall, DSEI was a fantastic show! Lots of highly regarded people attended the show and the technology on display was amazing. It was great to have Norsat represented in the world’s largest defense and security event and we hope to attend DSEI again in 2019!
Via Satellite’s July/August issue is now available! Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, had the opportunity to be interviewed as a part of the “Amplifier Firms Eye SmallSat, Ka-band Opportunities” article. With the increasing interest and investment in LEO, MEO, and GEO constellations, especially in Ka-band, the future of satellite communications is exciting with endless possibilities. However, the challenge for many amplifier providers is to find a way to offer lower priced equipment to smallsat customers. Read what Norsat has to say about the ATOM amplifier line and the future of the amplifier industry.
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 (SSPAs). The article discusses questions such as:
- Why is Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) so crticial in Communications on the Move (COTM) systems?
- How does a successful design minimize the form factor, reduce weight, and achieve high power output?
- What design elements impact what is considered a good versus poor SWaP balance in BUCs and SSPAs?
- In actual COTM applications, how do these principles work out in real life?
Norsat is pleased to announce that we have recently signed an agreement to partner with Unmanned Systems to help bring Norsat’s ATOM Series of satellite communication solutions to customers around the world.
Unmanned Systems Source is an online, e-commerce warehouse with the fastest growing selection of unmanned systems and remote sensing products available today. It is positioned as a “one-stop-shop” that serves the commercial, governmental and public sectors.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Unmanned System Source provides direct benefits to visitors – including the ability to research, configure and purchase a fully customized unmanned system to suit specific applications…all at the click of a mouse.
Unmanned Systems Source supports the customization process through extensive product descriptions, technical data and drawings, detailed specifications, comparison tools, educational resources, as well as an internal team of technical and configuration specialists available to answer questions. All this plus, competitive pricing, convenient shipping and a helpful and courteous customer support staff. Refunds and returns are available for all products purchased.
“The Unmanned System Source website is targeted directly at unmanned systems integrators, it is an ideal place to list our ATOM Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs.) The Norsat ATOM series of Ku-band SSPAs and BUCs ranging in power from 25W to 250W, are smaller and lighter than any product currently on the market, and are particularly useful for COTM/SOTM platforms with size, weight, and power constraints. The ATOM products are airborne qualified and have been implemented in Line-of-sight (LOS) and Beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications payloads in Group 3 or larger UAVs,” stated Dr. Amiee Chan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norsat International Inc.