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ND SatCom And BASE TEN Present First Satcom On The Move Robotic Vehicle

by Staff Writers
Friedrichshafen (SPX) Apr 17, 2006
ND SatCom and its partner BASE TEN finalized the world's first unmanned 'Satcom on the Move' controlled robotic vehicle system, RoboScout, to the German Armed Forces.

The demonstration presentation of the vehicle marked the conclusion of a research study assigned by the German Armed Forces, aiming at producing an unmanned robotic vehicle with 'Satcom on the Move' capabilities.

Under the leadership of BASE TEN, a group of German midsize companies has designed and built a modular, autonomous, satellite-based overland-robot system for surveillance, protection and reconnaissance purposes.

Such an unmanned vehicle could be put in use during out of area missions and is operated remotely from the home base in Germany, or from any other location where the RoboScout Communication Center is set up.

The future system is made up of one or several robotic vehicles named Geckos, various payloads and a communication center from which the robotic vehicles can be remotely controlled. The vehicles are connected to the communication center via satellite and can transmit and receive data while in motion.

ND SatCom's responsibility within this project was providing the 'Satcom on the Move' communications solution, a task that was successfully realized within a timeframe of less than seven months.

The solution consists of satcom equipment placed in the vehicle, as well as in the communication center for the transmission and reception of data via satellite. The current 'Satcom on the Move' vehicle can transmit surveillance and reconnaissance data up to 2 Mbps and receive control channel data up to 128 Kbps.

BASE TEN and ND SatCom have received a follow-up order from the German Armed Forces for other 'Satcom on the Move' components to be delivered in 2006.

"ND SatCom has delivered the 'SatCom on the Move' terminal for the first satellite controlled military robotic vehicle in the world. I am very proud of our engineering team which mastered this challenging task within an incredibly short timeframe.

"Through the application of our proven SkyWAN MF-TDMA product, the next step in our development work will be to reach an in motion transmission speed of 4 Mbps for surveillance and reconnaissance data", says Harald Reder, CEO of ND SatCom Defence.

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