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HeloSAT Through the blades, Beyond line of sight

Overcoming signal loss caused by rotating blades is the number one challenge for creating stable, reliable communications on rotary wing platforms. Rotating blades inevitably disrupt signals prompting a pattern of signal acquisition, loss, and reacquisition.

HeloSAT overcomes rotor blade interrupt on rotary-wing aircraft. Supported by Get SAT’ s lowest size, weight, and power (SWaP) terminals and an innovative waveform technology, the terminal ensures complete high-speed connectivity for HD Video, sensor data, VoIP, and other critical data needed for mission success.

Why HeloSAT?

  • Real-time transmission +
    Overcoming signal loss caused by rotating blades is the number one challenge for creatingstable, reliable communications on rotary wing platforms. Rotating blades inevitably disrupt signals prompting a pattern of signal acquisition, loss, and reacquisition. HeloSAT overcomes rotor blade interrupt on rotary-wing aircraft. Supported by Get SAT’ s lowest size, weight, and power (SWaP) terminals and an innovative waveform technology, the terminal ensures complete high-speed connectivity for HD Video, sensor data, VoIP, and other critical data needed for mission success.
  • 360° connectivity Without Blind Spots +
    Get SAT’s System is configurable to match mission and aircraft requirements. Two modems connected to two antennas mounted on the sides of an aircraft provide complete 360° in-flight connectivity, enabling aircraft operation without concern of signal loss. With two terminals, the signal is automatically handed to that whose signal is strongest. Mounted above the armament subsystem platform with one terminal on each side of the helicopter, the easy roll-on/roll-off installation provides two primary benefits: First, it creates full 360° connectivity eliminating signal blockage; and secondly, it provides an agile and cost-effective solution by eliminating expensive structural changes to the aircraft and associated costs for flight-worthiness re-certification. An optional single terminal HeloSAT solution with very rapid reacquisition offers 270° in-flight connectivity, only limited by blockage from the rotor base or fuselage.
  • Waveframe technology +
    The advanced waveform implementation for rotary-wing aircraft has a Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) utilizing a similar algorithm for both forward and return transmission. By overcoming rotary blade blockage in both directions, the hardware platform is the same for the two links. Whether it be video, data or voice traffic encapsulated in an IP packet, communications between the hub and the aircraft become independent connections with continuous transmissions up and down, even when no active messaging is helping to frame synchronization and reacquisition.
  • Tested and proven +
    Heli SAT has been successfully installed on eight different rotary platforms to date, showcasing its ability to overcome rotary blade interference to deliver high-throughput data transmission needs with zero packet loss.
  • Size, Weight, and Power Constraints +
    HeloSAT features an optimized modem and antenna form factor with reduced SWaP properties to accommodate payload limitations. SATCOM system components for rotary wing aircraft must meet critical SWaP thresholds. On small aircraft designed to be nimble and fast, limits in Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) properties must be considered. A variety of small, lightweight antenna options, provides powerful connectivity to support real-time situational awareness on different rotary-wing platforms operating where LoS communications are unavailable.
  • All-In-One Solution +
    Integrated terminals include everything needed for operation: modem, Antenna Control Unit (ACU), BUC (Block Up Converter), tracking sensors, LNB (Low Noise Block) downconverter and a full RF frontend. There is no need for external sensors or units to the terminal such as GPS/gyro.