Blue Bear profitable demonstration of SmartComms – sUAS Information

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Blue Bear efficiently demonstrated the latest addition to their SmartConnectTM expertise household with their new SmartComms communication bridge.

SmartComms, accessible as a standalone product or as a module inside SmartConnect, gives the flexibility to hyperlink a number of communication techniques collectively enabling heterogeneous mixes of mesh networks, SatCom and LTE in a swarm of UAS, any UxV and even crewed property. This permits a C2 hyperlink for a swarm of property to be maintained over a single SatCom. For bigger swarms, a number of SatCom nodes will be deployed to offer redundancy or unfold the info throughout the platform ecosystem.

The brand new SmartComms expertise demonstrated the linking of 3x Blue Bear Ghost UAS which had been too small to hold a SatCom terminal along with a bigger Blue Bear Purple Kite UAS carrying a Cobham Aviator 200 SatCom. This permits all of the smaller UAS within the swarm to be managed over a single SatCom hyperlink, and be operated at considerably additional ranges than their normal terrestrial knowledge hyperlinks can provide.

Inmarsat and Cobham kindly supported the event of the expertise. Concerning this venture Justin Hobbs, VP Gross sales, Inmarsat World Authorities stated ‘As Authorities clients internationally examine and develop the function of swarm UAS inside their CONOPS, Inmarsat are proud to assist Blue Bear Techniques Analysis by offering the vital satellite tv for pc communications companies required for the C2 parts of swarm operation. As this thrilling space of the market develops, Inmarsat seems to be ahead to supporting extra initiatives with Blue Bear Techniques Analysis and UK MoD.’

Ian Williams-Wynn, Blue Bear MD ‘This new expertise will revolutionise the best way swarming UAS can talk over lengthy distances with versatile multi-bearer communications all linked collectively by way of Blue Bear SmartConnect and SmartComms expertise.’

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