CONNECTING EVERYTHING MARITIME
Advancing Maritime Communications with Satellite-Based VDES
We are delighted to present the In-Orbit-Demonstrator - R6 VDES PAYLOAD. It's a satellite-based VDES transponder, marking a pivotal initiative towards "Connecting Everything Maritime" and strengthening the communication infrastructure within the maritime domain - providing for a safe, secure and green global communication network.
An Insight into the R6 VDES PAYLOAD Development
Embarking on a journey of technological excellence, the R6 VDES PAYLOAD is under rigorous development, incorporating an advanced VDES transponder designed to meet CubeSat parameters. The technology is being developed to significantly improve maritime communication by enabling secure and strong data transmissions between ships at sea and shore-based entities. It is designed to fulfill future needs concerning sensitivity, bidirectional authentication, and system interoperability.
Benefits of Integrating VDES Transponder
Satellite-based VDES brings several advantages:
- Enhanced Data Communication: Managing larger data volumes efficiently to optimize maritime communicative processes.
- Safety Communication Assurance: Providing a reliable channel for critical navigational and safety-related data transmission.
- Operational Security: Ensuring secure and reliable data transmissions, thereby reinforcing operational capacities.
AOS testbed: Synergizing Innovative Forces
The R6 VDES PAYLOAD is being tested together with AAC Clyde Space and ORBCOMM. Our unique capabilities meet under the testbed brand AOS, shaping a comprehensive skills platform covering all apsects of satellite-based VDES communication, its different interfaces, and application services. Lift-off is planned in November 2023 on the SpaceX powered Falcon-9, Transporter-9 mission carrier.
Future Development and Data Harvesting: A Strategic Outlook
Saab TransponderTech maintains a resolute commitment to the ongoing refinement and development of the VDES standard in the forthcoming years. The R6 VDES PAYLOAD is more than a milestone - it’s a research tool. Data extracted from the satellite transponder will provide insights adding to the refinement of VDES when it is ultimately introduced to the market.
Join us as we navigate towards a future where maritime communications are not just streamlined and secure, but are also intricately and effectively interconnected, truly "Connecting Everything Maritime."
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