In our own testing with a sub-meter antenna, we found that X-band delivered efficiencies more than two times higher than equivalent Ku-band (HTS) capabilities. Want to know how this testing was performed?
“Today’s Comms-On-The-Move user must be able to easily and efficiently transmit and receive voice, data, imagery and HD video. X-band is an ideal frequency band for transmitting high data rates efficiently with small (sub-meter) antennas.” - MilsatMagazine, April 2017
Why is that important? The men and women we serve are focused entirely on completing their mission. Their ability to communicate is a big part of determining mission success or failure. A dropped signal, unavailable access or interference are not just nuisances, they can be a matter of life or death.
Both government-owned and commercial teleport access points are operating today throughout the coverage area of the XTAR fleet. Through these sites, users are able to leverage XTAR space segment to support a host of applications. For a full list of facilities and to discuss which facilities fit your requirements best, please contact us.
While efficiencies will vary depending on data rates transmitted, terminals utilized, and coverage areas, XTAR has provided service to a 0.4m antenna transmitting a 10 Mbps carrier at an efficiency of 1.05 bits/Hz over an entire area of interest. High Throughput Satellites would struggle to achieve these types of efficiencies.