Low Earth Orbit satellites, improving latency
Low Earth Orbit satellites, fiber-like latency and bandwidth
Low Earth Orbit satellites circle the earth at a distance of about 1000km, your typical satellites are either Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites located at a distance of 36,000km . Being closer to the earth has its benefits as the latency delay will drop, that is the time it takes for your data to complete a round trip (RTD), going from earth to satellite and back again. The GEO latency is of 600miliseconds while LEO will be of 40ms and signal power balance will improve dramatically, whilst will lead to much lower price per Mbps. The new LEO satellite “Constellation” will become a game changer for various applications such as Internet browsing, messenger or online chats, Voice over IP (VoIP), gaming, and an essential part if you are conducting High Frequency Trading (HFT).
USV’s, vessels that operate as remotely controlled systems through satellite
Unmanned Surface Vehicles or USV´s are vessels that operate as remotely controlled systems, but that at a later stage may become completely autonomous systems. USV´s generally require robust communications to allow command and control and data handling it to operate the various sensors, such as cameras, radars, samplers, etc . The live stream from these sensors provides crucial situational awareness whilst also ensuring that it can conduct its primary activity such as collection of water samples, scanning deep-sea floor-beds or delivering mission payloads.
The benefits of providing high-speed low latency connectivity are essential in the performance of remote operations. At present the limitations regarding object detection/identification, and those of collision avoidance result in the need for a human element, the elimination of these onboard activities that can now be carried out remotely will significantly reduce operating costs.
USV projects that we are involved in: SEA-KIT, XOcean, etc.
Remote Control ROV
Remotely Operated Vehicles, underwater robots/devices
ROV´s or Remotely Operated Vehicles are underwater robots/devices that are tethered via a series of cables to a central operating unit, these units are operated by crew either located onboard or from a distant land based site. OmniAccess provides ROV Operators with the ultra-reliable, flexible and large bandwidth links that are necessary for remote ROV Operations. The ability for vessels with ROV operations to be satellite linked are now allowing undersea operations to be performed by pilots located several thousand miles away at a shore based location, this provides greater safety as well as more cost-effective operations.
Some examples of projects that we are involved in: DexROV, a remotely operated ROV solution with delocalized supervision for deep sea inspection and maintenance interventions in domains such as: energy (oil & gas, wind farms, tidal power), communication infrastructures, science (geology and biology), archaeology, wreck recovery, etc.
More about DEXROV
Solar powered mobile VSAT WiFi network
Solar powered Mobile VSAT wifi network
We have developed an easy-to-deploy mobile VSAT antenna solution. The combination of this with other modular aspects, such as the option to operate directly off solar power cells, will allow for the easy setup of a mesh wireless WiFi network in some of the most remote and inaccessible locations, all this dependent on available sunlight of course.
High-throughput satellite, reducing cost-per-bit
‘High-throughput satellite (HTS) are communications satellites usually providing a factor of 20 or more, the total throughput of a classic FSS satellite for the same amount of allocated orbital spectrum thus significantly reducing cost-per-bit’.
‘High-throughput satellites will supply at least 1.34 TB/s of capacity by 2020 and thus will be a driving power for the global satellite backhaul market which is expected to triple in value’.
Satellites utilise small multi-spot uplink and downlink beams covering the
• Frequency reuse – more bandwidth
• Better G/T – better performance
• Higher EIRP
• Higher throughput
Flexible VSAT and CARIS Software providing real-time data
Combining the flexible VSAT services and CARIS Software (automation of marine survey) for the purpose of real-time QC the survey using CARIS Onboard and for transfer data back to the office for further processing and finalising.
(streamlined interface for controlling and monitoring automated data processing, and is centered around a live updating web-map streaming processed data for real-time and remote quality control… designed to perform better in low bandwidth situations by only updating the web-map when the user requests it… the surveyor has control over when data is or is not transferred, providing capabilities to review data during moments of optimal bandwidth availability… the surveyor has the ability to scale the amount and frequency of information, to match the amount of bandwidth available to use at any point during operations)
• Reducing need for having senior processing staff on the vessels by providing real-time access to the data back on the shore.
• Transferring the survey data each day back to shore to support further research within CEFAS Increasing efficiency and enable rapid decision making from office, saving on resurvey work. Allows resources to be work on multiple projects.
Present us with your challenge
Remote locations, high bandwidth needs, upstream traffic priority, low latency, ROV’s, autonomous vessels, solar powered networks, etc, are just a few examples of the challenges we have been faced with.
Present us with your project and we will endeavour to find a custom solution. Below are a few references of our successful custom solutions.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is the United Kingdom’s national Antarctic operation.
The R/V Petrel is an underwater research and exploration vessel used specifically to locate historically significant shipwrecks and explore underwater ecosystem.
The goal of the project is to be the leading oceanographic research and exploration ship, with a specific focus on climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing/bycatch, and plastic pollution.