Portable Ka/Ku-band Terminal for Operation on the Wideband Global SATCOM Network

Developer of mobile ground terminal satellite communications solutions, PathFinder Digital’s receive-only terminal, BAT- GBS-85, has completed Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) testing and is now certified for operation on the WGS network. PathFinder was awarded a contract in May 2019 by prime contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems for the delivery of MVSAT terminals for the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) program. In addition, the terminal also received certification after completing rigorous Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G environmental testing confirming its proper operation when subjected to extreme conditions such as cold, heat, salt, humidity, dust, wind, vibration and shock.

The BAT-GBS-85 MVSAT is a Ka/Ku-band, airline checkable, flyaway terminal utilizing an AvL Technologies antenna. The GBS program provides one-way broadcast capability supporting the timely delivery of video products, for mission support and in-theater information transfer. PathFinder Digital's solution is operable anywhere on the GBS network.

Obtaining ARSTRAT and MIL-STD-810G certifications for the BAT-GBS-85 demonstrates PathFinder's ability to rapidly develop and implement modifications to its commercial products and deliver MVSAT solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of its customers. This certified terminal provides the warfighter a robust and cost-efficient communications solution that is easy to install, operate and maintain and most importantly meets their mission criteria.

AvL Technologies designed the antenna for the BAT-GBS-85 MVSAT terminal with the warfighter in mind. This antenna was designed and manufactured to perform optimally on the WGS and GBS networks, is easy to set- up and operate, and will ensure mission communications in any environment.

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