ARA Inc. has introduced a new family of 12-in-one tactical satellite terminals. The Saterra is a flexible, resilient, reliable Tri-Band VSAT terminal system. It meets the Government’s (DoD and Civilian) and commercial market’s need for improved resiliency, Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP), and cost for transportable SATCOM Terminals. Saterra’s ruggedized form factor ensures reliable operation in harsh environments. It is the perfect solution to deliver high-speed data, audio, and video communications services to deployed personnel.
The Saterra offers 12 different configurations in an easily transportable package. It operates in X-band, Ku-band, and Ka-bands. It comprises of four reflectors (0.6 m, 0.8 m, 1.0 m, and 1.3 m), modular feeds, integrated RF components, and an AutoAQYR (acquire) positioner. The terminal is modem agnostic as it supports any L-band modem via an integrated receiver. It also supports all modems that follow the Open Antenna Modem Interface Protocol (OpenAMIP) protocol.
The tool-free assembly allows setup in less than 10 minutes. A push-button initiates the improved AutoAQYR acquisition algorithm to obtain satellite lock in less than three minutes. A change of band or aperture size is achievable in five minutes or less. The optional automatic re-peaking configuration ensures signal lock. The intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) facilitates remote operation of the SATCOM terminal. Several integrated safety features available on Saterra are accessible through the GUI. The terminal is also compliant with MIL-STD-188-165B RF and MIL-STD-810G environmental specifications. Every unit goes through a series of rigorous tests at our in-house facility to ensure quality and performance. Based on the user’s needs, the Saterra is configured as a one-person lift, airline-checkable, ruggedized, single case or dual-case configuration.