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Ibetor Delivers Low-Profile X-Band SCOTM System to Spanish Military

By | December 6, 2013
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      [Via Satellite 12-06-13] Ibetor S.L. is currently providing 55, X-band Satellite Communication-on-the-Move (SOTM) systems to the Spanish Military Emergencies Unit (UME) and Ministry of Defense (MOD) land forces groups. The product, called Ib-SOTM, is designed and manufactured by Ibetor using ThinKom Solution’s planar phased array antenna technology called Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS).

      The Ib-SOTM system uses an Ibetor-developed high performance closed-loop antenna control and positioning system. The antenna control unit (ACU), in conjunction with a dual GPS antenna and an inertial navigation system (INS) supports operations on the move, maintaining miss-pointing losses of less than 0.5dB. The antenna is less than seven inches and is compatible with the Churville B.

      The antenna radiation patterns are compliant with 47 CFR 25.138 and allow for high operating spectral efficiency. The Ibetor system has been tested under extreme environmental conditions (MIL-STD-810F) and has successfully uplinked data rates of 8Mbps. Ib-SOTM has been certified by hisdeSAT, a Spanish satellite government operator, and is currently in the process of certification for other military constellations.