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DataPath Targets Unmanned Aircraft with New Satellite Solutions

By Adrienne Harebottle | May 1, 2018

DataPath’s Deployable Ku/Ka/X-band Earth Terminal (DKET). Photo Credit: DataPath

DataPath, a provider of remote communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, broadcast, government and critical infrastructure markets, has announced a new line of certified satellite solutions for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market. The specialized solutions span large ground stations, portable terminals, expert field support services, and end-to-end network management software.

Over the past year, the company has been providing ground data link terminals for UAS manufacturers. DataPath has satellite systems live around the world in support of UAS operations, with more on order from UAS developers. To support the high bandwidth needs of large UAS platforms, known as Groups 4 and 5, DataPath provides certified variants of its Deployable Ku/Ka/X-band Earth Terminal (DKET) transportable network hub and Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT) trailer-based antenna.

The DKET supports high throughput and deployment from a single skid, eliminating the need for any civil engineering installation work. For smaller Group 3 UAS platforms, DataPath provides certified portable terminals paired with a tactical data collection and distribution system. Additionally, DataPath offers customers end-to-end control over every device in their network through its MaxView Enterprise software.