Collins Aerospace’s Satcom Antenna Facilitates Data Transmission for Iridium Satellite During Test

Collins Aerospace’s Satcom Antenna Facilitates Data Transmission for Iridium Satellite During Test
Iridium Certus service

Raytheon Technologies' Collins Aerospace business has completed a data transfer test between its high gain antenna for a global broadband service offering and an Iridium satellite in orbit.

Collins Aerospace said Monday it achieved the second milestone in ongoing work on Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications equipment following a similar demonstration of its active low gain antenna in August of last year.

HGA and ALGA are designed to facilitate L-band connectivity for aviation customers worldwide once the new systems become available in 2022.

According to Collins Aerospace, its new technology offering will include the antennas, a satcom data unit and an SDU configuration module.

The Iridium Certus service went live in January 2019 to support government, maritime, aviation, land mobile and internet of things applications.

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