SmallSats (Earth Observation & Communication)
NovelSat offers solutions for both Earth Observation and LEO Communication applications. NovelSat technology boosts spectral efficiency for non-geostationary SmallSat transmission, enabling:
- High resilience to interference
- High-throughput and high-availability links
- Lower satellite payload power
- Low weight
Over 400 Earth Observation Satellites (>50Kg) are expected to be launched over the next decade along with more than 1,200 smaller sized Earth Observation satellites. Environment monitoring and climate change remain top priorities for governments and commercial data solutions are also expected to expand significantly.
Earth Observation data is reaching unprecedented levels and continues to grow. One of the main challenges of Earth Observation applications, which need to support an ever-growing demand for more information, is the rapid downloading of the data during the short time periods when satellites are over the ground station.
The coming revolution in the satellite communication industry has already begun. LEO/MEO (Low/Medium Earth Orbit) satellites are headed toward playing a major role in transmission of Internet and other data networks. The round trip delay using LEOs and other NGSs (Non-GeoStationary Satellites) is a small fraction of GEO satellite latency. What’s more, SmallSats are global systems that can provide service to all areas of the world.
No matter which NGS constellation or application you need to support, NovelSat technology can significantly improve the satellite communication performance, enabling robust, higher data throughput, resulting in lower satellite payload power and weight.
NovelSat Earth Observation Solution
NovelSat technology offers a much more effective way of downloading information, thus increasing the total throughput significantly. NovelSat advance flexible technology is implemented on board the satellite communication payload (applicable also for existing in orbit satellites) and with the complementary ground modem can boost dramatically any Earth Observation system performance.
Through its NovelSat NS4 technology, NovelSat can transmit 30% more data compared with state of the art equipment based on industry standards using the same bandwidth. Combining additional innovative satellite communication algorithms (e.g. Doppler shift handling, interference mitigation, high fading ACM, etc.), NovelSat solutions further increase the efficiency and total throughput of the downlink.
NovelSat LEO/MEO Communication Solution
NovelSat technologies optimize SmallSat communication performance by:
• High spectral efficiency (NovelSat NS3/NS4
• waveforms) – to maximize data throughput
• Track moving satellites with hitless switchover
• Interference and Doppler resilience
• Advanced algorithms to overcome sharp link
• Flexible architecture:
– Both space and ground systems (including
– existing orbiting satellites)
– Easily adaptable to any system
– Backward compatible mode for smooth