Satellite Communications System

Short Name or Variable Name

SwiftBroadband 4th generation satellites; SwiftBroadband BGAN up to 432 kbps;  Iridium: single voice or data up to 2.4 kbps. Other measurement characteristics SwiftBroadband +/- 70-75 deg latitude, Iridium +/- 85 deg latitude.

Model: SwiftBroadband and Iridium

Measurements Provided: Streaming data connection and voice communication.

History of Significant Changes: The C-130 system was upgraded to SBB in 2010. The GV system was upgraded to SBB in 2013.

Lead Contact
Kurt Zrubek (hardware), Chris Webster (Software)