The objective of this project is to develop a new modem, including
The resulting SKYWAN 5G overall offers
Simplicity in Hardware
SKYWAN 5G implements both MF-TDMA and DVB-S2X satellite links. Based on the 5G THE ONE (a 1U unit), by cascading the transmission performance can be increased while still be seen as one node by NMS.
The DVB receiver in a 1U unit allows receiving DVB traffic coming from one DVB transmitter. Each DVB receiver automatically performs authentication at its DVB transmitter and ACM messaging.
Networks may be structured with multiple DVB transmitting sites at any location. SKYAN 5G nodes from different mesh networks may be grouped to listen to one DVB transmitting site. Another option is to engineer one TDMA network but use several DVB transmitters as traffic sources.
The term “hub” is not applicable anymore:
SKYWAN 5G was designed to fit all network scenarios.
The main benefits of the new SKYWAN 5G include:
Highly Scalable Platform
SCPC-“like” throughput with advantages of TDMA
Supports critical applications and evolving IP requirements
User friendly NMS
Minimized local on-site configuration tasks for TDMA Rx carrier only and completion via master/NMS signalling.
SKYWAN 5G Feature Overview
New Modem Features:
Improved IP Features
Network Topology Flexibility
User Data Rates
Multi-Master / Multi-Hub
CISCO-style CLI with transaction mechanisms
The project covers the specification, design, implementation and verification up to the product release of SKYWAN 5G to the field.
The SKYWAN 5G project with development of a new hardware modem generation including DVB-S2 was successfully completed in November 2016.
The modem SKYWAN 5G is in series production since July 2015. The DVB-S2 capability is the last feature that was added to this product and released for general availability in October 2016.
As per November 2016, several networks with DVB-S2 for final network sizes of 2500 terminals were sold using the product release developed in this ESA programme.