ViaSat has successfully demonstrated full-mesh multi spot beam operations over a Wideband Global Satcom satellite.
The week-long demonstration used LinkWayS2-equipped earth terminals, configured with WIN-T software, transmitting over the Guam, Hawaii and West Coast WGS beams. Multiple TDMA carriers configured in the same bandwidth segment on the WGS-1 satellite.
“The LinkWay system has been a satellite networking workhorse for U.S. defense over the past 10 years and this demonstration illustrates how quickly ViaSat commercial systems can be adapted for government use,” said Bill Connelly, general manager for ViaSat Tactical Satcom Networks. “As soon as we were provided the operational scenarios, we were able to adjust configuration parameters to meet the requirements that are unique to WGS operations. And we did it without any new software or software modifications.”