Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS) has over 10 years of experience providing communications solutions to unmanned systems. We specifically designed our systems with the flexibility and portability to fully accommodate the unmanned system missions. We developed our next generation SATCOM technology with specific capabilities to meet unmanned system user requirements for the next 15 years and beyond. Our satellites provide unrivaled bandwidth and power to small, disadvantaged terminals. This paradigm-breaking power is changing the game by enabling smaller craft to incorporate SATCOm. This enabling technology increases the effective range of group three UAVs by five times the line of site limit. In addition, the application of advanced sensor technologies with much higher data rates can be supported.
BCSS provides flexible worldwide and ubiquitous SATCOM coverage with a single contract. Since our broadband transponders are over 10 times the size of other commercially-available transponders, a single hub ground terminal pointed at our satellite supports dozens of unmanned system full motion video or imagery missions instead of just a few. This greatly reduces the requirement for forward-deployed user SATCOM and the need for multiple contracts to cover the mission route. Additionally, choose to utilize our teleports, and we can deliver the data to your network so that you do not have to deploy communications architecture forward. This saves life cycle cost and increases expeditionary flexibility and portability. For Special Operations or other sensitive unmanned system operations, we are the only non-government system that offers ‘secure commanding’. Secure commanding provides the user with ability to covertly steer the SATCOM to where it is needed to follow the missions. Options for jam resistance can be added to allow for unmanned operations in denied SATCOM environments.
BCSS has listened to the unmanned system community and we have responded. From very large High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft, to small group 3 UAVs, to Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV)s, we’ve got you covered.