[SatNews] PolarSat Inc. announces that, together with their teammate German BAY-SAT Engineering and Technologie GmbH, they have completed the VSAT network acceptance testing (NAT) for a VSATPlus®3 satellite Air Traffic Control (ATC) communications network.
The network can now carry application traffic like VHF Extended Range voice, ADS-B, Radar, Telephony, AFTN traffic for the air traffic control communications network in Sudan. This network is a strategic element within the Civil Aviation Authority of Sudan’s (SCAA) vision to continue to improve its overall Air Traffic Control systems.
The Sudanese ATC network commissioning consisted of multiple remote sites and Air Traffic Control (ATC) master control station all connected in a full mesh all-IP based network. The VSAT network was configured as a fully redundant network to the fiber optic network provides backbone connectivity for a complex mix of voice and data communications including VHF Extended Range, Hot Lines, Radar, AMHS, ADS-B, meteorological data, Intranet, Internet and general corporate internal communications. “The Civil Aviation Authority of Sudan is happy with the excellent collaboration with the BAY-SAT/PolarSat team that lead to the successful project implementation.”, said Khadeer Elemam Ahmed, CAA’s Director of Systems and Maintenance Engineering.
The VSATPlus®3 family of terminals provides a full mesh, hubless network with no single point of failure and offers the greatest ease of network configuration and expansion. It supports the most demanding network applications including high quality voice, low and high-speed data, video conferencing and fax - all in a single low-cost, integrated platform.
“This is an important milestone that the BAY-SAT and PolarSat team have achieved for this very important ATC customer. BAY-SAT’s commitment to details and project planning combined with the proven technology partner PolarSat provides our customers with a complete solution to their Air Traffic Control (ATC) needs,” said Joachim Haberecht-Kaiser, CEO of BAY-SAT.
Jian Zhang, PolarSat’s Lead System Engineer, said, “In addition to the performing the NAT, PolarSat provided both factory and hands on training for the SCAA systems and maintenance engineering team. We integrated the VSATPlus®3 IP VSAT with the existing non-IP based ATC equipment while providing a native IP backbone for new applications and equipment”.