Darren Emery AEE Iridium NEXT presentation March 2015

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Darren Emery AEE Iridium NEXT presentation March 2015
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.
Iridium Today & Tomorrow
Aviation Electronics Europe
March 26th, 2015
Introduction By
Darren Emery
Vice President, Product Realization & Introduction
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Industry direction
Iridium
Connectivity is rapidly becoming a MUST HAVE in our Industry
Cabin:
An ever increasing Passenger (and Crew) demand for higher bandwidth,
Ka/Ku
greater coverage for Internet, Streaming video, IFE, Applications etc.
Cockpit:
Terrestrial
Regulatory and Operational movement towards greater connectivity and
surveillance including Aircraft tracking, Performance Based Navigation,
Weather and Information applications, Aircraft data monitoring and
transmission (MOQA/FOQA)
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THE Goal: Global Connectivity
Regional
Air-to-Ground
Network Coverage
Global Iridium®
NEXT Coverage
Regional
Ka/Ku &
Inmarsat SBB
Coverage
Regional GSM
Terrestrial
Coverage
Fully Connected, Safe and Secure Solutions Anywhere in the World
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Iridium Network Advantages
True Global Coverage
Seamless handoff between LEO Satellites without regional coverage
handoff issues.
Satellite Redundancy
Polar Routes are now being used by General Aviation & Air-Transport
Superior quality and reliability to HF/VHF in remote & oceanic regions.
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Example Iridium® Capabilities Today
Cabin / Crew
Passenger Voice
Operational Voice
Medical Services
Cabin News-Weather
Cockpit Services
ACARS
FANS Messaging
Operational Voice
Satcom Safety Voice
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Iridium® NEXT Constellation
First of 72 satellites will be launched October of 2015,
the rocket will carry the first 2 satellites
After that launch they will start launching 10 satellites
per rocket every 3 to 4 months
Iridium® should by the end of 2017, have all of the
satellites launched and positioned into operational orbit.
It will take some time (until the middle of 2018) before
the constellation will be fully operational
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Iridium® NEXT
2014 Iridium® sent an RFP out to 35
potential NEXT suppliers for the Aero,
Marine and Land mobile market segments
December 04, 2014 ICG was selected
along with 4 other suppliers to negotiate
with.
ICG
Cobham
L3
Rockwell Collins
Thales
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Familiar design approach for easy upgrade
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Bandwidth Options
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Product Overview
Iridium
Ka/Ku
Dimensions to be
confirmed
SDU
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LGA Antenna
MGA/HGA Terrestrial
Antenna
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ICG Product development schedule
2018 - The first of the Iridium NEXT products will be
available for sale Nxt-176
2019 - Should see the new high gain antenna available to
the market, allowing the Nxt-352 medium gain product to
be available
2019/20 - The high gain transceiver should be available to
the market Nxt-1.4
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Thank You!
Questions?
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