SpaceDataHighway – Airborne LSATCOM / UltraAir Programme

UltraAIR is the project to develop together with strategic partners, an European Data Relay System (EDRS) SpaceDataHighway compatible ALCT for Laser Satellite Communications (LSATCOM) airborne connectivity. development phases.

SpaceDataHighway enables users to transfer data (including imagery, video and voice) from their LEO satellites and airborne platforms by means of laser communications via the EDRS-A and EDRS-C geostationary satellites to receiving ground stations in Europe.

The SpaceDataHighway service represents an order of magnitude change in the speed of space communications, using cutting-edge laser technology and satellites in geostationary Earth orbit to deliver unique and secure data transfer services in real time.


What drives you?
The promotion of a unique product offering unique capabilities of Airborne communication

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To know and understand about Airbus SpaceDataHighway Airborne terminal development

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Laser Satellite Communications and Quantum Communications

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
To provide unprecedent data rates and security to present and future communications worldwide

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Satellite global coverage and multi-user features

“Special Quote”
Airborne LSATCOM: Providing a new era for an unprecedent data rates and security communications at the speed of light

About Alvaro Paim Rodriguez
Alvaro Paim Rodriguez is SpaceDataHighway Market Development and Terminal Portfolio Manager at Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

  • 7 years of System Engineering experience starting from Indra Systems to different sections of Airbus Helicopters and Defence and Space (Airbus DS)
  • Expertise in airborne systems – avionics, FCS, electric, Comms and radar – of different UAVs (e.g. Pelicano, Talarion), military fix-wing A/Cs (e.g. Eurofighter) and rotatory-wing A/Cs (e.g. H145)
  • 5 years experience in Bid and Portfolio Management at Airbus DS with relevant focus on product strategy and internal/external funding and sales campaigns

About Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Airbus is an international reference in the aerospace sector. We design, manufacture and deliver industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites and launch vehicles, as well as providing data services, navigation, secure communications, urban mobility and other solutions for customers on a global scale.

With a forward-looking strategy based on cutting-edge technologies, digital and scientific excellence, we aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

Alvaro Paim Rodriguez is Invited Speaker at the 2021 edition of the Optical Wireless Communications Conference.

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