EMC: U.S. Patent for MEO SatCom Power Booster

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 19, 2015

EMC earned recognition from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. PTO) with its latest patent - US 9,130,644 B2 - for a power booster that improves efficiency and performance of connectivity links with Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite networks operating in the Ka- and Ku-band frequency ranges.
“We developed this MEO Booster to manage the seamless switchover between MEO satellites as they move across the sky from horizon to horizon,” said Federico Fawzi, vice president of advanced engineering, EMC. “A descending satellite can conduct a handoff to an ascending satellite when the propagation delay from the two are equal by aligning amplitudes, frequency offsets and phases. EMC MEO Booster improves throughput of MEO satellites by 30-50 percent over modem technologies such as adaptive coding modulation.”
“MEO satellite services offer just one more way we can deliver mission-critical communications to organizations and people on the move, in the world’s most remote locations, to keep them EMC-connected,“ said Abel Avellan, founder and CEO, EMC. “Continuous innovation and technology development are key elements of achieving this mission. That is why we earned more than 20 patents, and have another 12 patent applications in the works. We are proud of our many industry firsts. This technology innovation allows EMC to deliver the most advanced mobility platform in the industry.”
The U.S. PTO granted EMC subsidiary EMC SatCom Technologies LLC this patent in September 2015.
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