Join Ben Berry, CEO AirShip Technologies Group, as he discusses Airship’s unmanned aerial vehicles. These are mission-critical products: with large software content that enables flight in diverse environments, command & control, and communications.
For the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Element of the US Space Force, AirShip Technologies Group’s VX Unmanned Aerial System is a reusable air platform for high altitude, micro-rocket launch for payload placement of 5G communications in low earth orbit (LEO) of up to six nanosatellite (6.5 lbs. each) or 100 picosatellite (2.2 lbs. each), or 1,000 femtosatellite (0.22 lbs. each). The autonomous VX delivers communications technologies to improve Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link resilience, throughput, and reduced user equipment when compared to SpaceX.
R&D focuses on scientific benefits and commercial applications of on-demand microSAT 5G communications deployment; just-in-time launch capabilities for expanded 5G communications via miniaturized LEO satellites. Design objectives include resilient, interconnected 5G mesh communications; exploitation of ultimate high ground of space communications; space empowered SATCOM link resilience; strategic space force projection and operational agility; communications via 100x factor 5G bandwidth; Modular interoperability among microSATs for communications that meet growing bandwidth and resiliency requirements.
Other requirements include: competitive low cost, reusable NanoSAT Launch Vehicle (NLV) with just-in-time long flight endurance, high-altitude AIRSHIP VX VTOL UAV capable of launching 5G miniaturized SATCOM satellites for resilient communication operations in support of defense and commercial sectors. Discriminators extend and optimize use of secure, interoperable network/C2/IT/IO and space communications.
Ben will cover the following topics and how Airship’s techniques can also apply to your IT environments.
- High level software and communications architecture
- Aspects of software quality required in contested air space
- Aspects of testing and quality assurance that are especially challenging
- Application of lessons learned in other high software content, mission critical systems