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Iridium Certus SATCOM High Gain Beamformer for UAV Applications



Iridium Certus SATCOM High Gain Beamformer for UAV Applications


X18-U has the smallest size and weight compared to any L-band solution with similar data throughput based on Maxtena’s Dynamic Aperture Technology (DAT) with total height of only 1.9 inches. It can achieve highest speeds compared to any L-band terminal: 700 kbps downlink and 350 kbps uplink. X18-U provides pole to pole coverage over Iridium network. It has on-board microprocessors and FPGA and tightly integrated digital and RF functionalities. Advanced software with artificial intelligence is used to track multiple LEO satellites without GPS assistance. X18-U is 18-element active electronically scanned phased array (beamformer) with Native RF Cybersecurity with more than 20-30 dB of additional rejection levels in the whole hemisphere. It can track and nulls 17 interferers simultaneously while maintaining the link.

  • Robotics
  • Millitary radios
  • GNSS
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • IOT
  • Autonomous Applications


  • Extremely low profile
  • Small footprint
  • Full solid-state design
  • Light-weight
  • Reconfigurable
  • RF Cybersecurity
  • Anti-jamming/ Interference suppression
  • Artificial Intelligence Module

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