Inmarsat Government unveiled their G-MODMAN II G-MODMAN Open Platform (OP) modems and solutions manager. These are extensive and intelligent ecosystem solutions, based on the proven G-MODMAN modem management technology that will support the implementation of Global Xpress (GX) terminals on government aviation platforms, from from 2022.
Inmarsat GX is the first and only single-operator, high-speed, end-to-end Ka-band network providing global service. Operated by the US government since July 2014, GX completes military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) and provides transparent and consistent broadband access that meets mobile and interoperable communications needs at an affordable price.
G-MODMAN II is a flexible and easy-to-use solution that seamlessly integrates with existing antenna systems and provides the enabling technology to support current and future generation implementation of GX services and terminals aeronautics on several aeronautical platforms. This solution builds on Inmarsat’s monitoring system and includes high-fidelity monitoring and logging capabilities, allowing easy access to critical data and enabling highly detailed analysis of performance and trends that takes advantage of ML (machine learning) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques.
One option for G-MODMAN II is the OP G-MODMAN, which further extends the interoperability functionality by enabling seamless switching between GX, Inmarsat steerable beams and Global Broadband SATCOM system (WGS) to provide Inmarsat Government clients with ongoing availability, capacity, coverage and capability for mission operations. It is a turnkey solution that integrates multiple modems / services with a single antenna using loadable coverage map files and an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) to manage the different services.
Both configurations are based on open standards, such as OpenAMIP and OpenBMIP, allowing interoperability with a multitude of terminals from different manufacturers.
The G-MODMAN II solution will be available in 1 Rack Unit (RU) and ARINC 404A ½ Air Transrack form factors (ATR), G-MODMAN OP will be available in 19 “1 RU rack mounting and ARINC-404A form factors, supporting a wide range of modems and services for government aviation missions – manned or unmanned. Users will also have access to an Inmarsat support structure that allows for rapid integration, easy configuration, and detailed monitoring and control.
Matt Wissler, Chief Technology Officer at Inmarsat Government, said, “Many of our customers’ mission requirements drive the need for diverse SATCOM services spanning both commercial and military or government networks. Inmarsat Government recognizes the critical role of satellite communications in U.S. government aviation missions and takes pride in rapidly building solutions tailored to users’ unique requirements. The G-MODMAN II and G-MODMAN OP solutions are testament to the company’s dedication to solving customers’ problems, maximizing and extending the capabilities that our customers have come to expect and trust from Inmarsat Government.”