Overview

The Medium Earth Orbit Local User Terminal-600 (MEOLUT-600) processes 406 MHz distress beacon alerts over next-generation medium earth orbit satellites, and provides rapid notification to search and rescue (SAR) authorities worldwide. It’s part of an integrated and comprehensive SAR solution from Honeywell Global Tracking. The MEOLUT Antenna is a 2.3 m (7.5 ft) mesh radome antenna that operates in up to 200 km/hour winds. It allows MEOLUT terminals to track medium earth orbit satellites with minimal risk of interrupted search and rescue operations.

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Specifications

PHYSICAL

Width
Standard 19˝ (48.3 cm) rack enclosure

Height
42U in standard configuration; custom configurations available

SATELLITE CONNECTIVITY

Satellite Type
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)

Satellite Frequency
1544.5 MHz downlink signal

Alert Beacon Frequency
406 MHz

TERRESTRIAL CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet
10/100/1000 Mb/s

Network
Able to share TOA/FOA measurement data with other MEOLUTs over network connections.
Supports COSPAS-SARSAT XML and CSV recommended formats.
Can share data in real-time and/or using a node-forwarding mechanism.

Data Communication to Mission Control Centre (MCC)
Located and unlocated incident solution data, status data, including alarm and warning messages

Data Communication from MCC
Orbit data

SERVERS

Number of Servers
Scalable: One for data collection per antenna, one for signal processing per four antennas, one for beacon localization

Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008

Processor(s)
2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon

RAM
4 GB in standard configuration; System supports up to 192 GB

SYSTEM MONITORING

Environmental
Rack temperature; room temperature will be available in a future release

Security
Rack door open sensors (front and back)

Power
Rack power supply sensor

CERTIFICATION

COSPAS-SARSAT
Meets all current COSPAS-SARSAT requirements

SIGNAL PROCESSING

Low Noise Amplifyer/Down Converter (LNA/DC)
Converts raw satellite downlink signal to 4.5 MHz intermediate frequency, out-of-band noise filtering
Can transmit a received satellite signal with no loss in RF performance over long distances

Data Collection
Data input control, phase unwrap and demodulation, spectrum analysis

Beacon Signal Decoding
406 MHz beacon signal detection, signal demodulation, message validation, message archiving

Data Stream Decoding
Bit synchronization, frame synchronization, message extraction, message formatting

406 MHz Data Validation
Time, frequency, beacon message

Data Analysis
Spectrum analysis, signal enhancement

Orbit & Pass Scheduling
Automatically updates satellite orbit data after every satellite pass; orbit updates are provided by a GNSS receiver

Status Monitor & Display
Data collection status, data collection environment, system status, snapshot status, environmental data trends

ANTENNA

Type
Mesh radome

Size
2.3m (7.5 ft) diameter

Beamwidth
7.9° degrees

Environmental
Can withstand winds of up to 200 km/h (124 m/h)

Control Unit and Motor Drive
Yes

Antenna Control Software
Antenna device control, positioning the antenna, tracking a satellite pass, antenna diagnostics

Visuals

Form Factor

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