System to capture search and rescue signals from orbiting satellites introduced by Orolia

LANHAM, Md. – McMurdo, an Orolia brand in Lanham, Md., is introducing the McMurdo Horizon system to capture search and rescue signals relayed from orbiting satellites immediately after line-of-sight is established.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

LANHAM, Md. – McMurdo, an Orolia brand in Lanham, Md., is introducing the McMurdo Horizon system to capture search and rescue signals relayed from orbiting satellites immediately after line-of-sight is established.

The S- and L-band-compatible phased-array system has antennas developed by Ball Aerospace with all-seeing, horizon-to-horizon coverage.

The McMurdo Horizon system is available to enhance regional search and rescue services worldwide to complement existing and emerging ground-based systems.

Orolia McMurdo Horizon medium Earth orbit local user terminal (MEOLUT) can deliver enhanced search and rescue coverage and second-generation signal processing capabilities, all in a compact form factor with no moving parts.

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The key technology innovation, based on a modified off-the-shelf phased-array antenna developed by Ball Aerospace, is a custom-designed Orolia solution that draws on decades of advanced engineering expertise to provide best-value and unparalleled performance.

By pointing to satellites near the horizon, the McMurdo Horizon MEOLUT can detect and locate emergency beacons much farther away. This enhanced detection ability, combined with the McMurdo Selective Schedule Algorithm, enables the system to monitor more diverse regions, including the translation of oblong and irregular data points that are invisible to traditional systems.

For more information contact McMurdo online at www.mcmurdogroup.com.

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