Satcom On The Move

Satcom On The Move (SOTM), or satellite communications on the move, is a phrase used in the context of mobile satellite technology, specifically relating to military ground vehicles. The basic principle behind Satcom On The Move is that a vehicle equipped with a satellite antenna is able to establish communication with a satellite and maintain that communication while the vehicle is moving.

History

In recent years, the United States military has expressed high levels of interest in Satcom On The Move technology, driven by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's call for lighter-weight, more mobile ground forces. This has pushed the commercial satellite industry to create satcom systems that support this need.

External links

* [http://www.avltech.com/satcom.php Animation demonstrating Satcom On The Move]

References

* [http://www.special-operations-technology.com/article.cfm?DocID=247 Finer Feelers]
* [http://www.defense-update.com/features/du-1-05/c4-satcom.htm Tactical Satellite Communications Networks]
* [http://www.satellitetoday.com/satellite/viasatellite/homeland/ Homeland Security: In Touch, On The Move]


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