By automating the commissioning of Electronically Steerable Phased Array Antenna Services, Satmotion API aims to enable satcom services without human intervention.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent to Integrasys for its Satmotion API method reportedly the only satellite auto-alignment and commissioning method for automated antenna terminals.
Satmotion API is Integrasys LLC’s second patent, after Satmotion Pocket. USPTO has considered the new version of Integrasys Auto commissioning Technology due to its zero-touch commissioning method, which complies with Electronically Steerable Phased Array Antennas (ESPAA) requirements, providing a seamless interface and intuitive use for optimising performance.
Satmotion API aims to enable Satcom services by fully automating the commissioning of services for Electronically Steerable Phased Array Antennas (ESPAA) without human intervention, addressing optimal radio frequency (RF) performance, required by the Network Operations Center (NOC), minimising interferences and power management. It will also enable remote recovery in many cases, removing the need for installers to revisit the site, particularly in isolated areas such as those that are rural, desert or high sea. The approach is based on the implementation of an Application Programming Interface (API) software and logic that will be embedded in the Antenna Control Unit or in the Satcom Modem, so that, the antenna can access the proper functionalities for installation and startup of the services without human intercession.
Integrasys’ main purpose is to offer the satellite industry smart tools to virtualise the network and automate the processes in order to provide a high service level agreement and enhance customer services.