ASC has a successful track record meeting the military satellite communications requirements of the Australian Defence Forces. Here is a brief outline of just a few projects.
Design and fabrication of Trailor Mounted Earth Stations
Design phase consisted not only of the design of the satellite communications equipment but also of the mechanical arrangement, which had to be designed to withstand the demanding conditions encountered in the outback. Precision fabrication of this structure was of paramount importance as the system was Transmit/Receive for a ground breaking multi media application.
Installation/commissioning and maintenance of an Earth Station on Cocos Island.
ASC has provided the Department of Defence with a fixed Earth Station on Cocos Island. Australian Satellite Communications was responsible for the entire installation, including the extremely challenging logistics involved in transporting of equipment ans all materials to site for the antenna and its foundation. ASC is currently responsible for ongoing maintenance of this installation and training of local staff.
Portable satellite phones for UN in East Timor
ASC was contracted to integrate 50 L-Band voice/data terminals into portable configuration with power supplies, cabling and antenna systems for use by INTERFET troops in East Timor. Terminals were packaged into weatherproof and rugged cases to be able to withstand the demanding conditions of the terrain. This project was completed under an extremely tight schedule to meet the customer’s urgent requirements.
Transportable Earth Stations
ASC was contracted to supply 2.4 m satellite earth stations for remote sites in NT that could be easily packed into purpose built crates and transported to another site.