What a year, 2020! In the satellite industry, it marks a clear shift in satellite data reception, especially in the domain of Earth observation.
Satellite Data Acquisition in the Blink of an Eye
Blink is a real-time, high data rate software-based modem specifically designed to run on, and with, commercial off-the-shelf equipment. It utilizes the processing power of today's top-of-the-line CPUs and GPUs and radically reduces costs, improves re-usability and flexibility and speeds up the ground station evolution.
Blink moved digital signal processing from high-maintenance hardware to software and can run on bare-metal or virtual environments (local and cloud).
It can bring previously impossible missions to life and make other missions easier to manage, more productive and significantly cheaper to set up and evolve.