Features

Digitized signal processing

Digitized signal processing

 

  • Full-software implementation of RF signal processing, no more custom-made rigid and expensive hardware
  • Coupled with software front-end CCSDS and DVB-S2 processing

 

COTS platform

COTS platform

 

  • Runs on commercial COTS GPU-enabled servers
  • Supports both bare-metal and virtual environments, finally making high-data-rate virtual ground stations in the cloud a reality

 

ultra fast

Ultra-fast: over 1 Gbps on a mid-range COTS server

 

  • Any amount of data with low latency
  • Supports an arbitrary number of parallel channels
  • No hard limits on the number of parallel input streams or data stream length

 

scalable solution

Scalable solution

 

  • Different product packages based on the performances and downlink capacity
  • From a few Mbps up to 1 Gbps and more with Blink MINI, MIDI and ULTRA product packages

 

Rich reporting

Rich reporting

 

  • Rich, precise reports with verbose processing metadata, overall statistics and graphical overview
  • Live progress report included (updated at a configurable frequency)

 

Integration

Automation and integration

 

  • Available with Monica M&C system, prepared for integration with other M&C systems
  • Modules can be integrated with any standards-compliant COTS RF digitizer, SDR device, demodulator
  • Includes a multi-purpose command-line utility to work with mission data

 

Easy

Easy maintenance

 

  • Easy to install, upgrade, fix and operate
  • Maximum utilization of COTS equipment which can be used for other applications while Blink is idle
  • Affordable replacement hardware, nearly no custom component to fail
  • Affordable replacement hardware, nearly no custom component to fail

 

New levels of flexibility

New levels of flexibility

 

  • Easily configurable for multi-mission scenarios
  • Fast upgrades with new functionalities and options support rapid, no-hassle, cost-effective evolution of the ground system

 

Practical licensing

Practical licensing

 

  • You can choose between standard license and pay-per-use
  • Pay-per-use (or pay-as-you-grow) is specifically tailored for new operators and service providers that are in the process of building their business