Rockwell Collins’s new SAT-6100 satellite communication system made its world debut aboard the Bombardier Global 5000 at the Paris Air Show last month.
The satcom system is a baseline component of Collins’s Ethernet-based Airshow 21 cabin electronic system, a standard feature of the Canadian business jet. The SAT-6100 consists of the Rockwell Collins SRT-2100 satellite terminal and one or two HST-2100 high-speed transceivers providing three Aero-I/H/H+ channels and one or two channels of Swift64 high-speed data. The SAT-6100 interfaces with all Inmarsat-approved high-gain antennas, including top- or fin-cap-mounted setups. In addition, the SAT-6100 can be used with any Inmarsat-approved intermediate gain antenna to accommodate Aero-I service.
Future functionality will include Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband capabilities, allowing data transmission at speeds of up to 432 kbps.