SWARM is an extremely compact, rugged, lightweight and discreet system, providing superior data rates. Complete with stowable legs, SWARM is fully portable and quick to deploy and stow.
SWARM provides everything needed for straightforward setup and pointing, allowing the user to be operational in less than 5 minutes. This simple, intuitive and tool-free deployment/setup method involves audio and visual pointing aids and provides an effective method of acquiring the satellite without the extra bulk of motors and controllers.
As a single integrated system, SWARM can withstand harsh environmental conditions. It has comparable performance to a 65cm parabolic antenna and can be assembled and operated in half the height making it less obtrusive and less affected by wind.
Compared to a parabolic the link budget’s rain margin is also significantly reduced, as the signal passes through the antenna only once, reducing rain attenuation and increasing wet performance. Additionally, the flat panel design sheds water easily and avoids water pooling.
SWARM is packaged in a single pack, with hard case and backpack options available, both of which can be carried as airline hand baggage.