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Eclipse: Advanced TDMA Technology for Maximum SatCom Efficiency

Wednesday, March 01, 2006  
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Eclipse is a multifrequency time division demand-assigned multiple access (MF-TDMA DAMA) satellite communication system designed for bandwidth-efficient, topology-flexible, Internet protocol-based networks providing converged communication services such as IP data, voice over IP (VoIP), videoconferencing, and various multimedia traffic via satellite. The Eclipse product family includes associated core building blocks for a cost-effective communications infrastructure. Eclipse provides the scalability, flexibility, and bandwidth optimization that allows users to adapt quickly to change in their communication requirements without replacing or reengineering the satellite transmission system.

The Eclipse TDMA technology supports a variety of network architectures and topologies. The topologies include real full mesh topology with peer-to-peer communications between any nodes in the network; star topology with all communications occurring between the hub and the remotes; and a hybrid topology employing a DVB outbound carrier from the hub to all remotes overlaid on the TDMA Star or Mesh topology.

Other features of Eclipse include

  • Multifrequency multirate agile TDMA
  • Highly synchronous architecture
  • Bandwidth-on-demand DAMA
  • Quality of service
  • Unique modulation technique
  • Automatic rain fade and power control
  • Internet protocol routing with multicast forwarding
  • L-band IF interface
  • Powerful network management system
  • Multilevel redundancy
  • Scalability
  • Open network architecture

AAE Systems, Inc., a manufacturer and satellite systems provider in Sunnyvale, California, USA, has remained a leader in the communications solutions industry since 1984. AAE's turnkey systems expertise and its products have been deployed worldwide. By utilizing the latest voice, data, and video communications technologies, AAE offers its clients the best solutions in satellite communications technology through its Eclipse MF-TDMA DAMA product line.
For more information, contact Bryan Jones, Marketing Manager; phone +1 408 732 3095; email

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