For satellite operators, the ability to rapidly identify and mitigate interference – intentional or not – is crucial to protect the core functionality of their most valuable assets and ensure flawless satellite service operations.
When satellite interference occurs, it can be devastating to end-users, whether in homes, businesses, or governments, as it undermines the integrity of satellite communication and compromises the most important feature of communication satellites: secure and reliable communication that is independent of the constraints of ground-based data-highways.
With the increase in satellite communication around the world, satellite operators and service providers are more and more challenged by interference problems on their satellites. Interference that impairs signal quality and availability is a direct threat to their business models and revenue – and may even result in penalties. Atos engineers have created the Satellite Geolocation Service to help operators provide the service quality guaranteed to their customers, aiding them in fulfilling their service level agreements.
The service enables operators to localize inferences with no upfront investment or operating costs.
A superior service for interference localization
Continuous development resulting in an unprecedented toolset
As one of the global market leaders for satellite interference localization solutions, Atos has made significant investments into developing uniquely potent tools for satellite interference mitigation in the last decade. As a result, SkyMon is the most complete and effective toolbox for satellite operators facing interference today.
SkyMon currently consists of:
- The powerful carrier-monitoring and interference-detection tool SkyMon CMS
- The carrier-ID detection tool SkyMon CID
- The classic geolocation system SkyMon ILS
- The world’s first real working single-satellite geolocation system SkyMon ILS ONE.
Atos’ Satellite Geolocation Service reaches unprecedented coverage and success rates in identifying satellite interference sources
Until today, satellite operators had to invest in high-quality geolocation tools and personnel training to enable their own staff to identify, locate and reduce or eliminate sources of interference in order to avoid potential damage claims and the risk of losing customers. Even so, locating the origin of an interference may take days, weeks or even months. However, the chance of success increases dramatically with the availability of the latest tools and correspondingly trained staff.
The entire SkyMon toolbox at operators’ fingertips
With Atos’ new Satellite Geolocation Service, operators now have the entire SkyMon toolbox for interference localization, combined with highly skilled and trained personnel at their disposal. Because the service is provided and operated by Atos, all the benefits are available without the need for upfront investment in infrastructure and staff. Customers confronted with interference just need to provide very basic information about the affected satellite and transponders to initiate the Satellite Geolocation Service.
The Satellite Geolocation Service can be ordered on demand for individual interference events, or via yearly subscription including a contingent of interference localization instances.