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NAL Research designs and manufactures Iridium satellite communication systems and tracking terminals for the defense, research, and commercial sectors. Our products are ruggedly built and widely used for the world’s most demanding environments.View All
NAL Research offers the full range of Iridium airtime and backend services to completely enable our products for our customers’ unique applications.View All
NAL Research offers every phase of engineering services from concept design to final production. We have manufacturing facilities allowing us to perform prototyping as well as delivering custom-designed hardware.View All
Everywhere Under One Sky
In a world where global communications are increasingly critical, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole. Powered by a uniquely sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across oceans, airways, and polar regions.
Reliability Above All
In early 2019, Iridium completely replaced the first-generation Iridium constellation. For our customers, this brand new network with its unparalleled coverage and high dependability means they can rely on their critical communication lifelines to work when they need them most – anywhere.
NAL Research has developed an Iridium Airborne Data Communication System (ADCS) for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to be used on platforms such as the HC-130H, HU25A/C/D, C-130J, HH-60J, and HH-65B/C, and potentially the VC-37A, VUAV and MH-68A. The ADCS will enhance flight safety, increase Maritime Domain Awareness and benefit the entire range of USCG mission areas by providing command and control centers with a near real-time force lay down picture and more efficient air asset management.READ MORE AIR APPLICATIONS
NAL Research’s 9601-DGSM satellite trackers are used to monitor fleets of light armor vehicles by the Department of Defense. They are installed inside each vehicle to relay real-time, encrypted location information to mobile and fixed command and control centers. The tracker can also be removed and used as a personal emergency beacon.READ MORE LAND APPLICATIONS
Ship strikes are the top human-related cause of death for whales. Researchers are developing underwater microphones attached to buoys to listen for whales. Buoys are placed in the shipping lane that runs to Boston through Stellwagen Bank, an underwater plateau at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. Each can detect a whale within a five-mile radius. Computers on the buoys separate the whale calls from other ocean noise, collect that data and periodically transmit the whales’ whereabouts using the NAL Research Iridium’s modem and re-broadcast to vessels.READ MORE SEA APPLICATIONS