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CORTEX Modems

CORTEX is the Safran family name of modems meeting all your requirements for: TTC&C Low Rate Modems (CORTEX CRT), High Data Rate Recorders (CORTEX HDR), TT&C & Payload Reception combined (Cortex Satcore), virtualized modem for Command & Control (CORTEX NuRoN).

CORTEX CRT

CORTEX CRT, a TT&C Low Rate Modem

The CORTEX CRT is the COTS modem to support any satellite (LEO/MEO/GEO) at any time from manufacturing to operation in orbit. Based on a flexible design, the CORTEX CRT technology is available in different form factors and architectures (all-in-one-box, virtualized software modem) to meet your system requirements. More than 6,000+ deployed units compatible and field proven with all commercial satellite platforms make the CORTEX CRT the risk-free Command & Control (C2) modem within the space community. Enabling an RF recorder and reproducer mode on top of its demodulation and modulation capabilities, the CORTEX CRT ensures you will not lose any critical data and simplify ground station readiness testing (collimation tower transmission) and satellite compatibility testing.
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Communication & Relay Satellites

Earth Observation Satellites

Launch Vehicle Telemetry

CORTEX CRT Product Features
4,000+ UNITS IN USE

Dependable Long Term Support

INNOVATIVE RANGING

Infrastructure & Operational Cost Savings

SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO

Multi-Mission & Field Upgradeable

FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTURE

Stand-Alone Box or Distributed (Digitizer + FEP)

RADIO SIGNAL RECORDER

RF Recording & Payback

CORTEX HDR

CORTEX HDR, a High Data Rate Receiver

Safran Data Systems Inc. CORTEX HDR is your solution for high data rate transmissions in X, Ka and wider bands. With more than 1000 CORTEX HDRs deployed worldwide, this is the risk-free solution for data reception for your ground station. Tailored for future generations, it can handle high speed demodulation of up to six channels with an aggregate bit rate as high as 10 Gbps. With its flexible satellite check out interfaces, it will make your next mission qualification easier and faster.
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Relay Satellites

Commercial Earth Observation Satellites

Scientific Missions

CORTEX HDR Product Features
1,000+ UNITS IN USE

Dependable long term Support

DEAF AND X-DEAF

1-Click Equalization & X-Pol Correction

WIDE BAND RECORDER

RF Recording & Playback

10 GBPS DEMODULATION

Most Powerful in Market

FEP AND STORAGE

Cost-Effective Single-Box Integration

THE FUTURE, OFF-THE-SHELF

CORTEX Satcore

CORTEX Satcore, a Plug-and-Play Modem combining TT&C and Payload Reception

With a growing number of Earth Observation satellites & constellations, ground segments need to be innovative, flexible and cost efficient. The Satcore is the latest Safran Data Systems Inc.' product simplifying the customer experience. The SATCORE is a plug-and-play modem combining TT&C (Cortex CRT) and Payload Reception (Cortex HDR). Available in 4 different configurations depending on the wideband and the narrowband, its reduced form factor and pre-loaded configurations enable leaner and remote operations.
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Scientific / Commercial Satellites

Small Satellites

Service Providers

CORTEX Satcore Product Features
PLUG-AND-PLAY

Straight Forward Antenna Interface & Web-Based GUI

COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

TT&C Modem & High-Rate Payload Reception in One Box

COMPACT DESIGN

22 Form Factor

CORTEX HERITAGE

Benefiting from 20+ years of Satellite Communications experience

DESIGNED FOR NETWORKS

Lean Operations

THE ALL-IN-ONE-BOX

CORTEX NuRoN

CORTEX NuRoN, a Virtualized Software Modem for Satellite Command & Control

CORTEX NuRoN Software Modem supports any satellite from check-out to in-orbit operations. Matching any architecture wishes, NuRoN enables virtualization and centralization of signal processing. Running on standard x86 servers, NuRoN is private or public cloud compatible and offers the utmost flexibility and scalability to ramp up with your company growth. Benefitting from the industry-standard CORTEX heritage makes NuRoN the risk-free and easy to deploy Command & Control software modem.
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Communication & Relay Satellites

Earth Observation Satellites

Launch Vehicle Telemetry

CORTEX NuRoN Product Features
HARDWARE AGNOSTIC COTS

Digitizer COTS Server

LAN/WAN RESILIENT
  • Lossless transmission protocol
  • Network Bandwidth reduction
SDR-BASED SOFTWARE MODEM
  • Multi-Mission (LEO, MEO, GEO)
  • Radio validation, RF compatibility, in-orbit operations
ARCHITECTURE AGNOSTIC
  • Virtualized or distributed architecture
  • Private or Public cloud compatible
RANGING OVER WAN

Ranging over WAN capable

CORTEX HERITAGE
  • Cortex ICD and configuration management (CTX & MCS files)
  • Already compatible with most common Space Control Centers

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