ABLE is a GUI driven simulation tool that provides global coverage planning, analysis, and visualization capability for mobile terminals using broadband links on commercial transponded satellites. ABLE, originally developed for airborne applications, is also being expanded to allow analysis of maritime and terrestrial terminals. ABLE was developed using a modular approach, which allows it to be easily modified to support both existing and emerging waveforms, satellites, and terminals.
ABLE performs detailed point-by-point link budget calculations to evaluate forward and reverse link data rates over a region. Several features are provided to allow analysis of system design, coverage, and capacity including:
ABLE supports system analysis and design of satellite communications networks with terrestrial, airborne, and maritime terminals.