About Short Burst Data (SBD)

SBD (Short Burst Data) is a messaging system with limited bandwidth, allowing for the transmission of packets up to 340 bytes in size, while receiving packets of 270 bytes.

SBD is well-suited for applications that require regular exchange of small amounts of information. This makes it particularly suitable for tracking, telemetry, system control, and monitoring applications.

However, it is important to note that SBD may not be suitable for scenarios where very low latency is crucial or when the data to be transmitted exceeds a few thousand bytes. Sending larger data files like images or GRIB files is typically not feasible with SBD due to its limitations.

In optimal conditions, with an unobstructed view of the sky, SBD allows for approximately one send/receive operation every 10 seconds.