HN9800 Satellite Router

IPv6/IPv4 Ready

Ka-band high-throughput satellite router with advanced adaptive LDPC coding

The Hughes HN9800 is a new-generation, Ka-band broadband satellite router designed for high-throughput satellite applications. The HN9800 incorporates advanced LDPC coding and other new features, making it the ideal platform to deliver even the most bandwidth demanding services on today’s Ka-band satellites, while being future-proof for the next-generation, high-throughput systems. The HN9800 features a single intra-facility link (IFL) interface to the outdoor unit.

High Throughput, High Efficiency, and Future Proof

Fully compliant with the industry-leading IPoS standard, the HN9800 is a powerful satellite router featuring high performance on both the DVB-S2/ACM forward channel, as well as the adaptive LDPC coding return channel. The adaptive coding on the return channel enables the unit to dynamically change FEC rates, burst-toburst, based on link conditions, to achieve the highest throughput while maintaining high link availability. Through the combination of adaptive LDPC coding and a powerful processor, the HN9800 supports upstream burst rates of 3.6 Mbps, making the HN9800 an ideal platform for next-generation, high-throughput satellite systems.

To enable superior end-user performance, the HN9800 includes a full set of integrated Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization features. Accelerated TCP and HTTP performance features, including HTTP pre-fetch (objects are locally cached on the HN9800) along with DNS caching, enable fast Web browsing. Integrated header and packet payload compression both conserves bandwidth and contributes to high performance.

A full-featured IP router, the HN9800 supports a switching capacity up to 5,000 packets per second eliminating the need for an external router. IP routing and addressing features implemented in the HN9800 include the RIPV2 and BGP routing protocols, virtual router redundancy protocol (VRRP) with policy-based routing, DHCP

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Product Description

Full-featured Network Services

  • Single cable for intra-facility link between HN9800 and outdoor unit
  • Adaptive LDPC coding on return channel
  • MF/TDMA return channel with Aloha diversity
  • DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) on forward channel
  • High throughput satellite router
  • IPv6/IPv4 ready (able to download IPV6 software when available at a later date)
  • Software and configuration updates via download from the NOC
  • Implements Performance Enhancement Proxy (PEP) software to accelerate throughput performance by optimizing the TCP transmission over the satellite, delivering superior user experience and link efficiency
  • Implements Hughes TurboPage® software to accelerate HTTP traffic for fast browser access
  • Quality of Service (QoS) features include: IQoS (Inbound Quality of Service), bi-directional DSCP, and outbound
  • bandwidth management.
  • Secure Network Transmission with bi-directional IPSEC and AES-256 encryption (optional)
  • Configuration, status monitoring, and commissioning via the Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Acts as a local router providing:
    • Static and dynamic addressing
    • DHCP server or relay
    • DNS caching
    • Full RIPV2 and BGP routing support
    • VRRP
    • Multicasts to the LAN by using IGMP
    • NAT/PAT
    • End-to-end VLAN support with configurable QOS per VLAN
    • Firewall support through integrated access control lists
  • Remote terminal management via the Hughes Vision® Network Management System or Unified Element Manager and SNMP monitoring
  • Universal power supply supports international voltage ranges and frequencies and has a detachable power cord
  • User-friendly LED display indicating terminal operational status


Physical Interfaces

Two 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN RJ45 ports

Satellite & Antenna Specifications
Outbound transmission format:


Information Rate:

Up to 3.6 Mbps (Transmit or Inbound Channel)

Symbol Rate (Receive):

1 to 45 Msps (in 1 Msps steps)

Symbol Rate (Transmit):

256, 512, 1024, 2048 ksps

Encoding (Receive):


Encoding (Transmit):

LDPC FEC 1/2, 2/3, 4/5 and 9/10, Turbocode FEC 1/2, 2/3, and 4/5

Frequency Range:


Modulation (Receive):


Modulation (Transmit):


Bit Error Rate (Receive):

10-10 or better

Bit Error Rate (Transmit):

10-7 or better


74 cm, 89 cm, 98 cm, 120 cm, 180 cm


1 and 2 watt Ka-band

Mechanical & Environmental

1.6 lbs (.73 kg)


8.0” H x 1.6” W x 9.0” D (20.3 cm H x 4.1 cm W x 22.9 cm D)

Operating Temperature:

0º C to 50º C

Input Power:

90 to 264 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz

DC Power Supply (Optional):

12 to 24 VDC