January 2008 Edition
Communications In Hostile Environments
Satellite Communications For Hostile Environments,
Communications for these situations have been based on radio, satellite, and civilian infrastructures where they exist. New satellite communications technology, particularly picocell backhauling, provides exciting new opportunities that either augment or replace traditional solutions.
PRIORITY BRIEFING WITH Colonel David C. Uhrich, Vice Commander, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California
PRIORITY BRIEFING WITH Robert N. Canty, Director of DoD Systems of Space Systems - Raytheon Company - Aurora, Colorado
Mr. Canty has held several, high-level management positions early in his career at Hughes Space and Communications, he successfully managed complex space systems integration, test and launch activity as Operations Manager and Test Director. He has managed the analysis group for Hughes New Venture Organization, successfully led the 350-person product line at Hughes through 2 years of 140 percent annual growth, and he won the Future Imaging Architecture Mission Control System (FIA MCS) program as the Capture Manager.
PRIORITY BRIEFING WITH Marc LeGare - CEO, Proactive Communications, Inc.,
A true veteran, in every sense of the wordMarc LeGare has actual satcom application and installation experience within contested military zones. In addition, he is the CEO of Proactive Communications, Inc. (PCI)
MILSATCOM Systems Wing,
Within MCSW, there are five Groups, and one squadron and four Wing staff agencies. At MCSW, these folks deliver three primary Satellite Communications (SATCOM) product lines. These include the Protected Communications Group, the Wideband Communication Group and the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT).
Satellite Network Acceleration, Not An OptionEssential!
Once viewed as an ad hoc addition to the occasional Department of Defense (DoD) satellite network, acceleration technologies are no longer considered optional. They are an essential component in modern military satellite architecture. Todays satellite programs RFPs specify acceleration in absolute terms, with interoperability and standards compliance at the forefront of program requirements.
Comms On The MoveQuit Stalling Around!,
Military Satellites and RocketsNo More Failures!,
FOCUS ON - Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite System (AEHF),
A constellation of three AEHF, augmented by a Transformational Communications Satellite (TSAT), will provide continuous 24-hour coverage. Advanced EHF will allow the National Security Council and Unified Combatant Commanders to control their tactical and strategic forces at all levels of conflict through general nuclear war and support the attainment of information superiority.
CASE STUDY - Antarctic Mission For Royal Navy,
Earlier this year, international satellite communications solution provider, NSSL, sponsored a crack team of Royal Navy personnel from HMS Endurance, the Royal Navys Antarctic ice patrol ship, as they attempted to set a world record by kayaking around James Ross Island, off the coast of Antarctica. The island is 65km in length and is named after James Clark Ross, the explorer, who first sighted the island in 1843.