January 2013 Edition
Small Satelliltes + ISR
Small Satellites: In-Orbit Operational Solutions Are @ Hand, by Anita Bernie, Surrey Satellite Technology
The combination of shrinking government budgets, increasing scrutiny of cost and schedule overruns, and the need to rapidly deliver new operational missionsas well as the replacement and augmentation of current systemsis creating a perfect storm in the form of demands for a different approach to delivering reliable in-orbit operations and end-user applications.
COMMAND CENTER: Peter Hadinger, Vice President, Government Markets, Global Xpress and the President, Global Government Services, Inmarsat
Peter Hadinger is the Vice President, Government Markets, Global Xpress and the President, Global Government Services, Inmarsat. He leads the development of the government offerings for Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress satellite program. Global Xpress will provide worldwide high-speed connectivity to mobile users via a constellation of Ka-band satellites, starting in 2013. He also runs Inmarsat’s U.S. Government operations as a trusted partner for sensitive applications.
Disaster Communications: A Proven Solution, by Paul Seguin, Satellite Application Specialist, C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.
On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m., a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 100km off the coast of Japan, centered just East-Northeast of the city of Sendai. The underwater quake created a tsunami 10 meters high, which crashed into the shores of Northern Japan, devastating 140km of the coastline and travelling inland as far as 10km. The devastation was beyond belief. The massive wave removed almost all evidence of civilization. What remained was a debris field that resembled an active war zone.
COMMAND CENTER: Koen Willems, Newtec, On Airborne ISR
Koen holds the post of Market Director for Government, Defence and IP Trunking at Newtec, a market leader in satellite communication technologies. He is responsible for the launches of many of Newtecs newest products and technologies including professional IP modems, the all new MDM6000 modem series, and FlexACM®, Cross-Layer Optimization, Bandwidth Cancellation and S2 Extension technologies. Additionally, he also has a major interest in the area of market development within the government and defence sector.
SDR-Based SATCOM Monitoring, by Claus Vesterholt, Technical Program Manager, SATCOM, GateHouse A/S
This article offers an introduction to the challenges, opportunities and advantages associated with Satellite Communication (SATCOM) Monitoring, particularly in the perspective of the current state of Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology. Further, discussed will be the technological advances that enable plug-and-play integration processes for RF-to-Ethernet components.
COMMAND CENTER: Drew Marks, Vice President of Sales, North America Spacecom
Drew possesses more than 15 years of executive experience in sales, marketing and business development positions. He has worked in various industries and markets throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific regions. Drew is the Vice President of Sales, North America, for Spacecom.
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