October 2007 Edition
COTS - Aptitude, Advantages & Applications
Taking Customization to the Next Level , The Iraqi Connection
Sword From The Heavens, Satellites in the Middle East
Integrating COTS SystemsA Worthy Effort, Success From Off The Shelf
Over the last ten years, COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) products have become increasingly popular within the satellite industry. Better, faster, cheaper was the mantra of the mid-90sCOTS products helped to address this mandate.
The European Dilemma, Communications Costs Versus Tactical Needs
The Future of Satellite Acceleration, SCPS and Tactical Military Satellite
Satellite acceleration technologies have been well known to users of military satcom for many years. Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs) are now a fixture in todays tactical satcom equipment suites.
Earth Station Antenna Security and Survivability,
Todays requirements for secure, interoperable communications systems, as well as rapidly deployable networks for emergency response, are driving the need for inexpensive, simple, satellite earth station antennas, ranging in size from sub-meter to 5 meters in diameter. When selecting and siting antennas, systems engineers rarely consider the earth station antennas vulnerability to damage or destruction by the forces of nature or man.
MILCOM 2007, The Free Worlds Premier Military Communications Conference
9th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference, Fixed & Mobile MilSatCom Assets in the Evolving Role of Military Force
The title of my first offering for MilsatMagazine is actually a preview of a workshop the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) is organizing as part of overall program of content comprising the SMi 9th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference.
Interview with Kay Sears, Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, Intelsat General,
GPS OCX: The View From Raytheon, An Interview with Robert N. Canty
The next generation Global Positioning System (GPS) Operational Control Segment (OCX) will provide command, control and mission support for current GPS Block II and all future Block III satellites as well as support for existing and new interfaces. The focus will be on military transformational and civil needs across the globe. This will include advanced anti-jam capabilities, improved system security, accuracy and reliability. GPS OCX will be based on a modern, service-oriented architecture that will integrate government and industry open system standards.