ViaSat, Harris Demonstrate Extended Range Operation With STT KOR-24A Terminal
[Via Satellite 1-6-2014] ViaSat and Harris Corp. have completed demonstrations of the upgraded Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24A in combination with the Harris high-band power amplifier for extended air to ground range operation of both Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform C (ANW2C). The demonstrations were held in San Diego at the ViaSat facility in Carlsbad and in Huntsville at Redstone Arsenal in early December. The two-channel STT provides simultaneous 63-watt Link 16 and 50-watt SRW communications in a software-defined radio.
At only 16 pounds, the STT/KOR-24A terminal reduces the size, weight, and power of tactical data link equipment. Applications include rotary wing and light aircraft, small boats, UAVs, and for ground forces including vehicles and a wide variety of “shelterized” communication nodes. The terminal was recently selected for use on Apache AH64E Lots 4 and 5.