Industry News: Technology (Jan. 2008)
MITEQ Announces New Frequency Converters Series
MITEQ introduced the 9800 Series to its frequency converters product line. This series is designed for advanced satellite communication systems and are available for a wide variety of frequency plans.
Phase noise, amplitude flatness and spurious outputs have been optimized to provide the user with a transparent frequency conversion for all video and data applications. A strong feature set of monitor and control functions supports powerful local and remote control. Among the features are control of frequency, attenuation and 64 memory locations for each converter where various setups can be stored and recalled.
Northrop Grumman Qualifies Advanced EHF Software
Northrop Grumman Corp. completed qualification testing of the payload flight software for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) payload, the first flight qualification of the new extended data rate capability provided by Advanced EHF, the company announced.
The payload flight software supports all military communications terminals and consists of about 500,000 lines of code executing simultaneously on a configuration of 25 onboard processors. Using this capability and other advanced technologies and designs, Advanced EHF will provide 10 times more communications capacity and six times higher channel data rates than the predecessor Milstar system.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the Advanced EHF prime contractor and is under contract to provide three satellites and the mission control system to the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman is providing the satellite payload. The first Advanced EHF satellite is in final integration and test in preparation for a 2008 launch.
TCS Receives System Patent
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) received a patent for its high-level operational support system, the company announced.
The patent enables applications and systems to be managed dynamically, regardless of the platform or programming technology. The invention allows for wireless operators to centrally manage multiple applications in a more efficient manner. Fault management, statistics management and system health monitoring can all be done in a consistent fashion across all applications.