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August 08, 2012

Kratos SAT Enhances RF Interference Detection Capabilities

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor


SAT Corporation (News - Alert), a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., has significantly expanded its Interference Detection and Geolocation or iDetGeo service coverage. Two supplementary operating sites in Maryland and Hawaii have been activated by SAT Corporation, offering the finest quality radio frequency (RF) interference mitigation abilities as a managed service.

Satellite providers, broadcasters, cable operators and other content distributors utilize SAT services for locating and lessening signals that hamper their communications offerings.

SAT can now offer signal tracking, interference discovery, characterization and geolocation service coverage on 1,127 beams from 269 commercial communications satellites with the assistance of the latest, strategically-positioned sites.

SAT's "split site" geolocation capability is further enhanced with the latest sites, thereby ensuring data achievement at two geographically divided antenna sites. SAT can now boost the number of instances where a geolocation result can be completed with the split site technology, which supports multi-beam geolocation.

"The addition of our new facilities in Maryland and Hawaii solidifies SAT's position as the only global provider of managed SATCOM Network Operations Services,” said Greg Caicedo, VP and GM, SAT Services. “Our partnership with SES (News - Alert) has been instrumental in our ability to reliably deliver cost-effective, best-of-breed solutions to our customers."

SAT already has six operating sites located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Cypress, India, Singapore and South Korea. SAT is therefore able to offer an economically viable managed offering for interference detection across the world.

Improved trans-Atlantic coverage between North America, South America, Europe and Africa will now be offered with the latest sites.

SES-operated teleports in Woodbine, Maryland, and Sunset Beach, Hawaii will be hosting the latest operations. SES's dual 7.3m antenna systems at Woodbine and dual 4.8m antennas at Sunset Beach will support dual-antenna iDetGeo services of SAT.

"SES is pleased to host SAT Services' iDetGeo systems, which will be used by SAT Services to offer RFI (News - Alert) mitigation services to the global satellite industry, in the ongoing fight against interference,” said Stewart Sanders, SVP, Customer Service Delivery, SES. “SES will also use the iDetGeo services, which together with our own geolocation systems will provide additional troubleshooting capabilities for our customer support teams."


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Edited by Braden Becker



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