July 2016 Edition
SOTM/COTM, Antennas/Terminals, Protected Comms
The HPA CORNER: Leveraging Commercial Space Capablities, By David Anhalt, Vice President & General Manager, Iridium PRIME, Iridium Satellite
Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) formally introduced his landmark American Space Renaissance Act (ASRA) to a packed audience at the National Space Symposium in early April, saying, “This is a comprehensive bill, because ensuring that America is the preeminent spacefaring nation requires a holistic approach to the entire American space enterprise.
Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention..., By Paul Seguin, Senior Technical Advisor, C-COM Satellite Systems
Apparently the source of this well-known phrase is open to conjecture—some say the statement came from Plato, some indicate this an old English saying (“Need taught him wit,”)… Wherever the phrase originated, this is most definitely a true adage for the Satellite Antenna world.
Best Practices For End-To-End Protected SATCOM, By Steve Williams and Chris Badgett, RT Logic, a Kratos Company
Numerous systems, capabilities and technologies exist, or are in active research and development, toward the end goal of protected SATCOM.
SOTM & SOTP: Satisfying VMES , By Rohit Murthy, Technical Director, SATCOM On-the-Move and SATCOM On-the-Pause, and, David Svesko, Deputy Program Manager of Engineering, SATCOM On-the Pause, both are with General Dynamics Mission Systems
In the US for Ku-band, the FCC defines specific pointing error requirements and antenna Effective Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) spectral density limits for Vehicle Mount Earth Station (VMES) systems.
A Hiltron Communications Focus: Advancing Secure SATCOM Technology, By Jan Molter, Managing Director, Hiltron GmbH
The claim has been made that, in broadcasting, nobody dies if a device or system fails.
Building To Meet Changing Needs For The 21st Century, By Heather Bulk, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Special Aerospace Services (SAS)
Privately funded ventures have disrupted the way aerospace companies do business. Whether the customer is in the government or commercial sector, the competition is fierce.
A Spectra Group Focus: Slingshot & The Changing Focus Of Conflict, By Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd.
During my 35 year career as a communications specialist, much of which had been spent in a tactical arena, I began to realize that tactical systems in the military crucially needed new enhancements to provide better and more extensive coverage—these improvements required MILSATCOM to enable viable analysis of rapidly developing scenarios without having to secure land real estate to provide communications as situation evolved.
Space Foundation: The Space Report, An Executive Summary, The industry is making space more affordable and consequently more accessible.
The global space industry appears to be going through a period of reinvention, as evidenced by a variety of changes in the way it conducts operations.
SatCom Frontier Perspective: How To Improve Enterprise Ground Services For Space, By Eric Moltzau, Manager, Space Services Development, Intelsat General Corporation
Air Force Space Command’s Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) is not a new kind of ground system or acquisition program—this is a new approach to satellite ground infrastructure that is critical to support General John Hyten’s overall concept for the future Space Enterprise Vision.