In a symbolic act of success, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) exhibited a space-design protected tactical waveform (PTW) processor has the potential to improvise user data rates up to a factor of 20. Further, the processor holds the capability of enhancing spectral efficiency up to a factor of 4, thereby meeting the demand of bandwidth problems. This, in turn, will strengthen war fighter communications in adverse tactical environments.
As part of the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s MILSATCOM Design for Affordability Risk Lessening endeavor with Lincoln Labs/MIT, the testing was undertaken successfully.
The newly built processor had a stunning success in using the Air Force-developed protected tactical waveform. This builds upon the demonstrated protection features of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program’s comprehensive data rate waveform addressed as XDR.
The leading global security company’s investment in the space processor can give added protection while facilitating uninterrupted communications capacity to the warfighter. Besides, the processor greatly cuts down implementation risks and advances military satellite communications.
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The real worth of PTW comes to fore when it is combined into an architecture, with broad protection, including non-commercial frequency bands, space-based processing and cross-links, radio frequency processing chains and other important protection features in the antenna, revealed Vice-President of Northrop Grumman.
Elaborating the capability of PTW, Tim Frei, communication department of the company, PTW offers powerful, long-lasting new capabilities to the warfighter.
The PTW that was exhibited at the Lincoln MIT Laboratory is a wholly integrated subsystem supported with Ethernet-based packet switching, multi-channel demodulators, and the linked control software, high-data-rate modulators.
After completing the formalities of a series of government-set modem tests, the work team at Northrop Grumman has executed additional testing tasks, covering the connection of numerous terminal emulators.
In addition to these, the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) team displayed how the bandwidth-on-demand software reacts to a multi-user loading atmosphere to ably use the existing spectrum.