SAT Corp to provide satellite interference detection for GX fleet

by Staff Reporter | October 17th, 2013

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that its SAT Corporation subsidiary has been selected by Inmarsat to provide its carrier monitoring and interference detection system, Monics.

Monics is the enterprise-networked DSP spectrum measurement and interference analysis system used by 90% of the world’s top satellite operators and telecommunications providers in over 57 countries around the world.

Monics combines hardware and software components to monitor satellite uplink and downlink performance, enabling operators to provide the best signal quality for their customers. Monics’ native scalability and flexibility enables a fully distributed, autonomous system for monitoring payload traffic against costly RF interference, including co-channel interference.

Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) will be the first globally available high-speed broadband network. It will offer the combination of global coverage from a single operator, consistent higher performance of up to 50Mbps, and network reliability. GX is the first satellite fleet from Inmarsat that will access Ka-band frequencies and allow for even higher bandwidth communication. The first satellite (I-5 F1) will cover Europe, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. Full global coverage from the GX constellation is expected by the end of 2014.

“As Inmarsat expands into Ka band, Monics will help assure the service levels its customers expect by reducing the costly effects of RF interference,” says Bob Potter, Chief Technology Officer of SAT Corporation. “This high-speed global communications network will benefit from the advanced features and capabilities that have made Monics the industry leading RF carrier monitoring solution.”

Michele Franci, Vice-President of GX Commercial, adds: “We are very pleased to be partnering with SAT Corporation. The Monics system provides a valuable facility to support us in delivering the highest quality of service for our GX users.”


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