September 2013 Edition
COTS + COTM + Technologies For MAG
Mobile SATCOM In The Field, By Peter Dingley, Vice President Offer Development, Inmarsat Global Government
A new, low-cost Tactical Satellite (TACSAT) capability is now making available more channels as well as providing secure, reliable and scalable Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) communication, including Communications On The Move (COTM), through the use of existing, tactical, military radios.
Command Center: Simon Kershaw, Executive Director Government Communications, Astrium Services
Simon Kershaw joined Astrium in August 2011 as the Executive Director of Government Communications, Astrium Services, following a career in the
UK Ministry of Defence.
Mobile Militaries: COTS Phones Can Support CONOPS, By Giles Peeters, Senior Contributor
The latest advances in mobile technology and the impact these technologies have on affecting military operations are the focus of Mr. Peeter’s expertise this month.
DARPA: Secure, Private Internet + Cloud At The Tactical Edge, The Content-Based Mobile Edge Networking (CBMEN) program has completed initial field testing of software for rapidly sharing up-to-date imagery, maps and other vital information directly among front-line units
Information, or ‘content’, on the World Wide Web is replicated and distributed across the world to ensure high availability to the end-user. User expectations for rapid access to content have led to the creation of content distribution systems that enhance the user experience. Consequently, users may quickly access content used for everyday living, from restaurant menus and maps, to local and world news.
The Evolving 9-1-1 Infrastructure, By Tim J. Lorello, Senior Vice President + Chief Marketing Officer, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS)
Accessibility is a central concern for emergency communications. The 80 mph winds that rushed through the commonwealth of Virginia in June of 2012 demonstrated what can happen without a resilient communications infrastructure: The functioning 9-1-1 call center was unable to receive calls from the local population.
Overcoming GPS Spoofing Using Inertial Systems, By Jill Connors, Marketing Writer, KVH Industries, Inc.
When a GPS expert from The University of Texas at Austin was able to spoof the GPS signal of a super-yacht in the Mediterranean this summer and cause the yacht to change its course, the news raised concerns about the risk of terrorism for other types of vessels using GPS.
The Standard Missile Turns 60, By Wes Kremer, Vice President of Air and Missile Defense Systems, Raytheon
On May 15, the U.S. Navy successfully destroyed a complex, short-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean. Tracking data was accessed from a remote Raytheon sensor payload on the Space Tracking and Surveillance System-Demonstrator (STSS-D) satellites. Using spaced-based assets is a highly effective method to expand the protected area by moving against threats as soon as they have launched.
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