Features in SAT's Monics® Product Help Enhance Satellite Communications Service in Time for World Cup Broadcasts
San Diego, CA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its SAT Corporation subsidiary has provided a global satellite operator with Carrier Identification (CID) technology for its ground network to help identify and mitigate RF interference that can disrupt radio frequency (RF) communications. The capabilities helped the operator better assure service performance in time for the increased global broadcast demands surrounding the World Cup in Brazil.
RF signal interference is a growing problem in the satellite industry, particularly the kind of inadvertent, non-malicious interference that is increasing with the worldwide proliferation of satellite devices and services. CID is embedded into a video or data transmission path that enables satellite operators and end users to identify the source of an interfering carrier, thus speeding cross-verification between operators and dramatically reducing the time to resolve accidental events.
SAT employs a powerful approach to CID in its Monics® product, the industry's leading carrier monitoring system, using Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) spread spectrum modulation, differential encoding, scrambling and a concatenated error protection strategy to quickly and accurately help operators detect, identify and correct the problem. To assist with the less common but more troubling forms of intentional interference, such as malicious jamming, SAT's satID® product helps operators locate the geographic position of the offending signal so that corrective actions can be taken.
"SAT has taken a leadership role with our customers and the Interference Reduction Group (IRG) to define best practices and approaches to solving interference problems and enable CID solutions," said Greg Caicedo, General Manager of SAT. "The enhanced capabilities in Monics will help operators reduce the time, people and resources that must be applied to interference events and help them resolve incidents and minimize impact to service." IRG (http://satirg.org) is the global industry organization established to combat the problem of satellite RF interference.
For more information about CID and SAT's full line of carrier monitoring and interference mitigation solutions, including Monics and satID, visit www.SAT.com.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,600. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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