SAN DIEGO - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that The Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman has formally accepted the Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System (ASRMS) from Kratos. The multi-million dollar project started in late 2014 and includes ten years of long-term support services for the ASRMS system.
The most advanced system of its kind, ASRMS is a unique satellite monitoring and geolocation solution specifically developed to help Satellite Frequency Regulators identify authorized and unauthorized satellite communication signals, manage the satellite spectrum used in their respective countries, and provide for improved cooperation with other telecommunications regulatory agencies.
Working with TRA, Kratos was responsible for virtually every aspect of the system including the core satellite technology and associated hardware and software. ASRMS includes several Kratos antennas covering UHF/L/S/C/X/Ku/Ka frequency bands, a mobile vehicle providing analysis capabilities for both earth-to-space and space-to-earth signals and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spectrum analysing solution.
Kratos’ Monics® carrier monitoring, satID® geolocation, Compass® network monitor & control (M&C) and NeuralStar®SQM service management products are integrated with the Antennas/RF system to provide an end-to-end solution that is integrated with TRA’s frequency management system that manages all the spectrum licenses.
Additionally, Kratos managed the build-out of the extensive civil works (housing, road access, power, water, etc.) needed to support the system.
With a user friendly graphical interface based on automated procedures and advanced tools, ASRMS eases regulator management of the satellite RF spectrum over their countries including known and unknown transmissions.
“Satellite spectrum is a national security asset that can be subject to unauthorized usage, interference and other threats,” said Eng. Yousuf Al Balushi, Vice President-Spectrum Management Affairs. “The ASRMS will enable us to better manage, monitor and geolocate satellite radio frequency transmissions over the Sultanate with operations automated for MEO and GEO satellites in all bands.”
“Systems such as ASRMS are becoming increasingly important to satellite frequency regulators as multi-beam HTS satellites and LEO satellites make spectrum more congested, more challenging to track satellite communications (SATCOM) signals and more critical to the management of the spectrum in use in their countries,” said Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos Integral Systems Europe, which was the Kratos operating unit that provided the ASRMS system.
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops transformative, affordable technology for the Department of Defense and commercial customers. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology for these industries are brought to market through proactive research and a streamlined development process. Kratos specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, training and combat systems. For more information go to www.kratosdefense.com.
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