Kratos' SAT Enables Carrier Identification Monitoring Capabilities for Major
Features in SAT's Monics(R) Product Help Enhance Satellite Communications
Service in Time for World Cup Broadcasts
SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2014 (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
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.Kratoshas primarily an engineering and
technically oriented work force of approximately 3,600. Substantially all
ofKratos'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
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