Powering a Connected Future for Military Satellite Communications April 15, 2018 Interoperability , Satellite is Essential false In 2018, Hughes announced it was awarded a follow-on contract to continue a pilot study program to assess the feasibility of interoperability across multiple satellite communication (SATCOM) systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). The newest study builds on the growing partnership with the DoD to assess what the ideal military SATCOM architecture would look like and how diverse systems could work together at the IP layer. Under this award, Hughes will develop a prototype Flexible Modem Interface (FMI) for military terminals to enable various military and commercial systems and services to interoperate in the field. “Hughes is being asked to develop, produce, and deliver a hardware and architecture prototype solution to support interoperable SATCOM capabilities for the military, which will help fortify satellite communications in contested environments,” said Dr. Rajeev Gopal, senior technical director of Advanced Systems for Hughes. “We look forward to delivering a solution that will help increase the resiliency and interoperability of the various commercial systems, including over Geostationary Earth Orbit High-Throughput Satellites (GEO HTS), Low Earth Orbiting satellites (LEOs), and military SATCOM systems and services used by DoD.” Military Satellite Communications Defense Department assigns Hughes a critical role in designing and prototyping flexible modem interface for future SATCOM operations Currently, systems operated by the military are closed, with limited interoperability. The planned assessment and prototype deliverables have the potential to create a more resilient, cost-effective, and flexible SATCOM architecture for DoD. The FMI prototype will fit within the context of a mission management architecture that supports wide-beam, spotbeam, and on board processing satellites, including new GEO HTS and LEO satellite constellations. Hughes will also look at DoD’s future needs and capabilities, evaluating a secure and affordable wideband communications architecture that can facilitate varied and redundant space and ground transports. “The overall goal for Hughes is to help the Defense Department produce a solution that expands the capabilities of the U.S. government’s satellite communications.” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Defense and Intelligence Systems at Hughes. “To do that, we will examine how to create an interoperable system that is flexible and resilient, allowing DoD’s various global applications to operate over its own satellite network as well as leveraging commercial satellites, management systems, gateways, waveforms, and modems for DoD terminals to increase mission assurance.” Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (51) Satellite is Essential (50) Company News (42) JUPITER System (31) HughesNet (26) HughesON Managed Networks (18) Podcast (17) SD-WAN (17) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (13) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (11) Mobility (10) Popular Blogs Disaster Communications Systems with Tony BardoJun 28, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space EconomyJul 19, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes EmployeesJul 19, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous InnovationJul 23, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year HistoryJul 23, 2021 Related Posts See All Deep in the Amazon, HughesNet Provides Connectivity September 15, 2021 Vessels of all Types Use JUPITER System for Land-like Connectivity at Sea August 25, 2021 Seven Hughes Execs to Speak at Much Anticipated SATELLITE 2021 Event August 23, 2021 The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divide July 22, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.