Raytheon tests terminal with on-orbit AEHF satellite

23 November 2011 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2011 04:35)

Raytheon's operationally fielded terminal, Army Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T), has been tested with an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.

Raytheon's operationally fielded terminal, Army Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T), has been tested with an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.

The terminal was the first to interoperate with an on-orbit AEHF satellite, which is undergoing an extensive set of operational tests.

During the test, the terminal used the AEHF satellite's Extended Data Rate (XDR) waveform to demonstrate interoperable communications as well as backward compatibility to low and medium data rate operation.

The XDR waveform provides increased bandwidth and speed to enable strategic and tactical military communications.

The company will deliver 364 AEHF SMART-T terminals to the US armed services for increased capacity to provide protected voice, data and video communications support.