Boeing Engineers have tested an anti-jamming technology for satellites that shields signals from interference and have proven the technology is capable of operating both on the ground and in a satellite-based networking hubs.
The test was completed under a contract for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and was supervised by the U.S. Government. It was conducted between a Boeing ground terminal using a modem designed by ViaSat and a ground terminal designed by MIT-Lincoln Laboratory. The test results confirm the modem (anti-jamming technology) meets all necessary requirements while also transmitting information to and from ground terminals.
“We’ve confirmed this technology can be applied quickly and affordably to existing assets, especially operational WGS satellites and ground terminals. With threats to secure communications becoming increasingly frequent and sophisticated, providing this enhanced capability to warfighters on the ground is critical,” Dan Hart, vice president of Boeing Government Satellite Systems, said.
This anti-jamming technology uses a protected tactical waveform that protects against signals from enemies and cyber-terrorists. It will also allow the military to send and receive secure communications at a lower cost. It is best suited for use in military and commercial spacecraft.