Inmarsat will work with Northrop Grumman to monitor the satellite services provider“™s mobile commercial satellite wideband network, detect signal interference and address other problems for the service“™s government users and network operators.
Northrop“™s Spectrum Interference and Monitoring System has graphical reporting tools and a user interface designed to perform situational awareness and problem resolution work on the Inmarsat Global Xpress network, Inmarsat said Monday.
GX uses Ka-band frequencies for high-bandwidth connections.
Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat“™s U.S. government business unit, said SIMS is based on the spectrum monitoring system Northrop deployed for the Defense Department“™s Wideband Global System.
Inmarsat indicated the full worldwide coverage of the three GX satellites is scheduled to start by the end of 2014.