in ,

Harris Lands Air Force Contract to Develop Multi-Satellite Ground Antenna Prototype

Harris Lands Air Force Contract to Develop Multi-Satellite Ground Antenna Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Jeff Brody

Harris has secured a $6.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force to build a ground antenna platform that will be able to connect to multiple satellites simultaneously, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

The planned prototype will sustain communications with satellites through the use of phased-array antennas. In addition, the firm intends for the system to accommodate eight communications per frequency band.

“Until recently, there hasn't been a need to increase the number of simultaneous satellite connections, and doing so was cost prohibitive,“ said Kristin Jones, a spokesperson at Harris. “A congested space domain is now driving the need for a solution.“

Jones added that the company created an approach that uses 5G technology to help achieve the Air Force's operational objectives.

The service branch awarded the contract to Harris through a Defense Innovation Unit initiative.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Contract Awards

mm

Written by Matthew Nelson

American Systems Sponsors University of Texas Cyber Students; Peter Smith Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
American Systems Sponsors University of Texas Cyber Students; Peter Smith Quoted
NASA's ISS Commercialization Strategy Draws Interest From Companies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
NASA's ISS Commercialization Strategy Draws Interest From Companies