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Abaco Gets Space Force Delivery Order for Satcom Ground Control Interfaces

Abaco Systems
Abaco Systems

The U.S. Space Force has awarded Abaco Systems a delivery order with an initial value of $900K to procure ground control interfaces that will support the service branch's Protected Tactical Satellite communication system.

Abaco said Wednesday it will provide the FMC172 and VP868 field-programmable gate array cards to the Space Force as part of the order under its PTS Communication Program.

FMC172 is designed to yield low latency and high sample rates while VP868 is a high-performance 6U OpenVPX-compliant plug-in module that features digital signal processing functions. Together, the cards could help users address modern DSP system design issues.

According to Abaco, the company was selected by the service branch because of its capability to build board support package interfaces between FPGA mezzanine cards and processors.

The company expects to deliver additional boards between 2022 and 2023.

The service branch seeks to field an anti-jamming satcom technology that could provide support to warfighters worldwide via the PTS program.

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Written by Matthew Nelson

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