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14 Feb 18. Mayflower Delivers Anti-Jam Antenna Systems to US Air Force. Mayflower Communications Company has delivered its Multi-Platform Anti-Jam GPS Navigation Antenna–Federated (MAGNA-F) to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
Mayflowers’ GPS anti-jam system (MAGNA) provides protection for multiple military GPS receiver types (C/A and SAASM). The AFSOC platform has been proven in an operational environment.
MAGNA-F can provide protected GPS signals to different receivers simultaneously. It protects critical mission systems on the platform and provides unwavering position, navigation and timing (PNT).
The MAGNA-F system provides the fixed-wing platform with unsurpassed high-performance anti-jam capability.
“The MAGNA-F is easy to install as a drop in FRPA replacement, provides high-performance GPS anti-jam, and is very reliable,” said Joe Thomas, director of government programs for Mayflower.
The integration and testing of the MAGNA-F began in late January and February of 2017 and was led by the U.S. AFSOC Program Team at U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
The flight testing proved the Mayflower MAGNA-F provides the highest level of PNT assurance for size, weight and performance (SWaP) constrained fixed-wing and UAS platforms.
The MAGNA-F is built on an open systems architecture and can be used with multiple military or civilian GPS receivers.
The MAGNA-F enables growth capabilities across a variety SWaP constrained platforms including rotary wing, fixed wing, and small to large unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The MAGNA AJ systems are also adaptable for U.S. Army ground vehicle AJAS requirements.
Over the past five years, Mayflower has delivered anti-jam systems across multiple aircraft (fixed wing, UAS) and U.S. Navy strategic-level submarine platforms.
The Mayflower family of anti-jam systems have a wealth of military live tests (flight and ground) and “real-world” operational experience. The Mayflower SAS (NavGuard 500), SAGE (NavGuard 501) and MAGNA-F (NavGuard 502) assures a Technology Readiness Level (TRL 8/9) product. Each of these systems are software upgradable with capabilities such as direction of arrival, jammer characterization, and operational with U.S. Army pseudolites. (Source: UAS VISION/GPS World)
13 Feb 18. CommAgility LTE Systems Chosen by Lockheed Martin for Satcom Project. Integrated small cell PHY software and processing/RF hardware. CommAgility, a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE MKT: WTT), announces that it is has been selected by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to supply integrated software and hardware for an innovative satellite communications (satcom) project. CommAgility is supplying a customized version of its SmallCellPHY software, which is a complete LTE physical layer for small cells, compliant with 3GPP Release 10. The LTE software will run on CommAgility’s AMC-D24A4-RFxprocessing/RF module, and the company is also supplying its AMC-4C6678-SRIO module for the project.
Joseph Baldasano, LM Fellow and Satcom Project Chief Engineer at Lockheed Martin, said: “CommAgility has been able to deliver a valuable combination of LTE expertise and support, together with excellent hardware and software products, that makes them a key component of our satcom project.”
Edward Young, Vice President and General Manager at CommAgility, said: “CommAgility has deep LTE expertise coupled with a wide range of LTE software IP, and is the ideal provider for customers who wish to take the LTE standard in new and innovative application areas such as satellite communications or other specialized networks. We are honored to be working with Lockheed Martin in this important project.”
The AMC-D24A4-RFx is an extremely high performance processing module based on Texas Instruments’ (TI’s) TCI6638 KeyStone II DSP/ARM System on Chip (SoC). The module also inclu