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Comtech Systems Receives Order for Modular Transportable Troposcatter Systems

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June 07, 2011

Comtech Systems Receives Order for Modular Transportable Troposcatter Systems

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Comtech Telecommunications has announced that its Orlando, Fla.-based subsidiary Comtech Systems (News - Alert) received orders valued at approximately $2.3 million for Modular Transportable Troposcatter Systems (MTTS) from a prime U.S. defense contractor.

Comtech Systems specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including over-the-horizon microwave, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.

“This award is a testament to our industry-leading and field-proven troposcatter system technology,” said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO at Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert), adding that MTTS represents a new industry standard for troposcatter and will play an important role delivering mission-critical bandwidth to the battlefield.

Representing a major advancement in troposcatter systems and quickly deployable, these modular transit case-based troposcatter systems, said company officials. Comtech Systems CS6716A digital troposcatter modem is at the heart of the system, providing

the highest capacity throughput of any troposcatter modem in production, said company officials.

In addition to Turbo code forward error correction, the feature rich CS6716A provides ethernet baseband connectivity and variable rates from 2 Mb/s to 22 Mb/s. Automatic power control and an auto coding rate (ACR) function protect the communications link, said company officials.

Company officials said that ACR reduces the transmit rate to maintain the link in severe link conditions, and then returns to the nominal transmit rate when link conditions permit. In addition to CS6716A modem, there is Comtech Systems CS4400 Frequency converter, the smallest quad diversity, digitally controlled frequency agile converter for troposcatter or line of sight microwave links.

 The MTTS solution delivers high-throughput capacity, enabling mission-critical surveillance, situational awareness and real-time data to remote, infrastructure-challenged locations.

Company officials said that this solution enhances communications capabilities with seamless compatibility and interoperability with legacy-fielded troposcatter systems used currently by the U.S. military.

Earlier this year, Comtech Telecommunications announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data (News - Alert), received a $1.2 million order for satellite ground station communications equipment from a systems integrator.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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