Enhanced Interference Mitigation Techniques on Intelsat EpicNG Satellites

Enhanced Interference Mitigation Techniques on Intelsat EpicNG Satellites

This whitepaper validates the capability of the Intelsat EpicNG platform to mitigate attempts by adversaries to intentionally interfere with signals operating on the Intelsat multi-spot, high frequency reuse, high-throughput satellites. This is particularly important for U.S. and allied military forces in hostile theaters throughout the globe.

US DoD satellite communication systems are critical for collecting and disseminating video and data that give the military real-time information about a hostile environment and our Interference Resolution demonstration showcases the capability of the Intelsat EpicNG system, and its advanced digital payload, to work around efforts to interfere or jam the signals being transmitted via our satellites.

The Interference Resolution demonstration used a remote terminal transmitting video to a hub earth station over the Intelsat 29e satellite. During the validation process, technicians transmitted an interference signal on the same channel used to transmit the video. Once the interference was detected, technicians were able to reconfigure the satellite and the remote terminal thereby re-establishing video transmissions.

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