White Papers

Realizing Resilient Tactical Satcom Networks with Maximum Government Control

Wide-beam connectivity is an essential aspect of military satellite communications and High-throughput Satellite (HTS) technology is proving to be ideally suited for many government applications.  While most satellite operators offer closed HTS architectures that are vendor-locked with very little control offered to…

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…

Adjacent Satellite Interference in Mobile/VSAT Environments

Satellite users cannot assume that bandwidth is completely free of interference since low-level sources are ever-present and virtually unavoidable. This paper discusses that satellite operators and customers can successfully work together to reduce and overcome high levels of ASI in closely-space orbital locations.

AISR Missions on Intelsat EpicNG Ku-band

Commercial Ku-band SATCOM systems are an essential part of current and future AISR systems. This paper identifies how Intelsat EpicNG satellites deliver global high-throughput technology, without sacrificing user control of service elements and hardware, to improve UAS performance and AISR missions.

Intelsat General’s Broadband Solution for Government Airborne Applications

Intelsat EpicNG offers customers the next generation of satellite technology in the most cost-effective manner. This paper explains why the open architecture, backward compatibility and future-proof Ku-band-based strategy from Intelsat General is the best approach for government and commercial customers.

Why Ku-band Makes the Most Sense for the DoD Over the Next Few Years

The DoD faces two issues: leveraging its existing investments in commercial, government-owned ground, spacecraft infrastructure and meeting the need for higher connectivity while also providing flexibility, portability, connectivity and information assurance. This paper discusses why Ku-band is the answer for the DoD.

Security in Space: Intelsat Information Assurance

Intelsat maintains the highest standards of information assurance by assessing and building the Intelsat infrastructure, networks and third party infrastructures against the most stringent DoD controls. This paper discusses Intelsat's information assurance program, which provides the utmost security to its customers.

High Throughput Ku-band for Aero Applications

Panasonic and Intelsat are collaborating to bring a new generation of high-throughput Ku-band AMSS service to market using the Intelsat EpicNG platform starting with the Intelsat-29e satellite. This paper discusses why high-throughput Ku-band is the most feasible frequency for Aero applications.

Practical Aspects of Command and Control in the use of Commercial Satellite Communications for Military Operations

A recent contract provides end-to-end satellite and terrestrial communications from U.S. Navy ships to regional communications stations. This paper discusses the lessons learned from this project as they may be of use to other integrators and military planners facing a similar task.

Hosted Payload White Paper

Hosted Payloads are an example of how the government can do things differently and focus on capabilities, not systems. This paper describes the Hosted Payload vision and strategy as well as the specific requirements for access to space.

Satellite Primer

Satellites can provide global, ubiquitous and multi-point communications and also play a major role in designing, developing and expanding networks. This paper serves as an introductory guide for using satellite technology for communications.