MUOSMobile User Objective System
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MUOS won't solve all of the military's communication needs, but it fulfills a number of requirements, Becker said.
MUOS waveform is a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) WCDMA waveform leveraged from 3G commercial cellular technologies modified to meet MUOS requirements.
The MUOS-5 satellite joins four MUOS satellites already on orbit and four operational ground stations, providing near-global coverage including communications deep into polar regions.
Tactical radios, such as the US Army's General Dynamics' AN/PRC-155 V/ UHF manpack system equipped with the WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) waveform will use the MUOS constellation.
To assist other industry providers in testing, developing and certifying MUOS radio terminals and government applications more quickly, on Nov.
The same manpack device will also host DAMA and MUOS waveforms shortly.
The Navy made a prescient move when MUOS was still on the drawing board to go with the then-nascent 3G technology, Bombelyn said.
As long ago as 2010, for example, MaXentric Technologies LLC won a US DoD Small Business Innovation Research award for a high-efficiency W-CDMA power amplifier for a muos hand held radio.
MUOS consists of five geostationary Earth orbit satellites--one an on-orbit spare--and a terrestrial network connecting four ground stations around the world.
The spacecraft will be the third MUOS satellite launched in a 16-month span, a cadence that demonstrates the production line concept put into place for the delivery of this five-satellite build.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-March 10, 2016-Lockheed Martin's MUOS production line ships satellite to Florida for May launch