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Application Briefs
Satellite Ground Control Interface
Abaco Systems, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
1-866-652-2226
www.abaco.com

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baco Systems, Inc. recently announced an initial
award of a $900k design win, with a lifetime potential
win of several million, for ground control interface supporting the Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS)
Communication Program (SATCOM). PTS serves as a next
generation anti-jamming satellite communication system
to support warfighters globally.
Through the command and control of all DOD satellites,
satellite operators provide force-multiplying effects - continuous global coverage, low vulnerability and autonomous operations. Satellites provide essential in-theater secure communications, weather and navigational data for ground, air and
fleet operations and threat warning.
Ground-based and space-based systems monitor ballistic
missile launches around the world to guard against a surprise
missile attack on North America. A global network of space
surveillance sensors provide vital information on the location
of satellites and space debris for the nation and the world.
Maintaining space superiority is an emerging capability required to protect U.S. space assets from hostile attacks.
The win contains Abaco's VP868 FPGA card, as well as the
FMC172 FPGA mezzanine card. The VP868 serves as a highperformance 6U OpenVPX compliant plug-in module with
advanced digital signal processing capabilities. It is suitable
for applications that require high-performance processing and
I/O with the ability to scale from the lab to deployed rugged
environments.
The FMC172 provides high performance, low latency and
high sample rates. When paired, the VP868 and FMC172 deliver a platform to solve some of the most difficult challenges
when designing modern DSP systems.

Abaco was chosen by the U.S. Space Force based on a number of innovations, specifically the ability to develop board
support package (BSP) interfaces between the processor card
and the FMC module. The first order for this design win will
be fully delivered by the end of 2020 with additional boards
being delivered between 2022 and 2023.
The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is the newest branch of the Armed
Forces, established December 20, 2019 with enactment of the
Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The USSF
was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for
the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of
Defense. Its primary mission is to organize, train, and equip
space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space
and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities include developing Guardians, acquiring military space
systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands.
With more than 30 years' experience, Abaco Systems specializes in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. Their
modular solutions are based on open standards and are characterized by rugged reliability and minimal SWaP.
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Low Impact CUAS System
Citadel Defense
San Diego, CA
213-819-3380
www.dronecitadel.com

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itadel Defense has been awarded multiple counter drone
delivery contracts from Five Eyes (FVEY) customers. The
Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia,
Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United
States. These countries are all parties to the multilateral UKUSA
Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
Citadel's Titan counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS)
will be rapidly fielded in response to immediate operational
needs. The Titan was selected based on positive reports from
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