SEAKR Engineering announced on 23 March 2020 that it has been selected to join Lockheed Martin’s team to help design and build a prototype payload for the U.S. Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite Communications (SATCOM), or PTS, program.
PTS is a next-generation capability connecting warfighters with more agile and jam-resistant SATCOM. The complete system will deploy a constellation of dedicated geostationary satellites, commercially hosted payloads, and coalition partner satellites integrated through a ground control network to provide U.S. and coalition forces protected communications in a data hungry battlespace. For PTS, the government is seeking to harness the innovation of partnerships between traditional defense and non-traditional/small business contractors.
SEAKR Engineering will support Lockheed Martin in achieving significant developments in PTS’ anti-jamming capabilities through collaboration on the system’s advanced space digital processor. By leveraging its strength in RF communications, SEAKR will help demonstrate PTS anti-jam capabilities and requirements by building on advanced RF processing technologies employed in its Wolverine RF processing platform. SEAKR’s processing systems span four generations of architectural capabilities supporting the full spectrum of payload processing performance requirements, with the highest level of on-orbit reconfigurable processing performance.
PTS continues SEAKR and Lockheed Martin’s strong relationship from their work on the first commercial protected communications payload on the Hellas Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 (HS-4/SGS-1) program and highlights SEAKR’s past success resulting in 120 delivered digital communications processors, routers and payload controllers. Lockheed Martin has developed and built more than 300 payloads for a variety of missions, and has more than 50 years of experience as a payload integrator, developing cutting-edge technologies supporting our nation’s critical missions.