Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) has confirmed a strategic partnership with Kymeta which is a communications company making mobile global. Through this collaboration, both the companies will jointly develop products and solutions that will allow sophisticated, virtualized ground systems to better utilize the capabilities of next-generation mobile satellite antennas.
The main aim of this partnership is to improve ground systems’ capacity to assist, harness, administer, and regulate electronically-steered and multi-purpose antennas so that software-defined and multi-beam satellites can perform better. This collaboration will first emphasize the joint development of a software-defined remote terminal that will allow several dynamic satellite connectivity applications, particularly multi-orbit use cases that require connectivity to LEO, MEO, and GEO satellites via the same antenna.
In addition, Kymeta is looking forward to working with Kratos, a pioneer in the space network virtualization revolution, on the development of a digital ground terminal that uses Kymeta’s u8 antenna technology. The Kymeta u8 is a software-defined platform that unleashes the expectation of better capabilities in domestic and space-based networks in geostationary and non-geostationary orbits in both geostationary and non-geostationary orbits.
Furthermore, Kratos believes that today’s modem/antenna interface expects an analog, static, one-to-one relationship at a time when the space layer has expanded to encompass highly dynamic multi-orbit networks and software-defined payloads. Remote terminals must undergo a digital transformation, adopting the potential of electronically steered antennas (ESA) and universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) to allow dynamic multi-beam, multi-band, and multi-use at the network edge.