Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego announced a $45.5 million contract to Trivec-Avant on Friday to build, test, and upgrade the UHF SATCOM Antenna System. the contract includes the antenna's small-ship variants (SSV) of the MUOS deck box backfit kits, spare parts, and engineering and training services.
The MUOS SATCOM system supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. MUOS is designed to support users who require mobility, high bit rates, and improved operational availability over existing SATCOM systems.
The Trivec-Avant AV2099 dual-antenna, dual-RF path, azimuth-stabilized UHF SATCOM antenna system computes satellite pointing angles and maintains azimuth pointing despite changes in ship heading. It offers MUOS compatibility and remote Ethernet control.
The U.S. Navy today uses the OE-82/OE-570/OE-570A/WSC antenna system and SSV for UHF SATCOM on various Navy surface warships. The SSV provides a UHF SATCOM antenna to coastal patrol craft, littoral combat ships, joint high-speed vessels and other users that cannot accommodate the size and topside weight of the full-sized OE-570A antenna system.
MUOS provides increased communications capabilities to relatively small terminal users while still supporting interoperability to legacy terminals.
On this contract Trivec-Avant will do the work in Huntington Beach, Calif., and should be finished by July 2018. For more information contact Trivec-Avant online at https://trivec.com, or SPAWAR at www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pages/default.aspx.
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