The Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman

TRA of Oman and Kratos Protect Satellite Spectrum

When Oman’s frequency spectrum was under threat, Oman’s TRA rose to the occasion by building one of the world’s most Advanced Space Radio Monitoring Stations (ASRMS) in conjunction with Kratos.

The TRA of Oman was well aware that, with the rapid rise in the number of radio communication networks and wireless devices, an increasingly dense signal environment was emerging. Foreseeing this issue and needing to protect the satellite spectrum, the TRA of Oman put a plan in place to develop a one-of-a-kind satellite monitoring station in the region with the goal of guaranteeing reliable licensed satellite services and interference-free operation.

The TRA of Oman selected Kratos to implement a turnkey Advanced Space Radio Monitoring Station (ASRMS). Starting with a completely barren site, Kratos managed the build-out to support the ASRMS. This included the installation of the antennas—one of the most critical parts of the implementation and the construction of a data center, and a control and monitoring center. In the control and monitoring center, Kratos deployed its GeoMon—a geographical monitoring solution specifically designed to simplify spectrum and licensing operations for regulators. GeoMon enables the TRA of Oman to identify authorized and unauthorized satellite communication signals, manage the satellite spectrum, and enhance cooperation with other telecommunications regulatory agencies.

Kratos completed the ASRMS and handed over authority to the TRA of Oman in May 2017. The ASRMS is capable of monitoring an extremely wide area from Europe to Asia. Kratos continues to work closely with the TRA of Oman, sharing spectrum monitoring expertise and supporting the Sultanate in running one of the most advanced regulatory operations in the region.

Video: TRA of Oman Assures Satellite Services with Advanced Space Monitoring Station

Watch the video detailing how the TRA of Oman addressed an increasingly dense signal environment with the potential to increase interference and illegal transmissions by building an Advanced Space Monitoring Station (ASRMS) in the Middle East. Experience each stage of the project from the design and build-out, to the actual operations - from finding illegal transmitters and mitigating interference, to protecting broadcast events.


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Kratos Helps The Regulatory Authority of Oman Secure Spectrum

When Oman’s frequency spectrum was under threat, Oman’s TRA rose to the occasion by building one of the world’s most Advanced Space Radio Monitoring Stations (ASRMS) in conjunction with Kratos. In this SatellitePro ME exclusive, Yousuf Al-Balushi, VP for Spectrum Management Affairs at Oman’s TRA, and Jérôme Duboe of Kratos describe the milestones that led to the launch of the Middle East’s only ASRMS, which went into operation in 2018.


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