Scalable & Cost-Effective Signal Processing for Earth Observation & Remote Sensing
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As more and more earth observation data is being beamed from satellites, the infrastructure on the ground has to be more flexible, cost-effective and scalable to meet the demand. The infrastructure needs to be agile enough to process the signals and download the data based on changing and on-the-fly demand.
Kratos is at the forefront of virtualizing the ground system to deliver increased flexibility, resiliency, scalability, and security, all at lower costs. Kratos’ quantumRX wideband software receiver dynamically adapts to meet the needs of earth observation data processing ground stations.
quantumRX is a complete wideband software receiver, with no FPGAs or GPUs. The software based receiver offers high performance with 600 Mbps of throughput to support downlinks and takes advantage of standard x86 server architectures. The performance of quantumRX is equivalent to hardware based EO and remote sensing receivers in the market. As a software only receiver, quantumRX is open standards based and easily scales unlike traditional hardware receivers that are proprietary and purpose built. quantumRX can be implemented on generic compute hardware, or as virtual instance(s) in private or public cloud platforms.
Kratos offers satellite operators and Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS) providers the ability to virtualize their infrastructure for EO and remote sensing service chains. After digitizing the RF at the antenna using Kratos’ SpectralNet Wideband product, the VITA 49 digital stream is processed by quantumRX and the quantumDRA, Kratos’ digital recording application, which stores the data for playback or streaming in real-time.
quantumMR is a payload data receiver specifically designed for smallsat applications.
quantumDRA is a data repository archive application that creates recorded telemetry files for each satellite pass. Recorded files are stored on a server for download by external users.
SpectralNet provides reliable transport of digitized RF across lossy public and private IP networks. The product provides an on-ramp to IP networking and cloud adoption.
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