SATCOM Modems For More Robust & Secure Communications

Mehmet Kürşat Kimyacıoğlu Executive Advisor/C2Tech

Issue 50 - March 2014

An Abstract

This article elaborates on the role of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) for military operations and as one of the means of establishing anti-access/area denial conditions over designated areas. The susceptibility and vulnerability of SATCOM systems to various conditions and attacks are briefly discussed. Trends and recent innovations in SATCOM systems and applications are mentioned. A short section is presented about factors and considerations for SATCOM modem design. Afterwards, C2Tech’s NATO STANAG-4606 standard compatible EPM modem is succinctly described. Finally, some general conclusions are drawn about the current status and the next steps.