September 29, 2016 – L-3 Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE), which provides the Common Communication for Visiting Vehicles (C2V2) flight units for the International Space Station (ISS), has selected the AMERGINT satTRAC software modem/BBU to develop and test their line of flight transceivers for visiting vehicles.
“Our test engineering group has been very pleased with the AMERGINT satTRAC’s performance and ease of use. Their software has been beneficial to the integration of our new product development,” said Mark Dapore, vice president and general manager of Space Electronics for L-3 CE.
C2V2 is a NASA program designed to provide standardized communications between the ISS and docking vehicles. NASA’s TDRSS provides the relay link from the ground to the ISS and the relay link from the ground to vehicles on their way to and from the ISS.
satTRAC is a pure software telemetry, ranging and commanding modem/BBU, with all waveform processing accomplished in structured, reusable software modules powered by AMERGINT’s softLINK™ architecture. Drawing on decades of experience, satTRAC fully supports the TDRSS and C2V2 waveforms and standards, providing a flexible, reliable and cost-effective means to test transceivers and vehicles destined to dock with the ISS.
“We are very excited to have worked with L-3 Cincinnati Electronics to provide this important test capability,” said Jeff Papenfuss, AMERGINT’s vice president of Waveform Products. “With its integrated troubleshooting and test tools, satTRAC offers a valuable tool for development, validation and integration.”
AMERGINT also provides a range of turnkey test sets built around the satTRAC modem. These test sets facilitate the validation of satellite TT&C waveforms and include a variety of features for improved and simplified testing of satellite transceivers.
AMERGINT provides software-defined signal/protocol processing, telemetry and commanding solutions for space/satellite ground infrastructure, test, launch, simulation/emulation, and data acquisition markets. AMERGINT Technologies is an employee-owned company based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.