SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its RT Logic subsidiary has released its SpectralFox™ technology, an advanced High Volume/High Data Rate (HV/HDR) solution that supports the rapid, assured transfer of very large amounts of data via satellite for mission critical applications.
Targeted particularly for intelligence community and defense uses, but applicable in any scenario that requires rapid, error-free transfer of exceptionally large amounts of high value data, SpectralFox is a unique configuration of antennas, Radio Frequency (RF) devices and related equipment anchored by RT Logic's latest high data rate modem and data protection algorithms. SpectralFox has passed data at more than 700 Mbps in the field, the equivalent of allowing one-way transmission of a terabyte of error- free data in less than four hours. This represents more than a tripling of the effective channel capacity beyond other solutions when using the same satellite system.
SpectralFox dramatically reduces the time needed to transfer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Big Data files while at the same time reducing the associated manpower and logistics. Today, for example, the amount of data coming from UAVs and other sensors in remote locations can be so large that analysts may not receive and process the information until long after its peak value. In some cases, the sheer size of the files forces field units to ship them by plane or other expensive physical transport method rather than digitally. SpectralFox particularly addresses these ISR scenarios where one-way, error-free delivery of Big Data is required.
"SpectralFox addresses the transport side of the Big Data challenge," said Brian Connell, RT Logic's Product Manager for SpectralFox, "especially when rigorous security is required for highly sensitive data in transit, such as raw ISR data from the field. SpectralFox is highly scalable for a range of physical environments, from the laboratory to the most difficult field conditions."
RT Logic, a Kratos company, is a leading provider of innovative products for ground stations, satellite test equipment and satellite operations, with solutions used in over 80% of America's space missions. For more information visit www.RTLogic.com.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,900. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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