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Complex SATCOM Solutions

Artel has 30 years of experience designing and delivering secure end-to-end solutions that combine bandwidth, teleport access, terminals, terrestrial tail circuits, network management, and engineering services.  We have supported airborne, maritime, and ground operations with custom SATCOM solutions that provide mission-critical communications when they are needed most.

Artel was the very first industry partner in the U.S. Government’s Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) program, and our expertise is available on the newly awarded CS3 Contract Vehicle, as well as GSA IT Schedule 70, SIN’s 132-54 for Transponded Capacity and 132-55 for Subscription Services.

“Artel’s management team is very experienced and always professional when dealing with our mission partners. They continually demonstrate their ability to execute this requirement at an extremely successful rate. The Artel technical team performed in an exceptional manner despite turnover in personnel during this period of performance. The accumulated experience of each of these team individuals ensures optimal performance for the Government and the end user.”

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  • Partnerships with multiple satellite operators for cost-effective network solutions
  • Requirements analysis and systems engineering for fielding validated and compliant network solutions
  • Support for secure and non-secure voice, video, and data using NIPRNet and SIPRNet connectivity
  • Software/hardware development and testing, integration, validation, and implementation
  • Link budget calculation
  • Mobile, fixed, and broadcast satellite services
  • Transponded capacity for dedicated bandwidth
  • Subscriptions to pre-existing satellite services
  • Frequency clearances and Host Nation Agreements
  • Terminal testing, acquisition, and life-cycle management
  • Teleport access
  • 24×7 bandwidth monitoring
  • Managed network services for troubleshooting and issue resolution

Infrastructure Modernization

The Social Security Agency (SSA) tasked Artel with modernizing its core SATCOM infrastructure, which includes an agency-owned Interactive Video Teletraining network, Visual Communications Control Center (VCCC), and the Social Security Television network, collectively referred to as Satellite Communications Services (SCS).

SCS serves more than 62,000 employees at more than 1,600 locations nationwide. Artel is responsible for operations and maintenance of the entire infrastructure, which includes the satellite uplink, downlink locations in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, satellite transponder airtime, and the VCCC support desk.

When we began the project, the satellite modulator – a key component of SCS – had reached its end of life. Further, the SSA was using a proprietary process for switching between redundant modulators. Artel installed a new modulator as well as standard commercial switching technology, which significantly reduced SCS operating costs.

Artel also implemented a customized monitoring and control system that could support both the newer portion of the infrastructure as well as the existing portion. As a result, the SSA reduced its control room footprint by three full racks of equipment. In addition to delivering major cost savings, this technology upgrade improved system performance by 42 percent – all without interrupting ongoing SCS operations.

Artel SATCOM Technology Research Library

Welcome to the Artel, LLC SATCOM Resource Library – a virtual repository of technological knowledge and expertise related to the satellite communications industry. Artel invites you to download these papers as they are made available, so be sure to check back here for additional postings.

1 White Paper Topic 1
Sun Transit Effects to Satellite Link Design

2 White Paper Topic 2
Spread Spectrum & Interference Reduction
3 White Paper Topic 3
Nonlinearity Effects to Satellite Link Design
4 White Paper Topic 4
Ku-Band Satellite Link Budget Design
5 White Paper Topic 5
Rainfall Effects to Satellite Link Design
6 White Paper Topic 6
Satellite Payload Technologies

Produced by:

DR. XT VUONG

Vice President and Chief Scientist, FCSA Program Manager
Artel SATCOM Team

Artel SATCOM Technology Research Library

Welcome to the Artel, LLC SATCOM Resource Library – a virtual repository of technological knowledge and expertise related to the satellite communications industry. Artel invites you to download these papers as they are made available, so be sure to check back here for additional postings.

1White Paper Topic 1
Sun Transit Effects to Satellite Link Design

 

2 White Paper Topic 2
Spread Spectrum & Interference Reduction
3 White Paper Topic
Nonlinearity Effects to Satellite Link Design
4 White Paper Topic 4
Ku-Band Satellite Link Budget Design

 

5 White Paper Topic 5
Rainfall Effects to Satellite Link Design
6 White Paper Topic 6
Satellite Payload Technologies
1 White Paper Topic 1
Sun Transit Effects to Satellite Link Design

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Sun Transit Effects to Satellite Design

2 White Paper Topic 2
Spread Spectrum & Interference Reduction
3 White Paper Topic 3
Nonlinearity Effects to Satellite Link Design
4 White Paper Topic 4
Ku-Band Satellite Link Budget Design
5 White Paper Topic 5
Rainfall Effects to Satellite Link Design
6 White Paper Topic 6
Satellite Payload Technologies

Produced by:

DR. XT VUONG

Vice President and Chief Scientist, FCSA Program Manager
Artel SATCOM Team

Produced by:

DR. XT VUONG

Vice President and Chief Scientist, FCSA Program Manager
Artel SATCOM Team

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