SEAKR® Engineering Selected by Northrop Grumman for Advanced Space Signal Processors for GEOStar Satellites

SEAKR® Engineering, Inc. (SEAKR) has been selected by Northrop Grumman to provide an advanced space signal processor on two new GEOStar satellites that are scheduled to launch in 2022.

This is SEAKR’s second major customer using the Wolverine processor, a new RF reconfigurable processor which can flexibly process 10 GHz of bandwidth for a variety of applications.

SEAKR’s Wolverine advanced space signal processor.

Photo is courtesy of the company.

SEAKR’s RF processor leverages four generations of architectural capability supporting the full spectrum of payload processing performance requirements, with a high level of on-orbit reconfigurable processing capability. Pulling from its established heritage capabilities, strength in RF communications, along with the continuous product and architectural advancement, SEAKR continues to define leading edge, state-of-practice processing systems in partnership with Government, Civil and Commercial entities.

SEAKR’s previous study and prototype advancements have successfully contributed to our customer’s ability to solve complex challenges imperative in advancing capability to meet today’s most daunting mission objectives.

Artistic rendition of a Northrop Grumman GEOstar satellite.

Image is courtesy of the company.

Key technologies being deployed and leveraged include: Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) Technologies, FPGA-based Processing Technologies, and ASIC-Based Processing Technologies.

Amer Khouri, VP of Commercial Satellites, said the company’s Wolverine technology is highly flexible with on-orbit reprogrammable capabilities. These are key features that the firm’s new satellite customers are seeking.

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