New Virtualization Capability To Support Space Force.

AuthorMayfield, Mandy

An Atlanta-based company has established a new virtualization ecosystem that can support and test technologies for the Space Force and other commercial service providers.

Envistacom believes its new Transport Virtualization Ecosystem can streamline the Space Force's vision to develop satellite communication technologies without lengthy development cycles, a company executive said.

Michael Geist, senior vice president of strategy and technology at Envistacom, said the company recently acquired three key patents related to the technology.

"We're offering a means through which technologists and innovators can quickly develop, test and deploy their capabilities out to customers virtually," he said during a webinar in February.

Virtualization is the process of taking wireless communications waveform hardware and integrating it onto common computing platforms, according to the company. The new ecosystem is an environment where real-time continuous processing can take place.

The virtualization architecture supports an application-based environment, said Mike Beeler, Envistacom's chief technology adviser.

"If I want an interference mitigation application to operate with my waveform... [and] there are a number of different interference mitigation applications, how do I choose the best one?" he said.

An interference mitigation application can help ensure uninterrupted operation of capabilities such as communications, GPS, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and network systems in contested environments.

The ecosystem will allow users to update or choose enhanced interference mitigation capability applications as they get developed...

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