ThinKom joins satellite interoperability standards consortium


ThinKom Solutions, a developer of phased-array antenna systems, has joined the Digital Intermediate Frequency Interoperability (DIFI) Consortium, an independent space-industry group formed to advance interoperability in satellite and ground system networks. DIFI members work to innovate in the digital transformation of space, satellite and related space technologies for the benefit of the industry.

“We believe open digital interfaces will be critical in providing an orderly transition as the new generation of non-geostationary satellite constellations and terrestrial infrastructure proliferate over the coming years,” said Bill Milroy, CTO and chairman of ThinKom Solutions. “We look forward to collaborating with our peers in the DIFI Consortium to develop simple, open, interoperable digital IF/RF standards that will benefit the entire industry and encourage their widespread adoption across all industry segments.”

Stuart Daughtridge, chairman of DIFI and SVP for advanced technologies at Kratos added, “As a leader in phased-array antenna technology, ThinKom is a significant contributor to the digital transformation of our industry, and as such will be able to help further the maturity and adoption of our interoperable digital IF standard.”

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