AQYR Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Windmill International, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has submitted Phase II test data supporting Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) Wideband Global System (WGS) certification of its 80cm and 60cm reflector options for the AN/PRS-11 Suitcase Portable Receive Suite (SPRS) satellite terminal. This testing is a “delta” certification test as the AN/PRS-11 is already ARSTRAT certified. Delta certification test results will be reviewed by the US Army Joint Satellite Engineering Center and ARSTRAT for delta certification approval and for entry into the Satellite Database.
An AN/PRS-11 configured with these carbon fiber reflectors provides significantly enhanced performance compared to its baseline flat panel design and to other commercial products in its class. 80cm and 60cm reflector-based terminal systems will be commercially available (KA-PRT-80 or KA-PRT-60) and AQYR will also offer standalone dish kits which can be used to upgrade flat panel-based AN/PRS-11 systems.
In addition to ARSTRAT certification, the reflector-based terminals successfully completed rigorous Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G environmental testing. 810G evaluates how products are going to fare in extreme conditions, and analyzes such factors as shock, vibration, cold, heat, salt, humidity, etc. This important result ensures that reflector-based AN-PRS-11 terminal variants will perform in the most challenging environments our expeditionary users operate in.
“We are excited to offer the expeditionary WGS user community a significant increase in capability to our widely deployed SPRS product” says AQYR President and Windmill CEO, Carl D’Alessandro. “The combination of an enhanced receive capability the proven SPRS baseline provides the warfighter a common, supported hardware solution while reducing SWAP and increasing modularity and flexibility.”