NDIA Georgia Chapter
VIASAT BRIEFING & TOUR
Date: Thursday, 14 May, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Location: 1725 Breckinridge Plaza | Duluth, GA 30096
Open to all NDIA Members, Military and U.S. Citizens.
First 30 paid registrants or before Deadline 9 May at 5:00 PM
(Open to U.S. Citizens Only – Gov’t Photo ID Required for Access to the facility)
ViaSat Inc. creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military.
In Atlanta, ViaSat designs and manufactures antenna systems that lead several satellite communication markets. Worldwide installations include over 100 gateway systems for the most advanced satellite communication networks in the world. These gateways tie broadband satellite networks into high-speed fiber that forms the internet backbone.
Other installations include thousands of limited motion antenna systems and over 550 full-motion antennas. In addition, ViaSat is the leader in remote sensing antenna systems that process the imaging data for applications like Google Maps. The company’s total of more than (100 of these systems is more than all other providers of these systems worldwide.
Mobile satellite networking is one of the fastest growing segments addressing small systems for aircraft and vehicles. Continuous innovation is needed to develop antennas with a low profile, less weight, low power consumption, and decreased costs. ViaSat’s Atlanta team has delivered more than 1,000 terminals that are used for airborne broadband applications.
Customers include consumer internet service providers (ISPs), the Department of Defense, multichannel TV broadcasters, business communications providers, commercial airlines, business jet owners and operators, and geospacial intelligence (earth imaging) companies.
The Atlanta facility builds these complex systems “from RF to bits.” That includes the complete system, from
- Panels and mechanical structures that form the antenna
- Motors and controllers that position the reflectors
- Radio frequency transmit/receive electronics, high-speed modems, and software systems that deliver a stream of bits to the end customer
- Low-profile, high-frequency radomes for the airborne terminals
The group’s outdoor test facilities include a multi-system, multi-pad boresite range, a 1500-foot ground reflection or elevated pattern range, and an elevated multi-site control room with test equipment. Employees enjoy a diverse and interesting mix of electromechanical engineering, antenna engineering, RF engineering, systems engineering, software programming, hardware development, and heavy manufacturing.
Over 350 skilled professionals work at the Atlanta facility. ViaSat employment totals 3,300 worldwide
Your questions/inquiries, please send email to: email@example.com
Cost: $10.00 (per person)
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-- Must be checked-in and present by 12:45 PM
-- Parking is available in the company lot
-- Cameras and picture taking is not permitted
-- Dress comfortably including walking shoes