Integral Systems, Inc. was a manufacturer of satellite ground systems founded in 1982, and based in Columbia, Maryland in the United States. The company had supported over 205 satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. Integral's customers included government and commercial satellite operators, spacecraft and payload manufacturers and aerospace systems integrators. The company offered a commercial off-the-shelf software product line for command and control, and employed approximately 769 people in the United States and Europe. On July 27, 2011, California Kratos Defense and Security Solutions completed the acquisition of Integral System, with each outstanding share of Integral Systems common stock cancelled and converted into the right to receive $5.00, in cash, without interest, and 0.588 shares of the Kratos Defense and Security Solutions common stock. Wikipedia.
Williams S.,Integral Systems
Microwave Journal | Year: 2011
Increasing SATCOM dependence is driving many critical technology areas toward improved reliability, increased throughput, smaller size, lower cost and/or lower power requirements. Channel simulation in lab and test applications enhances design quality and reliability, and results in designs that perform well even with accidental and intentional interference. RF interference detection systems monitor critical links and provide early warning of impending link degradation due to equipment failure, operator errors or intentional interference. geolocation systems then assist in mitigation steps and locating the source of interference for rapid link restoration. portable user terminals have improved specifications and capabilities, many of which are the result of advancements in power amplifier technologies. these advancements, and many others, enable and are responsive to steadily ramping SATCOM usage requirements. Source
Lombardi M.R.,Integral Systems
EE: Evaluation Engineering | Year: 2010
Aerospace engineers used Satellite Tool Kit (STK) Simulation Software from Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) to visualize and model the Cassini-Hugyen spacecraft mission's condition. Once a mock-up of the mission's circumstances was modeled and understood, the data output by STK was coupled to a new class of test instrument called a channel simulator. Carrier Doppler was well recognized and accounted for by the Cassini-Huygens communications system's designers. With the new mission plan, the relative velocity between the two craft was constrained to approximately half that of the original planned mission. Instead of an angle of near zero degrees between the velocity vector and the communications link, the angle was kept within 25 degrees of 90 degrees. The STK simulation feeds data in real time to the channel simulator which, in turn, recreates physically accurate perturbations experienced by the Cassini-Huygens communications link. Source
Merritt J.,Integral Systems
Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM | Year: 2011
The Eastern and Western Ranges along with DISA share a similar vision around Net-Centricity such that "Anyone, anywhere can get to any data source and exploit the information they are authorized to access." Their legacy infrastructure is built around TDM and ATM transport networks, which are link based and connection oriented. To achieve the vision the infrastructure must evolve towards a packet switched network (PSN) that is meshed based. Consequently, a means to interwork non-IP enabled services is required. Pseudo Wire protocol encapsulation provides the means for extending telemetry, data, voice, and video services in native formats over Ethernet, IP, and MPLS networks in a reliable way that delivers greater operational efficiency and a smooth migration to a single converged network. © 2011 IEEE. Source
Integral Systems | Date: 2014-01-08
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News Article | February 7, 2008
— BusinessWeek: Jessica Sibley joins the McGraw Hill publication as SVP and worldwide publisher, responsible for directing the sales team and for driving advertising across all properties. Sibley leaves the Wall Street Journal, where she most recently was VP-multimedia sales for New York, New England and Europe. Release. (via Talking Biz News) — Imagine Communications: The digital video solutions provider has named technology veteran Terry Kinninger as CFO. He was previously CFO and EVP of business development at R2 Technology and held c-level and VP positions at Bridge Medical, Delphi Information Systems, Integral Systems, MetaCreations and WebSideStory. Release. — MediaNews: Former Kansas City Star publisher Mac Tully is replacing Jeff Kiel as publisher of the San Jose Mercury News. Tully also becomes group VP of the Bay Area News Group, including the Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune. The announcement comes weeks after David J. Butler was named editor of the Mercury News, replacing Carole Leigh Hutton. Release.