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Viasat – Satellite Antenna Systems

Viasat designs and manufactures antenna systems and high-rate receivers that lead several satellite communication markets. Worldwide installations include over 100 gateway systems for the most advanced satellite communication networks in the world.

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Viasat Antenna Systems

Designs, integrates, and delivers high-performance “RF to Archive” tracking antenna systems for the remote sensing, telemetry, data link, satellite TT&C, and satellite communications markets.

Our ground systems support LEO, MEO, and GEO satellites from UHF to Ka-band. Spanning the globe from pole-to-pole, we have delivered over 150 commercial remote sensing antennas and upgrades in more locations than any other major manufacturer.

Extending the Life of Your Antenna System

Our refurbishments have kept antennas working in the field for over 45 years, and they are still accurately tracking today. Take advantage of the latest technology without the expense of a new antenna, even if they are not original Viasat equipment. We do most of the work in the field to get your antenna back online as quickly as possible.

We offer installation, integration, upgrades, field service and support of your L-, S-, X-, and Ka-band systems worldwide

ISR Antennas

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Antenna Solutions

Trusted in national security operations around the world, Viasat’s advanced antenna systems facilitate fast and secure decision-making during ISR missions.

ISR operations are critical to global safety and security.  With Viasat, you can feel confident you have the most sophisticated antenna systems working for you. Our antennas are designed to support government customers with very high rate data processing and resiliency for their most demanding missions. With our leading antenna technologies and strong positions in the satellite Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) market, we power seamless missions around the world.

Whatever the ISR mission, our range of fixed, transportable, and airborne antennas support it.

  • 12in to 1m for COTM applications, mounted on manned or unmanned planes, helicopters, ships, trains, and ground vehicles
  • Transportable 2.4m to 7.3m for trailer- or skid-based COTP deployments
  • Full- and limited-motion 2.4m to 24m for anticipatory and current operations intelligence
  • Large-aperture 18m and 24m for sustained missions
remote sensing antennas

Earth Observation Satellite Antenna solutions

Viasat has deployed hundreds of remote sensing antennas worldwide. Government and commercial organizations trust us to deliver robust solutions with the reliability they need in a remote sensing ground station.

SATCOM ground stations

SATCOM Fixed Antenna Solutions

As a longstanding leader in the evolution of SATCOM ground stations, Viasat offers proven GEO, HEO, MEO, and LEO antennas for today’s diverse broadband constellations and the next generation of satellites to come.

  • Two IF inputs
  • Hardware Advantages
    • Four demodulators
    • Test modulator
    • 4 Gbps total throughput
    • Advanced coding
    • Adaptive equalization
    • Compact 2U design
  • User selectable input band
  • Tunable IF frequency
  • Multi-mission design
  • User Friendly
    • All web GUI design
    • Intuitive JSON interface
  • Security
    • Hardware-based design
    • Linux-based M&C
  • Reliability
    • Non-PC based
    • Redundant power supplies
    • User serviceable fans
    • MIL-STD-810 tested
  • Designed for high-rate Ka-band
    and other high-rate satellite to
    ground links
  • Total throughput of 6400 Mbps in
    dual channel mode
  • Extremely high-rate single channel
    downlinks
  • Single modulator channel tosupport full loopback testing
  • Internal loop-back and BERT capabilities
  • Digital cross-polarization cancellation
  • Remote lights-out operation
  • Optional Data Processor
    • Optional equipment that adds data
      capture, archiving, sorting and
      playback capability to the High-rate
      Receiver 3200
    • Data capture, processing and
      archive for up to 4 Gbps transfer
      rates
    • RAW bitstream archiving
    • VCID sorting and storage of TM
      and AOS framed data

Application Highlights

ViaSat builds complete antenna systems “from RF to bits”  for applications like Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Government and  Military SATCOM and KA-Band Ground Stations.

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.

Company Overview

Viasat is the global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate.

Viasat specializes in redefining what’s possible to make a difference in our customers’ lives today and tomorrow. They have made it their business to solve high-value, hard problems that create a real impact in the world and deliver the experiences that people want, need, and expect. Products include: Remote sensing antennas, data link antennas, satellite TT&C antennas, satellite communications antennas, high-rate receiver, high-rate modem, satcom modem, satcom reciever, transportable antenna system, autotracking antenna, LEO antenna, GEO antenna, MEO antenna, Ka-band antenna, 24M (meter) antenna, 14M antenna, 12M antenna, 10M antenna, 8M antenna, 6M antenna, 4M antenna, ground station services, ground station installation, real-time earth, satellite downlink services, and satellite data services.

Viasat aims to outthink the competition in pursuit of innovations that others view as impossible. Their culture encourages revolutionary thinking to bring connectivity where it’s needed and wanted most: to homes all over the world, to faraway communities, to warfighters in the field, and to people in the air and at sea — just to name a few.

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TARIN SCHONCHECK

Sales Administration

Tarin was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to Vic Myers she worked in the hospitality industry 20+ years as a Sales Analyst/Administrator.

In her spare time, Tarin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to historical sites throughout the United States, reading, going to movies and concerts. On the weekends you will find Tarin at her nephews’ band concerts and baseball games. In addition, music and dance have been a part of her life with musical contrasting influences ranging from Prince to Olivia Newton-John.  Tarin is located in our Arizona office.

RICHARD MENDEZ

Sales Engineer

Richard was born and raised in Arizona. Attended Arizona State University with a focus in Mechanical Engineering and then fell into Technical Project Management. After 12 years of managing large budget projects spanning system integrations and upgrades, he transitioned into the role of Field Sales Engineer with VMA.

Richard has a deep passion for building relationships with his clients and principals, and supporting them to problem solve and develop innovative solutions. Outside of the office, Richard can be found volunteering as a mentor and coach of high school students at his church, running and hiking the extensive trails of Arizona, and spending time with his wife, 2 boys, 2 girls, and 2 grandkids. Richard is located in our Arizona office.

TAYLOR GAUNTT

Field Sales Engineer

Taylor is a Texas native, and grew up in the small town of Boerne, Texas.  He attended Texas A&M University, where earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering.  After college he was recruited by a Manufacturer’s Rep Firm, where he spent the first 7 years of his career. Initially hired on as an inside salesperson, Taylor quickly accelerated within the organization and expanded into various other roles such as Distribution Manager, and Field Sales Engineer.  Taylor then spent the following 7 years working for an electronic component distributor named Electro Enterprises that almost exclusively supported the mil/aero market.

Taylor worked as a Field Sales Engineer supporting the Texas, Utah and New Mexico territory, Product Manager, as well as Director or Business Development where he managed a team of 10 Field Sales Professionals across the entire United States.  Gathering from his previous experiences, Taylor has now taken on the role of Field Sales Engineer with Vic Myers supporting the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas territory.  Outside of the office you will usually find Taylor either spending time with his wife and two young children, or out on the lake bass fishing.

FELECIA STIVERS

Field Sales Engineer

Felecia Stivers, a native of Rockford, IL, now excels as a Field Sales Engineer at VMA in our Arizona office. Holding a BSEE from Arizona State University, she draws from her extensive background at Medtronic, Orbital Sciences, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.

Specializing in high-reliability applications, Felecia stands out for her proficiency in relationship-building and innovative problem-solving. Whether contributing to medical devices or playing a vital role in rocket launches, her work has had a tangible impact on saving lives and safeguarding the nation.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Felecia enjoys time with her two teenagers, finds joy in travel, and actively engages with her local church. Driven by a passion for helping customers navigate cutting-edge technology, she is committed to delivering dependable solutions in fast-changing environments.

KAREN M. ROSS

People and Culture Specialist

Karen has been a part of Vic Myers Associates team since February 2023. Prior to her position as People and Culture Specialist, she worked in the Science & Technology field as an HR Manager & Project Lead for SAIC and LANL. In the short time with VMA she has learned a lot and looks forward to knowing our business even better in support of all of our employees. She values her church community, her two sons who happen to be engineers, volunteering, and golf. Karen is located in our Albuquerque, NM office.

Natalie Myers

Inside Sales Administration

Natalie Myers joined Vic Myers Associates in September 2021 and is excited to be part of the team. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and prior to her position as Inside Sales Administration she worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 15 years as a Senior Sales Administrator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends along with watching sporting events, traveling, hiking and cheering on her daughter in dance and basketball! Natalie is located in our Arizona office.

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