MIL-STD-188/164B, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTERFACE STANDARD: INTEROPERABILITY OF SHF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINALS (23-MAR-2012)
MIL-STD-188/164B, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
INTERFACE STANDARD: INTEROPERABILITY OF SHF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINALS (23-MAR-2012)., This standard establishes mandatory Radio Frequency/Intermediate Frequency (RF/IF) and associated interface requirements applicable to Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Earth Terminals (ET) operating over military X-band and Ka-band Super High Frequency (SHF) channels. Military unique requirements for ET that may operate over commercial C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band are included. Equipment developers may exceed the requirements herein to satisfy specific program requirements, provided that interoperability is maintained. Thus, incorporating additional standard and nonstandard capabilities and interfaces is not precluded. Existing SHF SATCOM terminals need not conform to this MIL-STD unless they undergo a modernization program.