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Wideband Gapfiller System

Definition/Scope: The Wideband Gapfiller Satellite (WGS) program provides the next generation of wideband communications for the Department of Defense (DOD). The constellation supplements the military X-band (roughly 7?8 gigahertz) communications capability provided by the Defense Satellite Communications System and the military Ka-band (about 20?21 gigahertz down, 30?31 gigahertz up) capability of the Global Broadcast Service. In addition, the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite program includes a high-capacity two-way Ka-band capability to support mobile and tactical personnel. The name "Gapfiller" is somewhat misleading because this very capable wideband communication payload provides state-of-the-art technology and a major leap in capability.



Acronym:

WGS

Broader Terms:

Air Force Communications Agency
Air Force Satellite Communications System
communication satellites
communications jamming
Defense Communications System
Military Satellite Communication
wideband communication systems
Wideband Global SATCOM
Wideband Military Satellite Communication

Narrower Terms:

Advanced Wideband System
Ka-band
X-band

Related Terms:

Advanced Extremely High Frequency System
communications technology
Network Centric Warfare
Network Operations
Network-Centric Enterprise Services
network-centric warfare


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