Atmospheric conditions from the wildfires created challenging test conditions for us over the past week. Our thoughts go out to those affected by the wildfires themselves and hope all remain safe!
It is an eventful summer at Lite Coms! We have three new faces on our team: Natalie, Tony, and Trevon. Natalie is our new Purchasing, Materials, and Publications Associate. She has a management background and recently earned her MBA and CAPM. Tony joins us as a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, and he has over 10 years of mechanical engineering experience. Trevon is our new Manufacturing Engineer. He is a recent graduate of RIT. All three are excited to be a part of Lite Coms as we continue to grow our team and our capabilities to better serve our customers!
Lite Coms would like to invite any in the community to participate in the following local blood drive, as well as anyone possible to participate in the virtual drive as well. The Fairport Angels is a tragedy close to many Lite Coms employees hearts, and we would like to invite anyone who can to give back and donate.
Spring has sprung in the Finger Lakes Region! We hopefully got our last bit of snow last week and are full steam ahead into summer activities (much to the wishful thinking of our team.) While we try to be as nice to our great Engineers as possible, outdoor development work is much better from this point on! We have some cool news coming out for our Lite Sat-1.3A terminal, watch this space!
The team at Lite Coms® would like to wish everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day! This spring is shaping up to be a very busy time of year for us, and we like to think we have the luck of the Irish on our side, to have the continued support of our amazing customers and vendors to facilitate our growth. Let us know how you are celebrating your St. Patrick’s Day today!
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Fact: The color associated with St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue, not green!
Though we have come to associate Kelly green with the Irish and the holiday, the 5th-century saint’s official color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade of sky blue. The switch to green was made because of the green in the Irish flag, the clover, and the island being nicknamed “The Emerald Isle”.
Lite Coms® integration team is skilled at creating systems that are fit for use in hostile environments. These Tactical Modem Assemblies (TMA) house iDirect modems, alongside a Comtech 5650-C modem. They have a safe, cushiony ride as this MRZR flies through the air in the hands of skilled operators. Our integrations are easily removable without any permanent modifications to the vehicles. We strive to create clean and elegant installations that our end users are proud of!
This past summer Lite Coms® completed a vehicular integration project for a loyal customer.
The Lite Coms® team was presented with the design challenge of integrating a 1.0m antenna dish as well as a mounted flat panel onto a vehicle that was compatible for stowage and transportation in the onboard cargo bay of a V-22 Osprey aircraft.
The vehicle was already designed to fit into the tight space with a roll cage that maneuvered into a lowered position for transportation, so the addition of two pieces of satellite communications capable equipment that could not only perform in the way designed but also collapse into a stowable position was a formidable challenge.
The Lite Coms® engineering staff integrated the 1.0 meter auto-acquire antenna on to the rear of the vehicle on a mount with an operational position, as well as a different stowing position, depending on if the antenna were in use or being stowed for transportation. The flat panel antenna was added to the existing mechanics of the vehicle and was given two possible positions for deployment or safe stowage.
This project proved to be a huge success for Lite Coms® and a great opportunity for our team to prove their determination for finding the best solution even in the face of design constraints and challenges, for the result of customer delight.
Happy Valentine’s day from everyone on the team here at Lite Coms. We hope everyone is having as good of a start to the year as we are. We love our customers and are excited to stick together through the coming year.
Lite Coms, with our partners, have completed MIL-STD-461 EMI testing on the Lite-Sat® 2.2A (AN/TSC-156E) for the Army’s Phoenix modernization program.
EMI testing always presents unique challenges to overcome and we are appreciative to have amazing team members in Georgia, North Carolina, and California that all came together to achieve this goal.
Lite Coms is excited to announce that our Lite Sat® 2.2 Auto Acquire terminal (AN/TSC-156E) has completed Phase 3 certification testing by The DEVCOM to operate Multi-Carrier X-Band over Wideband Global Satellite (WGS). This terminal is the first and only multi-segmented carbon fiber antenna to be certified as a Low-PIM terminal! We are very grateful for the hard work and dedication from all our partners to get to this point. Our team always strives to create the most innovative, reliable, and functional equipment for the modern soldier. Drop us an email if you would like to hear more about the many other advancements that have been implemented in this terminal!