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GDP Space Systems Congratulates the THAAD/MDA Team on their Successful Missile Defense Test

July 20, 2017

Horsham, PA, July 20, 2017 – GDP Space Systems congratulates the THAAD/Missile Defense Agency (MDA) team on their successful testing of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system against an air-launched intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Alaska. This test of the THAAD system is especially noteworthy because the incoming IRBM is said to be a faster, more difficult target to hit than other shorter range missiles. The IRBM was designed to behave similar to the ones being developed in countries like North Korea.

GDP Space Systems is honored to be a part of the team, providing our Best Source Selector and other associated equipment. The GDP’s Best Source Selector is used to capture and combine real-time data from multiple telemetry receivers to produce the most accurate data stream. This is accomplished by seamlessly combining the best bits from each source based upon real time measurements of data quality and majority voting. Signals can be combined from spatial diverse antennas to remove or minimize the effects of fades and multi-path. The GDP Best Source Selector always makes the most reliable and accurate data available for down-stream processing and analysis.

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GDP Space Systems (GDP) is a leading supplier of ground based aerospace telemetry products and systems. These products include modulators, demodulators, telemetry synchronizers, simulators, data link testers, telemetry network appliances, data multiplexers, data distribution and real-time telemetry data processors. GDP products are in use worldwide at satellite ground terminals, telemetry ranges, and testing facilities.


Michelle Loiederman