Space Superiority (Tactical)

Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Systems use the latest in SATCOM hardware to provide quality space communications, testing, and analysis capabilities to its users. The tactical information provided by these systems will prove to be an indispensable asset in your SATCOM training exercise, operational mission, or test program.

SSA Systems feature TMC Design’s custom instrumentation and command and control software. The software communicates with, and controls, all system hardware and instrumentation. Created on a net-centric foundation, the software allows any workstation within an SSA system to control all aspects of the system.

The software has tools that allow systems operators to make hardware connections and configuration, set up communication links, and monitor communication data. The software’s simplified user interface and virtual tools provide an engaging and error-free work environment for system operators. In addition to the operational controls, there are many offline tools available to the user for post data analysis.


TMC Design Corporation is a supplier of high-quality electronic warfare systems for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy. Our GPS jamming systems use JPO approved exercises where certified systems are required. We are a versatile, adaptable company and can supply a single high quality, mil-spec EW system, or a thousand a month. Our facilities are ready to meet customer EW needs.

Typical SSA system configurations will have a Command Center, multiple SATCOM antennas (for simultaneous communication at multiple satellite bands) and support vehicles to serve as power generation stations and supply storage (if the system is mobile).


Mission support systems are available to provide logistical support. Such support services can include offshore / backup power, spare equipment storage and other provisions for extended operation.


SSA systems typically have a centralized control and command center with multiple workstations. For mobile systems, much of the control equipment is housed inside mobile, climate-controlled shelters.


SSA systems typically come with multiple SATCOM antennas for transmit/receive capabilities in one or more bands. For mobile solutions TMC Design can mount the entire SATCOM antenna system on a rugged, towable trailer rated for transport over land, sea, and air. See pp. 31 for more information on TMC Design’s mobile antenna trailer systems.

Electronic Warfare Systems

Electronic Warfare

TMC Design Corporation is a supplier of high quality Electronic Warfare systems for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. Our GPS jamming systems are used by all JPO-approved exercises where certified systems are required. Whether you need a single high-quality, mil-spec EW system or a thousand a month, our facilities are ready to meet your EW needs.


Modulator systems are capable of varying the amplitude, frequency, or phase of a generated RF signal. The flexibility of such systems make them ideal for use as threat representatives in equipment test and evaluation applications. TMC Design offers systems capable of analog and digital modulation.


Signal jammers are capable of disrupting wireless signals. These devices can be used as threat representatives for test and evaluation of RF-based systems or provide your facility, equipment or personnel with protection from unwanted communications or electronic attacks.

Custom Antennas

Our goal is total customer satisfaction. If your unique application requires a specialized antenna, not listed in this catalog, our engineers will help you develop a solution. In addition, the form and function of any catalog antenna can be modified in any manner that best fits your needs.

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A variety of paint options are available to fulfill your coating requirements. Federal Standard 595B colors, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) or spot color schemes are available. Contact a TMC Design representative to specify coating options.


All TMC Design antennas can be modified to include an RF connector that best fits your application. Be sure to specify the connector that is needed or ask one of our representatives for assistance in finding an RF mating solution that will best fit your requirements.


Antennas can be modified to be mounted in the manner that best fits your requirements. Magnetic mounts are recommended for applications involving automobiles. A tripod will best fit situations where quick-setup and temporary emplacement is necessary. Other options include antenna towers, and solar-powered mount systems for remote operation. Contact a TMC Design representative for assistance in choosing the best mounting option.



Where it does not impede on the antenna’s function, all antennas are designed to operate under rigorous conditions and environments whenever possible.


We are an AS9100 certified company. All antennas are designed and manufactured under with the auspices of our certified aerospace quality management program. All antennas are guaranteed for 1 year after delivery.


To increase range and improve reception, most TMC Design antennas can be modified to operate in high-power applications.


The Red Yak system was developed to emulate a foreign threat  to  serve  as  a  training aid  for  the SATCOM community.

The Red Yak system utilizes two (transmit/receive) antenna trailers, bearing a 4×4 HE-1000 antenna array, and two semi-transportable command shelters.


The Telemetry Spigot Multi-Phase Solid-State Array (shown to the right) is a unique receive-only antenna  array  that allowed operators simultaneous reception of up to three (3) geo-synchronous satellites within ± 45 degrees Azimuth and ± 2 degrees Elevation of each other.

Anticipating heavy wind conditions at the customer’s installation site, the antenna system was designed with an adjustable wide-leg tripod base. The tripod can be adjusted in Azimuth and Elevation (15°) directions after the system is setup.


The Environmental Electromagnetic Link  Protection  Systems were developed to satisfy a  customer  requirement  to  detect Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) in the S-band Space-Ground Link Subsystem (SGLS; 2200 to 2300 MHz). The result is a system that effectively detects RFI from either ground based or low altitude signal sources.  Once detected the system is capable of saving and reporting:

  • the reference time of occurrence,
  • duration of occurrence,
  • the direction of the interfering source,
  • the measured impact on a downlink

Multiple systems have been procured by the US Air Force and are currently operating at eight of their facilities all over the world. Many of the systems that were deployed were uniquely designed to cope with the environments and circumstances of their installation sites such as outdoor operation, wind resistance, waterproofing and sub-zero operation. Systems included a slotted wave guide antenna mounted on a 360 rotating pedestal mount and an equipment rack with telemetric hardware.

Link protection System with a weighted tripod mount for heavy wind conditions

Custom Trailers

TMC Design’s Transportable Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Systems are transportable ground-based Space Earth Terminals equipped with the latest in satellite tracking and communications technology.  Designed for military use, these trailers provide a self-contained, safe environment for operation of electronic SATCOM equipment in a variety of harsh and remote locations.

Trailer systems are highly customizable and can be built to conform to specific military or NATO requirements.  Options that are available range from software controls for remote operations to compact body designs for increased transportability via air, land, and sea.  All SATCOM trailers are ATTLA-compliant and have been approved by DISA for use with DSCS.  Systems also meet commercial requirements for use with Asiasat, Eutelsat, Panamsat, and Intelsat providers.

All Transportable SATCOM Systems are manufactured at our Las Cruces, NM facility under the auspices of our ISO9001/AS9100-certified quality management program.



Many of TMC Design’s SATCOM trailer design considerations are transportation-related.  Trailer systems are designed to be transported through multiple means over land, sea and air.

Over land, SATCOM trailers can be transported via railcar and highways up to 75 MPH. The trailer accepts both pintle and ball attachments for towing.

Standard configuration trailers are ATTLA-compliant and can be loaded into C-17 and C-5 cargo aircraft for air transport. Options are available to extend air transport capability to C-130 aircraft. Trailers are equipped with 20,000 lb. tie down rings giving them the ability to meet air transportability requirements of MIL-STD-1366.


The Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) Enclosures are rugged and sealed 19” rack enclosures that provide housing for electronic SATCOM tools. The enclosure is designed to receive all RF, data and power connections to simplify operations. The DTE is climate controlled with an attached environmental control unit (ECU) and sealed to protect from foreign debris. Side loading and top-loading DTE configurations are available. DTE rack space is available in 10U, 20U, 32U or greater.



The Integrated Terminal Test & Control Software Suite (ITTCS) was designed for the trailer systems to provide users with remote and automated functionality to facilitate operation, accuracy and safety. ITTCS performs multiple tasks which include automated satellite tracking, real-time data reporting, frequency translation, signal & event configuration, event alarms, event recording and post-event playback & analysis.



A wide range of features on TMC Design’s Transportable SATCOM Trailers are customizable to provide a compatible solution that best meet the requirements of your application. The following list is a summary of major options that are available. Note that many options are not compatible with each other (e.g. Only the 2.4m offset antenna is compatible with the 14’ trailer chassis.).

SATCOM Systems

TMC Design specializes in Space Control systems design and production. We offer the latest industry solutions in Offensive Counterspace, Defensive Counterspace and Space Situational Awareness. Many of our space systems are in use at locations around the world. Our Space Operations Center, located in Colorado Springs, CO, is dedicated to providing training, quick reaction support and a hands-on approach for new and existing  space systems.


DCS-related products function to provide protection of space-related resources and capabilities from attacks or interference. Additionally, DCS equipment can be used to protect space systems from unintentional interference caused by unrelated RF communications and data transmission systems.


TMC Design OCS products function by neutralizing the resources and capabilities of space systems. This equipment may be used to test satellite performance during development or operations or to actively and offensively engage a satellite to prevent access to unfriendly users.


SSA products will provide the user with tactical information required for proper detection, identification and tracking of artificial objects in Earth’s orbit. SSA information can be used for the benefit of training exercises, operational missions or testing programs. Typically, SSA systems utilize integrated, state-of-the-art, commercial-off-the-shelf technology similar to mobile satellite broadcast system used by the telecommunications industry.

Assured PNT Solutions

Space, Position, Navigation and Timing system without the need for Satellites:


  • Detect. Geo-locate. Inform.
  • Detect GPS interference before you enter the denied environment. Characterize and Geo-locate the source. Automatically send target data.
  • Latest Hawk-I is a multi-spectral sensor capable of being adapted to any battle field, including airborne.