SatCom/SatNav (Including Commercial)

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Satellite telecommunications systems are a critical component of today's military applications. From navigating precise weapons targets to directing forces and determining the availability of satellite navigation services over specific territories, SatCom and SatNav are essential elements for battlefield success. Richardson RFPD is positioned to help you optimize your SatCom and SatNav designs, whether for military or commercial applications. We distribute RF and high performance products from top suppliers, including military- and commercial-grade components for GPS devices, Globalstar, Inmarsat, and Iridium satellite constellation platforms.

Let us help you find the best products and services to meet your SatCom/SatNav needs. Click the links below to see what we offer for each frequency band. For other inquiries, please Contact Us.

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Embedded Solutions

Frequency Control


Passive Devices

Semiconductors - Discretes

Semiconductors - ICs

Systems and Subsystems

Richardson RFPD employs more RF engineers than any global distributor. By offering deep technical expertise to support the latest products from the leading suppliers in RF & Wireless and Energy Technologies, we are uniquely positioned to help customers meet the challenges of changing markets.

SatCom/SatNav applications cover a range of military and commercial platforms, including:

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Globalstar
  • Immarsat
  • Iridium satellite constellation
These platforms offer similar functions and formats across commercial and military applications, though the frequencies and specific satellite systems differ.

For more detailed information on this application, please refer to the technical articles and design considerations found in the Technical Resources tab, including:
An Overview of Global Positioning System (GPS)
Galileo – Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

Links to Additional Information - Official U.S. Government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

USNO NAVSTAR Global Positioning System - Information from the 1994 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP), prepared jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Transportation (DoT)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Time and Frequency Division - Maintains the standard for frequency and time interval for the United States, provides official time to the United States, and carries out a b.